HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset
Named the best gaming headset (for most people) by Engadget, the Kingston HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset was recognized for its excellent long-term comfort, great sound quality for the price, a light weight, and exceptional build quality. According to Engadget, “it simply offers the best combination of comfort and performance for the money of any headset we tested.”
The HyperX Cloud features viscoelastic memory foam in its ear pads, not the cheaper foam found in many headsets and headphones. Plus, when fitted with its mobile adapter cable and paired it with an iPhone 5s, it performed admirably.
Runners up were the $180 Sennheiser GAME ONE PC Gaming Headset, recognized for its superior sound quality and comfort (albeit at a higher price), and the $45 Creative Draco HS880 Gaming Headset for gamers on a budget.