Excerpt: FULL DISCLOSURE: Gioteck’s community manager is the multi-talented Steven Gurevitz, who used to write for Critical Gamer. We refuse to allow this to cloud our judgement however, which is why we’re happy to tell you lovely people about it. The Gioteck EX-05s is an upgrade to the EX05 launched towards the end of 2012. It’s a wired headset that is compatible with the Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC and Mac, but unfortunately isn’t compatible with the Xbox One.
Excerpt: There seems to have been a recent massive increase in the popularity of solid, sturdy, all-in-one console headsets. Whether this is because of the increasing impracticalities inherent with setting up 7.1 systems, or is a result of wives and girlfriends the world over putting down the collective feet and demanding their partners use something a bit more considerate, remains unclear.
Summary: The headset required more setup on the Xbox 360 than we would have liked and the build quality in places is questionable. However for gaming and voice communication (apart from Xbox 360 users with wired controllers) the headset does a great job given its low asking price.
Summary: The EX-05 Military Style Wireless Headset from Gioteck is a wireless headset that is compatible with Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 as well as PC/Mac desktops. Being compatible with many platforms means you just have to buy a single headset and use it on them all. So less clutter and no need for oodles of headsets for each desktop or console that you have in your gaming den - bonus!
Pros: Lightweight headset, Good sound positioning but not the best, Good gaming session battery life
Cons: Wired control box limits wireless freedom, Headband can become uncomfortable over time, No audible battery warning, only light on dongle