Are wireless gaming peripherals worth it? Wireless mice and headsets have never seemed like a good idea to me. I always wondered what was being sacrificed for the freedom they provide — and if it’s worth it in the end.
Every millisecond of latency matters when playing competitive games at a high skill level. Even adding one or two milliseconds to the response time can have a significant impact on your performance. Unfortunately, wireless peripherals are notorious for their lousy latency. And that’s not to mention their need for charging, their extra battery weight, and commonplace connectivity issues. With all that in mind, you’ll see why I kept coming back to the question: is wireless worth it?
With the Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset, I can confidently say that those fears were completely unfounded.
Zoom In: Specs
- Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.7 x 7.5 inches | 370g (13.05 oz)
- High-Quality Construction: Steel and aluminum headband, memory foam ear and head pads, and durable hard plastic shells.
- LIGHTSPEED Wireless Freedom: Up to 20 hours of battery life, rechargeable via USB-C, and up to 15m of wireless range.
- Dynamic Virtual Surround Sound: Hybrid mesh PRO-G 50 mm driver, 20 Hz – 20 kHz frequency response, and 32 Ohm impedance.
- Blue VO!CE Powered Microphone: Cardioid (Single direction) microphone, electret condenser, 100 Hz – 10 kHz frequency response, and Logitech G Hub powered Blue VO!CE input processing.
- Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset
- Detachable Microphone
- 1.8m USB-A to USB-C Charging Cable
- USB LIGHTSPEED Wireless Adapter
- Memory Foam Leatherette Pads
- Memory Foam Cloth Ear Pads
- Cloth Carrying Bag
To my delight, the Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset comes with a myriad of accessories to help you customize your gaming experience. This attention to detail is an excellent sign of a thoughtfully-crafted piece of equipment. But, how will it hold up in an actual gaming environment?
Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset: It’s in the Game
First up, let’s talk about the fundamentals: how it feels to wear, how it sounds, how you sound to others, and how the wireless experience will affect you.
How It Feels to Wear
I’ve tried a lot of headsets in my day, but this may well be the most comfortable I’ve ever worn. The memory foam in the pads and ear cups is immediately apparent. It feels durable, strong, and reliable, incorporating metal and hard plastic that makes you feel like your money was well spent. I can easily have a headset on for eight to twelve hours every day between work and play — plus glasses — so I would be quick to find any sticking points. As for me and my big head, I have no complaints.
How It Sounds
The sound is, in a word, stunning. For my Logitech G Hub settings, I use the Gaming Multi-channel Surround Mode and the Traditional DTS Super Stereo Mode. And no matter what I’m doing, I’m blown away by the crystal clear and dynamic audio. It even highlights details you might miss with other setups, making certain YouTube videos I used to frequent for music sound simply unacceptable next to high-quality iTunes and Spotify audio.
How You Sound to Others
While the Blue VO!CE microphone is a major selling point, your mileage may vary. While playing with the Mic Test feature and various Blue VO!CE presets, I thought my voice sounded crisp and well-defined — even podcast or audiobook worthy. But my friends on Discord disagreed.
After an evening spent tweaking settings, they conclusively determined that I sounded better with the Blue VO!CE processing disabled. But at least it’s there if I ever decide to start a career as a voice actor.
How the Wireless Experience Will Affect You
As far as wireless goes, there are four major points to touch on: latency, battery life, range, and weight.
There is no perceptible latency. Not when sitting at the computer, not when standing across the room in VR. It’s some sort of ancient and arcane magic! I’m convinced — it genuinely seems to be as snappy and immediate as any corded peripheral.
With heavy use between work and gaming, I take the headset off as the sun begins to rise again with about 50% battery remaining. And it can be used while it’s charging via the six-and-a-half-foot USB-C cable, which is long enough to ensure you don’t feel terribly restricted in doing so. Note that there’s no RGB lighting to be found on the Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset. No doubt a trade-off meant to facilitate the potent battery life, but if you’re a fan of color coordinating your peripherals, it’s worth noting.
The range tends to suffer depending on the building materials between the USB transmitter dongle and wherever you’re roaming in your home. I can’t quite make it to the top of the basement stairs without the audio cutting out. But roaming around the basement, I can fully enjoy the 15-meter range with no change in audio quality or latency. I forgot how much I missed pacing around while on work calls since transitioning to Discord for every little aspect of life.
The weight is, frankly, insignificant. It doesn’t feel bulky or sit heavy on the head. It’s pretty much the same experience as any wired headset I’ve ever worn. It’s neither a pro nor a con; the weight simply is. And fortunately, it doesn’t detract from the experience.
Wrapping Up with the Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset
I’ve never been quite so happy to be wrong. I decided to give wireless a try, and I was powerfully rewarded. There are some minor issues to note, like the Blue VO!CE presets falling short in the most common scenarios or the wireless transmitter struggling with different building materials, but overall the experience was wildly positive.
It’s certainly a pricy headset — but after several weeks with it, I feel it was money well spent.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to my X-Wing.
Zoom Out: Verdict
The Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset earns its price in almost every way possible. It provides wireless functionality with no noticeable latency, clear and dynamic audio, and top-tier build quality in a package that isn’t uncomfortably bulky or heavy. There are a few minor qualms to note, but if you’re looking for your first wireless headset, the Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset is a worthy contender.
- Solid, durable build quality
- Great battery life, and the ability to charge and play
- Stunning virtual surround sound with crystal-clear audio
- No RGB lighting
- Blue VO!CE microphone presets sound poor in common real-time VOIP scenarios
- The range can suffer depending on the building materials between headset and transmitter