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Kingston HyperX Cloud gaming headset review

The Kingston HyperX Cloud is a great looking headset and more importantly one of the best I have heard in a very long time. They are capable of resolving an extraordinary range of frequencies, separating the high and midrange perfectly while resolving a surprising level of tight, punchy bass.

We also like that the drivers are slightly on the warm side of neutral – making long term listening enjoyable, especially when dealing with less than perfect compressed MP3 files.

The HyperX Cloud are comfortable to wear long term thanks to the earphone and headband design. It also helps that they incorporate a quality microphone – making online team discussion a pleasure. The aluminium frame helps to ensure that these headphones don’t creak under duress, unlike lesser plastic designs we have tested in recent months.
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The only real stickler at this point is that we don’t have a confirmed price. Based on discussions behind the scenes we would expect them to cost around £80, which mean they are a considerable investment for the target audience. While there are cheaper headsets available, we don’t think there is one available with quite the same pairing of build and sound quality – not at this price anyway.

The only other downside? You can’t buy these headphones until the 11th of April. That said, if you are on the lookout for a quality ‘jack of all trades’ headset, these are certainly worth waiting for.

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Pros

  • Excellent sound quality. Clear, focused dynamics, without distortion, even at high volume.
  • Gaming is atmospheric thanks to superb stereo panning.
  • Fantastic frequency separation.
  • Very comfortable over long periods.
  • Good build quality and aluminium body – no creaking frame under duress.
  • Great bundle of cables and options for airplane and PS4 use.

Cons

  • Will be expensive.
  • Mic sound isolation isn’t great.

KitGuru Says: The HyperX cloud is a brilliant all-rounder, and reproduces a wide dynamic range with fantastic clarity. Bass response is punchy and powerful.
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Rating: 9.5.

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