Get solid comfort in a radiant package with this HyperX Cloud Alpha Blackout pro gaming headset. Enhance your gaming experience with cleaner, smoother sound. The HyperX Cloud Alpha’s dual-chamber driver system separates the bass from the mids and highs, allowing them to be tuned individually for reduced distortion. Keep yourself in the zone and climb the ranks with signature HyperX comfort, perfect for prolonged gaming sessions. Get crystal-clear communication with your team and take your game to the next level with the Cloud Alpha audio advantage. Compatible with for PC, PS4/5, Xbox Series.
Over-ear design with memory foam
Provide ultimate comfort for prolonged gaming.
Easily fits your head for maximum comfort during long sessions with durable aluminum frame.
Headset designed to work on PC, PS4 Pro™, Xbox One S™, Nintendo Switch, and other platforms with a 3.5mm port.
Detachable noise-cancellation microphone
Easy to plug in for gaming use or unplug for music-only purposes.
In-line audio controls
For easy volume adjustment and mic muting.
2 year limited lifetime warranty
Cloud Alpha Pro Wired Stereo Gaming Headset, for PC, PS4, Xbox One - Blackout
This headset is perfect for me. I play video games minimally 8 hours a day and I swap from console to PC. I use this headset for everything except my phone (it can connect to my phone if I wanted it to) and let me tell you - if feels very comfortable even after extended periods of use. If you're used to headsets from the ASTRO brand, this might feel like a bit of a down-grade because there's no volume mixer with this headset - only volume up/down & mute. There's also no software for customizations like you would get with the HyperX Pulsefire Raid but you really don't *need* it with this headset. (No software for this headset is part of why I gave it a 4/5 stars - if the HyperX mouse can utilize software, a headset should too) The microphone is detachable so you can use it for just listening to audio if you want to. Though I don't recommend working out with this headset as it will get moist fairly quickly and thus become uncomfortable. The cord length is nice as well since it's not too long and it's not too short; the only issue is that it can tangle itself up pretty easily which can be annoying (This being the other reason I only gave it 4/5 stars) HyperX is a very good brand though and with them I don't feel like I'm paying a 'logo premium' like you might feel from certain other brands. It's also very durable, I've dropped this headset many times on the ground (concrete flooring) and it's not been scratched or damaged or anything. Overall would highly recommend this headset.
I spent considerable time researching reasonably-priced headphones with a boom mike that would provide a bit of sound isolation and wouldn't require me to remove my behind-the-ear hearing aids. As a hearing aid wearer, my approach was to let the aids take care of compensating for my high-frequency hearing loss, which meant that they had to stay in. Otherwise, I'd have to get an equalizer and create a similar frequency amplification profile, which seemed needlessly complicated.
I first tried SteelSeries Arctis 1's, which were a disaster. Too much bass and too little space between the speakers and the hearing aids, which sang like canaries. The HyperX Cloud Alpha was much better - flat frequency response and enough room around the hearing aids that they didn't break into oscillation. I occasionally find it necessary to reduce the hearing aid volume one stop, but never more than that and I still hear the treble range very well. I can't comment on distortion because I'm sure that the hearing aids contribute far more than any headphones would. If you wear hearing aids and don't mind looking a bit like an air traffic controller, I recommend the HyperX Cloud Alpha headphones.
I personally really enjoy this headset, & I don’t regret buying them. It fits perfectly on my ears and are super comfortable! The only downside is that from time to time, the mic would cut out & others can’t hear me, I’m not exactly sure if I plugged them in wrong or not, but overall, then headset is amazing!
I bought this Hyper-X wired gaming headset because it has a replaceable charging wire. The problem with these wires is they tangle very easily and eventually break. This is a great headset and when the wire does tangle a new replacement wire can be purchased very inexpensively. That is so much better than replacing the great headset at least twice per year.
I researched ALOT of different brands of headsets for my new Xbox Series X, and this one seemed to be extremely well rated, with expert review sites indicating it was the best sounding headset for the price...so when this was on sale, it was a no brainer to try this one out.
Fit and Feel - First thing i have to say, is that the materials and construction feel really great. The detachable mic and detachable audio cables are thick, braided and feel sturdy . The earcups are EXTREMELY comfortable. I have a slightly bigger (wider) head, and these did not produce "pressure" om my head. They felt great right away, and after 4 hours of wearing them, i couldn't even feel they were on my head...that is comfort! The padding is great and the headband construction is aluminum with additional cushioning and it feels great.
Sound - IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! Some people indicated that the sound on these is very low, almost at a whisper level when you plug it into the xbox controller and were disappointed, even when they turned up the in-game volume in COD all the way up. The Xbox Series X has a SEPARATE headphone volume control menu that needs to be turned UP! (See my pictures in this review) This is DIFFERENT from the General Audio settings in the regular Settings Menu. When you are in a game or even on the xbox home screen, if you press the round Xbox Home button (that pops up the xbox home quick screen), at the very bottom right of the menu is a sound icon...if you go to that, the audio menu pops up for headphones. Xbox has this at 50% by default, and if you turn it up, BOOM! These headphones are LOUD, and then you can use the inline audio wheel to lower it or adjust to your desire, or use in-game sound menu controls after that. It is something that can EASILY be missed, and apparently has been, by all of the reviews i read about these being really quiet on Xbox and people returned them....when I first plugged these in, the sound was low and i was disheartened because i through the reviews were correct about these being quiet on the xbox, but then i found the separate headphone menu and WOW. I feel sorry for people that didn't realize the Xbox has a separate headphone sound menu because they missed out on fantastic headphones! The microphone sounds great also, because my buddies all said they could hear me loud and clear the entire time. Again, use the headphones menu to turn up the volume for the microphone as well if it seems low, and then use specific in-game menus for tweaks and you are all set!
The sound coming through these is fantastic on the Xbox Series X. I used these for COD Black Ops and you can hear bullets whizzing past your head, and footsteps of other players getting louder or fainter as they run near you, and you can hear the direction they are coming from! I enabled the Windows Sonic on the Xbox Series X for the headphones and it produces a really good surround sound. I will test this setting for about a month before i switch to the Dolby Atmos setting, since I want to make sure I let my ears and senses get used to the surround sound, and then i'll be able to compare if Atmos is that much better on these headphones or if Windows Sonic will suffice, since it's free and you have to pay for a one-time license for Dolby Atmos to activate it on Xbox.
I am EXTREMELY happy with these headphones, granted i've only used them for one day so far. But the sound, clarity and comfort are all top notch on these and they didn't break the bank. If you can get these on sale, you can't find a better bang for the buck!
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about size, usability, durability and comfort. Editors are less positive about reliability and price and have mixed opinions about portability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 85/100 = Very good quality.
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A:AnswerExtra length but more importantly a plug for the mic and the headphones. Plug these into a sound card or just into the jacks in your device. From there you can separate the mic volume (or set to listen to) and headset volume in various ways.
A:AnswerYes the Hyper-X headset with charging wire is great for both. I use mine every day on my PC. Mic works great. Talk to friends on discord all day with them.
And when your wire is tangled to the point of breaking, you can buy a replacement wire inexpensive online instead of buying a whole new headset. Happy gaming!
A:AnswerIt connects via tri-pole 3.5mm headphone jack and includes a splitter to break it out into separate headphone and microphone signals. Your best bet might be to purchase a USB audio adapter, which I had to do anyway to eliminate microphone signal noise on my aging PC.