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Trust GXT 415 Zirox Gaming Headset Review

Affordable Audio for Your Gaming Setup

We were lucky enough to get our hands on the Trust GXT 415 Zirox Gaming Headset recently and put it through its paces to see how well it stands up for your gaming and online gaming needs.

If you’re considering a new gaming headset, there are several things you’ll want to make note of and check out before finalizing your purchase. First and foremost, however, you must check whether the headset is compatible with your device. No matter whether you’re gaming on a PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or something else, check the connection above all else. Does your device support Bluetooth? Does it require an adapter? These are all things to consider.

What To Look For in a Gaming Headset

One of the main reasons gamers look at buying a gaming headset is to block out external distractions (your housemates, family, and friends will thank you, too). Secondly, it’s likely you’ll want to chat with other players or your friends while gaming, so not only will you need to find a gaming headset that delivers decent audio, it needs a good microphone, too.

Gaming headsets offer an all-in-one solution; headphones, microphone, and controls. This ticks all the boxes for your game audio requirements. But there are some key factors you should keep an eye out for:

  • Comfort
  • Noise isolation
  • Build quality
  • Microphone quality
  • Surround sound
  • Style

Out of the Box: A Versatile Headset

The review unit we received came in a cool white color tone, but it’s worth noting the Zirox are also available in black, pink, or blue. There’s also a PS5 model (Trust Gaming GXT 415PS Zirox) and an Xbox model (Trust Gaming GXT 415X Zirox).

This is a wired gaming headset, so naturally it’s compatible with all gaming platforms that offer a 3.5mm connection, making it ideal for PC, PS5, Xbox, or Switch gameplay.

Straight out of the box, it felt both lightweight and sturdy to the touch. Weighing in at just 244 grams, it provides plen

Soft PU leather earcups and a padded headband add to the comfort level, and the fit is secure. So if you’re gaming for long periods of time, you won’t feel too much added pressure or sweat build up over the course.

It’s fitted with a 200 cm fixed cable, so it provides a decent amount of slack, whether you’re using it with your PC, your Switch, or plugging it straight into your PS5 DualSense controller. The length of cable can often be a problem with wired peripherals, so it was refreshing to come across something that didn’t feel like you were tied down to a set space.

An All-Rounder for Audio

The GXT 415 Zirox headset is fitted with dual 50mm drivers that deliver impressive audio for a low-cost pair of gaming headphones.

Sound quality is crisp and clear for the highs and mids, and the bass response is decent, without blowing you away. With it, you’ll be able to hear all the details in your game, picking out your enemies with ease, and enjoying a heightened sense of immersion.

Unfortunately, in terms of features, you won’t find many here. This is a strictly wired headset, so apart from the fixed cable, there isn’t an abundance of extras to consider.

There’s a built-in mic on the left earcup, which folds away neatly into a cut-out on the earpiece. On the earcup, you’ll find a volume dial and a mic on/off switch, allowing you to make a quick adjustment mid-game.

However, an abundance of features isn’t everything, by any means. And although it may not be a feature-rich gaming headset, the Zirox’s beauty is in its simplicity. It’s affordable, sounds good, and is great for quick and easy pick-up-and-play sessions.

Testing, Testing, 123…

I tried out the Zirox on a variety of titles and platforms and was pleased with the results overall.

It did a good job of showcasing the ‘thwip’ of Spidey’s web lines in Spider-Man 2 and gave a nice meaty crunch to the visceral combat in God of War 2 on my PS5.

Elsewhere, it elevated Dredge’s hypnotic soundtrack on the Switch, making it sound better than ever, and it helped Darkest Dungeon absolutely drip with atmosphere.

On PC, it performed well with Baldur’s Gate 3 and allowed me to soak up all the wondrous sounds of the Forgotten Realms, adding plenty of detail to every aspect of my gameplay.

The mic is pretty good too, especially at this price. For the most part, your voice comes through clearly and without interference when playing online with your pals. However, you should expect a bit of vocal distortion if you have the volume dialed all the way up.

It’s also pretty decent for music too, so long as you’re not pushing it with anything that’s too bass-heavy. But it’s perfect for listening to Spotify while you work.

But…it just needs to be a little LOUDER.

Back to Basics Headset with Impressive Audio

The Trust GXT 415 Zirox is a solid and affordable wired gaming headset that’s perfectly serviceable for the bulk of your gaming needs.

It’s lightweight and comfortable to wear, with quality padding on the earcups and the headband. Plus it’s adjustable enough that you shouldn’t experience any pinching with it.

On the downside, the onboard controls here are a little light, with only a volume dial and a mic on/off switch to play around with. And if I’m being super picky, I’d have loved to be able to crank the volume up just a little bit more than is possible.

There are no noise cancellation features, no adjustable levels or bass boost features, and the headset itself can’t be folded either – which is something to bear in mind if you’re planning on taking it with you anywhere.

The foldable mic is a nice touch, and the quality of the mic itself is decent enough for everyday use. It’s fun to taunt a mate after beating seven bells out of them in Tekken 8, for instance. But you might want to consider something a bit more specialized if you’re playing something squad-based, where communication is key.

However, at the end of the day, this is a great budget gaming headset. It looks cool, comes in a variety of colors, and is ideal for regular use.

There’s something very appealing about how unpretentious this headset is. It does what it does very well, and its sound output is impressive, particularly for the price.

If you’re unbothered about investing in an expensive bells and whistles wireless gaming headset, or looking for something to keep the kids happily occupied, you really can’t go wrong with these budget headphones.

Trust Gaming GXT 415X Zirox

The Trust Gaming GXT 415X Zirox is an affordable, yet solid choice for gamers on a budget. Compatible with both PC and console, it offers reliability, compatibility and comfort in one package.

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7.4
The Trust GXT 415 Zirox Gaming Headset is a multi-platform headset that offers impressive quality for such a low price. With a built-in foldable microphone and volume control slider, it's ideal for those gaming on a budget.
Pros:
  • Excellent value for money
  • Impressive overall sound quality
  • Decent build-in microphone
  • Comfortable even for prolonged periods
  • Multi-platform use
Cons:
  • Wired only
  • Lack of features
  • Max volume could be a touch higher
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Rob is a middle-aged Dad, lifelong gaming fan, and horror movie nerd. Wherever there's a dungeon to be crawled, an opponent to KO, or a sprawling open world to explore, he'll be there. Unless he's been roped into another round of Pushy Penguins on Mario Party by his daughter.

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