Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset HEADPHONES REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
6.1
Mixed Usage
7.1
Neutral Listening
5.8
Commute/Travel
5.8
Sports/Fitness
6.0
Office
5.7
Wireless Gaming
7.4
Wired Gaming
7.6
Phone Call
Type : Over-ear
Enclosure : Closed-Back
Wireless : No
Noise-Cancelling : No
Mic : Yes
Transducer : Dynamic

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.

Test Results
Design 6.5
Isolation 5.3
Microphone 8.7
Active Features 0
Connectivity 3.8
Pros
  • Negligible latency.
  • Good sound and microphone quality.
  • Comfortable and more polished design.
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • High leakage.
  • No extra cable or pouch.
  • Bass delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to glasses.
  1. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.

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6.5

Design

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.

Style

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.

7.5 Comfort
Weight : 0.6 lbs
Clamping Force
:
1 lbs

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. If you want more comfortable gaming headphones from Logitech, take a look at the G Pro X.

6.1 Controls
OS Compatibility
:
Not OS specific
Ease of use : Decent
Feedback : Good
Call/Music Control : No
Volume Control : Yes
Microphone Control : Yes
Channel Mixing
:
No
Noise Canceling Control : N/A
Talk-Through
:
N/A
Additional Buttons : No

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.

6.4 Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference : 5.8 C

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.

5.4 Portability
L : 8.1 "
W : 7.5 "
H : 3.5 "
Volume : 210 Cu. Inches
Transmitter required : N/A

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.

0 Case
Type : No case
L : N/A
W : N/A
H : N/A
Volume : N/A

These headphones do not come with a case or pouch, unlike the G433.

7.0 Build Quality

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.

6.5 Stability

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.

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Sound

 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.

Sound Profile
Neutral
:
8.0
Bass-Heavy
:
8.2
Warm
:
5.4
Bright
:
7.3
7.3 Peaks/Dips
Peaks
:
1.7 db
Dips
:
1.35 db
5.3 Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
:
1.4 dB

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.

6.6 Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
:
0.46
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
:
2.72
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
:
3.96
Weighted Phase Mismatch
:
7.5

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.

6.6 Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
:
5.44 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
:
5.8 dB
PRTF Distance
:
15.56 dB
Openness
:
4.7
Acoustic Space Excitation
:
5.1

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.

8.3 Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
:
0.179
WHD @ 100
:
0.066
5.3

Isolation

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.

5.2 Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
:
Overall Attenuation
:
-13.24 dB
Bass
:
0.19 dB
Mid
:
-10.37 dB
Treble
:
-30.41 dB

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.

5.5 Leakage
Leakage Audio
:
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
:
47.24 dB

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.

8.7

Microphone

Integrated
:
No
In-line
:
No
Boom
:
Yes
Detachable Boom
:
Yes

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.

8.5 Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
:
LFE
:
20 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
:
1.71 dB
HFE
:
5664.61 Hz
Weighted THD
:
0.117
Gain
:
32.69 dB

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.

8.8 Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise :
Speech + Subway Noise :
SpNR
:
41.77 dB

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.

0

Active Features

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.

N/A Battery
Battery Type
:
N/A
Continuous Battery Life
:
N/A
Additional Charges
:
N/A
Total Battery Life
:
N/A
Charge Time
:
N/A
Power Saving Feature
:
N/A
Audio while charging
:
N/A
Passive Playback
:
N/A
Charging Port : N/A

These are wired headphones that don't have a battery.

0 App Support
App Name : N/A
iOS : N/A
Android : N/A
Mac OS : N/A
Windows : N/A
Equalizer
:
N/A
ANC control
:
N/A
Mic Control : N/A
Room effects
:
N/A
Playback control
:
N/A
Button Mapping : N/A
Surround Sound : N/A

These headphones are not compatible with the Logitech Gaming Software and have no available companion app.

3.8

Connectivity

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.

0 Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
:
N/A
Multi-Device Pairing
:
N/A
NFC Pairing
:
N/A
Line of Sight Range
:
N/A
Default Latency
:
N/A
aptX Latency
:
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
:
N/A

The Logitech G Pro are wired headphones and do not support Bluetooth connectivity.

As these headphones are wired, there is essentially no latency.

0 Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
:
N/A
Non-BT Latency
:
N/A
9.5 Wired
Analog Audio
:
Yes
USB Audio
:
No
Detachable : Yes
Length : 6.5 ft
Connection : 1/8" TRRS
Wired Latency
:
0 ms

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.

PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
:
Audio + Microphone
PC / PS4 Wired USB
:
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
:
No
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox Analog
:
Audio + Microphone
Xbox Wired USB
:
No
Xbox Wireless
:
No
0 Base/Dock
Type
:
N/A
USB Input
:
N/A
Line In
:
N/A
Line Out
:
N/A
Optical Input
:
N/A
RCA Input
:
N/A
Dock Charging
:
N/A
Power Supply
:
N/A

There is no charging dock or base for these headphones. For a good gaming headset with a dock, check out the SteelSeries Arctis 7.

In the box

  • Logitech G PRO Headphones
  • Y splitter headset adapter
  • Additional Pads
  • Manuals
  • Audio cable

Compared to other Headphones

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. See our recommendations for the best PS4 headsets.

HyperX Cloud Alpha
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Amazon.com

Both headsets are decent for gaming, but the HyperX Cloud Alpha might have a small edge over the Logitech G Pro. They are noticeably better-built headphones and their metal frame feels more durable than the plasticky G Pro. They are more comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions. Their audio reproduction is also slightly better, but their microphone isn’t as natural-sounding as the G Pros.

Logitech G433 Gaming Headset
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Logitech G433 are better headphones overall than the Logitech G Pro. Although the G Pro have a more polished design, their build quality doesn’t necessarily feel any better than that of the G433 and they aren’t more comfortable. Although the G Pro have much better noise isolation, the G433 sound much better than the G Pro, especially since you can use the Logitech Gaming Software to EQ their sound your way. Unfortunately, the G Pro are not compatible with the Logitech Gaming Software, since they do not have a USB connection. They’re similar headsets, but the Logitech G433 provide better value overall.

Logitech G933 Wireless Gaming Headset
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Logitech G933 Wireless Gaming Headset are better gaming headphones than the Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset. Their wireless design with minimal latency is great and their overall performance is slightly better when it comes to sound. They also have a great control scheme with mappable buttons, and they feel a bit better-built. The G933 are also compatible with the G Hub software, which allows tons of customization options, while the Pro doesn’t have any. On the other hand, the Pro have a much clearer and better performing microphone. Their wired connection also means no latency at all, and you won’t have to manage a battery life. However, you can also use the G933 wired.

Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Logitech G Pro X are better gaming headphones than the Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset model. It is more comfortable and noticeably better built with high-end materials. While the G Pro model doesn’t have access to the G Hub app, they have a better sounding microphone, though they don’t have any customization options. The G Pro X have the Blue Voice technology and offer multiple customization options inside the app. The Logitech G Pro X are more versatile and feel like a more premium pair of headphones.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 are better gaming headphones than the Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset. They are wireless, offer channel mixing, and they are noticeably better-built than the G Pro. The Arctis also have a more accurate and well-balanced sound profile, which can be customized inside their app. On the other hand, if you prefer a wired headset and don’t want to manage a battery-life, the G Pro are a better option.

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6.1 Mixed Usage

Mediocre for mixed usage but good for gaming and critical listening. Like the G433, the Logitech G Pro headset has a versatile design for more casual use than typical gaming headphones. They have a decent build quality and a well-balanced sound that should cater well to most music genres. Unfortunately, you can't customize it with the Logitech Gaming Software like the G433. On the upside, they have practically no latency since they are wired, which makes them a suitable option for gaming and watching movies but you will be limited by the range of their audio cable. Unfortunately, they won't be ideal for sports and for commuting since they're a bit unstable and have poor isolation.

7.1 Neutral Listening

Above-average for neutral listening. They have a well-balanced sound quality with a decent amount of bass that won't drown out instruments and vocals. They're also comfortable to wear for extended listening sessions although they will make your ears a little warm after a couple of hours of continuous listening. Unfortunately, their treble range is a bit less consistent than that of the G433 and they do not have access to the Logitech gaming software so they won't be as customizable. On the upside, their sound quality should be good enough for gaming and neutral listening.

5.8 Commute/Travel

Below-average headphones for traveling. They don't have any noise canceling feature but reduce nearby chatter a bit. They have decent breathability and good comfort, but they are a bit bulky and won't be comfortable for long flights.

5.8 Sports/Fitness

Inadequate headphones for sports. They aren't tight enough to be stable for jogging, and they aren't wireless so the cable can get in the way during brisk movements. They are also a bit bulky and will hinder your movements in high-intensity workouts.

6.0 Office

Mediocre headphones for an office. The Logitech G Pro gaming headset isn't noise cancelling, so most sounds will still travel through, but these headphones do reduce nearby chit-chat a bit. They leak, especially in the mid-range, so they will bother nearby neighbours if you are sharing a cubicle or an open work space.

5.7 Wireless Gaming

Decent headphones for gaming. They don't have any latency and have decent breathability (if you switch to the second set of pads), so they won't get too hot after long play sessions. They have decent sound and an excellent microphone that is compatible with most gaming consoles, but they don't have the customization options that some gaming headphones have.

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