June 25, 2022
Trust Thian Headset

Looking for a high-quality wireless gaming headset for your PlayStation or PC? The Trust GXT 391 Thian Gaming Headset could fit that.

Trust has been around for years, although the GXT 391 Thian Gaming is their first wireless headset, aimed at gamers who are tired of having to pull their cables out of their desk chair or just want the freedom to roam.

Unlike Bluetooth headsets that require pairing, the GXT 391 uses its own dongle, so it’s good right out of the box. Charge the headset via the included USB-C cable, plug the dongle into your PS4, PS5 or PC and it’s ready to use.

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And in fact you can go quite far with the headset, which has a range of 10 meters. I wandered all the way from my upstairs office to the downstairs lounge without caring, and it wasn’t until I got to the patio door, probably a few feet out of that range, that my connection started to falter.

The GXT 391 is well constructed and feels solid without being heavy, although the rubber material the strap is made from shows more fingerprints than I’d like. It is extremely comfortable to wear, which is important if, like me, you want to carry your own soundtrack with you.

In terms of sound quality, the GXT 391 isn’t quite as bass-heavy as the Sades Locust, the headset I usually use for gaming. But the range is superior, picking up background noise and, when listening to music, background instruments that were not clear before. In the absence of a wire, the volume control, mute button, on-off and so on are on-ear on the left headphone head, neatly within reach.

As for the flip-up microphone? It won’t knock mics like the Blue Yeti out of place, so if you’re looking to pursue a career as a YouTuber, you might want to look elsewhere. But for yelling commands at your hapless teammates or joining web meetings, it’s just the job. And, unlike a few cheap basement headsets I’ve used, it doesn’t sound tinny at all.

The GXT 391 easily delivered the promised 13-hour battery life, slightly more than, although it took about five hours to charge to max, which isn’t ideal if you’ve got a gaming session pending. You can plug in the supplied headphone wire and use it like a regular wired headset, in fact with any device with a headphone jack, but that misses the point.

Which brings me to the downsides of the GXT 391. The charging cable is ridiculously short and you’ll need to provide your own USB charger, but chances are you’ll have several chargers lying around anyway. But these are minor inconveniences at best. The worst part is that, despite using a USB dongle, you can’t adjust the GXT 391’s settings.

There’s no control panel app, and while you can use Windows 10’s built-in bass boost feature, you can’t customize the headset’s own settings. Do you want to know how much battery life the headset has left, if it runs out within a few hours? You’ll have to guess, because Trust didn’t provide any kind of extra software.

Is that last one annoying? It is, a little. It’s not a deal breaker for me, but if you’re the kind of person who likes to tune their equipment (insert your own dirty joke here), it might be enough to put you off the GXT 391.

If you can live with this oversight, you’ll find that the Trust GXT 391 Thian Gaming Headset’s performance, sound quality and plug-and-play usability make it well worth the £59.99 asking price, whether you plan on using it with the PlayStation , PC or both. If Trust plans to add more wireless headsets to its already extensive wired Thian range, it’s a good start.

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