HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset

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A stylish headset useful for both listening to music outside, and gaming with friends while in the confines of your own room. The HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset from Kingston is currently available for £89.99 GBP/$94.83 USD on Amazon.

When I first opened the box that the headset came in, I was slightly concerned at how much it would weigh. It looked cool, especially with the red and black style, and leatherette headband, but it also looked heavy. However, when testing it alongside the PC 350 SE I reviewed last week, it was only slightly heavier.

You have the option of changing the ear cushions with both a leatherette and velour pair to choose from. They are easy to change, taking only a minute each side. Both of them are comfy, but I personally prefer the velour set.

HyperX Cloud Headset Guy

The standard wire that comes with the HyperX Cloud is short, but can be extended depending on your intended use. There is an audio-box, which you can use to turn down the noise and mute your microphone, but it is more than an arm’s length away when attached. This can be a problem, depending on where your headset plugs in. Mine usually goes in through the back, and therefore it ends up on the other end of my desk, rendering it useless.

For those times when you do not need it, you can easily detach the microphone and replace it with a cover to keep the dust out.

Although it did lack surround sound, the sound is above average compared to other stereo headsets, with an impressive frequency range of 192000 Hz. It did have some noise leakage, even at an arm’s length away, which may be an issue if playing at high levels while speaking to team-mates.

Audacity proved that the microphone picks up minimal background noise. It also showed that the pop filter is doing it’s job, as I only got pops when I really emphasised the letter ‘p’.

3.5 Stars

Overall, it is a decent headset with superior sound and microphone quality than cheaper headsets, but still lacking the surround sound that many FPS gamers take for granted.

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– Callum

Callum Goss

Callum Goss is a current BTEC IT student who rarely talks about himself in third-person, loves games, tweets about random shizz, and believed he had invented the word ‘shizz’ until he Googled it.

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