The best gaming headsets holiday gift guide 2023

Give your giftee great audio with the help of our gaming headsets holiday gift guide 2023.

Hunting for headsets this holiday? Then HyperX is the place to be. Our best gaming headsets holiday gift guide 2023 will take you through the finest gaming headsets you can buy for friends, family, or even yourself (you’re worth it) as the end of the year draws to a close. Whatever your budget and needs, our list of HyperX headsets will have you covered.

The best gaming headsets holiday gift guide 2023

gaming headsets holiday gift guide 2023
The Cloud III Wireless gaming headset.

For each entry in our best gaming headsets holiday gift guide 2023 we’ve included a brief explanation of who the headset is ideal for, the key features it offers, and which platforms it’s supported by. So whether you’re buying for a PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, or multi-platform gamer, you’ll find what you need. This guide focuses solely on headsets, though – find our earbuds gift guide here.

Want to secure an extra bargain on some of the gaming headsets below? HyperX has Black Friday deals running throughout November, so don’t miss out!

HyperX Cloud III Wireless: Premium sound and comfort across multiple platforms

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The Cloud III Wireless gaming headset.

Platforms: 

  • PC
  • Switch
  • PS5

Key features:

  • 2.4GHz wireless with up to 120-hour battery life
  • Angled 53mm drivers
  • Detachable, noise-canceling microphone
  • On-board audio/mic controls
  • Multi-platform compatibility with 3.5mm, USC-C, USB-A
  • Lifetime activation of DTS Headphone:X Spatial Audio

The latest edition HyperX’s signature Cloud line of gaming headsets sets the standard for gaming audio. It features angled 53mm drivers which have been tuned specifically for gaming, helping you appreciate everything from bass-heavy explosions to delicate and subtle sound effects. 

The Cloud III Wireless is also built for comfort. It features memory foam in both the ear cups and headband to ensure aches and pains are never a problem. We’ve opted for the wireless version here to free your giftee from cable concerns, but you can find the wired Cloud III here if you’d prefer.

Get the HyperX Cloud III Wireless here.

HyperX Cloud(X) Stinger 2 Core: Affordable audio upgrades for PS5 and Xbox owners

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The Cloud Stinger 2 Core and CloudX Stinger 2 Core gaming headsets.

Platforms: 

  • PS5 (Cloud Stinger 2 Core)
  • Xbox (CloudX Stinger 2 Core)

Key features:

  • Lightweight comfort
  • Swivel-to-mute mic
  • On-board volume controls

The HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 Core for PS5 and CloudX Stinger 2 Core for Xbox are ideal entry-level gaming headsets that will deliver immersive in-game sound and stellar comfort without a sky-high price tag. 

These lightweight headsets feature 40mm drivers with enhanced bass. On top of that, you’ll find built-in volume controls and a swivel-to-mute microphone. That means users can quickly manually adjust audio settings and mute themselves without navigating in-game menus.

Get the HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 Core (PS5) here.

Get the HyperX CloudX Stinger 2 Core (Xbox) here.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S: Feature-rich for the competitive gamer

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The Cloud Alpha S gaming headset.

Platforms: 

  • PC
  • PS4

Key features:

  • HyperX Virtual 7.1 surround sound
  • Dual-chamber drivers
  • Bass adjustment sliders
  • Advanced audio control mixer
  • Detachable, noise-canceling mic

If you’re on the hunt for a headset this holiday to suit a seriously competitive gamer, the Cloud Alpha S could be their perfect fit. This premium gaming headset includes dual-chamber drivers to help reduce distortion and deliver clearer audio. The bass adjustment sliders built into the earcups will let your giftee will find their ideal mix. 

In-line controls also also allow for activation of surround sound, volume adjustment, and the ability to shift the balance between game and chat audio levels, all without leaving the game. That functionality comes paired with comfortable leatherette ear cushions and a durable aluminum frame to withstand intense daily gaming.

Get the HyperX Cloud Alpha S here.

Cloud(X) Flight: Wireless, premium audio for PlayStation or Xbox

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The CloudX Flight and Cloud Flight PS5-PS4 gaming headsets.

Platforms: 

  • PS4/PS5 (Cloud Flight PS5-PS4)
  • Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S (CloudX Flight)

Key features:

  • 2.4GHz wireless with up to 30-hour battery life
  • 90° rotating earcups with LED lighting
  • 50mm drivers
  • Built-in chat mixer
  • Detachable, noise-canceling mic
  • Premium leatherette and memory foam ear cushions

The Cloud Flight PS5-PS4 and CloudX Flight (Xbox) are the perfect headsets for console gamers who like to roam. Gaming-grade 2.4GHz wireless will maintain a firm connection throughout most homes, meaning they’ll be free to wander to the kitchen for a snack or check in on housemates/family between quests or online matches. 

To help keep those real-life conversations private, the Flight models include a mute function and volume slider on the earcups. Game and audio chat levels can also be adjusted on the ear cups to make sure one isn’t drowning out the other.

Get the HyperX Cloud Flight PS5-PS4 here.

Get the HyperX CloudX Flight here.


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