For PC gamers, it seems the quest for the perfect setup is never over. There are always shinier graphics to gaze at, and faster frame rates to chase. But in the quest for the best visuals, many gamers cheap out on one of the most crucial components of their rig – the audio.
Seasoned competitive gamers know that the difference between a win and a loss can often come down to the headset you use. Crystal clear audio is important in many different types of games, particularly shooters and battle royale games, where hearing the footsteps of a nearby enemy, or the rattle of gunfire in the distance can determine those game-winning split-second decisions.
Then there are callouts. Any gamer worth their salt will know the importance of communication, and no one wants to be the squadmate with a tinny, distorted voice on the other end of the Discord server. Being able to clearly hear and deliver those in-game communications is key to success in online gaming, so dismiss this advice at your peril.
For the gamer that demands the highest standard of audio, we’ve got the perfect headset for you, from the industry-leading hardware firm Logitech G.
All about the graphene
The secret to the Pro X 2 Lightspeed headset’s superior audio quality is one crucial ingredient – graphene. Graphene is a dense material that has the potential to vastly improve audio quality. The majority of headsets on the market use trace amounts of the material, but Logitech G’s Pro-G Graphene audio drivers include a diaphragm that is 90% graphene by weight.
These layers of graphene allow the sound to be reproduced quicker than standard drivers, facilitating more accurate decision-making, with improved speed and precision. Using this technology, gamers can make split-second decisions without delay, giving them an undeniable competitive edge. Hear the rustle of footsteps behind you in Warzone 2.0? You can swerve around and get that kill without a second’s delay thanks to the Lightspeed 2 headset.
But it’s not just speed that this unique compound affords gamers. It also allows for the delivery of crystal-clear audio, with full, rich lows and crisp, clear highs. This technology also filters out ‘junk’ noise. Say goodbye to audio distortion and enjoy your game’s sound design the way it was intended. Enjoy the ambient sounds of the Old West in Red Dead Redemption 2, be wowed by the epic orchestral score of Uncharted 4, and bask in the roar of the crowd as you score a goal in FIFA 23, all with mind-blowingly clear audio. In games like League of Legends, Overwatch 2, and Valorant, you’ll be able to hear when enemies are deploying certain abilities by their audio cues, allowing you to take action to counter or escape from their area of effect.
For swapping intel with your buddies, you can rely on the Pro X 2 Lightspeed to deliver your callouts with crystal-clear fidelity. The 6mm cardioid microphone on the detachable boom arm utilizes Blue VO!CE software filters, meaning your messages won’t get lost in the noise of battle. This is especially useful in fast-paced, chaotic shooters like Apex Legends, Counter-Strike 2, and Valorant.
When it comes to connections, the Pro X 2 Lightspeed headset has plenty of options. For purists, you can connect directly to your games with the 3.5mm aux cable, which will deliver the sounds directly to your ear canal. This is perfect for immersive story-based games, or listening to music.
If you want a little more freedom of movement, then go wireless with either Bluetooth 5.3 or the Lightspeed wireless connection dongle. The Lightspeed now delivers up to 50 hours of use on a single charge so you’ll never have to worry about your battery running flat in a crucial moment. The wireless connection range is also nicely robust, staying connected up to 30 meters away from your connected device. Its Bluetooth option lets you kick back with your phone, tablet or portable gaming device too, tangle-free from wires.
As well as delivering top-tier, lightning-fast audio, the Lightspeed is also light and comfortable to wear. The headset was designed to the exacting specifications of the world’s top esports athletes, meaning that it rests comfortably on the head of any user, and won’t cause discomfort during those long gaming sessions.
The headset also features durable rotating hinges to help the earcups better conform to varied head shapes. The swappable earpads are available in leatherette and velour, offering tactile options depending on your preference.