HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset Review




/ 3 years ago

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Introduction


Kingston HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset Review

HyperX is one of the best names in gaming these days, even though they’re more famous for their memory products, their Cloud gaming headset series has been winning over competitive gamers around the world for some time now. Their latest headset breaks away from the PC only headset, offering officially licensed support for the Xbox One as well as PC, and promising to be a perfect pair for the premium Elite controller.

“HyperX CloudX™ Pro Gaming Headset is designed for Xbox and tested and approved by Microsoft. It works with the Xbox Elite Wireless controller and other Xbox One controllers with a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and provides connectivity from the headset to console and mobile devices. With additional Windows compatibility, it comes with a 2M PC extension cable with stereo and mic plugs. HyperX CloudX features immersive in-game audio so you can lose yourself in the game while you’re winning.”

Equipped with support for both Xbox One and PC, their latest headset sports powerful 53mm drivers, a detachable noise-cancelling microphone, in-line controller, and premium build quality.

Features

  • Official Xbox-licensed headset
  • Award-winning total comfort
  • Immersive in-game audio
  • Solid, durable aluminum frame
  • In-line audio control
  • Detachable noise-cancellation microphone
  • Hard-shell carrying case

Headphone Specifications

  • Driver Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response 15Hz–25,000 Hz
  • Impedance 60 Ω
  • Sound pressure level 98dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D. < 2%
  • Input power Rated 150mW, Maximum 300mW
  • Weight 309g
  • Weight w/ mic and cable 322g
  • Cable length and type Headset (1.3m) + PC extension cable (2m)
  • Connection Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + PC extension cable and mic plugs

Microphone

  • Element Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response 50Hz–18,000Hz
  • Sensitivity -39dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Check out this quick product trailer from HyperX.

The glossy finish of the box is really nice, showing a great image of the headset and microphone, as well as detailing the Xbox One and Windows support.

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Around the back, a quick rundown of some of the features, such as the memory foam padding, noise cancellation mic, and in-line audio controller, but we’ll take a closer look at all of those in a moment.

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In the box, you’ll find a quick start guide and a little welcome note; everything else is packed neatly in a durable clamshell case.

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The case is the perfect place to store your headset between uses, and even better for those who like to travel with their headset, ensuring it gets to a LAN gaming event in one piece.

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All the important cables are included, with a long extension cable that splits the stock 3.5mm 4-pole cable (perfect for mobile and consoles) into a PC friendly dual 3.5mm headset and microphone cable. There’s a detachable microphone, as well as two soft fabric ear covers included too.

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