This Gaming Headset Makes the Perfect Christmas Gift—And It Has Thousands of Glowing Reviews

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One of the most popular items on both Xbox and PS4 users' Christmas lists: a headset. We read reviews and compared specs to make shopping for the gamer on your list a lot easier. See why we consider the HyperX Cloud II to be the best gaming headset on the market.

The Best Gaming Headset: HyperX Cloud II

When searching for the best gaming headset, we wanted to find one that was compatible across most consoles. (We also wanted to keep it within Santa's budget.) Enter the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset. No matter if they play on a PS4, XBox 1, or PC, this set delivers superior sound quality—and it's less than $100.

Among the 2,500+ five-star reviews, customers rave about the HyperX Cloud II's memory foam ear pads, USB control for easy sound adjustments, and excellent audio and mic quality. One customer couldn't get over how comfortable the headset is, saying, "Got these as backups but now they have become my primary PC headsets. I cannot overstate how comfortable they are. The faux leather earmuffs feel silky smooth and they come with an extra set of cloth ones if you prefer."

In addition to comfort, the gaming headphones are optimized for voice chat with soundproof ear pads and microphone, so conversations sound crisp and don't pick up outside noise. Another Amazon customer says they block out their own voice, too. "The main feature of this headset for me is the leather ear covers. They keep out the exterior sounds so well that sometimes I even question how loud I'm speaking while gaming."

If the gamer in your life made the "nice list" this year, they'll definitely appreciate this headset to elevate their gaming experience.

To Buy: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset, $99; amazon.com

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