The Best Gaming Headphones For Music

Can gaming headphones be used for gaming and music? Discover how both gaming and music can be amplified with a good gaming headset.

When looking for a new pair of gaming headphones, you don’t necessarily want a unitasker. You know all those gadgets littering your kitchen that only do one thing? Unitaskers. That burr coffee grinder? Awesome for coffee, but it’s a unitasker. Hard-boiled egg slicer? It looks cool, but it’s still a unitasker. But headphones can be used everywhere, so you need a good well-rounded pair of headphones for gaming and all other audio you love to hear in crisp, clean quality.

The freedom of wireless, but the reliability of wired. A built-in mic boom, but removable for when you’re on the train and you don’t want to look like you’re coordinating with your fireteam. That’s the HyperX Cloud MIX. The best headphones for gaming AND music.

Think of the Cloud MIX like a convertible, or a Transformer. (Do not think of it like a GoBot, though.) With the 3.5mm audio jack, you can plug into practically anything that produces audio. At home, plug the Cloud MIX into your PS4 controller to experience immersive sound with dual chambers to separate the bass from the mids and highs. If you’re on the go, you can plug in to listen to music on your smartphone or clean up your Stardew Valley farm on your Switch. Over a wired connection, you’ll also be able to listen to Hi-Res Audio content, letting you listen to studio-quality audio with greater detail.

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The HyperX Cloud MIX.

But switch to wireless mode and you can tuck away that braided cable and listen to your jams via Bluetooth®. It also features Qualcomm® aptX™ Low Latency technology, so if your device supports it, you’ll get all that audio goodness wirelessly delivered in near-perfect sync with what you’re seeing on your screen. Listen to your favorite tunes on your phone, stream movies, watch video clips, and transform that crowded airport terminal into your own entertainment space.

Detach the Discord-certified noise-cancelling boom microphone and take calls with the built-in omni-directional mic hidden in the earcup. Skip tracks, activate virtual assistants, and answer calls all with the handy onboard controls. With 20 hours of battery life and a working range of 10 meters, you can enjoy freedom with the Cloud MIX. And the best part is even if you do run short of battery while you’re on the move, you can always just plug it back in with wires like it’s the ‘90s or something. That’s versatility, baby!

You won’t need to baby your gaming headset when you take it out on the go with you, either. Its tough, aluminum frame will cope with the dangers of your daily life, like, say falling off during your post-match victory dance. It won’t even mind the occasional temper tantrum, but it’s your property after all, so like, don’t smash it to pieces. Come on. Just get good and you won’t have to rage so hard.

Wired, or wireless, with boom mic or without, there are plenty of ways to game and listen to music however you want with the Cloud MIX. And if you want to improve your home setup even further, to give you the best of portability and amp up your audio quality without getting two separate headsets, you can use the Cloud MIX with the HyperX Amp USB Sound Card. Just plug it into PC, PS4, or PS4 Pro and enjoy 7.1 virtual surround sound while you game or watch movies. If you were worried about finding a headset for gaming and for music, you’ve found your answer. The HyperX Cloud MIX is a versatile, dual-threat headset that gives you the best of both worlds.

Nicole is a fan of gaming, music, and movies. Feel free to reach her at for questions, concerns, or just good music and movie recommendations!


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