Whoever coined the phrase ‘silence is golden’ has obviously never had the pleasure of using a HyperX headset. The audio giant has a slick selection of gaming headsets and all those we’ve listed here are forward-compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series X, making it the perfect time to wrap them around your head like noise-emitting travel pillows.
The audio experience is essential to gaming. Whether speaking to your online community or listening out for the footsteps of an enemy, it’s integral to how you play, so muddied audio can put you at a huge disadvantage.
All of our choices below offer crisp, clear audio along with a host of other features and perks. Our selection of HyperX headsets covers all budgets, because the right headset is about more than just the cost – there are many factors to consider, depending on the type of gamer you are.
So that’s why we’ve curated this collection of HyperX Headsets for all gaming tastes.
For the chatty gamer: HyperX CloudX and Cloud Chat Headsets:
The HyperX CloudX Chat (Xbox) and HyperX Cloud Chat (PlayStation) Headsets are perfect for those who need to keep their chat crisp and clean while gaming. Both are fully licenced headsets packed with little innovations to make your voice heard over the din of battle.
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 through your TV while you chat away in-game with your squad or friends.
Both HyperX Cloud headsets are reversible too, so you can switch the headset to whichever ear you favour.
Couple this with a lightweight design (only 123g!), a laughably low price and the all-important forward compatibility with the next console generation, and you have a gaming headset that really *ahem* speaks for itself.
For comfort: HyperX Stinger Core and CloudX Stinger Core
If you are the type of gamer who plays way into the wee hours, we see you, and we’re here to help. Your priority should be a gaming headset that’s built for comfort over long sessions, 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 if you’re 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 and intuitive controls… and have we mentioned their ear-soothing comfort yet?
Key features include audio controls right on the cable, an adjustable steel slider and soft ear cushions that will see you through those serious sessions. The headsets use a closed-cup design and directional 40mm drivers that feature enhanced bass.
A sound steal at under £30.
Best of the best: HyperX Cloud and HyperX CloudX
If you are looking for the ultimate headset that’s officially licenced for both PlayStation and Xbox, then the HyperX Cloud (PlayStation) and HyperX CloudX (Xbox) headsets are for you.
These headsets have it all: unrivalled comfort, sturdy aluminium frame, padded memory foam ear cushions, in-line controls, and a noise-cancelling microphone. They 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 deftly eliminates background noise, and is detachable so you can take it off when you just want to listen to music or play single-player games.