Logitech is rounding out its G Professional lineup of gaming peripherals by including the Logitech G Professional gaming headset to the already out there mechanical keyboard and mouse beneath the G Professional moniker. The result’s a delicate design that has all the things a gamer wants with out all of the aptitude a gamer doesn’t.
For $89 (about £65, AU$115), you get a well-built headset that focuses on consolation and sound high quality over all else. It actually appears like each greenback goes into providing a greater expertise the place it counts.
On the value, the Logitech G Professional runs up towards opponents just like the first rate however unexceptional Steelseries Arctis three at $79 (£89, AU$129), the spectacular Corsair Void Pro RGB wi-fi headset at $99 (£109.99, AU$159), and the dazzling Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition at $99 (£89, AU$169).
The competitors is steep, however the Logitech G Professional does a good job of maintaining, and it does it with out shouting to the world that you just’re carrying a gaming headset once you depart your video games behind.
The Logitech G Professional headset has a slick, industrial design pairing exhausting angles with easy curves and visual metal. In form, the design is almost an identical to the Logitech G433, however it doesn’t have the tough material end throughout. As an alternative, the Logitech G Professional is has padded fake leather-based that feels comfortable and cozy, and an extra set of microsuede ear pads is included within the field.
The everyday gamer aesthetic is absent right here. Our mannequin is all black, with a delicate mix of silver notes within the G emblem and the chrome steel headband extenders. Even the braided cable offers off a little bit of a silvery shine sample due to the best way it displays gentle.
The scarf is product of a semi-rough nylon that’s versatile and feels pretty sturdy. It might probably stretch to suit bigger heads, particularly with lengthy sliders. The chrome steel sliders are notched to make remembering your good match simple, and so they maintain their sizing nicely. All in all, it appears like a nicely constructed headset that may deal with the occasional mishap or rage stop.
The ear cups are a comfortable, matte black plastic that feels good, although they decide up grease marks and fingerprints simply. They’re held on with C-shaped arms that rotate about 100 diploma, letting them lie flat in your chest or pack away right into a bag, or open ahead barely so you may hear somebody speaking to you with out utterly eradicating the headset. The ear cups can swivel up and down as nicely, so that they simply conform to the wearers head.
As soon as fitted, the headset presents noticeable however not extreme clamping pressure. The massive, comfortable ear pads do a great job of distributing the strain, although generally we had minor discomfort in our higher jaw muscle groups. The ear pads have extensive, rectangular openings to suit even massive ears simply.
The microphone is delicate, sustaining the low-key gamer aesthetic and wonderful construct high quality. It features a small pop filter on the tip, and the arm is product of a extremely versatile metallic that makes positioning it simple.
The one actual disadvantage within the design is the in-line controls. They’re fairly excessive up on the cable, with a mute change and quantity wheel, however the shirt clip is tiny, and principally ineffective except you’ve got a breast pocket with a skinny hem. Happily, the braided cable doesn’t introduce an excessive amount of noise and the in-line controls are sufficiently small that not clipping them isn’t an issue.
The Logitech G Professional presents admirable sound efficiency, significantly in how punchy it may very well be. Whereas caught in PUBG’s pink zone, the explosions are so great that we swore they’d simply been patched to be louder. The unimaginable low-end punch of those headphones amps up the realism to make up for the sport’s automobile physics.
Ripping up uruks in Shadow of Warfare and blowing up partitions in Rainbow Six Siege all sounds nice whereas taking part in, however we by no means really feel like we’re getting the kind of pin-point positional audio surround-sound headphones attempt to create. We will get a way of entrance, again, left and proper in video games, however aren’t at all times certain how far we have to flip to keep away from our demise.
The headset nonetheless manages to make sound extra snug and simpler to select than different headsets. The ear cups supply a good quantity of noise isolation, however don’t depart your ears feeling like they’re boxed in a small room. This makes for a soundstage that feels extra open, which helped us distinguish between completely different sounds in busy recreation environments.
The facility of the speaker drivers mixed with the isolation simply drowns out loud exterior noises. And, the microphone does a great job of ignoring background noises as nicely, choosing up our voice greater than anything. Barking orders and screams at all times come via clear for our teammates.
Past video games, the Logitech G Professional are fairly good for listening to music with. The punchy bass actually reveals in music, the place it’s heavy and up entrance. You’ll be able to really feel it giving your head a bit rumble. Drums particularly kick and ground toms, shine cleary with this headset’s extensive soundstage. After we realized how nicely they kicked, we threw on Daft Punk’s “Contact” to bask within the drum solo, and bask we did.
The nice low-end efficiency is considerably offset by what we felt was a tad softer tones on the excessive and mid-high ends of the spectrum, partly as a result of the highly effective bass overwhelmed them at occasions. Nothing so comfortable that we’d say we have been dissatisfied although. Janelle Monáe got here via silky easy with Kevin Barnes in Of Montreal’s “Enemy Gene” regardless of the heavy bass.
The Logitech G Professional is undeniably a high quality headset. Logitech took professional gamer suggestions within the design of those, and it could appear some professional avid gamers are uninterested in trying like shimmering cuttlefish and simply desire a severe pair of headphones that commit each greenback to construct and sound high quality. The Logitech G Professional just about nails that.
The sound high quality is nice for many issues. It’s simple to look previous the overwhelming bass when listening to music as a result of it makes video games that rather more impactful. And, the soundstage created by the headphones presents audio that’s simple to select and cozy on the ears.
The consolation extends to the construct as nicely, as we may play for hours in these and by no means get irritated.
Finally, the Logitech G Professional headset might fall behind opponents just like the Inventive Sound BlasterX H7 Match Version in some areas, however for avid gamers that desire a stable pair of headphones once they’re gaming at dwelling and a low-profile set once they’re on the go, these are an excellent match.