The Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed was a great gaming headset so to improve on that is not an easy task for Logitech but they have done just that with the Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed headset.

The Pro X 2 improves not just its connectivity by adding Bluetooth and wired connectivity but also an upgrade to some already great drivers to provide even better sound quality.

Design and technology

The Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed is a big headset. The earcups are big, the headband is big and the sound is big.  Each earcup has a matte plastic on it and a classy, premium-looking silver plate with the Logitech G logo on it.  It doesn’t do anything but looks good nonetheless.

The earcups are mounted on what appears to be an aluminium frame with a swivel before it attaches to the aluminium in the headband.  The swivel is a new addition to this version and it allows the headset to be adjusted to more angles to fit comfortably on your head.  It also allows the headset to sit flat on your desk but that is neither here nor there in my opinion.

The earcups have a leatherette padding which is extremely soft and comfortable but in a hot environment you may, as with other headsets with leatherette earcups, find that they get a bit hot given the good seal they make around the ear.  Logitech has included fabric earpads as well for those who have hot heads which is a nice addition.  They certainly do cool the ears down a bit but the seal and noise isolation is not as good with them.

The G Pro X 2 are not super light weighing 345 grams, but they are relatively comfortable.  Sure, they’re not as comfortable as the HyperX Cloud III but very few are, and they also bring a lot more to the party than the HyperX headset.  The second generation though is lighter than the previous version by a tick under 30 grams which doesn’t seem like much but over a long gaming session that 8% decrease in weight can make a difference.

The right earcup houses the 3.5mm jack if you wish to use the headset in its wired configuration.  The left earcup on the other hand has all the things.  It has the power button, the volume wheels, the mute button, USB-C charging port, the Bluetooth button and the port for the boom mic.  

I liked the location of the mute button on the first version of this headset but for some reason Logitech has switched the power button and the mute button this time.  For me, and I have only used these for a few weeks, made the button harder to find when needed in a hurry.  On the older version was easier to find as it was the highest button.

The mic is a simple black mic with foam filter on the end of it – the arm of the boom mic is flexible allowing you to position it as required.


Comfort and fit

The G Pro X 2 are extremely comfortable on the head although I would have preferred slightly more clamping pressure from the earcups and less reliance on the headband.  I think the problem is that I can just finished reviewing the HyperX Cloud III which is possibly the most comfortable gaming headset on the market (but they don’t offer anywhere near as much as these do).

As mentioned above, if you are gaming in a warm room you may prefer to opt for the cloth earcup covering.  For me, even with my hot head I was comfortable using the leatherette earcup covering.

The headband has a thick leatherette covering over the headband which is well padded offering some great comfort.

Connectivity options

 The G Pro X 2 offer all the connectivity options you could wish for with Bluetooth 5.3, a 2.4GHz USB Lightspeed dongle and a 3.5mm wired connection.  These options for connectivity allows you to connect the headset with anything you want – PC, gaming consoles or mobile phones.

What about latency of all these options? The hint is in the name — Lightspeed. Using the Lightspeed adapter wireless connection gives you a low latency connection, as does the wired connection. Using Bluetooth, the latency was noticeable on the PC but less noticeable on mobile.

How do they sound?

The G Pro X 2 Lightspeed is all about the new graphene audio drivers which may seem minor as first but when you drill down into it, and listen to them, you can see that they do make a big difference.  

Not only is graphene lighter than the usual driver material but is a highly flexible material that is also rigid.  This rigidity allows minimal flex in the driver diaphragm with the rapid changing of various sounds from different directions at different frequencies that you experience within a game.  The improved rigidity of the driver allows the headphone to reproduce the sound as the game intended.  That is what you want from any headphone, be it an audiophile headphone or a gaming headset – the sound replicated exactly as that of the source into your ears.

Graphene also minimises the distortion of the sound due to being able to follow the electrical signal of the sound more accurately.  The end result is a sound that is not only louder but also richer, clearer and crisper.  Those soft footsteps of someone sneaking up behind you will be much easier to hear with graphene drivers – in theory.

In practice, they ARE better for sure.  All sounds in the games came across accurately, crisply and immediately.  Soft footsteps are heard much and throwing in the DTS Headphone X 2.0 support and you can hear the direction they are coming from faster than ever before.

You don’t realise just how good sound quality can be until you heard sound quality that good.  I’ve said that of audiophile headphones and this headset is no different.  I started out testing out the original Pro X Lightspeed and the HyperX Cloud III and they both sounded great and you would think that would be enough – until you plug in or connect the newest Pro X 2 Lightspeed. 

The distinction between small sounds and clarity of them is astounding.  The audio is so good that it places you there in the game bringing an extremely immersive experience.

What about music?

They are good but not great.  I’m coming off the back of reviewing audiophile equipment and to them the high-end Bose headphones such as the QC45 and NC700 cannot compare with a high-quality audio source.  This headset is similar.

Sure, the G Pro X 2 Lightspeed sound better than every other gaming headset I’ve tested but they will not be your go to for high quality music.  If though, you are using them for gaming and also want to listen to some music the sound quality is good enough.  They just don’t quite have the full breadth of sound that you hear from the high-end headphones from Bose.

As a headset though, they produce a decent quality music sound and you will not be disappointed if your primary role for them is gaming – which is what their primary role is for.  They are not meant to be audiophile-quality headphones.

The boom mic

The boom mic is disappointing. Simple as that.  Being detachable is great, allowing for the use of the headset as walk around Bluetooth headphones but that’s about it.  Don’t get me wrong, the boom mic is ok, but that’s it.

In the middle of playing a game I asked the player on the other end how it sounded and he (my son so he’s honest and knows my usual voice) said it made me sound a bit muffled. Although apparently my voice stood out well from any background noise, my voice just “didn’t sound right.” My son actually thought my voice sounded better on the first gen Pro X Lightspeed headset even though the hardware is apparently identical. Go figure.

There are a lot of settings in the Logitech software to help you improve your voice over the boom mic and although playing around with them did improve it a bit (Broadcaster 1 was my best fit), it still wasn’t natural and not up to the standard of the rest of the headset. You may have better luck than me but with so many settings available to change it felt like I was going around in circles.

The mic is only a 6mm cardiod (unidirectional) electret condenser boom mic which isn’t as good as it could be.  It seems a strange decision by Logitech to thrown everything including the kitchen sink at the rest of the headset to improve that out of sight but to then just settle for the same basic boom mic is a disappointing decision.

Logitech G Hub software

There are a multitude of settings available in the Logitech G Hub software for the Pro X 2 Lightspeed headset. The main ones I found of use were the editing of the acoustics which includes an equaliser to customise the sound to what you need it for at that time — for example there is an FPS setting which seemed to help the in-game sounds a lot.

You can also adjust the surround sound settings and volumes from each direction — this can be handy to stop those sneaking up on you in that sort of game. There is less you need to hear that accurately in front when you can see it directly in front of you so you can enhance the rear sounds in place of it.

There are a lot of settings for the boom mic including Blue Vo!ce which is meant to give you total control over the mic audio — pity it didn’t help it all that much. That gives them somewhere to improve in the next generation, because this one is damn near perfect.

Should you buy them and is it worth an upgrade?

The Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed gaming headset is an upgrade over the first gen Lightspeed wireless headset in every single way except for the boom mic. Putting aside the lacklustre boom mic performance you get a great headset with new graphene drivers that are lighter but also produce a richer, crisper, accurate sound which is perfect for gaming in picking up the smallest of important sounds.

Add in the much-improved connectivity options with Bluetooth and wired capabilities to the already present Lightspeed wireless connection and you have a headset that can be used across a variety of devices, consoles and PCs with a minimised latency, perfect for gaming.

The headset is comfortable enough to wear for long gaming stints but keep in mind your ears may get warm given the seal they create around the ear. Logitech has included cloth earpads for those who have hot heads. Taking all of the above into consideration the G Pro X 2 Lightspeed is worth the spend if your budget extends to the RRP of $449.95 but at this end of the market there are a few options from other gaming companies that you should also be considering. If you already own a first gen Pro X Lightspeed, after using both for the last few weeks, if you can afford it the upgrade is worth it in so many ways.

The Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed is not a cheap gaming headset but its performance matches its pricing, up in the premium range of gaming headsets. The PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Headset is available now on and your local tech retailer for a suggested retail price of $449.95. For more information, please visit