Trust GXT 498 Forta review: gaming headset suits content creators, mostly

This super-cheap headset could be a good budget alternative for gaming and streaming.

A Trust GXT 498 Forta headset
(Image: © Abi Le Guilcher)

Our Verdict

If you’re a gamer or content creator on the search for a lightweight headset that won’t break the bank, then the Trust GXT 498 Forta gaming headset may just be the perfect pick for you. With good comfort, a decent microphone and a handsome body all at a low price point, there’s little to grumble at when it comes to these headphones.

For

  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Great looks

Against

  • Audio quality could be improved
  • Wireless option would be nice
  • Build can feel a little flimsy

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As someone that spends a lot of time video editing and playing games, a good headset is a must-have accessory when it comes to personal tech. However, good audio tech doesn’t always come cheap - which is why I was very excited to check out the new affordable GXT 498 Forta headset from tech brand Trust. In this review, I’ll go into detail about how they held up compared to the pricier brands I usually use as well as features like sound quality, comfort and overall aesthetics.

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Released in May 2023, this headset is still relatively new on the market when this is written. When you first take it out of the box, it would be easy to mistake it for an official PlayStation product thanks to the sleek build and PlayStation logo imprinted onto the side. The design is simple yet elegant, and it was very easy to get used to the functions.

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Weight:253g
Dimensions:205 x 165 x 83mm
Connection type:Wired
Driver:50mm dynamic driver
Microphone type:Omnidirectional
Input type:3.5mm
Frequency response:100 Hz - 17.000 Hz
The Verdict
4

out of 10

Trust GXT 498 Forta

If you’re a gamer or content creator on the search for a lightweight headset that won’t break the bank, then the Trust GXT 498 Forta gaming headset may just be the perfect pick for you. With good comfort, a decent microphone and a handsome body all at a low price point, there’s little to grumble at when it comes to these headphones.

Abi Le Guilcher
Ecommerce Writer

Abi Le Guilcher is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design for Game and Film, Abi enjoys almost anything creative and will either be found crafting or gaming in her spare time. Her previous experience as a retail assistant at CeX means she has a wide range of knowledge in both technology and media and loves to keep up to date with the latest tech. Abi is an avid cosplayer and has most recently worked with PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio on a promotional campaign for the release of God of War Ragnarök.