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If you have seen any of the Logitech G Pro headsets in the past the Pro X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset isn’t a departure from those at all for styling. What I like about Logitech’s design is that they haven’t tried to go over the top with a “gaming” styling. There aren’t any aggressive sharp edges with an angular design and the earcups don’t have any lighting in them. They are a lot like classic headphones with a rounded cup design but in the center, the earcups raise up and there is a flat round aluminum insert that has a machined edge around the outside, a spun aluminum finish everywhere except the Logitech G raised in the center. Like with the Pro X TKL Keyboard and the Superlight 2, the Pro X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset is available in all three color options. The Black is a given as is the white as well these days even though that is the first of their Pro lineup headsets to be available in white. But it is the pink or magenta color that I have here that I think is going to catch the most attention. There just aren’t a lot of color options out there other than black and sometimes white, anyone who loves bright colors normally has to live with using RGB lighting to get some color. Not only do these match the keyboard and mouse, but the pink anodized section, just like on the TKL Keyboard, really pops on the earcups. This also is perfect timing given the popularity of Barbie.

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The headband has a metal strap in it for its structure but then has a textured faux leather finish on the top and bottom. Inside on both the top and bottom it is filled with padding, especially on the underside. Then they have pink threading holding it all together to match the rest of the headband and pink plastic caps on both ends. Up on top in the center, like on all of the Pro headsets they have the PRO logo stamped into it.

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The left earcup has a lot going on, but before talking about that we have to talk about how the metal headband connects to the earcups. This is one of the biggest points of failure in a lot of headsets and a majority of gaming headsets have everything or most of this in plastic. The Pro X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset however is mostly aluminum here. The side adjustment is all above the hinge and is a ¾-inch wide stripe of thick aluminum with holes drilled in it for each adjustment point. The side-to-side hinge is then aluminum to aluminum and gives a full range in one direction so you can sit the headset down with the earcups flat and has at least 15 degrees of range beyond the center to make sure the headset can fit your head. The up and down pivot then is at the earcup and this is the weakest link with the aluminum fork going into a round plastic piece that hinges inside of the cup on each side. With there being two for each cup they should still be durable.

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The outside of the left earcup is where you plug in the included flexible boom microphone, you can spot its location with the arch shape around it. This side has a switch at the farthest point back which is how you turn the headset on and off. This is also the only spot that has an LED in it which is the status LED, it lights up green when you turn it on, blue when using Bluetooth, and red when you mute the microphone. There is a pink scroll wheel for volume control then the larger of the two buttons on the bottom is the microphone mute button. This has a satisfying click and stays down when you have it muted and then pops back up when you press it again to unmute. The charging port is USB Type-C, which unlike the other Pro peripherals that Logitech just launched is the only one that the previous model already had Type-C. But it is important because at this point almost everyone is using Type-C for charging one or two devices so you should have a charging cable nearby. The last button and the smallest button is the Bluetooth button, you can switch to using Bluetooth over the Lightspeed wireless connection.

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The right side earcup is very similar to the left side, only this side has less going on. The outer housing with the pink plastic and aluminum cap in the center is all the same. The left side has the same aluminum hinge design. But on this side, there aren’t any buttons or switches and no spot for the microphone. The only thing on this side is a single 3.5 mm TRS plug at the bottom of the earcup. This plug goes with the included male-to-male cable which you can use to plug into a 3.5 mm compatible device. We also have a good look at how the wiring gets from the headband down to the earcup and once again it is a classic design that we know will hold up. They just have the wire coiled up here so it can stretch when you move the earcup around and even the wire is pink to match the rest of the headset.

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The Pro X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset comes with two different pair of earcup pads. By default, the standard pads have a faux leather finish on them and then in the center, the liner is black and has a white label to show you which side is which. The leather-like finish is the ideal setup for someone worried that their earcups will get dirty or if you are trying to cut out outside noise. For me, though I always prefer a microfiber or even better a velour pad, and while we don’t get velour we do get microfiber. These are softer but like I mentioned they can get dirty and are harder to clean. Both pad options are color-matched to the pink headset though which is a nice touch

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The microphone for the Pro X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset is detachable and is one of the accessories that I touched on in the previous section. It has a TRS or 3.5 mm headphone jack for its connection to the headset and a plastic base on that plug to make sure it is positioned perfectly. The 3 1/2-inch long boom is black metal and is flexible enough to loop into a circle. Then down at the end, you have the microphone which has a foam pop filter pre-installed. The Pro X 2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset’s microphone has the exact same stats that I saw years ago when I first took a look at the original Logitech G Pro headset. It is .24 in or 6 mm inside and is an electret condenser microphone. It has a cardioid or unidirectional pickup pattern and a frequency range of 100 Hz to 10 KHz.

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With the earcup pads off to swap them out, which is a huge pain by the way. This also gives us a better look at what is going on under them. Logitech has hidden all of the certification badges here as well as the rest of the product information which is really cool. It is also where you will find your serial number as well which could be a pain for someone who isn’t up for messing with taking the pads off. The driver is behind a plastic guard. They went with a 50 mm driver made out of graphene and with a neodymium magnet behind it to drive it. It has a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 KHz. Its impedance is 38 Ohms and they have a sensitivity of 87.8 dB. For comparison, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7P Wireless is a little higher in frequency response with its range being 20 Hz to 22 KHz.

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