Last year's Logitech G433 impressed us by offering a ton of accessories including a 7.1-channel USB sound card for just $100. Now the G Pro headset improves on the design of the G433 by utilizing a better build quality and internal components. Logitech has even managed to reduce the cost of the G Pro headset by $10 making it $90 while at the same time improving the materials and sound quality. While the G433 came in four distinct colors, Triple Black, Fire Red, Royal Blue, and Blue Camo, the G Pro headset on the other hand is available only in black so if you are looking for different color options you will not find that with the G Pro headset.
To keep the price low, Logitech does not include a USB DAC with the G Pro which in my opinion is a good thing because true surround sound is not possible on a headset. Logitech's G433 was not a true surround sound headset meaning that the DTS Headphone:X is basically a software encoding method for simulating surround sound from just 2 audio drivers. The majority of the headsets on the market are virtual surround (2 drivers only) so "true" surround sound headsets that have independent drivers for each channel are most often 5.1 not 7.1 and are significantly more expensive.
In a crowed headset market, the $90 price-tag of the G Pro is right in line with other similar priced gaming headsets from companies such as Sennheiser and SteelSeries. The G Pro competes with SteelSeries Arctis 5 and both offer gamers similar features and build quality. On Amazon, the Logitech G Pro is currently retailing for $87 while the Arctis 5 retails for $92 so you can save yourself $5 by going with the G Pro.
|Model:||G Pro Headset|
|Dimensions:||(H) 7.17 in (182 mm)|
(W) 3.22 in (81.7 mm)
(D) 6.77 in (172 mm)
|Weight: (w/o cable):||9.14 oz (259 g)|
|Cable Length:||6.56 ft (2 m)|
|Mobile Cable Length:||4.92 ft (1.5 m)|
|Headphone Frequency response:||20Hz-20KHz|
|Headphone Impedance:||32 Ohms|
|Headphone Sensitivity:||107dB@1KHz SPL 30mW/1cm|
|Headphone Driver:||1.6 in (40 mm)|
|Noise Isolation:||up to 16dB|
|Headband Material:||TR90 nylon|
|Headband Joint:||Glass fiber reinforced nylon|
|Headband Slider:||Stainless steel|
|Ear and head pads:||Leatherette|
|Mic Pickup Pattern:||Cardioid (Unidirectional)|
|Mic Type:||Back Electret Condenser|
|Mic Frequency response:||100Hz-10KHz|
|OS:||Windows 7 or later|
|Requirements:||PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, VR|
|Announced:||March 8, 2018|
|Warranty:||2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty|
Logitech's G Pro retains the same design as the G433 which is a symmetrical headset with a padded headband around the ear cups and with smooth, flat back panels. What I like about the design of the G Pro is its minimalistic look which is elegant rather than boring. Physically, the G Pro is 6.72 in (172 mm) deep, 3.22 in (81.7 mm) wide, and it stands 7.17 in (182 mm) in height and weighs 9.14 oz (259 g) without including the cable.
The outside of the G Pro is fabric with a hydrophobic coating making it stain resistant. The G Pro is made of many different materials and this makes it a combination of rigid and flexible. It is very lightweight and durable and you can really extend it to fit any size of head and the ear cups rotate 90 degrees for added flexibility. The headband joint is made from glass fiber reinforced nylon while the headband slider is made from stainless steel and the underside of the headband is made from TR90 nylon.
The 6ft cable that comes with G Pro headset has a mic mute control and a volume wheel for manual adjustment while gaming. With the cable’s crosstalk-preventing 5-pole, dual-ground design, the sounds from the microphone will never bleed into the headphone signal or vice versa, a common problem with gaming headsets.
The G Pro also comes with a Y-splitter cable to break the 4-pole connector into separate headphone and mic connections for connection to any source. The G Pro cable has a 4 pin 3.5 mm connection for both voice and audio on the source end of the cable. Logitech's G Pro headset also comes with an alternative set of microsuede earpads.
The ear pads are replaceable and they are ease to remove but it takes some work to get them back in. Logitech's G Pro headset features premium leatherette ear pads for maximum sound isolation. Logitech also includes a set of microsuede ear pads which is very nice.
The G Pro is not flimsy or fragile which is surprising since it's using a plastic frame and it doesn’t cause irritation after long periods of use so you can use it for an entire day without an issue. Although, unlike the G433 where it become uncomfortable after long periods due to clamping tightly, the G Pro does not do that.
The leatherette ear pads create a seal around the ears for improved noise isolation. The ear pads are incredibly comfortable and the soft foam padding helps reduce distractions. Logitech has built the G Pro headset to be lightweight and comfortable. To achieve that, the G Pro headset uses advanced materials including TR90 nylon in the headband, stainless steel sliders, and glass fiber reinforced nylon joins. The lightweight construction with polymer shell and fork is perfect for long periods of wear and competitive gaming.
Gaming with the G Pro is pretty good. My go-to-game for benchmarking products is generally Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 1 felt immersive with all the explosions and gun fires. Logitech has added acoustic ports to the back of the ear pads to make the low end rich and warm which definitely helps when you are playing an intense game like Battlefield 1. During gaming, I was able to pinpoint gunshots and footsteps which is a very important aspect of Battlefield 1. Overall, I would say the G Pro sounds good for a headset in the $90-$100 price-range.
Logitech has incorporated the Pro-G audio drivers into the G Pro which help with producing booming bass and precise clarity. The microphone is flexible and detachable which makes sense for mobile scenarios. The mic itself is made of a bendable and rubbery material which keeps it shape for the most part but it does tend to go back to its natural form. Logitech has included an audio and microphone splitter in case you are using a device that does not have a 3.5mm port. The mic quality is solid for the most part and there is a mic pop filter which helps with noise canceling.
The G Pro does not pick up outside noises which is excellent. Watching movies and listening to music is great and it provides a very pleasant listen. If you are simply using the mic to chat with your friends online then the G Pro will do the job just fine but I would not recommend it for stuff like voice-overs or commentary type things.
Overall, the Logitech G Pro headset is definitely a step up from the G433 and the improved build quality is a nice change. The materials used in the G Pro include TR90 nylon, stainless steel sliders and glass fiber reinforced nylon joints which makes it great for competitive gamers who are looking for a headset that will be comfortable after long periods of usage. The G Pro is a highly versatile gaming headset that does a great job in all scenarios. It is lightweight (259 g), flexible and uses the same physical design as the G433 which is awesome.
My biggest problem with the G Pro is its lack of software customization.
Since the G Pro uses an analog connection, that means you can't use Logitech’s Game Software program for tweaking the audio which is a bummer.
The G433 utilizes a USB connection which can be used with Logitech’s Game Software to access different audio presets and equalization.
+ Build Quality
+ Sound Quality
+ Great Packaging
+ Gaming Performance
+ Comfortable Design
- Lack of Software Customization
Other than that, the G Pro is a solid gaming headset and is priced similar to other gaming headsets on the market. It is currently retailing for $87 on Amazon which is not cheap and I think there are better alternatives out there if you are looking for a gaming headset with software customization ability. Overall, I believe the Logitech G Pro headset deserves our editor's choice award.
Final Score 9.0