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Trust GXT 410 Rune Blue Illuminating Gaming Headset

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

With so many gaming headsets in the market, searching for one can turn into a bit of a quest! For the price, the Trust GXT 410 Rune gaming stereo headset has everything you would want from a gaming headset including comfortable fit on the head, good microphone and quality volume.
Unlike a USB headset which features a single USB connection for the speaker and microphone audio signals, the Trust GXT 410 Rune features three connections, one of which is a USB connection to power the blue illumination lighting.
inline remote box with volume dial and mute button
The USB connection also powers the volume and mute button inline remote box. The volume remote box is located approximately 60cm inline from the headset.
illumination is not customisable nor RGB
Speaking of the microphone, the Trust GXT 410 Rune has a microphone boom design so it is attached to an arm so the microphone can sit in front of your mouth.
The microphone arm has a bit of flexibility but it's not a goose type arm that you can bend around but it can be adjusted down and up when not in use which is convenient, although there is no automatic mute feature when pulling up the microphone arm.
The Trust GXT 410 Rune doesn't actually require the USB connection to work since it's a stereo headset with 3.5mm inputs that connect to the microphone input socket and 3.5mm speaker output socket of your computer or laptop.
If your laptop or computer has a combo socket for the microphone and audio you will need to use the included headset mic and speaker splitter cable.
Having the headset splitter included with the headset is also handy for connecting the GXT 410 Rune to a smartphone without the need of using an OTG adapter like you would with a USB headset. The GXT 410 Rune headset is easily powered from a phone thanks to a low impedance rating of 32 ohms.
The Trust GXT 410 Rune stereo headset has very high speaker sensitivity (117dB) so you can turn up the volume very loud and without distorting the sound.
The over-the-ear/ closed-back enclosure, which houses the 40mm drivers, does a good job at sealing in the sound with very little sound leakage so you won't be disturbing anyone even when gaming in the middle of the night.
Being a wired headset, the sound quality is very good and balanced between treble and bass with a fairly wide frequency response range between 20Hz and 20kHz.

metal hinges
There is no bass vibration feature nor virtual surround sound like you get with the GXT 383 Dion headset but you get a decent amount of bass for an immersive experience.
The bass vibration feature in the GTX 383 Dion headset is actually pretty nifty as it converts the low end bass frequencies into a rumble/vibration effect that you can feel.
The GXT 410 Rune headset has a very good sounding microphone with high pick up sensitivity and good level of treble so you can be heard clearly without having to shout into the microphone.
As far as design, the GXT 410 Rune headset has a nice sleak black color scheme combining high gloss black plastic (headband) and matt black plastic (earcups and microphone arm). The construction is lightweight at only 351 grams and the ear cups can be folded inwards.
The headband is adjustable and without too much clamping force so you can wear the GXT 410 Rune headset for long stretches. The soft earpads have good cushion, while the ear-cups have good depth to them to accommodate different size ears.
There is a thick rubber construction on the earcup housing the cable that helps relief strain when tugging the 200cm (2 meter) long nylon braided cable.
velcro strap to manage cable is included
Trust 2 year warranty
Compatibility-wise, you can use them with any 3.5mm audio device but you won't be able to use the GXT 410 Rune stereo headset with PlayStation 4 and the 2015 version of the Xbox One like you can with the GXT 383 Dion headset and GXT 322 Carus which are both compatible.
Compatible operating systems: Windows 10, 8, 7

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