what’s up, guys? Eber here with hurricane X, and you guys have been requesting this review for a long time, so I’m just going to get into it there. There’s no need for an introduction. here. This is the new HyperX cloud alpha gaming headset. It’s priced at a hundred dollars and supposed to compete against the Logitech G four 33 a, the Sennheiser GSB 300 they steel series Arctic’s five and much more. if you’re interested in reviews for those headsets or leave links in the description for you, check it out. So let’s cut to this review. But first, a quick message from our sponsor.
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As always. Let’s start with the design and interestingly enough it’s not that different when compared to the HyperX Cloud gaming headset. You get the same red and black accents. I know red and black accents. I feel like this is the standard gamers colour scheme. I may be wrong either way, you get the same colour accents throughout the body including the stitches on the headband, however, gone are the brushed metal surfaces found on previous cloud headsets. Whereas with the alpha you’re getting a matte finish on the sides of your capsule with the HyperX branding and I liked that but I would have preferred an all-black design since it tends to blend in with other accessories. HyperX did sell the original headset in multiple colour configurations and I’m hoping that the alpha would receive those options sometime in the future. The bill quality has hands down, been one of HyperX. His major strengths even with the original headset and the alpha do not disappoint.
Here again, the aluminium frame is very flexible and yet it maintains that structural rigidity. There are no signs of creaking and that’s thanks to the minimal use of plastic, but that’s also just how well the headsets put together. The headband is in self-adjustable and I prefer that over other headsets that are the opposite. They feature metal frames above the headband which would then result in reverberations and that gets annoying. Thankfully the card alpha was super comfortable to wear. the clamping force was the very minimum and I didn’t notice head fatigue during my usage, so that’s great. The adjustable sliders are well-defined and tight enough to prevent slipping. Unfortunately, your cups cannot rotate 90 degrees, unlike its younger brother. The HyperX stinger, that was one of my favourite features at that had said, but it is something to, if you’re planning to rest these pair around your neck, the signature memory foam around the year cuffs feature plenty of cushions to prevent your years from making contact with the drivers.
This is an over the year type of headset and the ear cups provide a good seal around your ears and they were very comfortable to wear a, it does a pretty good job isolating background noise. Plus there was very minimal sound leakage so you can comfortably take it with you when travelling. Speaking of travelling, the cloud alpha takes the crown for versatility. The included braided cables are detachable so it can easily be replaced. The boom microphone is also detachable and it plugs into the headset via a 3.5-millimetre connector. This modularity is much appreciated as it’s perfect if you want to just use these pair to listen to music while travelling and the headset cable spends at 1.3 meters and it comes with inline audio control, which can be used to adjust the volume and mute the microphone. They’re easier to reach and fairly distinguishable.
HyperX includes an extension cable that splits the stereo and Mike plugs, and it gives you that extra two meters of length if you want to ride it behind your PC. Now the braided cables are quite thick, so expect minimal King formation. But it does cost some reverberations when it brushes against anything. So do take none of that. They have included a carrying bag which can be used to store the microphone and the headset, so that’s convenient. Just like the stinger. The cloud alpha is also cross-platform compatible, meaning you should be able to hook this up to your X-Box one or PS4 controller or any other mobile device that accepts a 3.5-millimetre headphone slash mic input. The shorter cable is a smart inclusion and it’ll certainly help with cable management in those situations. The detachable microphone is pretty flexible for quicker manoeuvrability.
it does feature noise-cancelling characteristics and it does a really good job isolating the background noise. As you can hear, I’m a typing on a mechanical keyboard and it does a fantastic job isolating the noise. my voice sounds natural and clear statute and it’s not too nasally, so it should play out well for Twitch streamers, and a Skype calls. Um, now let’s do a quick comparison to the HyperX singer. This is a $50 headset and sees how it compares to the cloud alpha. And so right now you’re listening to the HyperX stinger gaming headset and for $50, this is an excellent pair specifically for gamers who are on a budget of probably less than $60 or so. The microphone is pretty good. I mean, I’d like to hear your thoughts on the comparison between this and the HyperX cloud alpha.
what do you guys think? Was there a significant difference between a $50 headset and a hundred dollar headset? Let me know in the comments down below. Okay. So how does the cloud alpha handle gaming or just casual media consumption in general? Very well. One of the main key selling features of this headset is the implementation of dual-chamber drivers that provides good separation between the base, the meds and the highs. To me, as long as it sounds great, that’s a win-win. I don’t care about all the marketing gimmicks. Now my initial tests involve listening to music specifically tracks that emphasize on vocals cause I’d like to see how the drivers respond to higher frequencies. The cloud alpha does a terrific providing excellent definition with regards to that with great separation between the mid and low end. I wished the base was just a tad more powerful to complete that experience.
It isn’t terrible though. The base is still very much present and if you want to you can tweak that with an external amp or through a custom equalizer. Next up, gaming and boy, I had a lot of fun with this guy. I spent a couple of days playing [inaudible] and motorsport seven and battlefield one have to admit it took away productivity time but it was so worth it. So with battlefield one gunshots fell. Boomi, I was very much aware of my position throughout the game place and so I was able to distinguish my footsteps from the ambient environment. Playing FORDS with this pair was just incredible. Take this gameplay. For instance, the simulation had rain, the cheering crowd, the camera flashes, the tires squealing and a lot more. And the best part was that I was able to distinguish every layer as I was gaming and that completed the whole experience.
And on top of that, you’ve got the comfortable your cops, pretty lighter body. What else can you ask for RGB? Letting yeah, no, absolutely not. I PRX don’t even think about it because I’m still trying to wrap my head around why implementation of ours you gonna give me head said. Make sense? Okay, guys, I think it’s about time to wrap my thoughts on the HyperX cloud alpha gimme headset. You see it. There are so many gaming headsets in the market today. It’s really hard for the end-user to pick a proper one that would sort of encompass and complete their whole gaming experience. The reason why people buy gimme headsets is first of all the implementation of and microphone, a good solid microphone and the HyperX cloud alpha delivers fantastic audio quality in that department. You also can’t forget that the microphone is attachable so you can easily toss this inside the carrying case and just use these headsets when you’re travelling to work.
and just overall, you know, it’s a versatile headset. I really would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for an all-round pair, to complement their gaming experience but also uses with their mobile device. Because of a short cable is also fairly a smart inclusion because you don’t have to worry about longer gaming cables with some of the gaming headsets took you’d have to deal with. Now, in terms of sound quality, the cloud alpha delivers fantastic sound signature. I would highly recommend this headset to anyone who is also looking to use this headset as a media consumption, a pair so you can easily, you know, you’ll enjoy your time listening to music, watching movies, and of course, gaming because that’s kind of important. Being able to distinguish the Ambien surrounding noises with your gameplay is important. And I think this headset did a fantastic job, completing that experience.
I wish that the base was just a bit more powerful. but other than that, it’s just an all-rounder, amazing gaming headset. Highly recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a new pair and we’re giving it the hardware Canucks. Damn good award. It’s an awesome stereo gaming headset for $100. Great job. HyperX so I’d like to hear your thoughts on the new HyperX cloud alpha gamma headset. What do you guys think about the design of this headset? Do you think HyperX should have changed it up a little bit, or are you happy with the way how it is a, what do you guys think about the microphone quality, the versatility, and just your thoughts in general? Leave them in the comments down below. I’m Ebro with hurricane X. Thank you so much for watching. Make sure to subscribe for more so than our content and we’ll see you in the next one.