Enjoy outstanding sound clarity with this blackout HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headset. The 50mm custom-dynamic driver delivers powerful audio, while the 13Hz - 27kHz frequency response ensures efficient sound reproduction. This HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headset has a detachable noise-canceling microphone that blocks out background noise for clear communication between teammates, and the breathable leatherette ear cushions offer comfort for use over extended sessions.
Custom-tuned HyperX 7.1 virtual surround sound*
Delivered through the advanced USB audio control box.
Bass adjustment sliders
Fine-tune the bass level of your audio with ease.
HyperX dual chamber drivers
The dual chambers separate the bass from the mids and highs, allowing optimal tuning for cleaner, smoother sound.
Multi platform compatibility
Versatile Cloud Alpha S is designed mainly for PC and other 3.5mm platforms.
Detachable noise cancellation microphone
Offers crystal-clear communications.
Signature HyperX comfort
Afforded by the memory foam ear cushions and extra-breathable leatherette.
USB audio control box
Allows you to adjust the audio and mic volume, mute the mic, activate 7.1*, and even adjust the game audio/chat balance.
* 7.1 virtual surround sound effect output as a two-channel stereo signal to be used with your stereo headphones.
Additional cloth ear cushions
Cloud Alpha S Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC with Chat Mixer and Adjustable Bass
It works for PS4! YES Virtual 7.1 USB dongle works
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
I purchased this headset to be able to hear the game louder and clearer than the Turtle Beach Recon Spark, my previous headset. They definitely do that when connecting directly to PS4 controller.
If you are looking to use the FULL FUNCTIONALITY of the Virtual 7.1 surround sound which is supplied through the USB, you will need to download HyperX Cloud Alpha S Device firmware update on your PC and update the headset.
They have a reddit post posted by the company itself titled “The new Cloud Alpha S 22.214.171.124 firmware update is here” (posted 5 months ago)
Through basic instruction you will be able to update the headset sound card and then it will work seamlessly for your console AND your PC.
After updating, all functions on soundcard will work on PS4 and the game sound will blow your socks off. I hope this helped everyone because it definitely helped me!
At first I was disappointed with these. The sound felt muffled and not very sharp. But then I used the dolby settings on my PC to adjust the mixer which made it much better. I like the bass switches on the ear cups, and I find the pleather material very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The size of the ear cups is great for me too, and I find others often too small.
So at default I'd rate it a "meh," but after adjusting the mixer settings it's a "very good."
I've included a screenshot of the mixer settings I found gives me the clearest sound while playing games. I keep my bass switches at half.
Let's start this by saying my melon is larger than most. I read nothing buy good reviews about this headset. I also found this price point to be very compelling for what was offered. Upon wearing the headset for two or three hours I began feeling my ears pressing against the drivers and it became unbearable. The only other thing i would change about this headset would be the ability to swivel the ear cup's left and right just a little more, there is almost no give in them as they are. The sound quality was great for this price point. In the end I purchased a pair of Astro A40's and haven't looked back. The most comfortable headset i have ever owned.
I used the HyperX Clouds extensively before this, and was excited that this finally came out. The build quality is still great, and the cobalt and black is an amazing choice that I much prefer over the red and black. The clamping is just a bit cozier than the Cloud when I first got it, but it isn't to the point of discomfort.
The sound quality sounds definitely more tuned and balanced, as with the Clouds I felt it was sometimes a bit hollow. However, one of the funnest things on this headset is the bass slider, it ALMOST feels like nothing happens when I adjust it but I definitely hear the difference in bass heavy sounds in games (like explosives). Another thing to point out is the dual audio channel thing - it's puzzling at first but you can easily master it within like 20 minutes or so. It makes things SO much easier when adjusting volume for either Discord or the game I'm playing without having to alt-tab out. One of the best quality of life changes for the headset in my opinion! Like my Clouds before, they look great when out and about.
All in all, you're getting a headset with the famous HyperX sound quality, but just with whole lots of new functions to make things convenient. It was a great purchase and I can't get over how pretty cobalt blue and black is! The ONLY thing that would make this great is just more RGB, lol. Great stuff HyperX!!
The Alpha S has really good sounds and the bass is amazing. Featuring 7.1 audio as well it really is good for hearing where your enemies are around you. All this for the price is amazing. I prefer the mesh cups when its hot and the leatherette when its colder.
Overall, this is a well made headset with a great, simple look and numerous features. The sound quality is great and the 7.1 surround sound audio is definitely a must-have for many current games. I also like the USB audio control box and bass adjustment sliders because they allow for convenient access to the headset's features. As for the headset itself, it is durable and overall extremely well made with a sleek look. For me, it fits snug and stays very comfortable, even after long periods of use.
The Cloud Alpha S is still comfortable for me to use even after long hours of wear and use. It's light but sturdy. AND the black and cobalt blue color is definitely one of my favorites among HyperX's headsets. I've nothing to complain about with the sound either; the bass slider is a neat feature and brings a lot to heavier sounds in-game.
These were a great pick up after my older alphas started to show so wear. I was surprised by the whole base slider thing as i'm not incredible audio savvy but it was really noticeable in certain games and while watching some of my youtube or Netflix shows. Also, are comfortable as always with the metal band never feels like they'll fall off like some of my previous headsets. Overall well worth the upgrade for the slight increase.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, durability, size and usability. Editors have mixed opinions about bass quality. 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.
Tom's GuideRating, 3 out of 53.0Marshall Honorof on October 2, 2019
HyperX Cloud Alpha S Review
The Cloud Alpha S is a perfectly good headset, thanks to its quality stereo sound, but it's easy to get a better model for the same price.Full Review
A:AnswerAbsolutely, I play call of duty daily and you can clearly hear which direction gun shots are coming from, you can hear foot steps or doors opening/glass breaking very clearly, and it is easy to tell which direction it is coming from.
A:AnswerI don't believe so. The 7.1 Surround Chat mixer is connected via USB. Unless you have an adapter for a USB to a 3.5mm cable, it might be compatible. To my knowledge, the headset does work with Xbox but no without the chat mixer. A bit clunky because you can't mute yourself via the headset or adjust volume from the headset.
A:AnswerYes they will. When you plug them into your computer, if using windows, you should get a pop up to confirm you plugged in a headset, but once you confirm, you should be able to use all the above, plus zoom, Skype etc. I’ve only used these via the headphone jack for work calls though, I haven’t tried it plugged in via USB (you have the option of both).