The Gioteck EX-05s is the replacement for the Gioteck EX-05 headset that was launched in October 2012. The EX-05 headset was one of my favourite headsets and I had 2, one of which I used for my console gaming on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and the other I used for Skype on the PC.
The EX-05s wired headset is a multi-format headset so will work with the PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4, along with the Xbox 360, PC and MAC.
- Comfortable Over-Ear Fit – Sure fit over-ear enclosures ensure a perfect fit coupled with deep cushioned Micro fibre to keep you comfortable and cool
- Brushed Aluminium Detailing – Designed with Superior materials for the perfect fit and finish. Make a statement while relaxing in the ultimate comfort
- Advanced Noise Reduction – Eliminating game sound interference from external speakers
- Multi System Compatibility – Multi format capabilities creates outstanding audio environment for gaming on all platforms
- Integrated Audio Controls – Voice and game sound control at your fingertips, with independent intuitive controls for each
Being used to the previous headset meant that I knew pretty much what to expect with the EX-05s however, I was pleasantly surprised to see that a few things that I would have changed had actually been implemented in the EX-05s. For starts there is now a brushed Aluminium bar that runs around the mesh meaning the headset keeps its shape and is more comfortable to wear. (The EX-05 headset had plastic tubing around the mesh)
The audio controls have had a few improvements its now more rectangle than it used to be, the only issue I have with it is instead of having a switch to mute the microphone like the EX05 this has a slide bar which I am still struggling with to be honest.
Gioteck still like to give you a huge length of cable for the headset which I don’t personally like, I can understand that some people sit quite a distance away from their TV so they need a large cable however for me I’m always fairly close or using the headset on my PC which just means the cable gets in the way. Personally I would like to see a retractable cable that you can lock to your desired length as I feel this would resolve the problem for everyone. I have fed this request back to Gioteck so maybe in a future headset they will go that way!
The sound quality on the headset is brilliant for everyday gaming, it is true that there are bigger and better headsets out there that come at a cost however for the majority of gamers the Gioteck EX-05s are a superb buy and as mentioned can be used on a variety of consoles including the PlayStation 4.
For setup of the product checkout Gioteck’s very own Setup guide :-
The microphone sounds perfect and have had a few people comment saying that it is extremely clear, and when combined with the speakers using the headset on games such as Call of Duty means you can hear people creeping up behind you and is exactly what I have come to expect from a Gioteck Headset brilliant value for money. Gioteck seem to take the saying “you get what you pay for” and turn it on it’s arse and give you a superb quality product for a very very good price.
If your in the UK Game are currently selling the headset for UNDER £20 on their website so head here to pick up the headset for an amazing £18.49.
We will be running a competition to win one of the EX-05s headsets at the end of January so stay tuned on details of how to win.