Logitech G Yeti GX Microphone review - a colourful companion for plug-and-play

Logitech G Yeti GX Microphone review - a colourful companion for plug-and-play
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Tom Chapman

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20th Sep 2023 10:03

Microphones are a dime a dozen these days, and whether you're new to the market or are a seasoned pro looking for an upgrade, it can be a sometimes daunting task. New to the market is the Logitech G Yeti GX, boasting the credentials of being a "Premium RGB gaming mic powered by LIGHTSYNC."

With an attractive look and simple mantra of plug-and-play, this little slugger has plenty to enhance your streaming setup for those just starting out, or those who fancy themselves as the next Imane "Pokimane" Anys or Felix "xQc" Lengyel.

GGRecon Verdict

Because of its simplicity, the Logitech G Yeti GX may not be the best microphone for those looking for a more advanced experience, but it does the job at an effective level. For the price, it's a solid option for those on a budget, who want to have good quality audio without breaking the bank or their minds with controls that may be a little too advanced for newbies. 

First out-of-the-box Impressions

Logitech G Yeti GX Microphone out of the box
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Upon opening, the sleek design is enticing - simple, yet sophisticated. It has a nice weight to it, and the finish is modern, with a mic gain wheel, mute button, and a USB-C to USB port. However, this microphone doesn’t include a headphone jack, which could be a problem when podcasting or gaming, as there is no way to hear yourself or others through headphones.

The actual branding is inoffensive, with the logo lighting up a vibrant purple colour. The rest of the lighting is immaculate. The base is a cool blue colour in standby and changes during recording, while the mic gain wheel omits a fluorescent green or red once the mute button is pressed.

Setting Up

Logitech G Yeti GX Microphone setup
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The Logitech G Yeti GX Microphone is fairly simple to set up -  the instructions are on the inside of the box. You pretty much screw in the microphone to the base with no fuss at all, and it comes with a separate screw piece for connecting to a boom. It's convenient and gives you options.

There are no actual instructions included. However, a diagram on the back of the box points out the different functions. Since this is a fairly simple mic, it's quite easy to figure things out yourself, so not the biggest drawback. Then again, a mini instruction manual could have been handy, as initially, the gain wheel comes across as a volume wheel. 

The Logitech G Yeti GX mic simply needs to be plugged in, requiring no installation process. Only one wire is necessary, which keeps your desk clean and tidy. It feels nice in the hand and is easily adjustable, with the stand being a nice weight and keeping it secure on the desk -  no need to drill it down.

There is a small problem in terms of compatibility. Although the Logitech G Yeti GX scores big points for being a plug-and-play mic on the go, it also means it's incompatible with the likes of a Macbook Air. It's not too much of a big deal, and adapters are easy to come across, but it's a minor complaint. 

Audio Quality

Logitech G Yeti GX Microphone unboxing
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The Yeti microphone picks up sound from a good distance, so there's no need to get up close and personal. Another win is the supercardioid pickup pattern, which claims to ignore key clicks and background
noises to focus on your voice and the game at hand.

There is no volume button on the actual mic, so you have to control this from whatever software you're using, and the gain wheel has no way of telling you how high or low it is. Again, this means you'll have to control this from your computer or device.

The sound quality of the recording remains crisp, clear, and unmuffled. If you have an understanding of audio, you can edit it however you want on software like Riverside, but the mic gives you a good base -  convenient for the less tech-savvy.

As mentioned, the mic isn't overly sensitive and did a solid job of avoiding unwanted background noise to really hone in on your vocals. This means it is especially good for podcasting and cutting down on editing time.

The Verdict

Logitech G Yeti GX Microphone verdict
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GGRecon Verdict

Because of its simplicity, the Logitech G Yeti GX may not be the best microphone for those looking for a more advanced experience, but it does the job at an effective level. For the price, it's a solid option for those on a budget, who want to have good quality audio without breaking the bank or their minds with controls that may be a little too advanced for newbies. 

The Logitech G Yeti GX is a great microphone for beginners. It's simple yet sleek, and you can pretty much use it straight from the box. The design is modern, while the colour-changing feature adds a nice touch in terms of ambience. There's plenty of scope to expand the Logitech G Yeti GX, with the box also containing an adapter for boom arms and mic stands - for those wannabe radio DJs. 

Because of its simplicity, the Logitech G Yeti GX may not be the best microphone for those looking for a more advanced experience, but it does the job at an effective level. For the price, it's a solid option for those on a budget, who want to have good quality audio without breaking the bank or their minds with controls that may be a little too advanced for newbies. 

3/5

The Logitech G Yeti GX is available from logitechg.com and costs $149.99/£139.99/€159.99. Review unit provided by the manufacturer.

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.