Whoever coined the phrase ‘silence is golden’ had obviously never had the pleasure of using a HyperX headset. The audio giant has a slick selection of gaming headsets and with the arrival of the PS5 and Xbox Series X there is no better time to upgrade as the following headsets are forward compatible with the next-gen consoles.
Audio doesn’t just matter in gaming, it’s essential. It’s key to the experience, whether it’s speaking to your online community or listening out for the footsteps of an enemy, muddied audio can seriously affect your ability as a gamer.
Finding a headset that delivers crisp, clear audio is essential and all of our choices below offer this and more. We’ve selected HyperX headsets at three different price ranges (under £15, under £30 and under £60) but it’s not just about cost when choosing the right HyperX headset - there are many factors you need to consider, depending on the type of gamer you are.
Here’s what you need to know…
HyperX CloudX and Cloud Chat Headsets: for the chatty gamer
The HyperX CloudX Chat (for Xbox) and HyperX Cloud Chat (For PlayStation) Headsets are perfect for those who need to keep their chat crisp and clean while gaming.
Both are fully licenced headsets and are packed with audio innovation to make your voice stand out.
They come with a 40mm driver for clear voice chat communication, in-line audio controls - you can easily adjust the volume and mute the mic if you need to - and their single ear cup design means you can hear game audio from your TV as you chat away in-game with your squad or friends.
Both HyperX Cloud headsets have been made so they are reversible, too, so you can switch the headset to whichever ear you favour.
Couple this with a lightweight design (at just 123g), a price that’s under £15 and the all-important forward compatibility with the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and what you have is a gaming headset that speaks for itself.
HyperX Stinger Core and CloudX Stinger Core: perfect for comfort seekers
If you are the type of gamer who goes into the wee small hours, we are not here to judge but to help. Top priority would be a gaming headset that’s built for comfort and that’s exactly what you get with the HyperX Stinger Core (PlayStation) and CloudX Stinger Core (Xbox).
This is a fantastic entry-level headset for those looking for decent sound and a comfort level to match. The Xbox version is officially licensed and the PS version has confirmed compatibility; both headsets offer great audio, easy to use controls and that all-important comfort.
Key features include audio controls right on the cable (no diving into system menus to adjust your volume or mute the mic here), an adjustable steel slider and soft ear cushions providing the comfort needed for serious bouts of gaming. The headsets use a closed-cup design and directional 40mm drivers that feature enhanced bass.
All of this for under £30, we hear you shout? Yep.
HyperX Cloud and HyperX CloudX: the best of the best
If you are looking for the ultimate HyperX headset that’s officially licenced for both PlayStation and Xbox, then the HyperX Cloud (PlayStation) and HyperX CloudX (Xbox) headsets are for you.
Built for ultimate comfort, with immersive audio and innovative features these headsets have a sturdy aluminium frame, padded memory foam ear cushions, in-line controls, a noise-cancelling microphone and boast crystal-clear sound and enhanced bass reproduction thanks to a 53mm driver with neodymium magnets. The closed-cup design of the headphones mutes the outside world so you can completely immerse yourself in the game.
The noise-cancelling mic, which eliminates background noise, is detachable so you can take it off when you just want to listen to music or when playing single player. You get all of this for just £59.99.
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