You don't have to spend hundreds for a great Xbox headset – one of the best is less than $30 right now

Finding a high-quality headset for under $100 can be challenging if you're looking for budget-friendly Xbox accessories. Enter the HyperX CloudX headset, which has consistently topped our list of best Xbox headsets in the value category, usually retailing for $69.99. Recently, it featured on my “7 Xbox Accessories Under $50” list, when it was on sale for $49. But today, thanks to an Amazon voucher, you can snag the HyperX CloudX for an unbelievable $29.99.

This price is so incredible that when the deal first surfaced, only two units were left at this price. Thankfully, Amazon has restocked, but you’ll need to act fast!

HyperX CloudX Xbox Headset | $69.99 now $29.99 at Amazon

HyperX CloudX Xbox Headset | was $69.99 now $29.99 at Amazon

Great sound quality, a detachable mic, and decent noise cancellation for just under $30 on sale. This is the best Xbox you can get for this price and still one we recommend year after year. Add the $20 showing on the Amazon page to get this price.

✅ Perfect for: If you're looking for a decent headset at a good price without compromising too much on sound quality.

❌Avoid it if: If you want a wireless headset. I don't have a recommendation for under $50 but if you want to stump up a bit extra, go Turtle Beach.

👍Wireless recommendation: Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 $89.99 at Best Buy

🔍Our review: HyperX CloudX: Still one of the best value headsets money can buy

💰Price check: $49.99 at Newegg is the next best price if Amazon goes out of stock


Why the HyperX CloudX is a must-have

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The HyperX CloudX offers impressive value for its MSRP of $69.99, even before taking into account sales prices. In fact, while researching for our best Xbox headsets we revisited it recently and found that it's still unmatched in the value category years after release.

Firstly, the HyperX CloudX is extremely comfortable during long gaming sessions due to its minimal and lightweight design, and the build quality with its aluminum mounting mechanism and leatherette ear cups really belies its real cost. Most importantly, the sound quality is on par with much more expensive headsets. You'll get a clear treble, good mid-range and impressive bass response whether you're gaming on Xbox or listening to music.

The detachable microphone is also a plus and something I appreciate with headsets as I don't like having the unnecessary bulk of a mic if I'm not planning on going in party chat. Overall, if you're not fussed about having a wireless headset, and want the convenience of not worrying about charging an extra accessory, the HyperX CloudX should be on your radar when considering your wired Xbox headset options, and it won't be beaten on price for $30.

Check out our full review of the HyperX CloudX, but don't dally too much, as at last check there were only a few left in stock. If Amazon do run out, Newegg has the next best price at $49 which I still believe it worth every dollar.  

Jennifer Young

Jen is a News Writer for Windows Central, focused on all things gaming and Microsoft. Anything slaying monsters with magical weapons will get a thumbs up such as Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Diablo, and Monster Hunter. When not playing games, she'll be watching a horror or trash reality TV show, she hasn't decided which of those categories the Kardashians fit into. You can follow Jen on Twitter @Jenbox360 for more Diablo fangirling and general moaning about British weather.