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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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
"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.
o 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 was looking at the shp9500 but I do not want something with such low bass.
I already have an external microphone so I do not need them to be a headset.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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'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.
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.
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).
> 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.
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.
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.
look for the Hyper X cloud series (British link), the one I bought for £50 came with a load of adaptors and stuff
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]
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.
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
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.
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]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $15 Logitech pair (on-ear). I know I don't want IEM.
Tonal Balance: Balanced is preferred.
Past Headphones: Like I say, I've mostly used very cheap headphones, that rested "on my ear" instead of cupping my ear.
So, my issue is I bought a pair of HyperX Clouds Link, and my ears have been getting pretty sweaty quickly. It came with leather and velour pads, I've been using the velour pads as they supposedly help your ears get not as sweaty, but it's not entirely working. Is there another set of ear pads I should be looking at, or should I ditch the "over-ear" idea entirely? It seems like most of the higher end headphones are all "over-ear" (that have a nice mic as well).
So what am I doing wrong, should I return these, look into other types of pads, or what?
You can get a much better headset for less money.
Kingston Hyper X
That headset slays the entire competition in the sub 100$ range.
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
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]
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
I've heard good things about these as well [link]
I recommend the HyperX Cloud. Super comfy, great sound. All metal with nice leather ear cups. Was tired of the cheap plastic of Turtle Beach so I got these. They are awesome.
Cloud 1's, [link]
Cloud 2s, [link]
It's Audio Technica
The headset adapter was discontinued because it was a massive piece of shit that broke after a week and it wouldn't help you anyway because all it had was a 3.5 jack and volume controls. Your controller has the jack anyway.
Not sure if a splitter will work but it's worth a try. If it doesn't work I love my HyperX but Astros are also popular.
I've only had a wired astro, but this is my experience:
I had a set of a50s a while ago, they're good but honestly way overpriced. I don't know if the designs have changed, but little screws holding it all together worked loose and fell out within a year just from putting it on / taking it off, and I didn't realize until they had been vacuumed up or otherwise lost. I couldn't find replacements, so it was held together with wire for a while. I also had problems with the headset making connections to their amp sometimes.
About a year ago I bought these after doing some research and I like them much better, feel more solidly built. Not sure if there is a wireless equivalent, but I just plug them into my console handsets anyway.
HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset
Hey! I'm looking to pick up a set of wireless, over-ear, noise-canceling headphones. I plan to mainly use them on my PC. I game, but I don't pretend to be a pro so I'm not really worried about haring every aspect of the game. I'm looking for something that's more music orientated.
I've used the HyperX Cloud for a while and they have been great but music quality is just average.
Budget Around $250
Idk if something like Sennheiser HD1 Wireless is really worth the price.
Any recommendations? Thank you much!
I had a pair of Clouds (original I think) and I vastly prefer the 558s. Much better sound and I really like the open back.
My current headphones, the Hyperx Cloud, is shorting out in one ear. I'm thinking of repairing the cord myself or take it to a repair shop. However, I would to have something in mind just in case that doesn't work out. I might just buy a set of HyperX Cloud Pros, replace mine, or get one of the better versions. Currently using some small, bad sound quality, but durable in-ear headphones for the moment.
Budget: $50-$70 USD. Highest I'll go is $80.
Source: My PC and my TV (using a RCA adapter)
Requirements for Isolation: I would like enough so someone 5 ft. away can't hear what I'm listening to, but I would like to be able to hear people that are trying to talk to me.
Will you be using these Headphones in public? Nope, I have small in-ear headphones as stated above.
Preferred Type of Headphone: On-ear or full-sized
Preferred tonal range: Not sure
Past headphones: HyperX Cloud. Everything about these headphones were amazing, my only problem was that the wires are not very high quality as one of the extension cords started shorting out and now the main headphone cord is doing the same thing, also the cords are prone to becoming tangled (might be my own fault) and becoming unable to ever be fully straight again, since the braiding and the plastic will come off (again, part of it is from being tangled up so much). Also I have a big head so I could do with some bigger headphones. If it wasn't for the bad wires, I wouldn't replace them unless I got enough money to buy some real high quality ones that are over $100
Preferred Music: Mostly soundtracks from video games and TV. Youtube playlist of some of the stuff I listen to. Also a Spotify playlist
What would you like to improve on from your set-up? Better cords, but other than that nothing in particular.
I usually play games like Skyrim, The Witcher 3, Factorio, Minecraft, Kerbal Space Program, Terraria, Mass Effect, Rust, Garry's Mod, and Dark Souls. I watch a lot of Youtube videos, anime, and TV shows like Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and House of Cards. A built-in microphone is required as I don't have enough room in my current setup for a regular microphone.
Cloud 2 is poop. You pay +20$ for a shitty surround sound dongle that is mostly useless. Just get the regular Cloud 1
This is the bets review imo [link]
Hyperx Cloud is exactly $80 [link]
Hyperx Cloud Stinger is $50 [link]
There's tons of good options sub $100, HyperX Clouds are really popular on this sub, I haven't tried them myself but my friends like it and the reviews look good.
If you want a split headphone/mic system, audiotechina and sennhieser are pretty good that have headphones in sale somewhat often. Just be sure to get a decent mic like the snowball although this mic might push you over your budget with the headphonws i listed. Theres good headphones by phillips and monoprice that are ~$50 o keep you under $100. Or a cheap clip on like this zalman one I use this mic and the only issue I have is that theres no mute button but most chat programs have one so its not too bad.
As for the mic issue have you tried playing with the windows setting and your chat program? You could boost your mic and adjust the threshold to not pick up your breathing noises
If you can, go for the HyperX Cloud. Amazon usually has them from 55-80$, so I recommend getting it refurbished from Kingston themselves on ebay (which can go as low as 40 dollars if you go for the "Core" model).
HyperX Cloud II (ebay)
HyperX Cloud I (ebay)
HyperX Cloud Core (ebay)
HyperX Cloud (amazon)
I love these:
Hyper X Cloud 1 is the least offensive and made by the fairly popular Chinese OEM Takstar.
If you want great sound and comfort on a budget: Sennheiser HD598CS.
If you want to use voice comm, get a splitter for the inline mic cable, or invest in a proper desktop mic...a blue snowball ICE will do for gaming.
I use these; they deliver great, clear audio and I can wear them for hours without noticing them.
Hyper X Cloud 1 is right on the money and a great pick in terms of build, sound and comfort.
i've decided to change to the hyperx [link]
Budget - €200, but if you have the perfect headphone for me don't let that hold you back!
Country - The Netherlands (I have access to Amazon.de)
Source - PC, preferably with a ViModa Boom Pro
Requirements for Isolation - Passive Isolation
Preferred Type of Headphone - Full-sized
Preferred tonal balance - Overall balanced
Past headphones - HyperX Cloud
Preferred Music - I listen to a wide variety but mainly listen to these kinds for music. ;"Cage The Elephant (Rock), Biggie Smalls (Hip-Hop) and Adventure Club (Electronic)"
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - More comfortable, better sound and preferably a detachable cable.
Highly recommend these:
Get the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset.
It's a re-branded Takstar Pro80 with a mic attachment, which has had some very favorable reviews from some serious audiophiles. For under a hundred bucks, the sound quality and build quality are unparalelled IMO.
They are V-shaped headphones which basically means the frequencies are slightly boosted in the low end and high end- this is the sort of frequency response that Beats headphones are famous for. That said, these are way better than Beats in every way.
They're also closed headphones, which means they lock in and keep out sound- which is what you want for a bassy pair of cans.
Basically, they're decently bassy, cheap, and well-built. They aren't the bassiest headphones made (probably not even the bassiest under $100) but as far as sub-$100 headphones goes these are the best deal you'll get, speaking overall.
Bass headphones are kind of a ruse though. If you want to get serious about bass get a subwoofer or a subpac. Headphones just can't replicate that.
I own two of those acer displays for my gaming pc. The acer display is a great budget buy and display quality is superb for 1080p but monitor based speakers are often not as good as a 5.1 surround speaker system or a good quality headset.
These for $80. Hyperx Cloud. The quality supersedes the price. I can't imagine how the higher priced versions sound. I've had mine for 2 months now, I'd recommend them to anyone.
The baby brother for $50. Hyperx Cloud Stinger.
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I suggest the Kingston HyperX cloud headset i've had mine for 4 years and havent had a single issue, though the white gets a little dirty after i touch it with my hands 10000 times. If you can find a Gen 1 it might be cheaper. However they only sell the 2nd generation these days. It's a Little over your budget at $80 USD. However, you mentioned you might consider spending more to make sure its more Futureproof.
This is a little closer to your budget while being an Amazon Best seller. [link]
Budget - $130 or €150, if there is a good headphone priced a bit higher I would be fine with that as well.
Source - PC with vimodo boom mic cable (Windows 10), Android phone bluetooth (LG G5) and tablet bluetooth (Nvidia Shield K1)
Requirements for Isolation - Passive Isolation or more considering I sometimes use the train.
Preferred Type of Headphone - Full-sized but a little portable. (foldable in anyway would be nice.)
Preferred tonal balance - Overall balanced and a bit more bass.
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I'm looking to get a bit more bass.
In my own search I found these headphones but I'm not sure if they are any good. Koss BT540i
Should I get HyperX Cloud Core or HyperX Cloud Stinger? Which mic is better and how good is the sound quality on both? Are they similar enough that I shouldn't pay 20 extra dollars for a cloud core?
EDIT: Or should I get cloud I because it's only about 7 dollars more than cloud cores?
the Cloud 2 is overpriced. The regular Cloud 1 is the exact same headphone without the virtual surround nonsense.
I'm looking for some nice, comfortable closed headphones preferably with a microphone up to around $75. I looked at the Skullcandy SLYRs and the Hyper X Butts and I'm wondering if these are alright or if anyone has any other suggestions? I also looked at ones without a microphone such as the Superlux HD668B and the Philips SHP9500. Thoughts on these?
Edit: I suppose a template would be helpful :)
Budget: Around $75
Source: PC or Laptop
Looking for a decent amount of isolation
These will mainly be used at home
Over ear headphones
I typically am more fond of Bass
Music preference includes Rock, Electronic, Synth/Vaporwave
Advice: Gaming and Movie/Music: Headphones
I am looking for two headphones.
a. Gaming with Mic
b. Wireless for Movies, Music. Wireless as I want something that I can wear while moving around my room.
For gaming, I found the following one from WireCutter.com
Kingston KHX-H3CL/WR HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset - Black
For music and movies, wireless ones I need some inputs. Here are few that I have come across
Audio-Technica ATH-SR5BTBK Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear High-Resolution Audio Headphones
Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System
Budget: for gaming Under 100$
Wireless one: Under 150$
If there is good wireless headphone with mic do let me know. Something that I can use both for gaming and music
As many have already suggested The HyperX Cloud are what you're looking for.
HyperX Cloud - £58.47
HyperX Cloud II - £74.99
As far as I know, the II has better echo and noise cancellation plus 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. If you don't care about these you should get the I which is about £16 cheaper.
The first one has leather while the second one has leatherette.
However, there are other options as well like Turtle Beach.
Turtle Beach Stealth 400
Turtle Beach Stealth 500P
Which as far as I know are the same except that the 500P has support for 7.1 Surround Sound.
If you need a mic, suggest the Hyper X Cloud or Cloud II.
If no mike, look at the Sony 7506 or Sennheiser HD598.
This is the one I use. I love it.
this isnt good enough you think ?
Hyperx clouds. Pretty much the best I have used and I have used a lot of gaming headphones.
I use a HyperX Cloud gaming headset. I have zero complaints and it's reasonably priced. I believe the HyperX Cloud 2s are supposed to be even better for around $20 more.
it is great.
HyperX cloud, Mionix Castor (combined ~$140)
And virtually any decent mousepad. Obviously, get a decently sized one, Razer's golliathus speed edition is great assuming you don't mind the gaudy design.
Are these the same model or different?
The Kingston HyperX Cloud if you need something with a mic.
If you're looking for something specifically for gaming, check out the Kingston HyperX Cloud or even the Kingston HyperX Cloud II if you can spare the extra $15 over your budget. I've heard pretty good things about them but haven't used them personally.
On the other hand, if you want something a little more music/all-around oriented, you could look into a more expensive closed-back can and an Antlion Modmic 2.0. That's currently the setup I'm using and I have no complaints.
So, I'm looking to buy headphones, and I was recommended the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset and the HyperX Cloud II. Can anyone who owns one of these pairs of headphones answer my questions?
This is my current pair of headphones. It is really uncomfortable and makes my ears sore easily. It's very unlikely, but if you've owned the same pair of headphones, how do they compare to each other?
How is the leather? Will it break down like bonded leather?
How about the comfort? Does it squeeze on your head a bit? I wear glasses so this is an issue for me.
How much sound does it block? Because my current pair of headphones does not block sound at all. Not really looking for sound-blocking headphones (so I might not consider the second option for its noise blocking features), I just want block out background noises and my loud CPU fan.
And most importantly, the sound quality. The sound quality is important for me because I tend to play a lot of rhythm games and FPS games.
Thanks, and have a great day.
hyperx cloud is a oldie but trusted gaming headset.
I'm not sure of your budget hence the suggestion.
NewEgg has them for $84.99 + free shipping.
Alternatively you could get the HyperX cloud(1) for only $67.99 on Amazon. The only notable difference being a lack of the 7.1 usb sound card.
$67 on Amazon right now.
if you can get your money back and get this headset as it will be better than the G430.
These are GREAT and fairly cheap!
Get this if you can man! It is closed though but still a decent sound stage with the closed design and it really does sound phenomenal like the same as 200 dollar headphones. The Cloud and the Cloud 2 are basically identical but the Cloud 2 comes with a 7.1 control box for PC and stuff. But the Cloud 1 comes with just standard control box pass through for muting and volume. Both work for everything basically that has a 3.5mm. The 1 has a separate mic and audio and the Cloud 2 has 1 4 pole with mic and audio combined so the 2 would work just straight into the PS4 controller where as the Cloud 1 would need to use and adapter that combines them. I know you said under 50 but for 67 it is great which is only slightly more than you said.
If you can save up definitely get this as it comes with a PC 7.1 adapter if you care for that.
Good luck as that is probably the best headset in that price range!
EDIT: I just listened to the Cloud 1 and Cloud 2's again. They sound the same but man I was impressed all over again that they sound so great. They sound close to my G4ME Ones, and I got those for 200 dollars. I don't think you will be disappointed with the Cloud or Cloud 2. Anyway man good luck on finding a awesome headset.
At that price get the Hyper X Cloud 1.
They are the same as the Cloud 2 but without the USB 7.1 Adapter thingy.
They have a closed back and sound really good but that means you wont get the same kind of sound stage to pin point footsteps in CSGO. If you can wait a bit and save up a bit more get the G4ME Ones.
They are the best I've used for FPS gaming. Mic is legendary as well.
Honestly if you don't need the USB sound card, you can get the Hyper X Clouds for ~$70 as time of writing
At this budget you'd be better off getting a decent headset like the Cloud 1
Slightly outside your budget, but two I've used and would reccomend are
Polk Audio Striker ZX
There's an old saying, spend your money where you spend your time. So if you're wearing a gaming headset for 3/4 hours a night, and longer on the weekends, an extra 20 or 30 dollars spent is going to serve you well.
Sounds like a job for the Hyper X Cloud with a pad upgrade
Hyperx cloud is a good choice. Not too expensive but pretty high quality. This is what I'm currently using and I've been really pleased with them.
These are pretty nice.
I have a pair of Hyper X Clouds, work with the PC and PS4 and sound great. Not too expensive either.
Cheapest thing I can recommend
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There are not many good things around £60, this is decent: [link]
Plenty of good reviews on this headset on youtube and the rest of the internet. Check them out. On sale right now too.
I have a pair myself and can't say enough good things.
Most headsets aren't really any good (either the mic is shit or the headphone itself is shit), but I hear the HyperX Cloud is a good one (Sorry, a little off your budget :( ).
You could also try buying any old headphone and attaching a ModMic to it.
Im looking to upgrade my headset for gaming and music listening. Currently im looking into the Steelseries Siberia 200 and the HyperX
I like these because the fact the mics are removable/retractable so i could use them to listen to music. They also fit in my budget nicely under $100. I have seen some people like a headphone + attachable mic combo instead. What would anyone recommend for a mic and headphones combo under $100 good for gaming and music? Should i go for one of the gaming headsets or the combo? I heard that you maybe need a soundcard or something if decide to do the combo way? Any help is appreciated!
[link] 30 more dollars.
The HX66 are probably cheaper but that's not a good thing also what country you from so I can look for links where you can order from.
But here are some Links for Amazon USA I also included some amazing headsets from audio Techinca
I also recommend this headset. Excellent price, comfort, and quality. You can get one here: [link]
Kingston HyperX Cloud
I own these, they are extremely comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions and the sound quality is superb.
I believe you can use a headset for both and that is why Microsoft created an adapter here.
As a poster above offered the Hyper X Cloud, which would be a good choice and both the headset and adapter would come in under $100, you can find those here.
I just have this one, using em now!
Sometimes you can find used or refurbished Hyperx Cloud headsets for around that. Best headset you'll ever use, short of buying a nice pair of headphones and attaching a mic to it.
This head set and it's successor the Hyperx Cloud II are the one exception to the "All gaming headsets" are shit rule.
You won't get wireless at $100, sorry. That being said, the HyperX Cloud is pretty much the best gaming headset in this price range.
Hyper x cloud
Hyperx Cloud [link]
A bit over your price range, but it's pretty good for a lower tier headset.
If you can stretch your budget a bit [link]
I got the HyperX Cloud for last Christmas and all I can say is that it the nicest headset I've ever used. They're very comfortable and they sound really good. And of course, the amazing Linus made that video on the headset. That's what convinced me to go for it and I have not regretted it. I was originally planning on getting the Logitech G930s but my friend got it right was I was starting to write a Christmas list out, and he had MAJOR issues with the headset staying connected. I knew that issue happened from time to time but then I started looking into it more and found that it occurs pretty often. The headset is also very uncomfortable. The ear pads are pretty hard.
my fav headset to date kingston hyper x. super comfortable and not terribly expensive. i feel the mic could be a bit better. but it works well enough.
if it must be a headset
personally I use headphones and a desk mic
The Hyper X Cloud I, or Hyper X Cloud II would be your best choice. They are both the exact same essentially. The Cloud 2 is more expensive because it comes with more accessories and the mic is a small tad bit better.
They have excellent sound quality for the price, They are closed, and the mic is detachable.
They are a re-branded Takstar Pro 80 headphone which is highly regarded for a closed back below $100.
I hear people say this thing is decent.
I generally recommend getting a pair of open headphones and a separate mic, but at $75 price range it may not be worth bothering.
I have the Kingston HyperX Clouds and I use them on my Xbox one and my PC, I highly recommend them and I know others will as well.
there is also a newer version, the Cloud II's
I recommend the HyperX Cloud
Which headset would you say is a better deal, the one you just suggested, or this one I found suggested in another sub?
What about the Cloud II?
Oh hey I have these [link] for $50 in my post if you're interested.
They're barely used and still in CiB thank you /u/Nimnba
Get it with the xb1 adapter for 100$. Better than any crappy turtlebeach etc.
f you can stretch your budget a little, i HIGHLY recommend these I have the Hyper X cloud II's they're fantastic.
You might also want to consider:
Get a Kingston Hyper X Cloud MkI and Brainwavz HM5 replacement pads. That's the easiest solution.
If you are willed to try an open back headphone, check out the Sennheiser HD558 and buy a clip on mic like the Sony's or ModMic in the video...
I am thinking of buying this one, do you recommend the the Hyper X cloud 1 or 2. As far as I can see the 2 has an USB Audio Sound Card with 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound which the 1 does not have. Is such USB Audio Sound Card a separate card from the microphone?
Hyper X cloud 1
Hyper X cloud 2
Probably the best "gaming" headset
I've used. It has a great price and for quite a while it was probably one of the best all around headsets.
<a title="LTT Review Video" href="[link] Review Video</a>
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Now there is the HyperX Cloud II headset which as I've heard for its price is the best gaming headset with 7.1 surround sound and USB audio. Also the same great build quality for only about $20 more.
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Hey I've got a few suggestions:
Not bad, but not amazing
I had these but they aren't bad mine had issues.
Also [link] It's only 35 bucks right now.
Hyper X Cloud : [link]
Here are a few I've used that work fine.
It's sturdy, comfortable, and sounds pretty good. It's speakers are nice and it's microphone is too.
Although it may seem like something that a console peasant would pick, it's actually not that bad of a headset. It works with PC just fine too!
Plantronics Blackwire C720-M
It's a little over $100 and it doesn't sound too great, but it's microphone is a pretty good one.
Alienware TactX R352P
Now I know what you're thinking, you're thinking "why are you recommending me overpriced alienware trash"? Well, to answer your question, it's a decent headset. It sounds okay and it's microphone is okay as well.
Let's just say I used the hell out of it when I had their M17x (which then got so hot one of the components fried and the back melted off, no joke). I don't think they produce these anymore because I'm not seeing them at all on Alienware's site.
Well, those are a few I managed to think of that worked just fine for me.
> My girlfriend wears glasses and finds in ear buds as uncomfortable as over ear headphones crushing her glasses into her head.
I wear glasses, and that's a function of crappy headphones.
Get these: [link]
If you need a mic.
If she still finds them uncomfortable with the glasses, get HM5 earpads for them.
No mic (same cans):
Stick a fork in it, done: [link]
Edit: it was $69.99 yesterday...
It is, but it's not open: [link]
Very good. If you want even more comfort, pick up a set of HM5 earpads.
> HyperX Cloud
It seems on amazon, there are two generations of this. Gen 1 is £50 and Gen 2 is 70.
So that puts them both in my price range... damnit.
I'll have a look into them both, I suppose.
You could just get this: [link]
I have a HyperX Cloud and really like it. It's comfortable, pretty good sound quality, and decent price for what you get. Also comes with a warranty.
Hyper X Cloud I
Mic is detachable when listening to music or on planes or whatnot.
I'm reading the reviews for the HyperX Cloud and I might get those. Would you recommend the first one or the the second one?
Exact same headset (rebranded) with a mic. (White is cheaper for some reason)
Currently have these, which I absolutely love: [link]
BUT... I'll need to spend the money to convert digital output to audio output. :/
I have the Hyper X Cloud Gaming headset, it is hand's down one of the most comfortable headsets I have ever worn. You can also use it for your ps4. Here's a link to the one I own amazon. They also came out with a newer version that has a few more features amazon. Here's a review that Linus Tech Tips did on the older model Youtube. Here is a review by JayzTwoCents on the newer model Youtube.
Did you watch the video because it is a good idea to watch the video. Do you live in a cubicle or something? How does a detachable cable for a mic take up space?
If you honestly need some type of headset, then it would be the HyperX Cloud Version 1.0 for $70 USD (Version 2.0 exists for $100 USD)
Or you could buy a modmic for $50 USD and the Superlux HD 681 EVO for about $30 from some sellers. I have the headphones and they are amazing.
It is up to you what you should spend? What is your budget?
Spend a little extra for HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset.
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These are great
I hear these are top notch for a gaming headset
Only consider these options, everything else is most probably crap:
Hyperx cloud headset
Bought this for bloodborne. I absolutely love it. Cheap and amazing.
$80 on amazon
Well what is your budget?
I would recommend the Hyper X cloud pro.
not sure what your budget is, but the hyperx clouds are based off of much more expensive sets and are most likely made way, way, wayyy better than anything from plantronics that was mentioned here for $19.
if you have to have a headset and not just headphones + modmic, and dont want to spend a few hundred on beyerdynamic mmx300 (what the hyperx are based off of basically, what i have used for a few years. these are truly bifl, they are absolute tanks) or the sennheiser game zero i would highly recommend the clouds at around $90.
just not sure how buy for life a plasticy $19 set is gonna be....
also, dont worry about 5.1 or 7.1 in a headphone. it doesnt actually do anything. you still only have 2 speakers, 1 in each side. 5.1 in headphones is a lie. any decent set will let you know the directions of sounds without fake 5.1.
most of the so called "gaming headsets" are nothing but crap. they may look flashy and have flashy features, but in the end most are just crap. turtle beach, siberia, razer headsets. just avoid them. get real headphones or something at least from a company that makes headphones and you will be much happier.
or the original hyperx cloud for around £60. best bang for the buck. www.amazon.co.uk/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-Mobile/dp/B00JJNQG98
Can't recommend these enough, had them for a while, work well with the X1, just don't come with the stereo adapter.
[link] I got these recently after a great amount of research. They're very comfortable.
In my experience with headsets, if you buy something more expensive it will last longer and be worth the cost plus you will get better equipment as well, so although it is 50% over your budget I would recommend the HyperX Cloud Gaming headset: [link]
You can find a review by Linus Tech Tips of it here. I used to use Sennheiser PC 350 - which are good bit more expensive than these - and although the sound quality in those is definitely better and the mic as well, I like the build quality a lot better in the HyperX (The leather ear pads, braided cords and leather headband especially) and the sound is not bad at all. Linus also rattles off a lot of other gaming headsets and as I have only ever used three headsets, two of which are way out of your price range, I would encourage you to peruse their videos for alternatives.
Kingston HyperX Cloud is really good
If I may, I'd like to offer a counter statement. Full disclosure, I don't like Razer, but I'm wiling to give them some leniency.
Don't get 7.1 headphones because it's not actually physical 7.1, everything is on the software side. For that reason, you should be able to mimic similar sound with the correct software. and a quality stero headset.
I'd recomend buying a Kingston HyperX Cloud, which currently is $10 cheaper than the Logitech G35 on Amazon.
Then download a copy of the Razer Surround Software. It should be able to mimic virtual 7.1 on any headphones. I don't own a headset with build-in 7.1 drivers but I think it's alright.
Long story short, you can save $10, and still get some kickass hardware and virtual sound.
The Kingston HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset is very good and it's on sale for 80 bucks on Amazon right now. Linus even liked it and he hates most gaming headsets.
Here is the desktop version of your link
$69, check out HyperX Cloud
they are basically the Takstar Pro80 (a well-regarded chinese budget set of cans) with a mic attached.
Source: PC on-board audio. Mostly music and some gaming.
Isolation: Closed. I work from home but sometimes my bro plays Xbox on the TV in the same room.
Preferred Type: Over-ear
Tonal Balance: I like bass but also all around balance would be good.
Past Headphones: SMS Streets by 50 IEMs. I really like the isolation and bass on them.
Preferred Music: Jazzy music, instrumentals like Bonobo, Zero 7, Nujabes when I'm chilling, and dubstep/trance mixes when I'm working.
I spend a lot of time on my PC (I watch movies, work and game on it) especially over weekends, so I'd like comfy headsets I can wear for extended periods.
I was initially looking at the HyperX Cloud headsets, but browsing around the net and this sub the last few days keep bringing me to the Audio Technica ATH-M50x headsets and I'm willing to sacrifice the built-in mic for better sound. I'm not an audiophile but I once listened to Sennheisers and I absolutely loved how good the music sounded.
So, I'd appreciate some suggestions. The M50s are quite pricey so I'd like some alternatives.
Thanks guys, looking forward to the epic experience.
HyperX Cloud. Here's a video review from a guy who knows gaming headsets.
HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset - Black (KHX-H3CL/WR) [link]
If you want a mic upgrade, you shouldn't be looking for a headset mic. I can, however recommend a good headset with a surprisingly high quality mic, if that's what you're into. I must also mention that it's extremely comfortable. HyperX Cloud
If you're looking for a good starter mic for a budget, I'd try the Blue Snowball Alternatively, the Blue Yeti, but be warned that this mic is very sensitive to background noise. If you're in a noisy area and plan on speaking directly into the mic, I'd like to recommend my personal favourite and the mic I'm currently using, the AT2020.
Be careful, because the AT2020 does require phantom power, so you'll need a mixer that supports at least 48v.
Feel free to PM me about audio stuff! Good luck!
That's the only real headset I'd recommend aside from Sennheiser/Audio Technica's ones.
Kingston HyperX Clouds
(TLDR at the end)
I've got HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset (~80$). I've been using it for 2 years now, bought it after many positive reviews all over the internet. Unfortunately I'm not too pleased with it. (My previous headset was a ~20$ Sennheiser HD 201.)
Shape/Comfort of use:
It was very uncomfortable with the default earcups (The earcups are nicely padded with velour and memory foam.). It was pushing towards my head with a significant force. Adjusting the 'height' of the headset wasn't helping at all. Seems like it's just too small in breadth
for my head... I've been thinking that maybe the earcups/headset frame will finally adjust to my ear/head shape after some time, but that wasn't the case. I was always ending up with a headache after prolonged use. After a few months of this 'torture', when it became clear that the earcups won't adjust, I finally decided to swap them (The earcups are interchangeable as well). The other pair is made of different material, looks more 'cheap', but in my case turned out to be a lot more comfortable. So thanks to HyperX for giving us the choice. That said, it's still not as good as my previous Sennheiser HD 201 (it was so good and comfortable that most of the time I didn't even know I have anything on my head).
All I can say is that the sound quality is much better than in Sennheiser HD 201, and that's the only reason why I held to HyperX Cloud Gaming. The difference is quite significant in favour of the latter. It's also much better than any speaker setup I've heard, including 2 hifi towers and ~10 different speakers in my friends houses, featuring Creative, Logitech and Genius (that's why I usually use headset instead of speakers). Personally I've got Logitech Z200 speakers if I don't feel like wearing headset.
Contrary to the review (The boom microphone has consistently been viewed as the biggest downside for this headset), I'm very pleased with the quality of added mic. In terms of usage, it's very easy to position and stays exactly where you want it. Huge plus for being detachable. As far as recording quality goes, I always end up having the best mic sound/quality out of all the players/friends/strangers that I play with. It nicely suppresses any white noise/background sounds/humming (but you have an option to turn that off in any audio software/windows settings), and makes your voice crystal clear. It doesn't catch up to any breathing/coughing. I wanted to buy a Blue Yeti microphone, but decided not to as the HyperX Cloud mic is good enough and fulfils all my needs. (There are a noticeable amount of complaints in both forum and product reviews about the microphone being too quiet.) I think that it's mostly because people don't know how to properly position the microphone. When you catch the head of the mic with your fingers, you can clearly feel how it's membrane is positioned. If you turn it downwards or flip completely 180° around, then you can only blame yourself that it's not recording your voice properly. And I bet the majority of regular customers have no idea how to increase or boost microphone volume in windows settings (eg. +20dB, anyway not needed if you position mic correctly in the first place).
The sound quality as well as detachable mic in HyperX Cloud Gaming are both very good, but for me the headset itself is not comfortable (too tight). Thankfully changing earcups helped remedy this situation somewhat, so props to HyperX for that. That said, I woudn't buy this headset again. I would search for something more comfortable for my head next time, with comparable or better sound quality (mic is just an addition, not important for me when looking for headset).
The HyperX Cloud (not II) are very good for their price. Built by QPAD which "collaborated" with Beyerdynamic. But make also sure you have very good onboard sound (like asus "supremefx", msi "audio boost", asrock "purity sound" or whatever they call it) or a soundcard.
If you want to stay under 50$ get a Superlux 681 EVO or 668B with an extra mic.
For the love of god.
I use the first generation kingston hyper x cloud gaming headset.
If you're referencing where to get the HyperX Cloud, a lot of places have it at $80, including Amazon and Newegg.
I use this