Logitech has announced a wireless version of its 2019 Pro X gaming headset called the Pro X Lightspeed. It’s almost identical to the wired version, complete with the same aluminum and steel design, but there are a few key differences. For one, it features USB-C charging. A growing number of wired gaming headsets have a USB-C port for connecting, though most wireless gaming headsets charge via Micro USB, which can be slow to charge and a hassle to insert. With this feature, the Pro X Lightspeed joins the ranks for a select few others, like Audeze’s Penrose and Corsair’s Virtuoso Wireless.
The other perk, of course, is being wireless. The audio and chat are delivered through its included 2.4GHz USB Type-A wireless receiver, and Logitech claims the headset can remain connected up to 13 meters away — if, for some reason, you find yourself 42 feet away from your PC or gaming console.
Like the wired Pro X, Logitech includes a set of velour-covered foam ear pads with this new model that you can put on if the preinstalled leather-like pads aren’t doing it for you. And similar to my colleague Nick Statt’s impressions with the wired version linked above, I found that the overall fit of the Pro X Lightspeed is tighter than I prefer. I sometimes like to position one ear cup off my ear so I can hear what’s happening in my apartment, but that quickly proved too painful to continue doing.
One other area where the Pro X Lightspeed differs is with its buttons. It has a dedicated mute button for the microphone as well as a rubber volume knob near the removable boom microphone on the left cup. The wired Pro X has these features, too, though they’re located on the cable instead.
The wired Pro X is already on the more expensive end of gaming headsets, so a $199.99 price for a wireless version with similar features isn’t out of the blue. If that cost is too high for you, there are plenty of other options available for less, albeit without USB-C or Logitech’s proprietary Lightspeed connection.
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the Logitech Pro X was the first gaming headset to charge over USB-C. It is not and we have updated the copy to reflect that. We regret the error.