Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3.1
Reviewed Jun 14, 2018 at 11:58 am
Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset Picture
Test Methodology v1.3.1
6.2
Mixed Usage
7.3
Neutral Sound
5.9
Commute/Travel
5.8
Sports/Fitness
6.1
Office
5.7
Wireless Gaming
7.5
Wired Gaming
7.7
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.

Our Verdict

6.2 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.

7.3 Neutral Sound

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.

See our Neutral Sound recommendations
5.9 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.

See our Commute/Travel recommendations
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.

See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
6.1 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.

See our Office recommendations
5.7 Wireless Gaming

The Logitech G Pro Headset are wired-only headphones that cannot be used for wireless gaming.

See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
7.5 Wired Gaming

Decent headphones for wired 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.

7.7 Phone Call
  • 6.2 Mixed Usage
  • 7.3 Neutral Sound
  • 5.9 Commute/Travel
  • 5.8 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.1 Office
  • 5.7 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.5 Wired Gaming
  • 7.7 Phone Call
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 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.

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Test Results

Design
Design
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
Design
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
Design
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 Cancelling 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.

6.5
Design
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
Design
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
Design
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
Design
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
Design
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.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

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

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
1.18 db
Treble Amount
-0.8 db
5.3
Sound
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.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.0
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.82 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
1.28 dB
Mid-Bass
2.35 dB
High-Bass
4.35 dB

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.

8.2
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.46 dB
Low-Mid
-1.0 dB
Mid-Mid
-1.31 dB
High-Mid
-1.87 dB

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.

7.8
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.67 dB
Low-Treble
-1.53 dB
Mid-Treble
-0.8 dB
High-Treble
-1.91 dB

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.

7.3
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.7 db
Dips
1.35 db
6.6
Sound
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
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
5.44 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
5.8 dB
PRTF Distance
15.56 dB
Openness
4.6
Acoustic Space Excitation
5.5

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
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.179
WHD @ 100
0.066
Isolation
5.2
Isolation
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
Isolation
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.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
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
Microphone
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
Microphone
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.

Active Features
N/A
Active Features
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
Active Features
App Support
App Name N/A
iOS N/A
Android N/A
macOS 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.

Connectivity
0
Connectivity
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
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
9.5
Connectivity
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.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No
0
Connectivity
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.

Compared to other headphones

Comparison picture

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.

Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset
SEE PRICE
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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.

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
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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
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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.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
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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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