Logitech G has recently released a few new gaming products and to allow gamers to stream their gaming to the world they also released a couple new microphones.  Carrying the Yeti moniker over from their purchase of Blue the new Logitech G Yeti GX is designed to be a high-end microphone for game streamers.

The Yeti GX looks like a gaming microphone should with a sleek design and stand, multiple RGB lights but does it perform how a gamer would need it to.  Read on to hear my thoughts as I put it to the test.

What is it?

The Logitech G Yeti GX microphone is similar to the original Yeti Blue microphone although now it is more compact and the stand has a smaller footprint and an elegant flow to it.  

By more compact I am talking about the condenser which is now around 12cm tall (slightly more with the filter on it) but the bottom of it still houses the USB connection for the cable.  This time the connection is USB-C and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack underneath which may pose an issue to some when trying to hear yourself or others while gaming or podcasting.

The USB-C cable in the box is a USB-C to USB-A cable unfortunately which is likely a compatibility issue as not all users have USB-C ports but I’m surprised there isn’t a USB-C to USB-C solution included in the box.

The Yeti GX is a cardioid model which means that you need to speak into the top of it rather than the side

RGB lights have also been added to the G logo, a ring at the bottom of the mic (these are grouped and can be displayed independently in these groups) and the mic gain scroll wheel.  All of these lights can be customised using the G Hub app which is also used to adjust the sound of the microphone to how you prefer.


If you are a casual streamer who just wants a decent microphone to use with minimal setup then this is for you.  It is a simple plug and play with the defaults from Logitech G producing great sound.  The cardioid pickup has always been my choice on my older Yeti Blue microphone.

This version is meant to focus entirely on the audio only with minimal to no background noise it did pick up the keyboard mashing – this was using the Logitech G Pro TKL keyboard though which has the “tactile” brown switches but if you prefer the louder blue switches then you should be used to that loud sound in the background.  

This is really mashing away on that keyboard though and a lot of the other background noises such as the dogs scampering about was not recorded.

You can certainly open up the G Hub software though and edit the audio settings to your hearts content but for most users the plug and play option is mostly good enough.  

Overall, the quality of sound recorded is great – crisp and clear voice, albeit with a bit of keyboard pickup in the background but then you are going to be hard-pressed to find a mic as good as this that does NOT pick up some of the mechanical keyboard noise in the background.

Fussy users may still want to edit the audio before uploading to a permanent site but that is easily done.  

Who buys the Logitech G Yeti GX?

The Logitech G Yeti GX is a simple to use microphone for users who want a quality voice recording without having to mess around with the settings too much. Sure, you can change things in the G Hub software to change the sound of the voice to your preference, but you don’t have to — plug and plug works perfectly well.

It’s not a Rode with its quality but it’s a lot easier to use. The Logitech G Yeti GX is a solid option for those want great quality audio without having to fork out a kidney or two and then have to mess around with various advanced controls. This is definitely good enough for all amateur streamers and even for some professional game streamers on a budget and, with the excellent RGB options, looks great on video too!

The Logitech G Yeti GX is available online at Logitech G and decent tech retailers for AUD$249.95.

Key specs

● Microphone type: Dynamic
● Audio quality: 24bit / 96kHz
● Polar pattern: Supercardioid
● Frequency Response: 50Hz – 18kHz
● Connector: USB-C to USB-A
● Dynamic range: 95dB
● Signal to Noise ratio: 78dB
● Lighting: Dual zone RGB with LIGHTSYNC
● Mounting: Included stand or boom arm (adapter included in box)
● Price: $249.95AUD