For those of you that have been keeping up with the site know that I have had the most expensive gaming headsets, all the way down to the least expensive. The one brand that I never tried though was the hyper headsets. The reason why is that they weren’t wireless. I really didn’t want to go backwards, so I thought. But what I noticed was that the wireless feature never helped me avoid anything. Having a wired connection to a wireless controller still created a wireless feel because I didn’t have to be connected to the console or computer. So when I recently got rid of my Xbox one x and its accessories, I found I needed to replace the headphones for gaming for my PS4 pro. Not to mention that my wife was getting a little upset at night because of my new sound system for my gaming room. So a new set was needed. So I immediately went back to the same brand, although I knew I didn’t need to speed $300 on a headset. When I had the Astro 50, they were great for the focus on being wireless and stability. The sound was good but the unit was heavy, I had to admit. It was comfortable around your ears but still had just too much weight to really keep on for a long period time without press on my head. So I saw these and was tired of hearing how great they were in sound quality and light on your head they were. So seeing that perfect price just under $100, I knew it would be,at the very least,an experiment, so I went with it.
Once I got in my car I finally took the time to really look at the quality of the box and then finally opening it to look and feel the headphones themselves. I will say without any doubt in my mind, that these are the best looking and feeling material used on any headphone I have tried to date. One of the biggest quality I love about the headphone that I noticed when reading the box, was the fact that they were build and pushed for all things. They are not heavy, not overly bulking, and generally look like regulars over the ear headphones. Basically they want you to use these for all your listening needs. So if you have a smartphone other than the iPhone with its dongle, then you should fit right in(if you don’t mind wires connection, that is). So when I play games on my console, pc, or just flat out want to listen to music on my phone, this has me. This is in part to the fact that they don’t force you to have this huge microphone hanging off your face. This is detachable. Another thing that stuck out right away to me the 2 year warranty. Most headphone stop at a year at most, but HyperX has you for 2 years, which is great! So driving home p, I was fairly excited but still felt fear knowing that the most important factor was not tested by me yet, the sound. So as I hooked the wire to the headphones, not having to update firmware, charge the unit, or hook up dongles to my console, I felt a sense of relaxation come over me as I remembered what they felt like before the wireless age was born.
Finally, the console was on and god of war and Gran Turismo was in and I was totally submerged in the sound. Just like with the Astro 50’s, the world disappeared, but with these the comfort came with it better than any prior. The dual chamber advantage made up for the lack of 7.1 surround sound as it duplicated surround sound with an amazing soundstage that I have not heard before. The sound was so crisp and yet so balanced. Was it better than the Astro 50’s on sound alone? No it wasn’t but it was definitely the second best. But where these took the top place was when you add the comfort and the ability to carry and use these outside the home or office without looking like a complete idiot where a fat microphone attached to your face. So it became the best headphone for me, especially with it’s price. The soundstage for this headphones absolutely makes everything you have ever heard, better. Sounds you have never heard before are present and while it has bass it doesn’t overpower while using it. So I’m know I’m late to the party but I have arrived and will continue to test these out. Right now, thumbs ups .