The HyperX hyperactive all along time ago, the HyperX clouds and then the HyperX, these are the alphas cloud alphas and I’ve, there are so many revisions.
if you recall, these are not just like a hyper x. Just go, okay, we’re going to develop a headphone. Kind of like a row. Cat did, I’m sorry, pro cap develops their headphone. Oh, don’t, don’t do that. They went to China, which is where they exist anyway. And I said, Oh, look, pro-eighties, we like these. Let’s make these into a game. He had said, no, this is my original pair. This is my wearing those weight lifting gloves pulled them out. I had to pull these out of mothballs except there are no mothballs cause there’s no mall Z. And uh, I got them out. I don’t know where the pads are. I have no idea. I think I changed them out for review, but the H and five peds on and I tried to improve these original attached cable attached wire, decent wire but attached and they were okay build quality and they had an okay audio quality that was like, So that’s what they based them on. You could see there’s still a little bit of it in there. I mean the actual overall cup shape is about the same. Everything else has been changed and updated though, except for the wire that comes out of the back. That wire is identical.
Even to the point where the actual, strain relief is it identical and it goes into a slightly different part. It says Kingston over here, cause there’s a Kingston HyperX cloud alpha caught alpha. So when they did that back in the day, that was genius. It was G, it was revolutionary. Hey, why don’t we find a headphone that everybody likes and just change a little bit and make it our gaming headset? And it was like, yes. So now, today and tomorrow, you’ll see it. Two amazing examples of that. This being one of them. This is another modern take on what was a good headphone and it still is a good headphone and just upgraded for more, more gaming. So usually when you say more gaming, what you do is you take a microphone
they’ve certainly improved several things. One, I remember the original clouds and all of the pro-eighties number one, build this thing is solid. This, this thing. I mean, granted, it’s like it seemed better days. It hasn’t exactly been cared for, but it hasn’t gotten worse. Sitting in a box. It was not the greatest, it was not the greatest build quality. Nothing from six years ago was the greatest build quality.
Just how everything fits together, how the smoothness of those joints, it isn’t like they can’t even go on their own. They need to be manipulated and they’re manipulated in this same amount of, of firmness and these wires that are tucked in or still are just diff enough to not stick out and they’ll stay in. That orientation will never like pop out and stay back there. They just want to fall back into that line. The stitching around here is big and thick and it’s red and looks good and it says HyperX trademark. And then the padding up here is, is a little bit better than it was in the original. I’m the original pro-eighties and then they did this with the metal and made it look great. The cutouts, some extra stuff for style and weight. They’ve rubberised the outside of this, the pads are wholly improved over the originals with a w that’s a thing. Whoa. Holy is like cheese is Holy. These are whole. You got it. They are remarkably comfortable.
I don’t have too great a clamp. The pads are big enough to call Mo over-ear and not on air. They isolate well. Now how do they sound?
I certainly don’t like analogue versions of these things but you turn up maximum youths dropped some crazy glue in there and you’re done. You leave the mic on and off switch if you want. This is the normal thing. I think it’s an okay cable. It’s a little could probably go for like another six inches longer so I’d feel safe of you’re plugging into the back of your computer. Then again, you’re plugging in the back of the computer. You’re probably using this extension cable that they gave you, which is three and a half millimetre female. Again the same nice, really, really nice fabric wire. And then it gets a split. And then you have the HyperX branded left and right, which are for, this is for the headphone. And this is where the microphone if you’ve been paying attention to this channel or know how things work. Unfortunately, if you’re using a splitter like this, you can’t go, Oh, I’m going to plug this headphone output into my, you know, seven 89 run by AIGA Shelly labs, Enoch pro. And then I’ll just get, I’ll plug this into my sound card. Doesn’t work like that because the grounds are shared down the wire. And once you separate the grounds to a device like that far, you’re just going to get
Why is your refrigerator running on my headphones? And that’s why, because you’re separating the ground. So that’s meant to be plugged strictly into the same device, which means if you want to do something nice, you gotta find something like this. Anheuser GSX 1000 or, the mayflower arc or the Burson
play. What was it, the verse and play, I don’t remember what the hell the name of that unit was pointed as only like a handful of good Dak amps, but you don’t have to worry about that. They have good fidelity. I wouldn’t call them high fidelity. They’re like mid-fidelity and they cost roughly as of today, 90 bucks and I’d be hard-pressed to find something built better for under a hundred that are closed back. Just put it that way. What they’ve done though is they backed themselves into a corner.
that is still a gaming headset. The red stitching, the red ode, the HyperX logo, it’s all, it’s screams. It screams on a gamer. And that’s unfortunate because that means I can’t count those as a headphone. I mean maybe if you’re indoors, no one’s looking at you. I can say, yeah, yeah, I got the, I’m the HyperCard cause they don’t sound terrible. They’re not enlightening though. They certainly don’t. Don’t make me believe in, you know, the future and how we’re all going to be wonderful people. If I had to compare them against other things. CB [inaudible] axes, tax star pro with the twos, I’d say these are a little bit dull.
Do they do this mid base thing where it’s like, like is that base? No, that’s mid base. That’s the whole bottom of the swath is just up and I’m listening to the chef. I’ll go to lay it down. Bad thigh. And that sounds perfect because you’ve got some nice baritones and it’s just warm and that’s fine. But for gaming like legit gave me like what these are designed for, eh, you kind of want either pounding base for explosions or perfectly crystalline highs and good imaging, which I don’t think these qualify. I’ve read of those, but I’ll say this there, I’m, I can’t give these a better view. You don’t understand. I’m, I know it’s coming out tomorrow and I know that they’re a little better and cheaper than this and equally good design and based on newer technol GS. But I have to praise these enough that you know that you did a good thing.
You even if you did well by accident, the cloud and the cloud X and the cloud too in the cloud. Alphas here are based on a good headphone. The issue is it was good six years ago and they really should find a new one to base it off of. I’m mildly upset and no one’s taken the ship 95 hundred and built a gaming headset off of that. Yes, it would be open-back where they could advertise it as the world’s first open-back gaming for the most. You can do this. I could just see the bullet points. They did a lot. They’d write themselves. They could even have kept Eleanor and just made them LEDs and have been perfect.
The pro-eighties are getting on in years and there’s, there are better headphones emulate now if you’re looking CB ones. The only problem with the CB ones is they’re built like horse shit. The creative has run life. Some of the best headphones you can get under $100. They’re built like gaming headsets are supposed to be built, which is a big active. And this is built so nicely with the rubberized plastic and then this clot sides in and it’s got this nice metal goose neck and it’s got a, uh, you to feel the Mica cylindrical on there.
Very hard to finger headphones. Just, just only you guys could see it this way. We’ve got X-rated and blurred out. Yeah. Now it’s too hard for me to go up there. I just w there, I’m sure. I am sure. 100% on a hundred per cent sure you can mob these headphones and make them clearer and a little less Basey and maybe bring the treble up. They have a decent amount of sound stage. It’s not very wide, but it’s decent. I think they work well as gaming headphones. I just think they’re a little overpriced compared to what’s out there currently tomorrow. They’re worth $90. They’re worth $90. I can’t, I can’t argue that everything above like 75 and below a hundred is like the butter zone of yeah, as long as you’ve built. Well, I will support you as long as you don’t make me gag when I hear it and I don’t gag.
When I hear these, I just know that there’s better sound out there for the money. So I’m just like, I’m duck nodding at these HyperX cloud alphas and I’m just like, you’d be on the set already. You’re fine. Pull pads off, see if you can mod something takes take foam away from the drivers. Open the backs up. I think they have potential. Or you could just buy tomorrow’s review, which will probably run out in. These are the only things left. They were so close. They were so close. If tack star had just stopped at 80, they’d be no problems, but they had to go and throw that extra two in there. So I’ve got the sound. I’m up for these. This has been a shortish review. How do they sound? ZEOs they sound stuffy. Not, not overly bad. I do like, they are just built super well except for this.
They’re super comfy. Just super comfy. I don’t think they’re unprecedented comfy, but they’re super comfy and they’re well built and they look like a gaming headset. And then maybe that’s all you want. And I will accept these into, into the fold. I probably won’t put them on many lists because other things again exist but good try. HyperX slash kit Kensington, like the Ram company. Good try Kingston. It’s time to go somewhere else. So pro the pro 80 is are tired. Find you a new baby to suck the life out of because it worked and it’s worked for like seven years. Move on that wallpaper. Very sad. Very flat, flat toned wallpaper is in the description of this article . Links to these for now just links to these and then maybe in a couple of days I’ll link to the other ones I’m talking about in the description.
So if you’re seeing this brand new, it’ll just be these, maybe a couple of other alternatives that are just headphones. Again, creative, advantage, a live sound amazing but are built like I have attached wires. I’m so glad it doesn’t have an attached wire.