HyperX Cloud Headset Review

HyperX Cloud Headset Review

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Headphones

  • Frequency response: 15 - 25.000 Hz
  • Transducer type: Dynamic, Closed Ø 53mm Driver
  • SPL Sound pressure level: 98 ±3 dB
  • Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)

Microphone

  • Transducer type: Condenser (back electret)
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 100 - 12.000 Hz
  • Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)

Additional Data

  • Hi-Fi capable 53mm drivers for supreme audio quality
  • 15 - 25.000 Hz frequency response
  • Detachable microphone (quick and easy to plug/unplug for music-only purposes)
  • Solid aluminum construction for durability and stability
  • Super-soft padded leather headband with memory foam on cups for maximum comfort
  • Closed cup for enhanced bass reproduction and passive noise cancellation
  • Compatible for desktop, notebooks, mobile phones, PlayStation 4, and airplane adaptors

During PAX East 2014 I was able to visit my friend over at the Kingston booth to check out the HyperX Cloud Headset. I had my concerns, the main ones being that the headset didn’t fold down and the microphone wasn't retractable. These concerns went out the window once I got the headsets in my hands.

The HyperX Cloud Headset is a lightweight, nearly all purpose headset. It sports 53mm drivers which makes the audio quality crisp and clear. when you listen to sounds with mids and highs, they’re clearly discernible. That’s what we want right? Not a headset that muffles the lows, mids and highs together and sells you a name. There’s a few of those out there. There are many things that matter when it comes to headsets and I’d have to say, personally speaking, sound is somewhere at the very top.

Wearing the headsets for hours at a time is a breeze thanks to it’s aluminum frame. The headset feels well built and because of the comfort and weight, I forget that I have it on sometimes. The ear cups are padded well and cosmetically, the headset looks good. One of my issues with the headset is that the line going into the ear cups are exposed. I’m trying not to let that bother me but it does a little. I wish that it was tucked in somehow but the way the frame is built, there’s really no place to put it. The leather headband is soft and I can truly attest to that because I do not keep a lot of hair on my head.

Making calls on the headset is a breeze with the detachable microphone although I wish that it was retractable. After leaving a few voice mails for friends and family, I was very impressed with the microphone quality. As a podcaster, audio quality is very important to me so the big drivers help when I’m editing The Show Radio. On the go, If I get a call, I have to unplug and answer my phone which could get annoying if you get a lot of calls.

After spending some time with the HyperX Cloud Headset I will say that the 53mm drivers, clear call quality and aluminum build trumps trumps my concerns. It doesn't have a retractable microphone nor does it fold down but it shines in every other area and you should consider checking it out. 

 

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One Reply to “HyperX Cloud Headset Review”

  1. These sound good. PC Gaming headsets for a mobile phone sounds crazy.  As these are currently $80 on Amazon, if I had a PS4, I’d likely consider this headset.

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