Logitech’s gaming model is unveiling a brand new headset in the present day in its G Pro line, refreshing the final 12 months’s mannequin with one which’s barely dearer. But with that further value, you’re getting a extra comfy, higher-quality wired headset designed designed for PC gaming. It additionally appears to be like a lot sleeker than earlier than, with a brand new aluminum and metal design.

Logitech is billing this new model as an pro-grade audio gadget constructed with video games that require frequent voice communication in thoughts, and it’s labored with Blue Microphones to design an audio enter characteristic its calling Blue Voice, which guarantees clearer and crisper microphone and a bevy of tuning and filter choices in its companion G Hub app. That approach, for those who don’t already personal a standalone microphone from a devoted audio model like Shure or Blue Microphones itself, you will get not less than a number of the characteristic set and a portion of the standard stage utilizing Logitech’s new software program.

Because the corporate is concentrating on the PC gaming crowd — Logitech-owned Astro is extra for the console crowd — the Blue Voice choice is barely accessible for PC customers, though the headset can nonetheless be plugged right into a controller. But in that situation you’ll be contending with a headset designed for desktop rigs, with an included six-foot cable and clip-on quantity and mute controls.

The existing G Pro retails for $79.99, and this newer mannequin, formally referred to as the Logitech G Pro X headset, will now value $129.99, if you’d like the Blue Voice choice. If you don’t look after that and simply need the , you possibly can pay $99.99 for the brand new commonplace G Pro headset.

I’ve been utilizing the G Pro X for a couple of weeks now, and it’s a remarkably stable headset for the worth. It’s missing within the consolation division for me personally, as I discover it grips the perimeters of my head just a little too tightly. As a somebody who wears glasses, that’s made it a bit uncomfortable throughout longer play classes. It additionally weighs barely greater than final 12 months’s mannequin, at 11.three ounces versus 9.1 ounces, in order that’s a consideration, too.

I’ve discovered that the headset, as a result of it doesn’t have the flexibility to rotate backward and forward, can’t actually be adjusted to strive and alleviate that tight feeling. It both suits you nicely or it doesn’t. But I discovered that swapping the leather-based earpads for the froth ones had a noticeable optimistic affect on the consolation stage, so it’s additionally a matter of non-public desire and customization.

As for sound high quality, it’s very stable, sounding nearly as good, if not higher, than comparable fashions I’ve used from HyperX, at present the highest-quality headset maker for my part for the worth vary Logitech is concentrating on right here. (HyperX continues to be my go-to in relation to consolation.) The Blue Voice options are nice, particularly for those who’re an aspiring streamer or somebody who simply desires to get your toes moist with presets, filtering, and extra in-depth audio engineering customizations. But it’s not going to make an enormous distinction to the typical participant who’s built-in microphone and commonplace sound settings shall be ok for a overwhelming majority of conditions.

That all mentioned, whenever you think about that you could get the identical construct and audio high quality for $100 with out the Blue Voice characteristic, that’s a great worth for a stable gaming headset on this vary. Both the G Pro X and the usual G Pro go on sale globally beginning later this month.

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