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Trust GXT 391 Thian Wireless Headphones – Review

Years ago, a good computer had very clear headphones as a sound system so that the music and the game could be heard well. But PCs are no longer totally relegated to the living room of the house as they are a computer for common use. Now, each room has its own. Along with it, sound needs have changed when the PC has become a fundamental tool from day to day. We no longer use speakers, but live with headphones on almost as much or more time than we spend sleeping, so quality headphones in terms of sound and comfort are imperative. Trust have a wide selection of helmets in their catalogue, and the most recent one we have to review is the GXT 391 Thian model.

We thank Trust for giving us the product for review

Unboxing

As always, we start evaluating the product with how the box of its commercial version is presented to us, since It is the best cover letter they have and they indicate the intentions that exist with this product.

They emphasize that these are wireless headphones, from the Trust gaming brand, made with recycled materials, and with a battery life of 13 hours. The latter means that with a load, can last us a full remote work session in which we have Netflix series, YouTube videos or podcasts encouraging us, along with a few hours of leisure. But it can become insufficient for users who spend both their work and their free time in front of the computer without rest, or in a weekend of marathon movies and series.

In the back are the details that they consider important for the curious. In this case, there's the reminder that they're 5,8 GHz wireless, lightweight, with long battery life, leatherette ear cushions, on-ear controls, and a flexible microphone.

They are quite standard elements in wireless helmets, but that they are very grateful that although they are the minimum that is asked for, they are of quality.

On-ear control is one of the big underappreciated features of headphone design when you see so many opting for in-wire sound control, which is a perfect candidate to be a weak point of cable design in the event of accidental tugging, and that by moving you raise or lower the volume. On the other hand, it is common to see how they dispense with it in wireless. When you have tried many headphones, you fervently appreciate this small detail of accessible volume control that improves the quality of use of headphones, however simple they may seem.

The final package includes the receiver, a jack connection cable, a USB-A to USB-C connection cable, and the wireless headphones themselves.

They are standard cables can be easily replaced for ones with higher sound or energy quality, or for affordable alternatives if they are lost or broken.


Thian Trust Design

The USB connector for reception, small in size with a sync button. Due to its size and button, we recommend putting it in a USB hub that we have on the desk, or in the front USBs of the box.

Trust branding is pervasive on the Trust GXT 391 Thian Wireless Headphones. On the one hand, they are located in one of the cups of the headphones. Since they are supra aural, They are the ideal way so that our ears do not squeeze, at most the perimeter around them, which is an area that better withstands the pressure of some helmets for several hours at a time.

As usual, the left case is the one who bears the burden of everything related to volume control and audio input and output. The few control options are fairly self-explanatory: a mic mute button, an on/off button, and a volume control dial. Another small detail that we like, because when controlling the volume often, making them physical buttons makes the control somewhat more imprecise, in addition to the fact that the clicking sound that it usually makes becomes very annoying.

The inside of the Trust GXT 391 Thian Wireless Headphones, with their mesh-textured leatherette ear cushions. Using them, it does not crush the ears, but there is not enough air to make it advisable to spend many hours with them during the hottest days of the year.

Its flexible microphone is nothing special. It is a headset microphone with an anti-pop pad that limits the air that reaches the microphone and distorts the recording, but it is not perfect because the breathing is still heard.

A small and almost imperceptible LED pilot informs us when it is connected


Trust GXT 391 Thian Wireless Headphones Specifications

  • 159mm main height
  • 80mm main width
  • 189mm main depth
  • Total weight of 213g
  • Main unit weight 197g
  • Features
  • No Background Noise Reduction
  • not folding
  • Does not require software necessary for its use
  • Includes 3,5mm audio cable, USB-C charging cable, and USB adapter
  • 5,8Ghz wireless connection
  • Volume and microphone mute control on the earpiece
  • LED indicators for power on, power off, pairing and charging
  • Wireless connection
  • USB version 2.0
  • 3,5mm jack, USB-A, and USB-C via adapter
  • Straight connector
  • nylon braided cable
  • Stereo sound reproduction
  • 2.0 audio channels
  • Frequency response from 20 Hz to 20000 Hz
  • 40mm conductor size
  • Two driver units
  • 100 dB sensitivity
  • Microphone
  • Does not include True Wireless Stereo (TWS)
  • Adjustable headband
  • Supra-aural headphones
  • Synthetic leather and mesh fabric earpiece
  • closed earphone
  • Without twist caps
  • two output channels
  • Neodymium Magnet
  • No active noise cancellation
  • 1% Total Harmonic Distortion
  • Ear cap contact pressure
  • No RGB
  • No protection against water
  • Without international protection degree IP code
  • Power supply via USB-C
  • Compatible with PS4, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PS5, PS5 Digital, PC and Laptops
  • 2 year warranty

Package content

  • Headphones
  • USB receiver
  • 30cm USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • 1,2m audio cable

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Experience with the Trust GXT 391 Thian Wireless Headphones and conclusion

After a few sessions of music, video calls, games, multimedia consumption and more to test the Trust GXT 391 Thian wireless headphones in different use cases. Regarding sound quality, the fact that they are being sold as gaming helmets already tells us what sound balance they will have, and meets what is expected of it. The sound is generally of good quality and They are good candidates to be helmets that we would use on a day-to-day basis..

But one inconvenience that they have regarding their sound quality is that, being helmets focused on gaming, it is that you notice that the bass is quite enhanced under the idea that the shots and footsteps of the enemies are better heard in games like Call of Duty and Fortnite. If we are very picky with the sound balance, it can be a problem because in movies, series and songs, we are going to notice more bass than the creators originally intended.

If you want the headphones to play, then obviously you are interested in that marginal advantage of being able to hear your rivals better. It's not going to make you win, because that depends on skill, but it's a good help in competitive games. But a gaming PC, no matter how much gaming it is, is much more. You can watch movies or even it can be your work tool, and while playing games you can listen to podcasts or youtube videos and then you will notice the omnivalence of accented bass. It is not something that makes it enter the pile of low-quality helmets, but it does mean that we cannot recommend it as a helmet if you are not going to give them an important gaming use that is enhanced with these basses.

For its part, the microphone works and does its job, although the quality of the recording sound is rather fair. It's good for conversations on Discord and for voice chat in games... But it's not even remotely a substitute for a quality microphone for video calls or for recording a podcast. It's functional and fair, and that's not a bad thing for understated, casual use, and it's very affordable for the price, given that a studio-quality dedicated mic is priced close to that of these headsets.

The overall design is comfortable enough for several hours of intermittent use. No matter how comfortable they are, it is always necessary to rest from them every few hours to relax your head, in addition to saving battery and being able to charge. In the latter, the battery complies with giving a charge that is good for a day of work and more. Worse, users who play and telework on the same device will notice that the battery may be somewhat short.

Is the proprietary wireless connection or Bluetooth better?

With the proliferation of wireless devices, it was necessary to establish a standard protocol so that we do not have to carry USB or PS2 receivers for each of the keyboards, mice or headphones that we want to connect. BlueTooth remained the standard most used by the ease of use that it has and its interoperability.

Which is the best? Well, it depends on the case. Bluetooth is a widely used standard in mobile phones and music playback devices, but it has against it that it loses a lot of sound quality and has a very considerable latency. This makes them useful for listening to music on public transport, but if we already have a quality device, Bluetooth is going to be a quality detriment for the mere fact of being a wireless standard and not having as much frequency as a proprietary frequency would.

With Bluetooth it is also the case that many motherboards, generally ATX and Micro-ATX, do not have Bluetooth receivers as standard because it is assumed that a USB receiver will be bought given the number of ports that the motherboard has. .

In the case of the proprietary wireless connection, as is the case with these Trust GXT 391 Thian Wireless headphones, the problem of having to pair each of the devices using BLuetooth vanishes. That's a good thing, certainly if they are going to be connected to a laptop or a computer or TV that supports USB connection. The problem comes when you want to connect it to a sound device that does not have a USB connection. This takes away a lot of versatility from helmets that, ideally, you should be able to use whenever you want.

Luckily, many wireless phones come with a cable with two minijack connectors so you can connect them to any device without problems, if you don't mind losing the fact that they are wireless. but perhaps the fact that they are wireless is very important and in this case, you could use normal headphones without any battery or wireless component increasing the price, and they also ensure that the sound is of quality.

  • Good sound quality although the bass prevails a bit.
  • Quite fast battery charge and about 12 continuous hours, enough for a day of work and more.
  • Option to use them as wired helmets for when the battery charge runs out.
  • It does not include IP protection, so it can be a risk to take it out of the house to listen to it on rainy days.
  • The lack of Bluetooth connection makes it less versatile.
  • The sound quality of the microphone is very fair.

Trust GXT 391 Thian Wireless Headphones

Benefits
Design
Value for money

Good headphones with good sound quality at a fairly reasonable price to enjoy good sound in our home for hours.

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Benjamin Rosa

Madrileño whose publishing career began in 2009. I love investigating curiosities that I later bring to you, readers, in articles. I studied photography, a skill that I use to create humorous photomontages.

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