Did you know that Trust is one of the most popular companies dealing with computer accessories? In this review, we will take a close look at two sound systems of theirs in the price range of around $80. We have the Trust GXT 38 speaker set and the Trust GXT 664 Unca, an affordable soundbar with a subwoofer. Both systems are 2.1 and you can find them on Amazon.
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Trust is one of the biggest companies concerning home entertainment and sound systems. Moreover, it provides all kinds of peripherals for desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, TVs, and so on.
The company was created back in 1983. Τhus, it's been around for 35 years. Their products are divided into four brands: Trust, Trust Gaming, Trust Urban, and Trust Smart Home.
It claims that their products have three basic features.
In short, they are Plug&Play, which means we can use them easily without any frustration on how to connect them to our devices.
Furthermore, we are talking about VFM products and a CE certification, suggesting that all the peripherals comply with the European safety guidelines.
At this point, we'd like to thank Trust for showing their... trust, and sending us their products for this review.
GXT 38 Ultimate Bass 2.1 Speaker Set
The first system is called GXT 38. It's a 2.1 system with two satellites and a subwoofer.
Straight from the Trust website, we can see all the specifications in detail.
It seems that there's a mistake concerning the power output entries since the peak and RMS watts are listed in reverse. Obviously, the peak is at 120W and RMS at 60W.
The subwoofer's power is at 40W, while each satellite speaker has an output of 10W.
We can also see that the cable is detachable, while the response frequency is at 20Hz - 20Khz. Let's see how they perform in real life conditions.
The Trust GXT 38 system comes in a beautiful red and black box, with an illustration of the speakers on the outside.
We can also see a hole at the top, which works as a handle.
Once we opened the package, we found the manual and the cables at the top.
Right below there's the subwoofer wrapped in protective foam material, and the same goes for the speakers.
Regarding the design, the Trust GXT 38 system is gorgeous.
The speakers have a glossy finish at the front and a beautiful red detail in the middle. This points to a more "aggressive" look, designed for gamers.
The subwoofer has a square frame, and it also has the same red colors in the middle.
At the side, we can find the audio ports, along with volume and bass control buttons.
On top of that, the subwoofer has an On/Off switch, as well as an ECO mode button, which stands for economy mode.
With the ECO mode on, the system deactivates automatically after 30 minutes of being idle. Once our device plays any sound, the speakers will activate automatically.
The set comes with an elegant dongle with a glossy design. With this accessory, we can control the volume without the need to reach the subwoofer.
As an extra, it also has a 3.5mm audio jack, in case we want to connect our headphones.
Considering that Trust added a product named "Ultimate Bass" to its collection, we expected at least one neighbor at our door after the sound tests.
Indeed, our neighbors weren't that happy once we started testing the GXT 38. Although we didn't use them during quiet hours, we received complaints concerning the loud volume.
To make a long story short, if you put the volume right around the middle, you can literally see everything around you shaking. With the volume at max, you can easily throw a party.
As for the quality, the sound of the GXT 38 was crystal clear, with a strong bass and great performance on high and low frequencies.
We found the middle frequencies to have a bit less depth, but nothing that affects the overall quality of the set.
On the contrary, our experience with the GXT 38 was great and the sound and bass quality was awesome.
Are they worth buying?
We can find the Trust GXT 38 at the price of $85.
For someone looking for a loud 2.1 set, we highly recommend the GXT 38.
The only reason we can find to avoid buying them is the color. If you're not that much into its red, aggressive design, then you might want to pick something else.
Trust GXT 664 Unca 2.1 Soundbar
Let's move onto our second product; the Trust GXT 664.
Soundbars are most likely placed on TVs or in our living room for music. It's not that common to use them on a PC, but of course, there's nothing wrong in doing so.
We can find the soundbar's specifications directly on the Trust website.
As we can see, the GXT 664 is also a 2.1 system, which means that it comes with a subwoofer.
The subwoofer has an output of 8W, while the soundbar consists of two embedded satellite speakers, each having 4W.
The total output of the system is at 16W, while at peak it reaches 32W.
Last but not least, the GXT 664 uses a 100mm driver, with frequency response at 20Hz - 20Khz.
The GXT 664 soundbar comes in a big box, just like the GXT 38 we saw earlier.
The package has an illustration of the set, and on the sides we can see some information on a red background.
Moving towards the inside, we found the soundbar sitting at the top.
As we can see in the pictures, all the parts are placed into plastic bags and protective cardboard to avoid damage during transportation.
Lastly, there's also a manual along with the necessary cables.
The GXT 664 soundbar is totally black, and the matte finish makes it look quite elegant.
As you can see in the pictures below, it is not rectangular. It has a slight inclination at the top, which makes it even more classy.
At the sides, the soundbar has the volume and bass controls. This is rather encouraging since we won't need to access the subwoofer each time we want to increase the volume, for example.
In general, we can say that the soundbar's minimal design would fit perfectly in any room, regardless of our style.
Plus, it really is a Plug&Play device.
On the subwoofer there are two more buttons; the typical On/Off switch, as well as an ECO mode button we described earlier.
Okay, the design is neat and clean, sure, but the most important part is the sound.
During our tests, we found the GXT 664 soundbar to be loud enough for a home theater, with the sound being good at lower volumes.
The bass is pretty strong, considering its wattage, but the sound quality decreased at max volume.
In general, the GXT 664 had a balanced sound at low and high frequencies.
Is it worth buying?
Considering it costs around $80, the GXT 664 comes with better specs than other soundbars at this price range.
The sound was decent for everyday usage. If we add the subwoofer to the list, it's one of the most affordable soundbars in the market.
Do you know of Trust and their products?
These were two of Trust's solutions for a 2.1 speaker set. Do you own any Trust peripherals? What are your impressions of the company's products?
If you enjoyed this review and if you want to see more of Trust's peripherals, feel free to leave a comment below.
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