HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset Review


Console and PC Gaming Headset – HyperX Cloud AlphaBuy now: hyperxgaming.com/us/headsets/cloud-alpha-pro-gaming-headset HyperX™ Cloud Alpha’s groundbreaking Dual Chamber Drivers design will give your audio more distinction and clarity by reducing the distortion. The dual chambers separate the bass from the mids and highs, allowing optimal tuning for cleaner, smoother sound. The Cloud Alpha headset builds upon HyperX’s foundation of signature award-winning comfort with premium…2017-08-22T17:41:00.000Z

Specs

Headphone

Driver: Custom dynamic, 50-mm with neodymium magnets
Type: Circumaural, closed back
Frequency Response: 13Hz–27,000-Hz
Impedance: 65 Ω
Sound Pressure Level: 98dBSPL/mW at 1-kHz
T.H.D.: < 1-percent
Weight: 298- g
Weight With Mic & Cable: 336-g
Cable Length and Type: Detachable headset cable (1.3-m) + PC extension cable (2-m)
Connection: Detachable headset cable – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + PC extension cable – 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs

Microphone

Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar Pattern: Noise-canceling
Frequency Response: 50Hz-18,000Hz
Sensitivity: -43dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)


Cloud Alpha Dual Chamber Design Explained – HyperX Gaming HeadsetLearn more: hyperx.gg/CloudAlpha The HyperX Cloud Alpha, a gaming headset with a dual chamber driver system, is the next evolution in HyperX headsets. A speaker driver is what converts an audio signal into sound waves. A key component of a driver is a thin membrane called the diaphragm. The diaphragm is usually cone shaped with…2017-09-25T15:38:10.000Z

HyperX knows how to craft comfortable gaming headsets. Their Cloud and Cloud II models are proof that its line of wired offerings look just as good as they sound. But with every gaming product they produce, there’s always room for improvement. The Cloud Alpha is the ultimate culmination of those needed improvements. Those upgrades have arrived in the form of a sleeker look and an even more comfortable pair of earmuffs that stay cool throughout hours of use.

The HyperX Cloud Alpha feels a lot sturdier than its predecessor thanks to the added element of metal hooks. The steel portions, red coloring, and hard-to-tangle wiring all add up to give this headset its amazing visual decor. While I mainly used it indoors with my various gaming devices, I also enjoyed taking it outside with me for mobile device testing. It looked far from awkward and fit in quite well with the high-end headsets on the market devoted solely to listening to music.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX

On the audio front, the Cloud Alpha maximizes its output thanks to the addition of dual-chamber drivers. What’s easily noticeable about the sound design is how satisfying the bass effects are. The explosion-heavy multiplayer battles that erupted in Battlefield 1 and the double-digit combos I unleashed in Killer Instinct sounded more impactful thanks to the booming bass effects. Everything else sound wise measures up quite nicely and evens out the sounds that’ll erupt within your earmuffs.

The Cloud Alpha’s primary audio option is stereo sound, which is perfectly acceptable for wired headsets within its cheaper price range. The only issue that may prevent some from adopting this model is its lack of 7.1 surround sound. Don’t let that missing feature be the main reason you decide to pass on this headset, however. HyperX’s Cloud Alpha sounds great, looks alluring and fits/looks well on just about anyone who adopts it.


HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX

Pros:

  • It offers improvements to the Cloud Stinger and comes at an affordable price
  • The level of comfort offered by the cushioned ear cups is high
  • The sound quality is accentuated by booming bass and the mic audio comes through clear

Cons:

  • No 7.1 surround sound is a disappointing omission

Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0


Buy the HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset for PC, PS4 & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (HX-HSCA-RD/AM) here.

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