There’s a new gaming headset that’s officially hit the market by Kingston. When you first think of Kingston products such as flash drives and hard drives immediately comes to mind. But officially launched at Gamescom in Germany, Kingston has released a new color of the HyperX Cloud series.
It’s a new, vibrant eye candy that proves to be more than looks. It’s a high-quality gaming, PC and mobile headset with a braided cable and beautiful black and white stitching, including a stitched logo at the top. Ear cushions are replaceable with leather and velour cups, along with a detachable microphone, catering to your need for gaming or simply listening to audio. But looks aren’t what sell products; it’s what they can do. So exactly what is the HyperX Cloud capable of?
I immediately decided to take the time and review the HyperX Cloud on mobile devices, as well as tablets. Nowadays gamers like to not only play with the best of the best gaming headsets, they like to sport them outside. Beats by Dre aren’t the only answer to high-quality audio; in fact, Kingston’s HyperX Cloud speaks for itself.
As eager as I was to hold a phone conversation and test the feedback, I decided to first listen to the quality when listening to music and playing a few android based games. To say in the least, I was floored with how the HyperX Cloud performed.
After getting over the hurdle that “yes” the headset is wired, connected to a split line that divides the headset audio and the microphone, the experience is amazing! Clear audio, clear bass, no distortions. I felt as if I we’re using my Turtle Beach PX4’s, which initially peaked my expectations for mobile quality.
Even when talking on the phone I felt like I received a bonus in reception. Not only could I hear the person on the other end, I could pick up their background just as clear.
AND WHAT ABOUT ON PC?
When it comes to PC gaming, I am used to switching between Turtle Beach and Logitech. But in interest, I decided to play a few games on the PC with the HyperX Cloud. To say in the least, the quality was as Kingston promises, superior.
The gaming aspect will be explained in further detail a bit later as we jump over to the PlayStation 4 experience. However, I utilized various computer applications: Adobe Audition and Cyberlink Producer to name a few, as well as the infamous YouTube.
Quality is truly everything when blending and mastering audio; the HyperX Cloud provides. It doesn’t fully do the job required unfortunately as it’s not a “Dolby Digital” feedback, creating that hi-end finish. But general audio feedback remains over the top.
NOW ATTENTION GAMERS!!
The HyperX Cloud highlights going the extra mile for gamers. There are two things that truly define “the best” gaming headset: quality and comfort, which are completely different than use from mobile and PC as additional hours upon hours takes places in one moment.
While testing gaming audio on PlayStation 4 I played The Last of Us, NBA 2K14 and Call of Duty: Ghosts. To explain my choices for reviewing purposes The Last of Us requires great cinematic scenes and gameplay that equally provides the best audio quality on new-gen. NBA 2K14 being a sports title have so much to balance between gameplay, commentators, crowds and more. And then there’s Call of Duty; simply because it’s the number one played game in the history of gaming.
It’s not 7.1 surround sound, but it gets the job done of providing gamers with the best experience possible for its price point. Noise canceling as you place them on and turn up the volume is impeccable. There were a few odd moments with NBA 2K14 to where I had to make a few audio adjustments, but outside of that, it was simply awesome.
My only setback to the HyperX Cloud is as a gamer, as well as when using headsets on the go, I like to rest them around my neck rather than always taking them off. Highly recommend not trying this with the HyperX Cloud as it is the most uncomfortable feeling. It would’ve been nicer to have a bit more length as it feels like a choke chain two sizes too small.
In all, the HyperX Cloud headset is worth every penny if not more. It’s a high value product for a low price; compatible to PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4. We recommend you giving the Kingston HyperX Cloud a chance as you won’t be disappointed!