We've tested 7 HyperX headphones. They make mostly mid-range gaming headsets with a couple of higher-end models. They’re known for their great microphones and good overall audio reproduction, but they’re somewhat lacking in active features and customization options.
Overall, HyperX makes durable and sturdy gaming headsets at an affordable price with excellent noise filtering microphones. Most of their headsets are wired, which is great if you prefer to simply plug-and-play without having to worry about latency, but their headsets tend to lack features when compared to other popular headsets like the Astro A50 Wireless, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, or the Logitech G933 Wireless Gaming Headset. That said, their lineup is worth taking a look at if you prefer simpler yet still well-rounded designs.
The best wireless HyperX headset that we've reviewed so far is the HyperX Cloud Flight. Many gamers find wireless headphones a bit more convenient for gaming, so it’s great HyperX has something to bring to the table. They have native wireless mic and audio support on PC and the PS4, but unfortunately not on the Xbox One. They come with an audio cable so you can plug them into your console controller, but you won’t be able to use their microphone this way. They sound very good, though, and have an excellent 30-hour battery life if you use them without their LED lighting. They may not be as customizable as other wireless headsets we tested, but if you’re looking for a no-frills option and use a compatible gaming system, they’re a solid choice.
The best wired HyperX headphones we’ve tested are the HyperX Cloud II. They’re impressively well-built and very comfortable gaming headphones, especially for their price. Their boom microphone is excellent with remarkably powerful noise handling, and they sound decent too. Unfortunately, their treble performance is rather uneven, so they sound a bit less balanced than the similarly designed HyperX Cloud Alpha, but they have in-line channel mixing and virtual 7.1 surround sound, which the Alpha are missing. They’re great gaming wired headphones that are decent for casual use, too, since their mic is detachable; just keep in mind that you’ll need a separate cable with an in-line mic if you want to take calls on your phone with them.
The best budget option that HyperX has to offer is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. These wired headphones 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 don’t have a detachable mic like other HyperX headsets we’ve reviewed, so you might find them a bit bulky if you use them more casually with your phone. They're also limited by the range of their audio cable since it isn’t detachable, but on the upside, they come with a decently long extension cord. Their wired design also works with consoles, so you can use them with your PS4 and Xbox One controllers for voice chat and audio when gaming.
HyperX makes mostly wired gaming headsets, with excellent microphones and sturdy build quality. They're decently affordable, tend to sound moderately well-balanced, and their wired models offer a great low-latency gaming experience. Not everyone finds a wired design as convenient, though, and their headsets also lack customization options when compared to other brands.
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