So the G pro headset, I’m really happy to see a new pro line of products because the pro series is all about design, but collaboration, e-sports players giving the feedback on like the shape of the mouse and the weight and mouse, the cliquiness, the keyboard switches. And the same thing with the headsets. And this is the first product from a large deck that incorporates something from blue because large deck acquired blue microphones. And I’m really happy too to see something being incorporated to improve the microphone. I feel like this might become the new benchmark to beat for gaming headset under a hundred dollars let’s take a look after this. The master pen series from Kula master has now received a fresh new look with a square frame designed to generate high-pressure airflow and silent operation defence featured this beautiful addressable RGB elimination and you can pick it up in one 2240 and three 60 millimetre versions.
Learn more in the description down below. So first let’s talk about the price. $99 for the standard headset and $129 for the Pro X, which includes the USB dongle that has the builtin blue voice functionality. To be honest, I was expecting hardware integration with blue microphones into the large tech headset and instead of it being software only in terms of design, they do remind me of the HyperX cloud series. A similar type of head bandwidth sitting on the side, the stamping of the pro into the leather reds. The size extensions are quite similar with the aluminium sort of hinges that feel quite premium, but there is no rotation, the 90-degree rotation like we’ve seen on the previous G pro headset. I do like the coiled cable and each air Cub that adds this retro design. And the overall frame here is pretty subdued with mat black plastic, which again is found on the HyperX series and black aluminium black leather and the silver accents with the G logo in the middle.
And if you remove the microphone, you can easily wear these outdoors. They’re not ridiculous like the chiefs P six 70 or like the Sennheiser series. I would use these for music, no problem. The left and a right distinction are inside the ear cup, so don’t bother looking on the actual frame. We have a separate velvet EarPods sets, which is nice. They don’t accumulate as my cheat, but base trapping is much better with the leather ear cups and as usual, large tech includes plenty of accessories like a splitter cable, your mobile cable. We have a PC cable that has a volume wheel and we also have the USB dongle on the pro X headset and a nice little carry pouch. Overall, I feel like they’ve improved on the build quality. You can stretch this thing, you can extend the size extensions to their maximum and the headset still feels quite solid, which is not what I can say about the original G pro headset size extensions.
And the whole frame just feels kind of plasticky and kind of cheap and fragile. In comparison. The new pair is just a lot more comfortable, much better clamping for us. It’s not too tight, but it’s there so that the, you can create a nice seal around the given the softer ear cushions. And the drivers here are the same 50 millimetre G pro drivers, but they’ve been tuned differently. I can hear the difference versus the original. They’re more detailed, there’s a lot more clarity, but everything is a bit closer. Versus on the original G Pro, the sound stage I felt like was a bit wider. Things felt a bit more airy, and a little bit more soft too. And that compared comfort to my current favourite $99 gaming headset. The GSP 300 the pro and the pro X have more clamping force, which means they create better isolation, which I would say is a good thing.
But the overall ear cup design on the GSP 300 is slightly better. So the air Cubs are oval and they’re taller and the actual driver wall is slightly deeper so that when they’re on my head and I press the actual ear cup, my ears still does not make contact with that internal driver wall, which is nice for larger ears but not the same thing with the pro and the pro X. And for those who wear glasses, the clamping force is pretty good. I don’t feel like there’s any additional pressure being accumulated on the sides over here. Nice. Well, glasses. I feel like I’m more comfortable with the GSP 300 because the ear cups are not as wide as on the pro and the Pro X, which means that there’s less contact area between the ear cup and the actual glasses arm. That’s for sound gaming performance, whatever they’re doing with the G pro drivers that should be doing more of it, really happy with the entire performance.
And this is something that large tech has been like really drilling down saying that they don’t cover the entire range. They tried to make sure that drivers do not distort on the lower end so that the base you hear is the base you should hear and not something that is being boosted. And I do appreciate that they sound much better versus the original G Pro, which has the same drivers but slightly different tuning, um, on the new pair. Better definition throughout the entire range, deeper bass and the closer, closed, they’re closed, they’re less open sound stage. So things do sound more detailed when they are closed and that is one compromise. I did enjoy the openness of the original G Pro, but I’m thinking for a gaming headset close sound stage for a closed pair it makes sense. But compared to my GSP 300 I feel like this one has better audio separation throughout the entire range when a lot of things are going on because they have a slightly wider sound stage versus the pro X is very closed, but both have really nice controlled, treble, smooth, not harsh, no distortions base is like the deeper on the GSP 300.
But with the Pro X, you can add a bit of bass in the EEQ settings via the dongle and that adds a nice little oomph in the lower end, without distorting anything, which is awesome. Overall, I feel like they’d done a really good job with tuning these drivers to make them sound still really fun, but not flat or harsh on the high end. And the base is still present and you can play around with the Q settings without destroying the entire spectrum. And now ladies and gentlemen, the microphone test, which seems to be a really important part for large tech and its integration with blue voice. I do want to remind you that this is only available on the pro X headset because of the USB dongle and not on the pro headset, which doesn’t have it. So I’ll touch base on the main microphone section over here.
The first, let me go into the equaliser. This is all the basic things you can adjust the different EEQ settings. A bunch of presets are already preloaded, which is nice. Same thing with different games genres. One cool thing I found is that you can create your EEQ profile and share it so you can download your friend’s profiles and what you’re listening to or potentially a player that you follow, which I found cool. And the acoustic tap here, we have our volume microphone input and site down. And the site on here is appropriately loud. So if I max it out, I can hear exactly what I’m saying. So the microphone is nice and sensitive. If you want to monitor how loud you are speaking or if you can lower it if you don’t find that to be useful to you. Here, we also have noise removal for the microphone and surround sound.
But as I’ve said earlier, surround sound. And here even with like different settings, surprisingly poor, not as good as we’ve seen or as I’ve heard where the G nine 33 or the 600 series. But the star of the show is the microphone tab and they’ve done such a good job here outlining all different parameters. Then you can hover over the little question marks to learn about which of these, what they do. But if you’re not into all the little things, you can also play around with different presets, either the pro broadcast or presets from different players or different blue voice presets which are found to be really good starting points. I’m like tweaking them a little bit and what you’re listening to. Now, here’s my custom preset that I’ve also listened to and make sure that it’s kind of what I like to hear.
And you can enable voice. So this is right now without any blue voice, software parameters interacting with the recording and now it is with so nice base, good a broadcast quality, nice compression. The cool thing they’ve done here is let you record a little Mike test and then play around with different parameters in EKU settings so you can hear how the microphone will sound, and only then apply the preset or save that as a preset, which I found cool. My favourite out of the bunch would be the broadcast to preset a and I’ve tweaked it slightly and that works well for my voice. And now let me plug in a different headset like the original G pro. So you can hear the difference between this microphone and the improved six-millimetre capsule. So what you’re listening to now is that recorded by the original G pro headset go into the same deck.
So all the parameters that I’ve applied for the pro X headset now go into the original G pro and it sounds almost identical. As the difference with the preset applied are almost a noticeable, even if I disabled voice right now, the actual quality of the microphone sounds identical even though it is a formula or a capsule instead of six. And now we got the GSP 300 plugged into the same USB deck and listen to what happens to my voice when I enable blue voice. All right, so now we’re listening to the same personal sound presets through the GSP 300. There’s something off about it. Even if I tweak my expander Gates, set settings, noise reduction presets and stuff like that, they’re just, it doesn’t sound as good as it does on a G pro X. And the same can be said for the GSP 500 right now, blue voices enabled, everything’s going in the same deck.
So I haven’t changed anything but the headset and just something off about the vocal clarity, even with when the blue voice is enabled, when I disable it, the microphone sounds pretty good. Um, and that could be the reason why largest tech is not selling the USB hub separately because it might interact with different microphones and might not benefit, some microphones over others. I was hoping to see more hardware implementation with blue microphones instead of it being software-focused. And it’s kind of weird because I always felt that proline was always meant to be simplified. It’s just like, it’s right there, it works. But here they went like above and beyond in terms of customising your voice to make you sound pro. And it’s more like audio editing software instead of being a feature. And sure we have multiple presets built-in and you can go in and spend some time out like customising to see what each slider does and how it affects your voice.
But um, it’s almost like going against what the pro-line is all about. And when we asked if they will sell the dongle separately so that you can connect the different headset to it and still utilize the blue voice functionality, they are kind of hesitant on that. And I understand it because when testing my headsets, plugging in different things, they sound different and therefore it could compromise the whole blue voice feature if you’re plugging in the headset and it sounds terrible. Right? So on that front, I get it, but a, again it has to be something clarified because my initial impression was like why don’t you just sell this dongle separately so that I could utilise this voice functionality with plenty of my other headsets. But the old do sound quite a different versus this one. All right, good people. So let me know your thoughts about the microphone quality and the whole blue voice functionality.
I think it adds value, but being the $30 dongle and surround sound being kind of terrible, that is the only thing you’re paying for. but in terms of its being competitive, the pro by itself at $99 is pretty decent. But it is again competing with like their cloud alpha or the cloud too. And it’ll be interesting to see which headset people will gravitate towards in the long-term because right now I feel like the cloud is like the dominant thing when it comes to designs like this.