Taxes, shipping, and other charges are extra and vary. The headphones are incredible crisp making it easier to hear things like foot steps, making it easier to know where other players are. Overall, I very much liked gaming with the Cloud Alpha as it supplied an excellent gaming experience. Experiments with this opening tell us that masking over it almost completely eliminates low-frequency response. Although we've tested models that fare even better, there are also worse options selling at similar prices. The Cloud Alpha is clearly meant to last too, as the microphone, cable and earcups can all be removed and replaced.
HyperX has been a victim of its own success. Team deathmatches in Doom have enough force to give the rocket explosions and machine gun shots some presence, but they won't rattle your head thanks to the game's mixing that focuses on low-mid punch rather than sub-bass rumble. This headset is built to last, and I can not recommend it enough to anyone looking for a new one. HyperX Cloud Alpha microphone frequency Microphone Mic type : Detachable The Cloud Alpha have a very good detachable boom mic. Fortunately, the Alpha comes with a soft protective pouch, and after weeks of traveling with it, I haven't noticed any wear and tear. When you first put it on, it just feels right -- there's no imbalanced pressure on any part of the ear or head, and it doesn't feel weighty. I am writing this review as part of a contest.
Each earcup connects to the other through a short braided cable that disappears into the headband padding and remains unobtrusive while wearing the headset. While the frequency spec is down to 13Hz, I find that the bass is not as deep as you might find on a pair of Beats, which are of course built with bass in mind. The removable ear pads are made from the same material. Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset Review HyperX has a very big following with its Cloud series headsets. The soundstage on the Cloud Alpha does seem a bit shallow to me in movies, music, and games.
This motherboard solution does however have a dedicated headphone amplifier. Weighing almost 300 grams without its cable, this isn't an ultra-light headset. The most important part of these is the sound quality and overall comfort. I am writing this review as part of a contest. I primarily used these in a racing game and was impressed by the depth and clarity of sound that came through.
The biggest factor that went into my decision making on whether or not I want to buy this headset is whether it was comfortable or not. We won't share your email with anybody. Starting to do this with the Cloud Alpha, I felt like I was going to break the frame, so I backed off on doing that. Unfortunately, this is often very noticeable, especially with cheaper devices, as manufacturers tend to overemphasize it a bit. Musical reproduction remains solid, though some vocals lose a bit of expressiveness. The soundscape they generate is impressively broad and feels more remote than the closed-back headset should be able to offer. It offers very good sound, though the has similar audio performance for just over half the price, making it our Editors' Choice.
Paul McKenzie's raspy vocals take the spotlight, as they should, even if the flinty brogue in his voice isn't quite as crisp as it could be. It is also reminiscent of the older , but armed with a better bass foundation. Glasses wearers have complained about SteelSeries pulling up in their glasses. Gaming Performance Games sound good on the Cloud Alpha, through its 50mm stereo drivers. Transfer that to games, you can hear precisely where that person is sneaking up on you.
In-line controls are present on the cord, and allow for volume adjustment and microphone muting. The cushions also compress enough that my top half of my ears lay against the fabric covering the drivers. His work and analysis has been seen in GamePro, Tested. In that time many challengers have come and gone, and HyperX themselves have taken care to only release different headsets, not rivals to its place on the throne… until now. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors. The earcups and cushions felt good even after being around my ears yes, they are over-ear and didn't make my ears feel sweaty. I've used for gaming and web conference without issue, and people even commented I sound clearer than with my previous set.
Conclusions The Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha is a very good wired gaming headset. The Cloud Alpha did give me a couple of occasions where hit left me guessing about target location, but overall it did not let me down. Placing the source of sounds is incredibly important in games, and Kingston's latest does this well. Put on a well-mastered piece of music and you can tell where every single instrument is in the composition. As you might be familiar with, we have not been handling these headset reviews with kid gloves. These are also perfect for use with any gaming system or phone, as they are compatible with all oft the common gaming consoles, gaming laptops that have an audio plug, and all of the phones that do not need an adapator. Outlet purchases do not qualify for rewards.
That is not to say it cannot be done if you need a bit less clamping force on your oversized freak-head. The Alpha is your Cloud heir apparent. As a stereo headset with 3. There is a noticeable bass boost—more prominent than the original Cloud's, and probably the result of the aforementioned dual chambers. The Alpha headset is £100 and is out of stock here. Microphone and Accessories The boom mic is a simple capsule mounted on a flexible metal arm, with a foam wind filter on the end. Includes two cables and a carrying bag.