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HyperX 2018 Headphones
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We've tested 3 HyperX headphones. They make mid-to high-range gaming headsets, with great microphones and decent audio reproduction but they somewhat lack active features.

Compared to other brands

  • Durable Build Quality. The HyperX brand makes sturdy headphones that feel durable enough for constant and repeated use. Even their cheaper-end models feel durable enough to withstand multiple drops without getting damaged.
  • Versatile Gaming Designs. The HyperX headsets are good options for but also have detachable mics and outdoor friendly designs that make them versatile enough for more casual uses like commuting or even sports (although they won't be as optimised for those use cases.)
  • Great Microphone Quality.  The microphone quality of most of the HyperX headphones we've tested so far is excellent. They reproduce your voice accurately and sperate noise from speech well enough to use at competitions and in louder environments.
  • Lack Active Features.  Although we have yet to review all of the HyperX lineup, most of their gaming headsets are wired with very few active features that are available on competing headphones from other brands. They do not have many wireless models but on the upside, their wired design typically has no latency.
  • No Customization Options. Unlike some of the other popular gaming headset brands, the HyperX headphones do not have a lot of customization options or app support. You can't EQ the headphones or personalize the designs like some of the more popular brands like Astro or SteelSeries.

Overall, HyperX makes durable and sturdy gaming headsets at an affordable price with excellent noise filtering microphones. This makes them a suitable option for gaming but their lack of features compared to other popular headsets like the Astro A50 or the Logitech G533 makes them less customizable. They also do not have the convenience of wireless designs but since they're mostly wired, they have practically no latency.

Best HyperX Headphones

The HyperX brand does not have a big lineup of headphones since they only make gaming headsets. The 5 headphones available on their website are:

  • Cloud Stinger = The low-end gaming option with a non-detachable mic.
  • Cloud Revolver = A more versatile mid-range option that's a bit more practical to use outdoors.
  • Cloud/Cloud II = The main HyperX lineup with a durable and sturdy design.
  • Cloud Alpha =  A more premium version of the cloud design.
  • Could Flight =  The wireless option.

Best HyperX Headphones for Mixed Usage

Usage Ratings - Version 1.1
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Test Benches:

  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2017
  • 0.9: Winter 2016
6.5
Mixed Usage
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What it is This is the combination of the different use cases to evaluate how versatile the headphones are. Therefore an everyday headphone should be well-rounded enough to adapt to most situations and environments without significant losses in sound quality, design ergonomics or isolation.
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7.5
Critical Listening
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What it is The level of audio fidelity a headphone can reproduce. Therefore a balanced and true representation of bass, mids, treble, soundstage and imaging, as well as a comfortable listening experience, is essential for critical listening.
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6.0
Commute/Travel
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What it is How well the headphones handle the loud environments involved in commuting or traveling. Therefore your listening experience should be comfortable, hassle-free and as isolated from noise as possible.
5.8
Sports/Fitness
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What it is How well-adapted the headphones are, to use while doing sports or strenuous exercise. Therefore the headphones should not be too cumbersome and deliver a stable and comfortable listening experience.
6.4
Office
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What it is How well the headphones can deliver a comfortable and isolated listening experience in an office-like environment. They should not leak much and should block the noise of a busy office.
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The best HyperX headset that we've reviewed so far are the Could Revolver. They have a retro design with a self-adjusting headband strap and soft pads that provide a good comfort level for most listeners. They have a detachable mic and a closed design that make them practical enough to use outdoors. They're also the best sounding of the HyperX lineup we've tested, making them a decent option for more critical listeners. Unfortunately, their wired design is not as convenient as some of the other wireless gaming headsets at the same price, but on the upside, they have no latency and you can easily use them with your mobile devices thanks to the regular 1/8' TRRS audio jack.

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Conclusion

HyperX makes mostly wired gaming headset with excellent microphones and a sturdy build quality. They're decently affordable, they sound moderately well-balanced and their wired designs have practically no latency which is good for gaming. Unfortunately, they won't be as convenient as some of the other wireless headsets offered by other brands like Logitech or SteelSeries. They also lack in customisation options, with no dedicated software, or enhanced active features, which is common for gaming headphones.

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