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Hyper X Cloud is one of the best gaming headsets ever made and is compatible with PC, PS4 and basically everything. They are cheaper and better quality than Sony Golds. And they are normally $150.
Thanks for your recommendation! I'm thinking pretty heavily about the Hyperx Cloud for right now. The only thing I'm worried about is the 3.5mm jack. Like I said, I really like a headphone with a solid low-end. Every headset I've bought that was 3.5mm had a really weak bass compared to my P11s (which are USB). Turtle Beach claims the P11s have bass amplification powered by the USB which is probably just marketing, but I haven't had any good experiences with 3.5mm jack audio so far. Can a 3.5mm jack headphone have a strong bass? It doesn't feel like those ports could give off much power.
EDIT: And this is the headset you're referring too correct? I don't know if there are other models
I use [link] with the bottom attachment for mute/volume controls.
Quite pleased with the quality of the headset. My only gripe is it's not a single ear... Girlfriend's unfortunately ignored more frequently when wearing these bad boys.
Personally I use the old Astro Mixamp RX with Audio Technica AD700s and a MicMod. Been using this set up since MW2 but most of the items are discontinued.
I've been hearing a lot of people suggesting the HyperX Cloud's though. Good headset for the price. I suggest spending at least around $100 for a decent setup. You'll be better off in the end than buying some Turtle Beaches for $60ish. Having a good headset will seriously change the way you play and enjoy games.
If you can wait a little and add in just a little more cash, I have a pair of these. They have the split cable for mic and headset, and they've held up for 3 years with no problems or really any visible wear. Very comfy too, I wear glasses with pretty thick frames, and it hasn't caused any discomfort.
Crazy good headset for the price and recommended by a lot of reviewers, but as said in this thread getting a pair of good headphones and a seperate mic is best.
wait, you should totally get the Cloud Headset if you can. The build quality on it is so much better than that of the Steelseries. It goes on sale pretty often recently, i've seen it as low as $60 every now and then.
The HyperX Cloud Headset is probably the best headset I've ever used. Incredibly comfortable, easy to use, wireless, and can be easily used with a PS4, phone, or computer.
I've been hardcore gaming for the past 10 or so ears and these shocked me at how amazing they are. Best of all? They're only $70. Get them, you'll have zero regrets.
btw the Kingston HyperX Cloud headset is supposed to be one of the best for the money but i think it may put you outside of your budget but check it out still [link]
If you are 100% dead-set on a combined headset, the HYperX Cloud is where it's at. Used a bunch of (read: too many) headsets over the years and the Cloud is hands down my favorite.
Don't worry about the new version just released, the original is very comfortable and sounds great coming straight out of my motherboard.
I got a pair of HyperX Clouds about 3 months ago, and while I can't really speak to their longevity, they are the best headphones I have owned so far. Previously, I've had the Turtle Beach X41s which were pretty bad with poor build quality. And Technics RPDH1200s which aren't a gaming headset so they weren't comfortable to wear for long periods but had fantastic sound quality.
The HyperX Cloud gaming headset is amazing though, It's very light but made of really strong materials so feels very solid. The cables are all braided(except for the splitter adapter) to prevent tangling. They are insanely comfortable and I can wear them for 5+ hours without getting uncomfortable. Sound quality and range is top notch, on par with my old Technics. Another great pro is they are compatible with most gaming devices, PC, PS4, XBONE etc. as well as any 3.5mm device. If you don't like leather ear cups, velour ones are included for you to switch out.
As I said, I can't exactly tell if they will last for life, but from the feel of them, I can tell they will last a long time, especially if you are the kind of person who takes good care with their equipment (as everyone should).
Amazon Link [link]
This might be pushing your budget a bit but I'd highly recommend these just because they have amazing sound quality and are very comfortable as well. HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset
You can get a much better headset for less money.
Kingston Hyper X
That headset slays the entire competition in the sub 100$ range.
So, I'm not really looking for advice on my headset (as I've already bought one), unless I should look into returning them. My issue is my ears are getting very sweaty using them, which I've noticed before on other headphones, but since this came with two sets of pads I figured they would be the best shot.
Budget: $150ish (my preferred, but I can go higher or lower if the right headset is found)
Isolation: None, using mostly at home, but I admit having some isolation is nice.
Type: This is my first attempt at "real" headphones to game, before I was using a $15 Logitech pair (on-ear). I know I don't want IEM.
Tonal Balance: Balanced is preferred.
Past Headphones: Like I say, I've mostly used very cheap headphones, that rested "on my ear" instead of cupping my ear.
So, my issue is I bought a pair of HyperX Clouds Link, and my ears have been getting pretty sweaty quickly. It came with leather and velour pads, I've been using the velour pads as they supposedly help your ears get not as sweaty, but it's not entirely working. Is there another set of ear pads I should be looking at, or should I ditch the "over-ear" idea entirely? It seems like most of the higher end headphones are all "over-ear" (that have a nice mic as well).
So what am I doing wrong, should I return these, look into other types of pads, or what?
HyperX Clouds. [link]
80 dollars. The most comfy headset I've ever owned, and the build quality is great as it has a metal frame, instead of the cheap plastic that you'd find on a Turtle Beach headset. Sound quality is great as well. I've used the headset for over 6 hours once and no pain at all. Great purchase
Edit: You may find the HyperX II's, they're the exact same headset but with 7.1 surround sound and more expensive. Rumor has it that the 7.1 doesn't work on PS4, but not confirmed.
Another edit: I forgot to mention the mic quality. My buddies all tell me I sound HD clear, so it's a great mic, and it is detachable.
This, I got the HyperX Cloud (not II, just the original) but they are still an amazing headset. I believe I got them for $80 (with next day shipping.) Only have bought them recently, so I'm not 100% sure on the longevity, though the reviews for it are solid on Amazon. I'm sure the Cloud II's are better, but the Cloud fits pretty much my every need in a headset.
The HyperX Cloud. This is an excellent pair of headphones and the mic quality on it is quite decent. By far a VERY comfortable pair of headphones as the multitude of reviews say. They work with PC, Xbox One, and PS4. By default they have leather-like earpads installed, but they also come with an extra pair of velour earpads which are extremely comfortable. I have velour earpads on a different pair of headphones and I could wear them all day. The mic is also detachable.
I highly highly recommend this headset over any other "gaming headset" brand like Turtle Beach or Astro. The build quality on my previous Turtle Beach headphones was atrocious, and Astros are just damn overpriced with a shitty mic.
I have only had mine a couple months so I can't comment on how long it will survive but the wire seems very durable. I actually only have the HyperX Cloud not the 2 but the cables are the same on both. The cable is like a rope protecting the insides. You can see what I mean on the pictures of it here.
I've had the HyperX cloud since late 2014 and I love it. You can find it on Amazon for around $70. Good sound and a quality mic as well. The cloud II is also available but I heard the improvements were negligible. Also I haven't heard of the utility of buying them separately. Pretty sure you'll get exactly the quality you want in both respects if you buy a solid headset. (for gaming purposes at least)
For the lazy: [link]
As for headsets I read and researched a few before going with the recommendation from Towelliee's stream. The HyperX gaming headset has been worth every penny hands down. Check for sales because I was able to get mine for around $50 [link]
Those are the other ones people like. I don't have them so no comment.
Pro80's with a mic, perfect.
> In my post I said I would prefer to avoid closed now because I dislike not hearing my own voice when talking over TeamSpeak and such.
Teamspeak as well as windows has an option to feedback your voice into the headphones for people this bothers.
I couldn't find any 7.1 surround sound headsets that were in your price range and have good reviews. Stereo headsets with surround emulation are usually seen as even better than 7.1 surround sound, they come cheaper and they get better reviews. It is slightly over your price range, but I would say the HyperX Cloud Kingston is the best way to go. It is $77 on amazon but it is usually $150. Usually headsets cheaper than that either don't have good surround quality or are simply really unreliable and have bad reviews, so that would be my recommendation :)
If you have anymore questions just let me know, hope this helps :D
I use the HyperX Cloud set. I had the Xbox stereo headset, but they broke and I won't ever buy official Xbox headsets ever again. Ever.
The HyperX set is amazing. Very comfortable and lightweight and the sound is perfect. They feel like a very high quality piece of gear -- because they are. I can't imagine they will ever break. But if they do, I will 100% buy this headset again.
Can I suggest that you buy a Kingston Hyper X Cloud headset, I am wearing them right now and they are freaking amazing for the price.
Here's the link: [link]
look for the Hyper X cloud series (British link), the one I bought for £50 came with a load of adaptors and stuff
I also think that "gaming headsets" are a pretty dumb purchase in most cases, but I hear that the Hyper X Clouds are really good. The Cloud 2s are out now too, but I don't know anything about them.
You can get a Hyper X Cloud for around £55. I have not used it myself but it seems to be widely considered one of the bests headsets at the price point.
> Sennheiser g4me
While I also recommend not getting "gaming headsets," I always hear that the Hyper X Clouds are actually good quality headphones. You might want to look into them.
If the budget is less than $100 there's only one decent option
Hyper X CLoud Mk1
Make sure it is Mk1, not Mk2 when purchasing it. Mk2 comes with a USB dongle that unnecessarily jacks up the price and does nothing beneficial. The microphone on this headset is of decent quality and is all you need for game chat and Skype calls.
If the budget is closer to $200 you have a lot more options...in this case I'd recommend you to follow the format and repost to the new sticky thread (it just refreshed).
It's weird how no one pointed out how "their" design is a ripoff of the Kingston HyperX headset, which is a licensed copy from the Chinese Takstar Pro80, which are a ripoff of the well known Beyerdynamic line of headphones.
The addition of that "X" character in the name kinda reinforces that, and this all makes Creative's face sink lower and lower.
I'm using a HyperX cloud I.
Dunno if the second one is better/worse. Bought mine earlier.
Super comfy, not too expensive, and clear comms. I'm enjoying mine. Comes with tons of extras too. Lots of splitters/cables/case/etc.
I'm looking to replace my turtle beach headset that for some reason stopped working. I'm not an audiophile or anything but am currently looking for a headset to use both on my PC for rosetta stone and for my ps4 for gaming. Saw this deal and seems many people say this is a real solid headset. I did look at some review sites that say that this hyperx [link] is the best bang for your buck and highly rated. Any advice on which to get? Any help would be highly appreciated.
I got these ones, i would actually recommend them. I had siberia frost v2, hyperx is cheaper and wayy better than the frost for me. My frost headset broke down after like 2weeks, at first it was the mic the broke, then the left side speaker. So i think you cant go wrong with the hyperx its cheap, good quality, comfortable and u play almost like with wh :D
Hyper x Clouds plus a dss2 amp used on ebay will get you the same sound as Astro A40's at a price tag under $100 - or right at $100 if you don't already have a controller adapter. Turtle Beaches are okay, but they're plasticy and if you run them through your controller they're going to be the same stereo sound as your current Afterglows and you'll be disappointed
Kingston Hyper x cloud I love them. I dont even realize I am wearing them half the time. And if your patient I have seen them and the cloud II go on sale big time.
I have some that are really comfortable and have a removeable mic. It's not wireless though so you might not want to use it to watch things on a tv but it does come with extension cables and some adapters.
I wear glasses, which makes a lot of headphones just unwearable. But my most recent purchase was an awesome pair called HyperX Cloud Gaming Set ([link])
They are very comfortable and are very high end for the price range. Fully adjustable, comes with either faux leather pads or cloth which you can switch out. Awesome braided cable and a detachable microphone.
I work in a datacenter and these are the best I have yet found for the price!
Not too bad on price, the noise cancel is awesome and its very comfortable... I bought 3, one for gaming at home, one for work and another because my son stole my first pair for his PC.
Looks like it , but with ali you can never be sure.It could be defective ones that came off the line and such.
Why not get from amazon? With an easy return policy and warrenty for £10 more
So I would recommend this. It's out of your price range a bit but if you can save a bit more. This will be the best entry level: HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset - Black (KHX-H3CL/WR) [link]
Elsewise, I'd go with the Corsair. It'll do the job and they sound decent, if not thin.
Whatever you decide, post back your impressions on what you get. :)
If you can stretch your budget a little these would probably be a good option: [link]
I've heard bad things about Razer's build quality.
Gaming headsets are the way to go, more comfortable, better quality, and cheaper for the most part. I use
Best headset I've ever had. Also if you're calling high volume, don't use google voice, get yourself a nice autodialer with cadences dude!!! Salesloft is my go to, but I'm B2C. For B2B use velocify.
I've definitely been thinking about that. Sennheiser is hard to beat. What would you recommend for a mic if I were to go that route. I have had my eye on the Kingston HyperX cloud as an all in one solution.
Budget - $60
Source - PC
Requirements for Isolation - Some? A lot? If it's connected to how much sound leaks then a lot
Preferred Type of Headphone - Over or on-ear, not into double headbands
Preferred tonal balance - Balanced/neutral I guess, I do everything (lots of gaming, music, and movies/tv) so not too bassy
Past headphones - Skullcandy Hesh 2
Preferred music - Metal mostly (prog, heavy, etc.) and dubstep/indie rock/etc. genre occasionally
What would you like to improve on from your set-up? - My current ones are perfect for everything except they leak sound badly, anything above 50 volume you could probably clearly hear what I'm listening to.
I'm considering the HyperX Cloud headset but I don't know if I want "gaming" headphones.
For those more budget conscious, I've found these to be very effective:
Sounds is vital in this game, and I think kudos should be given to the dev team for successfully making it an integral part of the gameplay, there's a lot of code going on there!
The Astros are mediocre according to reviews. Check this out instead: HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset - Black (KHX-H3CL/WR) [link]
The HyperX headset works for PS4 and PC, it's well reviewed, and it's in the same price range.
I have heard good reviews on hyperx clouds
but really gaming headsets tend to be made out of very cheap materials and sacrifice driver quality for marketing.
ATH M40x's or M50x's, and a decent xlr mic will probably last longer too, not to mention compatability and modularity with other mics and other audio interfaces.
I use a Kingston HyperX Cloud (~$70), and I like it. It's got a solid aluminum build, but it still comfortable to wear. Sound quality is great, and I've never heard a complaint about my microphone. Plug and play, nothing fancy, but exactly what I need.
HyperX Cloud Gaming Heaset
Either Camtasia or Xsplit OR Shadowplay Recorder
Audacity for commentary recording (Didn't used to do this but will probably start depending on audio quality of the HyperX coming today)
That's pretty much it. I know people say standing mics are better but having a mic in front of me hurts my eyes and fucks with my depth perception. (On my desk, not on a boom stand. I don't have money for anything like that lol)
Rule 1 purchase advice, etcetera etcetera
I'll save you some time and recommend the HyperX cloud before this thread is deleted.
It's slightly out of price range, but it is as durable as a headphone will be for such a price. The mic is removable. The cable is reasonably short and comes with an extension for desktop use.
As others will say, getting a real set of cans mixed with a mic is better than most headsets. To answer your question directly I always thought the HyperX clouds were good for the price, especially for a gaming headset. only $67 on Amazon
Although not one of the options you listed, here is my suggestion. I had the Sony Pulse headset, and thought those were nice, then I bought these (which are repurposed entry level audiophile phones with a mic) and never looked back.
They're cheap, but they sound better than my Pulse. They're very very clear (nearly too much so), but the bass are also full and present. The directionality is very precise. Extremely durable too. I've had mine for a few years now, and they still feel new.
I sound like I'm marketing but they're really good (especially compared to most gaming headsets I had). I just had to spread the word.
I think the gamer headsets are probably the best thing for this. As long as you are using PC softphone. Can't plug them into a hardphone.
The HyperX seems to be the most popular in that price range. It's not noise cancelling but noise isolating. If you read the reviews people seem to think they work pretty good.
This headset is going to be your best bet. It sounds better than most other headsets. If you really want something wireless you're going to be spending way more money, and you're going to get way worse sound quality. I strong recommend you don't get a wireless headset.
The HyperX Cloud seems to be a choice of many, although I don't have any experience with them myself. We'll have to wait what the other's have to say about it. It's right on the £50 mark on Amazon so it fits your budget.
You could try posting in /r/headphones, but i think your best bet would be an Xbox One gaming subreddit. In /r/audio and /r/headphones there's a general opinion that if you want a good quality setup, you need to separate the headphones and mic, and purchase established quality brands of each. This is because most headphone/mic combos, like the ones you linked, are products targeted at gamers. Their production focus is on making a flashy product that people will buy, and not the actual components going into them. For example look at all the vibrant colors, and now they're even putting rgb light in the headphones so they flash different colors. Due to this, from their viewpoint, users of these subreddits generally do not care to break down the differences between one pile of trash and another.
Going with an Xbox based headset makes it even harder to give an opinion, as I'd wager most people in these subs don't even have an Xbox, let alone the experience with multiple xbox products to recommend one over the other. I know I don't.
You seem to have narrowed your options down to 2 choices, so here is how I would proceed:
Just pick one you like and go with it, as it probably wont be a big deal in the long run
Go find a better opinion from a subreddit focused on Xbox gaming. Those people are sure to have headsets and an opinion.
If you like the idea of separating out the headphones and mic for a "proper quality setup", look into the possibility of buying a converter box (probably a DAC [Digital Analog Converter]) to mate both of your peripherals into one data stream the Xbox can understand. I don't know if this even exists, but is seems like something that would.
Lastly, from a PC perspective, I've heard good things about the HyperX Cloud series. Not sure if you can use them on an xbox though.
I am looking to upgrade from my HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset and get a good pair of headphones. Doesn't need to be a headset.
Budget - ~$100 usd, pretty flexible if needed
Source - My PC, I am willing to purchase an amp if it would greatly help
Requirements for Isolation - Not a whole lot needed but I do like it. Anything around the HyperX Clouds would be good. I use them mainly for gaming and listening to music.
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Not really, only if they would work well while lifting. Otherwise I'd rather use wireless alright ons.
Preferred Type of Headphone - Over ear would be preferable for gaming/music listening.
Preferred tonal balance - I enjoy balance but bass would definetly be welcome. I enjoy hearing the bass in R&B
Past headphones - HyperX Cloud and Beats. I have enjoyed both and can't really pinpoint what I like about my HyperX Clouds. It sounds clean.
Preferred Music - I enjoy R&B and Hip-Hop. Young Thug, 21 Savage, Lil Dicky, Lil Uzi Vert, etc. Competitive Games such as CSGO.
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I would like them to sound better overall if within budget.
I already have an external microphone so I do not need them to be a headset.
o upgrade from my HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset and get a good pair of headphones. Doesn't need to be a headset.
I was looking at the shp9500 but I do not want something with such low bass.
"Headsets" are usually pretty bad compared to headphones, but if you do decide to get one, check out the HyperX Clouds. I haven't tried them myself, but after a bunch of research, they seemed like the best thing for the money. They also have a second version that came out a little while ago. I'm not sure if those are worth the extra 20 bucks or whatever it is.
I'd be careful about the G930. It worked well for me for a year or so. amazing headset.
now in order to make it work i have to fiddle with the charging port in the headset "breaks easily" and it disconnecting all the time for no apparent reason. Like i said, it sounds amazing. I believe they have a 3 year warranty on them, so if you do get them make sure to keep the receipt and you should be good to go. logitech is usually pretty good about warranty, mines out of warranty or i would get them sent in.
[link] for 10 bucks more.
So I'm looking at HyperX Cloud by Kingston ([link]) and I just mostly have a question about their audio quality.
I keep seeing to find a lot of opinions that are very conflicting in regards to their audio quality, some saying they are pretty good while other's saying they are okay. I just want to know if these would be suitable for listening to a variety of music as I don't wish to spend money on headphones just for gaming but a more general all purpose that can be used for gaming. So would their sound quality be enough for that or should I try looking elsewhere.
Sorry if this is the wrong place, but I figured a question about a specific product would fit here as well.
I recommend the Kingston HyperX Clouds. They come with 2 types of ear pads: leatherette and velour. I prefer the velour because they are light over my ears and breathe better. You can literally have a conversation with someone else while wearing the headphones with the velour pads on.
I use these.
I've gone through a lot of headsets and these have been my favorite, most comfortable and longest lasting I've owned.
They also have a detachable mic.
My mic is already set to obnoxiously low volume in most programs like discord and whatnot because it picks up quite a bit from my existing headphones. I have a HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset right now which is super terrible to the degree of being able to hear peoples speech clearly even without the headphones on my ears. Any loud audio from the headset will be picked up by the actual microphone on the headset as well which is why I'm trying to replace it all together. I inherited this set after my Corsair headset wireless reciever died, and corsair told me there wasn't anything I could really do about it which super bummed me out. If the Sennheisers are open to a comparable degree to the HyperX Cloud then it wouldn't really solve my issue.
Headset, fairly priced, high quality. You have to pick two.
Having said that, HyperX makes the least worst headsets. If you could spring the extra dough I'd get a Cloud. It's essentially a rebranded Takstar Pro 80 (which are closed back and bass heavy, if you're into that sound signature) with a mic on it. You could do far worse for 70 bucks, and many frequently do.
Tried plugging some HyperX Clouds in to use a mic last night ([link])
Couldn't get them working but must admit, didn't try for more than 15 minutes looking for how to set up.
To be more specific, the game was fortnite, and the headphones worked, but the mic did not. The headset is split into mic/audio so I used the connector to plug it in to the switch - could that be the issue?
Budget - $200 (soft limit)
Source - Desktop
Requirements for Isolation - More iso. Office setting.
Preferred Type of Headphone - Closed over-ear. I'm pretty picky about the quality of the material for an over-ear monitor. I've had a couple pairs of Bose and the material withered away quite quickly, which left me with little black flakes in and around my ears and cheeks.
Preferred tonal balance - Nice midrange to more bass.
Past headphones - As I mentioned above I didn't care for the Bose headphones I use to have (sorry I don't remember the model). I currently have these HyperX headphone at home. The quality is average, there's some "fuzz" in the audio every now and then.
Preferred Music - I'm all over the place, but I'm currently going through some The Living Tombstone, which came from listening to a Chillstep station on Pandora. Though, I also listen to classic rock and some symphonic metal.
What would you like to improve on from your set-up -
Thanks for any recommendations!