The Logitech G Pro is an above-average gaming headset with a casual design for most use cases. These headphones look almost identical to the G433 but with a slightly more polished design. They have a well-balanced sound, a comfortable fit, and an excellent boom mic. Unfortunately, they do not come with as many accessories as the G433 which makes them a bit less customizable and versatile. They also won't be the best headphones to block noise.
The Logitech G Pro headset has a slightly better design than the G433. These headphones have the same size, and overall build quality although the Pro variant has a better and more durable matte coating than the fabric finish of the G433. They also come with a better set of default pads that are slightly more comfortable to wear but also less porous and breathable. They have a removable mic and a casual design that you can use outdoors, but unfortunately, they do not come with a second, more mobile-friendly cable like the G433. They also do not have a pouch or case, and they're not the most portable headphones to carry around on you without a bag.
The Logitech G Pro gaming headset is a better-looking redesign of the G-433. They have the same shape and size, but the Pro variant has a matte coating that's a little more durable. They also come with better default pads (with a 2nd set of more breathable pads in the box). Their mic is detachable, and since they have a more casual design than most gaming headsets, you can use them outdoors and while commuting without looking out of place. Unfortunately, they only come in one color scheme.
The Logitech G PRO have slightly different default pads to the G433. However, like the G433, they come with a second set of pads that do not have the nice pleather coating of the default setup, but it's a bit more breathable for long gaming sessions. The ear cups are relatively large and will fit well around most listeners' ears. They're lightweight, and the headband is not too tight on the head. Overall, these headphones will be slightly more pleasant to wear than the G433, but there isn't a big enough difference for them to have a higher score.
The Logitech G Pro headset has the same in-line remote as the G433. You can adjust the volume level with a dial that's easy-to-use and responsive but doesn't have distinct notches. They also have a very basic on/off switch for the microphone. Unfortunately, they do not come with an extra cable, (with a regular in-line remote for mobile devices) like the G433. So overall they won't be as practical if you want to use them with your phone outdoors.
The Logitech G Pro headset has a somewhat breathable design if you use the second set of pads. The default pads have a pleather coating that isn't as porous as that of the G433. Also since they create a fairly good seal around your ears, they will block a lot of airflow. They will make your ears fairly warm during long listening sessions and would not be suitable for more intense workouts.
Like most gaming headsets, the Logitech G Pro headset does not fold into a more compact format for easy transportation. The ear cups do lay flat but do not save much space, which makes them slightly too cumbersome to carry around on your person unless you have a bag.
These headphones do not come with a case or pouch, unlike the G433.
The Logitech G Pro have a slightly more durable build quality than the G433. The overall design is the same, so the headband and ear cups have the same thickness and density and should also be able to survive a couple of accidental drops without any damage. The biggest difference between the two designs is the coating on the ear cups. The G-Pro have a more traditional matte finish whereas the G433 are covered in a mesh-like fabric that will wear and tear and will not look as good as the G Pro after a couple of months of heavy use. Unfortunately, since they do not come with an extra cable in the box like the G433, their durability is slightly reduced. You can always use another 4 pole audio cable, but you will have to purchase one for yourself which is a little disappointing especially since this is the Pro edition of an old design.
These headphones have a detachable cable that will disconnect easily if it gets hooked on something. They also have a relatively tight fit which will make them stable enough for most casual activities. However, they're still not meant for sports, and the big ear cups will sway and eventually slip off your ears if you use them while running and working out.
The Logitech G Pro gaming headset is a good sounding pair of closed-back over-ears. They have a well-extended and powerful bass, an even mid-range and a decently balanced treble. However, their bass suffers from inconsistent delivery across multiple subjects and could sound a bit boomy for some, and their mid-range is a little underemphasized, which weakens the vocals and instruments a bit. They also lack a bit of detail in their treble range. Overall, it seems these headphones share the same sound profile as the G433, which sound very good on a variety of genres and are a versatile pair of headphones. However, the G Pro unit that we tested showed significant mismatch between the L/R drivers both in amplitude and frequencies response, which resulted in the average imaging score and the lower overall sound score.
It should be noted that this mismatch could be unique only to our test unit, and the one you buy may or may not have this issue. However, driver mismatch can be considered as a metric for quality control and manufacturing tolerance.
The bass is very good. LFE (low-frequency extension) is at 10Hz, which is excellent. Also, low-bass is within 1.5dB of our target. This indicates a deep and extended bass, with just the right amount of thump and rumble. However, mid-bass, responsible for body and punch, and high-bass, responsible for warmth, are overemphasized by 2dB and 4dB respectively, making the overall sound a bit boomy and muddy. Also, their bass delivery varies significantly across users, and is sensitive to the quality of fit, seal, and whether you wear glasses. The response here represents the average bass response and your experience may vary.
The Logitech G Pro headset has a very good mid-range. The response is relatively flat and even, which is good for reproducing clear and well-balanced vocals/instruments. However, it is consistently recessed by about 1.5dB, which slightly nudges vocals towards the back of the mix by giving more emphasis to the lower frequencies.
The treble performance is good. Their frequency response in the treble range is quite uneven, but overall well-balanced. Low-treble is under our neutral target by 1.5dB, which along with the dip around 6KHz, will have a small negative effect on the detail and brightness of vocals and lead instruments. These headphones could also sound slightly sibilant (sharp on S and Ts) due to the narrow peak around 10Khz. This will be mostly audible on vocals and cymbals.
The frequency response consistency of the Logitech G Pro is sub-par. These headphones are quite inconsistent in their delivery across multiple subjects, especially in the lower frequencies. In the bass range, they show more than 6dB of variance below 100Hz across our five human subjects which is quite noticeable. In the treble range they perform better since the inconsistencies occur in narrower bands.
The imaging performance is about average. Weighted group delay is at 0.46, which is good, but the GD graph shows that the response crosses the audibility threshold around 70Hz. This could result in a bass that is a bit slow, but most people won't notice it. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our test unit were not very well-matched in amplitude and frequency response. This tends to skew the stereo image to one side and make it uneven, which is not ideal for the localization of objects (like voice, instruments, and video game effects) in the stereo field.
It should be noted that this mismatch could be unique only to our test unit, and the one you buy may or may not have this issue. However, driver-matching can be considered as a metric for quality control and manufacturing tolerance.
The soundstage of the Logitech G Pro gaming headset is mediocre. The PRTF graph shows a high amount of pinna interaction and activation, which is good, but it has low accuracy. There is not a notch present around the 10KHz region either. Therefore, their soundstage may be perceived as large, but unnatural and located inside the head.
The harmonic distortion performance is very good. The overall amount of THD is within very good limits throughout the range. The overall response is quite even and smooth too, which is great.
The Logitech G Pro headphones have disappointing isolation. They aren't noise cancelling so any isolation is provided solely by the seal of the ear-cups over the ear. Noise isolation is effective at reducing nearby chatter, but not for reducing the deep sounds of a bus or subway car. They aren't very good at preventing the sound from leaking to nearby coworkers, and most of the mid-range leaks the same as a normal conversation from 3 feet away. This is fine if your coworkers aren't too close, but they are not suitable for an open workspace.
The isolation performance is sub-par. In the bass range, occupied by the rumble of airplane and bus engines, they achieve no isolation. In the mid-range, important for blocking out speech, they achieve about 10dB of isolation, which is about decent. In the treble range, where sharp sounds like S and Ts sit, they isolate by 30dB, which is good.
The Logitech G Pro headset has a sub-par leakage performance. The significant portion of their leakage sits between 200Hz and 3KHz, which is a broad range. The overall level of the leakage is relatively loud too. With the music at 100dB SPL, the leakage at 1 foot away averages at 47dB and peaks at around 64dB. This is a little above the noise floor of most offices.
The Logitech G Pro gaming headset has an excellent boom mic. In quiet environments, speech recorded or transmitted with this microphone sounds full, natural and detailed, but it may lack a bit of airiness. In noisy situations, it is able to separate speech from background noise even in very loud environments, like a subway station of game competition.
The Logitech G Pro headset has a great boom microphone. The LFE (low-frequency extension) of 20Hz is great and indicates a recorded/transmitted speech that sounds full-bodied. The HFE (high-frequency extension) is at 5.7KHz, which results in a present and detail speech that may lack a bit of airiness. The response between the LFE and HFE points is quite well-balanced too, resulting in a natural voice capture.
The boom microphone of the Logitech G Pro is excellent at noise handling. It achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 42dB in our SpNR test. This indicates that they can separate speech from ambient noise even in very demanding environments.
The Logitech G Pro have no active features. They are wired headphones with no battery, no active noise cancellation (ANC), and no companion app that allows you to customize their sound.
These are wired headphones that don't have a battery.
These headphones are not compatible with the Logitech Gaming Software and have no available companion app.
The Logitech G Pro Gaming Headphones are wired headphones that do not support Bluetooth. They come with a detachable 1/8" TRRS cable that works with just about anything, including the controllers for most major game consoles. They have nearly zero latency and are great for gaming or watching videos but will not have the convenient range of wireless headsets.
The Logitech G Pro are wired headphones and do not support Bluetooth connectivity.
The Logitech G Pro gaming headset comes with a 1/8" TRRS cable that is detachable, as well as a Y-adapter for use on a PC. They don't have the more advanced USB external DAC that is included with the Logitech G433. The audio cable can be connected to a PS4 or Xbox One controller for audio and voice.
There is no charging dock or base for these headphones. For a good gaming headset with a dock, check out the SteelSeries Arctis 7.
The Logitech G Pro are wired headphones and do not support wireless communication.
As these headphones are wired, there is essentially no latency.
The Logitech G Pro headset has a versatile casual design that makes them a lot more suitable to use outdoors than most gaming headsets. They have a good mic and a well-balanced frequency response, like the G433, that also makes them a good choice for critical listening. They won't be as convenient as some of the wireless gaming headsets compared below, and they're not as customizable, but for their price, they deliver a solid gaming and critical listening performance.
The Astro A10 is a slightly less versatile gaming headset than the G Pro. These headphones have an excellent microphone, but it's not detachable so you won't be able to use them casually outdoors like the Logitech. They're also a bit bulkier and slightly tighter on the head, but they have comfortable and breathable pads as well as a slightly better build quality. Unfortunately, their sound quality is not as good as that of the G Pro. If you plan on using your headset outdoors, the G Pro should be your first choice. However, for gaming, the A 10 is a slightly better-built alternative although they will not sound as balanced.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha have about the same performance overall for gaming as the Logitech G PRO. They're better built, more comfortable and also have a removable mic so you can use them outdoors. They look a bit more high-end although their design won't be as understated to use in public as the G-Pro's. Unfortunately, their microphone performance is not as good, so your voice will not sound as clear, and they sound a bit worse overall with sharper treble spikes. The HyperX Cloud Alpha are a better-built alternative to the G PRO, but won't sound as good.
The Logitech G433 are very similar in performance and build quality to the G Pro. They have the same casual design you can also use outdoors. The G Pro headset looks better than the G433 with a slightly more durable design but does not have as many accessories. They do not come with, a pouch, case, extra cable or USB Dac connector in the box. This means they will not support the Logitech gaming software like the G433 and you won't be able to tweak their sound as easily unless you change the general settings of your PC. This makes them a less versatile alternative to the G 433, but they deliver an on par performance when it comes to gaming and critical listening in a classier looking package.
The Steelseries Arctis 7 are better, more feature-packed gaming headphones than the Logitech G PRO. They do better for most use cases thanks to their multiple connection options and semi-casual design that you can use outdoors. They have a better sound quality, they're wireless and have more customization options thanks to the SteelSeries engine, which offers a great equalizer and multiple settings for the mic. However, the G Pro are lighter, easier to use with a better-looking and more casual design. Overall, the Arctis 7 are the better gaming headset and should be your first choice if you have the budget, but the G-Pro are a good wired alternative at cheaper price point.