Whether you're playing online with friends, or just don't want to wake the household at the early hours, Gioteck hope to have you covered with the TX-50's.
Whilst the packaging mentions the Playstation 5, the TX-50's will work with anything you can plug a 3.5mm jack in to - and for the review I opted for PC, Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X.
**The TX-50's were reviewed using hardware provided and sent to us by Gioteck, but in no way influenced the review.
Upon first glance, the TX-50's are undeniably gamey, with an edgy design through the entire headset, they're certainly not discreet - but nor do they claim to be. The blue and white theme looks great, and the build quality is extremely robust, especially surprising given their £26.99 asking price.
The very rhombus shaped earcups do a great job of cupping your entire ear, and whilst I wouldn't say they're the most comfortable headphones I've ever wore, I could happily wear them for a long gaming session without needing to adjust them at all.
Sound wise, the 50mm high impact drivers do a great job, and whilst the TX-50's are a little heavy on the bass, the sound is very good, with nice crisp audio in both gaming and just generally listening to music.
Equally the included headset does a good job for what it is, but as with the majority of headset microphones, if you're striving for audio excellence, you're going to want to use an external mic. It's by far not the worst headset mic I've ever used, but it's still the same middling-to-poor sound you'll get from most bundled headphone mics included with phones.
If you're in a pinch, it'll do the job for a few rounds with your friends, but if you're looking to record lets plays or stream, your viewers may not appreciate the sound.
Still, if you're serious about your streaming/recording, you'll most likely have a microphone already, and I don't think Gioteck are banking on you using the microphone as your daily driver.
I tested the TX-50's with a Playstation 5, Xbox One X and PC, and had no issues at all with any (just for reference, they will work with any device that has a 3.5mm input) and is simply a matter of plugging them in.
I currently use a set of Sennheiser HD 300 Headphones which I adore for both sound, and the sleek design, and whilst the striking Arctic White and Blue gamer style design of the TX-50's are a little outlandish for my personal taste, aesthetics aside, the TX-50's do a really good job of producing great audio - which, is their job.
The previously mentioned 50mm high impact drivers deliver great sound when gaming, and games such as Fortnite that utilise spatial audio to allow you to hear where other players are, works tremendously well, and for the £26.99 price they far exceed what is considered acceptable, so you won't have any issues from a price-to-performance point of view.
Overall, if you're looking for a low cost, good sounding headset, the TX-50 is a terrific alternative, with my biggest gripe being the design - which is a totally personal preference. If you're after something with a less gamer design, then it might be worth spending a little more elsewhere - but for the price, these are some excellent value headphones that don't falter the sound quality with the low price.