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The Best HyperX Headphones of 2019
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We've tested 7 HyperX headphones. They make mid-to high-range gaming headsets, with great microphones and decent audio reproduction but they somewhat lack active features.


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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 gaming, 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 optimized for those uses).
  • 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 separate 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


  1. Best HyperX Headphones for Mixed Usage

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
    7.1
    Mixed Usage
    7.7
    Critical Listening
    6.5
    Commute/Travel
    6.7
    Sports/Fitness
    7.0
    Office
    6.9
    TV
    7.9
    Gaming
    Type : Over-ear
    Enclosure : Closed-Back
    Wireless : Yes
    Noise-Cancelling : No
    Mic : Yes
    Transducer : Dynamic

    The best HyperX headset that we've reviewed so far are the Cloud Flight. They're the first wireless variant of the HyperX lineup, which makes them a bit more convenient for gaming since there are no cables to get in your way. They have native mic and audio support for PC and PS4, but unfortunately not for Xbox. On the upside, they come with an audio cable and have a more casual design, with a removable mic so you can use them outdoors with your phone. Unfortunately, the cable does not have a mic, and so you won't be able to use them for voice chat with your console controllers.

    See our review

  2. Best Budget HyperX Headphones

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
    6.5
    Mixed Usage
    7.5
    Critical Listening
    6.0
    Commute/Travel
    5.9
    Sports/Fitness
    6.4
    Office
    5.9
    TV
    7.2
    Gaming
    Type : Over-ear
    Enclosure : Closed-Back
    Wireless : No
    Noise-Cancelling : No
    Mic : Yes
    Transducer : Dynamic

    The best budget option that HyperX has to offer are Cloud Stinger. The Stinger have an excellent mic and a great sound for their budget price range. They also feel decently sturdy and are quite comfortable around the ears. Unfortunately, they do not have a detachable mic, so they won't look as good using them casually outdoors unlike the rest of the HyperX series. They're also limited by the range of their audio cable, but on the upside, they come with a decently long extension cord, and their wired design will work with both consoles so you can use them with your PS4 and Xbox One controllers for voice chat and audio when gaming.

    See our review

Conclusion

HyperX makes mostly wired gaming headsets, 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 customization options, with no dedicated software or enhanced active features, which is common for gaming headphones.

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