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Best HyperX Headphones - 2019
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Best HyperX headphones

We've tested 6 HyperX headphones. They make mid-to high-range gaming headsets, with great microphones and decent audio reproduction but they somewhat lack active features.

Test results

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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

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.
  • Cloud Flight = The wireless option.

Best HyperX Headphones for Mixed Usage

Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

Test Benches:

  • 1.2: Winter 2018
  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2017
  • 0.9: Winter 2016
7.1
Mixed Usage
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.
Score components:
7.7
Critical Listening
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.
Score components:
6.5
Commute/Travel
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.
Score components:
6.7
Sports/Fitness
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.
Score components:
7.0
Office
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.
Score components:
6.9
TV
Score components:
7.9
Gaming
Score components:
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.

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Best Budget HyperX Headphones

Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

Test Benches:

  • 1.2: Winter 2018
  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2017
  • 0.9: Winter 2016
6.5
Mixed Usage
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.
Score components:
7.5
Critical Listening
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.
Score components:
6.0
Commute/Travel
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.
Score components:
5.9
Sports/Fitness
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.
Score components:
6.4
Office
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.
Score components:
5.9
TV
Score components:
7.2
Gaming
Score components:
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.

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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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