Gaming Review: Logitech G Pro X vs Sennheiser GSP 302

The GSP 302 ear cups connect directly to the headband, whereas the G Pro X are connected by an aluminum yolk.
The GSP 302 ear cups connect directly to the headband, whereas the G Pro X are connected by an aluminum yolk.

A gaming brand outperforms a renowned headphone brand’s headset in almost every category.

We bought the Logitech G Pro X and Sennheiser GSP 302 for this review comparison.

Logitech is a well-known and trusted brand among gamers. The Logitech G Pro X reflects this standing, as it’s one of the most versatile headsets I’ve ever tested. And, of course, Sennheiser is one of the most trusted headphone brands in the world.

However, Sennheiser is not a dedicated gaming brand, making us wonder if their GSP 302 gaming headset can compete with the G Pro X, one of Logitech’s best.

Can Sennheiser establish itself as a powerhouse in the gaming industry, capable of competing with a well-known gaming brand like Logitech? It’s time to find out!

Want to know what we rated each of these headsets? Check out the individual reviews for the Logitech G Pro X and Sennheiser GSP 302

Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationLogitech G Pro XSennheiser GSP 302
FormClosed-back, Over-ear wiredClosed-back, Over-ear, wired
DriversHybrid mesh PRO-G 50mm dynamic driversDynamic drivers (size not listed)
Impedance35 Ohms19 Ohms
Sensitivity91.7 dB113 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz15 Hz - 26 kHz
Removable CableYesNo
Connector3.5mm plug and USB2 x 3.5 mm / 1 x 3.5 mm (PCV 05 adapter)
MicYesYes
Weight320gNot listed
CompatibilityPC, PS4/PS5, Xbox 360/One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile devicesPC, Mac, PS4/PS5, Xbox 360/One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile devices

Packaging and Accessories

At first glance, I get the impression that the G Pro X have a lot more to offer. That’s because they are the League of Legends edition, and the many accessories are listed on the box.

The G Pro X have much more organized and thought out packaging than the GSP 302.
The G Pro X have much more organized and thought out packaging than the GSP 302.

Logitech G Pro X

In the box:

  • Logitech G Pro X headset
  • Cloth and leatherette ear pads
  • USB external sound card
  • Detachable mic
  • 2m cable with inline volume and mute
  • Mobile cable with mute button
  • Y splitter for separate mic and headset ports
  • Travel bag
All wiring accessories are included in the G Pro X box, as well as additional cloth ear pads and a travel bag.
All wiring accessories are included in the G Pro X box, as well as additional cloth ear pads and a travel bag.

The professional appearance of the G Pro X is reflected in the packaging and accessories. I’m immediately greeted by a neatly-packaged box containing a plethora of accessories.

What first catches my eye are the additional cloth ear pads and travel bag. What’s also nice is all the connective wiring is labeled.

The G Pro X set the highest standard for packaging and included accessories.

Sennheiser GSP 302

In the box:

  • Sennheiser GSP 302 headset
  • PCV O5 combo audio adaptor
  • Safety Guide
The GSP 302 only offer the PCV O5 combo audio adaptor as an additional accessory.
The GSP 302 only offer the PCV O5 combo audio adaptor as an additional accessory.

The GSP 302 packaging is straightforward and not exactly exciting. I open the box and see the GSP 302 headset in a plastic mold with all of the extra wiring packed in the middle, which is nothing more than the 3.5mm audio cable and PCV 05 combo audio adaptor.

Winner: [Logitech G Pro X]

Packaging and Accessories Verdict

It’s very apparent that first impressions matter to Logitech. The G Pro X presents itself better and backs it up with a generous assortment of accessories. Whereas the GSP 302 has nothing to excite me about beyond the headset.

Design and Functionality

Logitech G Pro X

Whether you enjoy League of Legends or not, you can’t deny that the G Pro X’s limited-edition color combo is appealing. The aluminum yolks that join the ear cup and headband are bright gold, and the design is reflected on the shell of each ear cup. Furthermore, gold stitching is featured across the headband.

Blue and Gold color combo on the G Pro X that neatly dresses the headphones from the earcups, aluminum yolk, to the headband stitching.
Blue and Gold color combo on the G Pro X that neatly dresses the headphones from the earcups, aluminum yolk, to the headband stitching.

The G Pro X’s functionality features include a detachable microphone and mute button, and a volume dial on the main connecting cord. The mobile connective cord does feature a mute mic button, but no volume dial.

Sennheiser GSP 302

The GSP 302 compete by providing a sleek design with oval ear cups that seamlessly integrate into the headband. However, their all-black color scheme doesn’t help matters. There are additional color choices, but they can’t quite match the G Pro X’s aesthetic.

The large volume dial on the outside right ear cup of the GSP 302.
The large volume dial on the outside right ear cup of the GSP 302.

The GSP 302 feature a flip-to-mute mic and a comically large volume dial on the outer shell of the right ear cup.

Winner: [Logitech G Pro X]

Design and Functionality Verdict

Top down look at how the G Pro X and GSP 302 design presents itself differently.
Top down look at how the G Pro X and GSP 302 design presents itself differently.

Both headphones have a nice appearance that isn’t awkward or bulky, other than the volume dial on the GSP 302. Although both headphones have appealing designs, their aesthetics set them apart. I look forward to wearing the G Pro X because they are much more flashy, and they feel cool to put on and wear.

Comfort

Logitech G Pro X

As you can see, the G Pro X headband isn't very plush, and it's causing me aches.
As you can see, the G Pro X headband isn’t very plush, and it’s causing me aches.

The G Pro X design doesn’t hold up as well as I expect in terms of comfort, particularly with the headband. The lack of padding causes aches and constantly needs adjusting to solve.

On the other hand, the ear cups are leatherette-wrapped and padded with memory foam. They also have a slit in the back for airflow to prevent them from becoming too humid. This makes the ear cups an excellent comfort experience. The headband, not so much.

Sennheiser GSP 302

The GSP 302 fit's very snug on my head and the split in the headband causes no stress on my head.
The GSP 302 fit’s very snug on my head and the split in the headband causes no stress on my head.

The GSP 302 stand out in comfort compared to other gaming headphones for two reasons. First, there is a gap in the headband, which helps takes the stress off the center of your head. In fact, they work so well that I have no stress at all after long hours.

Secondly, the GSP 302 use a combination of leatherette on the ear cups and cloth on the headband. Not many manufacturers do this, but it makes a noticeable difference as the cloth on the headband is much plusher.

The gap in the GSP 302 headband is something that all manufacturers should look into because it eliminates stress on your head.

Winner: [Sennheiser GSP 302]

Comfort Verdict

Both headphones are reasonably comfortable, but I prefer the GSP 302 due to the center gap in the headband and the cloth/leatherette combination.

Build Quality

Logitech G Pro X

On the G Pro X, only the outside shells of the ear cups are made of plastic. Even so, each center is reinforced with a metal cover that is part of the limited-edition design. The connection between the ear cups and the headband is robust, and the headband offers excellent resistance and flexibility.

Extremely durable plastic and metal cover.
Extremely durable plastic and metal cover.

Sennheiser GSP 302

The GSP 302 are mostly made of plastic, but that’s not necessarily bad. They feel sturdy, and while not as flexible in some areas as I’d like, they show reasonable resistance to stress.

Joint that connects the outside of the ear cup directly to the headband.
Joint that connects the outside of the ear cup directly to the headband.

Rather than using an aluminum yolk, as the G Pro X does, the GSP 302 connect the headband directly via a joint on the outside of each ear cup. I’m not usually a fan of this style, but I’ll give credit where credit is due because it performs well on the GSP 302.

Winner: [Logitech G Pro X]

Build Quality Verdict

You can see the GSP 302 uses a lot more plastic compared to the G Pro X.
You can see the GSP 302 uses a lot more plastic compared to the G Pro X.

Both headphones show a lot of promise with their build quality. However, because there is little to no plastic, I prefer the G Pro X. Everything on the headset is the ideal balance of flexibility and resistance.

I’m not saying that plastic is bad, as the GSP 302 proves you can use plastic and still have a good build quality, but for me, I always prefer to see less of it when choosing a new headset.

Mic Quality

Logitech G Pro X

The G Pro X have one of the most versatile mics I’ve ever used. The quiet environment testing shows me I can rely on it for consistent communication with teammates, but what really impresses me is its ability to function in a noisy environment.

The Logitech G Pro X microphone works with the Logitech G Hub on PC. Included with the G Hub is BLUE VO!CE software gives you an extensive list of customization options for the mic.

Instead of manually adjusting the microphone (an in-depth and detailed process), I chose a preset from the community hub to combat background noise.

I’ve included audio recordings using the preset and not in a noisy environment; the difference is night and day.

Sennheiser GSP 302

The GSP 302s mic performance shocks me as it’s quite a letdown. Regardless of what I do, the mic emits a background static hum, even in a quiet environment. Surprisingly, it’s only slightly worse in a noisy environment.

The GSP 302 mic fails since it can’t provide clear voice transmission in any situation.

Winner: [Logitech G Pro X]

Mic Quality Verdict

The G Pro X has a much more flexible and simple mic design than the GSP 302s bulky one.
The G Pro X has a much more flexible and simple mic design than the GSP 302s bulky one.

The G Pro X takes the mic quality section by a landslide. The Logitech G Hub software is unlike any other I’ve tested on PC. Even though you can’t use the software on console, the G Pro X mic still gets my voice through clearly and consistently, something the GSP 302 fails to do.

Connectivity

Logitech G Pro X

The G Pro X are compatible with all devices through multiple 3.5mm audio jacks. A nice touch is that all the cords are labeled. You can connect the console cord to a Y splitter for separate mic and audio ports on PC.

All of the included connective wires for the G Pro X are labeled for their specific function.
All of the included connective wires for the G Pro X are labeled for their specific function.

If you want to enable the G Hub software, connect the console audio jack to the G Hub USB dongle and then plug it into your PC via USB.

Sennheiser GSP 302

The GSP 302 are also compatible with all devices. However, the connection process is much simpler. The 3.5mm audio cable splits into two ports for mic and audio. Simply connect the PCV O5 audio adapter to combine the ports into a single 3.5mm TRRs plug.

Close up look at the GSP 302 main cable and the PCV O5 combo audio adaptor.
Close up look at the GSP 302 main cable and the PCV O5 combo audio adaptor.

Winner: [Logitech G Pro X]

Connectivity Verdict

Although both headphones’ connectivity is pretty straightforward and offers the same basic functionality, I prefer the G Pro X for a couple of reasons. Each cord is labeled, and the included G Hub USB dongle activates the G Hub software on PC.

Sound Quality

Comparing sound quality on PC

Logitech G Pro X

The G Pro X give an excellent first impression on CS:GO. Without diving into the Logitech G Hub just yet, I get a very clear sound that easily separates the mids and highs, although sometimes they can be drowned out by the lows.

The Logitech G Hub only works on PC, not console. Its audio customization is very in-depth and lets me change mids and highs’ sensitivity. I drop the lows to emphasize the essential sounds.

With that, the 7.1 surround sound is a game changer as I can easily tell where footsteps are or the location of shots in the distance. As a result, I gain confidence and patience in holding an angle and anticipating where a player will be.

The G Pro X 7.1 surround sound made it clear the last guy was pushing through B tunnels.
The G Pro X 7.1 surround sound made it clear the last guy was pushing through B tunnels.

Sennheiser GSP 302

The GSP 302 made it clear there where enemies on the B bombsite, but not exactly where they were positioned.
The GSP 302 made it clear there where enemies on the B bombsite, but not exactly where they were positioned.

I wish I could say the same for the GSP 302 sound quality, but it’s not quite as refined. For example, in the picture above, I heard enemies on the B bombsite but couldn’t tell where they were located.

The directional audio isn’t as reliable, and I’m less confident when peeking or holding an angle. With that, the mids and highs aren’t very distinguishable, and often the lows of grenades drown out higher frequencies.

Comparing sound quality on Console

Logitech G Pro X

Unfortunately, the G Pro X can’t use the G Hub or 7.1 surround sound on console, making a noticeable difference while playing Fortnite on my PS4.

Without the 7.1 surround sound on console, I couldn't hear this player flanking me to my left.
Without the 7.1 surround sound on console, I couldn’t hear this player flanking me to my left.

For example, in the photo above, I am next to a tornado stressing the lows, and can’t hear the enemy flanking me on my left. Thankfully, I caught him out of the corner of my eye, but it’s no thanks to directional audio.

Sennheiser GSP 302

Thankfully no other sounds were blocking the mids and I was able to hear this player running to my left.
Thankfully no other sounds were blocking the mids and I was able to hear this player running to my left.

The GSP 302 sound quality is no different between console or PC. The mids and highs have a tough time distinguishing themselves unless there’s no other sound present – which often isn’t the case.

The audio comes in at an even keel, but it doesn’t do a great job distinguishing itself. And when it comes to FPS, I need to be able to tell sounds apart, especially in close quarters or in the heat of the moment.

[Logitech G Pro X]

Sound Quality Verdict

A look at how the outside ear cup of the GSP 302 is much more round compared to the G Pro X.
A look at how the outside ear cup of the GSP 302 is much more round compared to the G Pro X.

On PC, it’s evident that the G Pro X outperforms the GSP 302, mainly due to the G Hub Interface and 7.1 surround sound. However, on console, it’s a closer battle.

With the loss of the 7.1 surround sound, I can’t rely on the G Pro X directional audio, and they perform arguably the same as the GSP 302. However, the G Pro X still have better distinction of the mids and highs, as the GSP 302 tends to jumble sounds together.

Overall Winner

Overall Winner: [Logitech G Pro X]

Winner of each section

  • Packaging and Accessories: Logitech G Pro X
  • Design and Functionality: Logitech G Pro X
  • Comfort: Sennheiser GSP 302
  • Build Quality: Logitech G Pro X
  • Mic Quality: Logitech G Pro X
  • Connectivity: Logitech G Pro X
  • Sound Quality: Logitech G Pro X
Key SimilaritiesKey Differences
Both headphones are compatible with all devices.
Both headphones have a volume dial and mute mic function.
G Pro X have a removable cord and mic.
The G Pro X have G Hub interface software on PC.
The G Pro X have 7.1 surround sound on PC.
The G Pro X have many more included accessories like cloth ear pads and a travel bag.
The G Pro X have volume dials on the connective cords, while the GSP 302 have one outside the right ear cup.
The GSP 302 have much better comfort than the G Pro X.

Conclusion

Simply put, the GSP 302 cannot compete with the G Pro X. With that said, the GSP 302 are more than $50USD cheaper. Typically I would say that’s an important factor, but when basic components, such as the mic, barely function, it’s not forgivable regardless of price.

While Sennheiser is a reputable headphone company, they do not specialize in gaming headphones, and can’t compete with Logitech, who have far more experience in this arena.

The G Pro X are priced significantly higher, but they are well worth it.

Final look at how the G Pro X and GSP 302 compare at a side by side glance.
Final look at how the G Pro X and GSP 302 compare at a side by side glance.

The only area the GSP 302 best the G Pro X is comfort, and they are phenomenal. So maybe Sennheiser have something to show gaming headphone brands about comfort, but unfortunately, not for microphone or sound quality.

The additional functionality derived from Logitech’s G Hub interface makes it a one sided fight on PC. The battle is closer on console, but even then I recommend going with the G Pro X or another gaming brand’s headset over Sennheiser’s offering.

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