Overview

HyperX Cloud Alpha is a gaming headset that you get under 100$. It is suitable for those who are looking for everything detachable. With that, there is a detachable microphone and wire. Moreover, it hasn’t been over there for Surround sound except for the stereo sound profile.

As it has a 3.5mm jack for cross-platform connectivity, so you can connect the headset with PC, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Mac, Mobile devices, Nintendo Switch, and VR. To provide extra comfort, HyperX Cloud comes with leatherette thick padding on the headband and ear cups.

It weighs 298g without a microphone and cable. But with microphone and cable, it exceeds 336g respectively.

What's in the box?

hyper x cloud alpha accessories

HyperX Cloud Alpha box included

· HyperX Cloud Alpha headset

· Detachable microphone 

· Detachable cable

· Splitter cable for PC

· Carry bag

HyperX cloud alpha best for

HyperX Cloud is best for those who are looking for something up to the mark within the range for gaming and music. For that matter, HyperX Cloud carries the weight and provides you extra comfort and sound quality for long gaming sessions. For conference calls and in-game communication, there is a detachable microphone available. All that will no more costs an arm and leg. What else do you need?

Design and Durability

Mainly, this is a plastic-made headset with a red accent frame. It seems durable, and definitely, you can stretch it out the way you want it.   

So there isn’t any breaking point that makes you feel like the headset can break. It is so far one of the durable headsets available in the market. The best thing about this headset is the replaceable microphone and wire. In any case, if these things will damage, you can find new ones. Being a user, it is affordable and easy to snap up.

Otherwise changing, the headset due to these issues is a real pain. For comfort, the headset ear cups and the headband swaddle in a leatherette thick padding. For blocking the outside noise, the headset seals your ears completely and provides you noise isolation as well.

It is the best thing to keep the privacy away from your family members because the ear cups did not leak anything. The headset is also functional for those who are living in noisy environments because it can cut you off from the real world in no time.

Contrarily, it is racking to get out of the game for volume adjustment or microphone mute. For that matter, to keep you way nearer to the controls, the headset cable got inline control. Now you can control the headset volume and mute the microphone with the line control.

How to connect the headset

3.5mm jack

HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset has provided a 3.5mm 1.3m cable to connect the headset with your favorite device. However, a 2m splitter cable is also included in the box to connect the headset with the PC. As you know, the cord and microphone are detachable. For that matter, you have to plug in the microphone within the female jack under the left ear cup and press it until it sits perfectly. 

Extra information

To connect the headset with your personal computer (PC). All you need is an extension cable included in the box that has two 3.5mm jacks for the microphone and headset. In this way, just plug in both jacks in the female port, and you are good to go. 

On the other hand, the same is the case with PS4. You just have to utilize the 3.5mm jack and plug in the controller, and you have done with it.

Certainly, If you have an Xbox One, you have to connect the HyperX headset via a 3.5mm jack. But in case your Xbox controller does not have a 3.5mm jack. You have to get a stereo headset adapter separately to connect the headset.

Sound quality 

We stick around the clock, and we are surprised to find out why the headset has so much popularity? The reason for getting a great positive response from the audience is the headset tends to solve the problem of the folks. As you need excellent sound quality, everyone else also looks for the same thing. But does it really sound great? 

Yes, it sounded great beyond your expectation and also provided significant isolation from the surrounding. Getting off from the noisy environment is a great thing to have. In this case, HyperX Cloud Alpha performs well, and it blocks outside noise. It did not let the sound escape from the ear cups. As you know, privacy matters a lot.

We have found that while wearing this headset, the person who sits beside you unable to receive anything from the headset. That’ great isolation isn’t it? In our finding, this is so far the best in terms of blocking outside noise. With that much positive response, What about the sound quality? 

Firstly, HyperX offers a dual-chamber 50mm driver that is very helpful to differentiate highs, mids, and lows. In the same vein, you can expect excellent sound quality.

The initial test on “Battlefield 1” the headset will force you to acknowledge it because every time you play, the bass is there for feeling gunshots and explosions. With that, it also keeps you aware of footsteps and positions. The second thing if you play lots of car racing games, you can feel the cheering crowds, water splash, and rain. 

Not every headset is adequate for music because they tend to be made for gaming. But HyperX Cloud Alpha is the one that you can use for music listening as well. The reason for using it for music is the stereo sound profile and balanced bass. With that, the vocal picking point is absolutely good with so much clarity.

Microphone quality

headset microphone

HyperX cloud alpha offers a detachable noise-cancellation microphone. The microphone has enough flexibility to move around your mouth. However, it gives a worthwhile output in the form of a crystal-clear voice. The sound production seems natural, not so much nasally.

It means that it has the potential to outperform all the gaming headset microphones, even an expensive one. You can use the headset for twitch streaming, skype calls, or even as you wish to use it.

Comparison with the same range gaming headsets

As you know, the HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset comes under 100 dollars. For the same price, you can find many gaming headsets. Some of them are Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 wireless gaming headset, Razer Kraken, Razer BlackShark V2, Sennheiser GSP 300, and many more. All these are decent gaming headsets with pros and cons. If we compare HyperX Cloud Alpha with them, HyperX Alpha will win the race because of the microphone and sound quality.

For instance, if we compare the hyper X Cloud alpha with Turtle Beach stealth 600 Gen 2 wireless gaming headset. Turtle Beach stealth has decent sound and microphone quality, but the noise isolation is as great as the HyperX Cloud Alpha has. Stealth 600 might get more number due to wireless but as for sound quality concerns, the HyperX cloud alpha still stands on top.

In comparison to the Razer Kraken, the HyperX Cloud again is the top candidate due to microphone, sound, and isolation. Razer Kraken lacks noise isolation though it comes with 7.1 surround sound. Its ear cups do not rotate, and the surround sound is only available for PC window 10.

Now when it comes to Sennheiser GSP 300, it is insanely good for blocking outside noise. It is a closed-back gaming headset and sealed the ears entirely. But there is a chance of heat accumulation because it doesn't allow air to pass through the ear cups. Contrarily, with HyperX Cloud Alpha there isn't a case of heat generation in the ear cups. Sound quality and microphone better than the GSP 300.