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HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset

Rating: 8.5.

It’s been a long time coming but nearly 4 years after the original Cloud headset was announced we bring you our review of the long awaited wireless HyperX headset. The HyperX Cloud Flight promises all the comfort and immersive audio of the original cloud headset but with gaming grade wireless connectivity and 30 hour battery life. Is the Cloud Flight worth £139.99 and could it be the must have wireless headset of 2018?

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Specification:

Driver: dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
Type: circumaural, closed back
Frequency response: wireless: 20Hz–20,000Hz, analogue: 15Hz–23,000Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sound pressure level: 106dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D: < 2%

Microphone:
Element: electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: noise-cancelling
Frequency response: 100Hz-7,000 Hz
Sensitivity: -45dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
Battery life:
30 hours – LED off
18 hours – breathing LED
13 hours – solid LED
Wireless Range: 2.4 GHz, up to 20 metres

Weight: 300g
Weight with mic and cable: 315g
Cables: 1 metre USB charge cable, 1.3 metre 3.5mm headphone cable

Pros:

  • Good wireless connectivity
  • Battery is long lasting
  • Good sound and microphone quality
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Strong build quality

Cons:

  • Microphone button is easy to accidentally press
  • No software
  • Microphone lacks noise cancelling

Pricing:  We now know that the HyperX Cloud flight has a MSRP of £139.99. To be honest this is a little more than I was expecting but it is priced similarly to other wireless gaming headsets. I think that due to the build quality, how comfortable it is to wear, the longevity of the battery and the great sound quality you do get your moneys worth.

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KItGuru says: Overall we think that the HyperX cloud flight is an brilliant headset. It’s not the most exciting to look at but the performance is top notch and we think that HyperX have done an excellent job creating a wireless headset. 

Rating: 8.5.

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