If you’ve thought that gaming gear can look decidedly ‘samey’, it is about to get more colourful. Recently launched in June this year, the high-end Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Headset will receive a new Magenta colour alongside the already available Black and White.
We managed to get our hands on the headset with this latest colourway, trying out the device for ourselves to see how this is for gaming.
Fresh New Paint
If the Black and White variants of the Logitech G PRO X 2 were considered subtle by gaming peripheral standards, the new Magenta colour is right on the opposite spectrum — this is a head-turner.
Though it’s using a darker shade of pink, the Magenta colour still catches the eye, especially since it covers nearly every aspect of the headset — from the headband to even the ear cups. My desk is on one end of the office, and even then, a colleague immediately took notice of it when I had it on.
It is a loud colour for a headset; understandably, not everyone will take to it. But I do like it somewhat, even if my colleague doesn’t think it suits me. For girl gamers, the Magenta colour is definitely more up their alley and would suit them better for aesthetics.
In terms of its build, the Logitech G PRO X 2 is a sturdy piece of hardware; utilising aluminium and steel for the frame. Specifically, there is very little give when bending the headset, which is an indication of its durability. While the headset uses leatherette for the ear cups by default, a velour fabric material is available inside the same box as an alternative option for users.
This gaming headset isn’t the lightest I’ve worn, but I can’t deny its comfortability. The PRO X 2 is well-balanced and doesn’t clasp down too hard, and the ear cushions are pleasantly soft when wearing the headset. I got a hint of heat buildup from wearing the leatherette cups for several hours, but otherwise, the experience has been good.
Logitech has sensibly also equipped a hinge system near the ear cups, allowing both to swivel individually. It helps the headset adjust to a person’s head shape for comfort, but also notably allows the Logitech G PRO X 2 to lay flat on a table — plus one for convenience!
Gaming on Graphene
Audio performance for the Logitech G PRO X 2 is driven by the 50mm graphene drivers, one of the biggest features that Logitech is touting. What does it entail? Well, the company says that it helps with sound reproduction accuracy, time to signal accuracy, and distortion reduction, aiding with audio clarity and the quickness of hearing the sound.
Is it a game-changer? I don’t think so. Honestly, I didn’t find the sound performance significantly better than what others are offering.
But it is still terrific. For games, I could pinpoint where sounds were coming from and how far away they were. Music-wise, the mids were great; drums and vocals shine through with crispness in the audio. That being said, the bass can be slightly improved. I prefer listening to songs that emphasise the low-end, and while the bass is decent, it isn’t as booming as I would have liked.
The headset also comes with a detachable microphone. I couldn’t get a good squad ready to try it out over a gaming session, but it works well for regular calls with loud and clear sound quality.
While there is both Bluetooth and the LIGHTSPEED Wireless Adapter dongle that can be used to pair with it, the headset itself doesn’t have multipoint capabilities. It will not switch audio sources automatically if you decide to play something from another device. However, if you do want to switch to another device’s audio, you can simply press a button on the headset — it’s pretty convenient when I’m using it with both my phone and my PS5.
Other Things To Note
Logitech states that the headset can last for up to 50 hours, but it certainly does feel more than that. I’ve gone through several rounds of gaming through lasting hours, and I’ve not needed to charge it for two weeks. That’s quite remarkable and should prove excellent for long gaming sessions.
The Logitech G PRO X 2 also has an accompanying companion software on PC called G Hub, which allows further customisation with the EQ, provides firmware updates, and brings other tech like DTS Headphone:X 2.0 Surround Sound and Blue VO!CE software filters.
It has a great set of features for the headset. Personally, though, I was a little surprised Logitech didn’t do a phone app for it like they did for the G Fits Gaming Earbuds. I would have preferred it simply for its ease — you can’t adjust your EQ on the fly if you were using the headset with a gaming console.
If you’ve been eyeing the Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Headset, now you have more options to pick from! It is the same high-grade performing headset that can be used for gaming and beyond, now in a striking head-turning colourway.
Photos by Russell Loh and Marcus Tan of the DANAMIC Team.