The HyperX name was founded in 2002 as a branch of high end products from Kingston Technology. Recently, Kingston has decided to work with greater autonomy by creating the HyperX brand. HyperX Cloud are a partial facelift of the famous QPAD QH-90 headset. HyperX Cloud, today in white color, are built with high quality materials in order to offer the ultimate in terms of comfort.
Today, we are checking out the newest
HyperX Cloud gaming headset from Kingston, a company well known for its quite good memory
kits and SSDs.
||15 - 25'000 Hz
||10 + 2.0 m
||2 x 3.5 mm
| Microphone control:
In our headset
tests, especially the microphone one, we subjectively describe acoustics, microphone quality
as well as the ergonomics. The end result therefore relies also on the tester himself.
We are doing our best to ensure comparable results even if different reviewers were testing
different products. We think these reviews can be seen as a help if you like to buy
a specific product and can therefore be seen as subjective consumer advice.
- Eminem - Recovery
- Medina - You and I
- Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me
- Lady Gaga - Lovegame and Pokerface
- Various House Mixes
- Senteced - Mourn
- Apocalyptica - Master of Puppets
- Poisonblack - Love Controlled Despair
- The Hunt for Red October
- Black Hawk Down
- Transformers I
- Battlefield 4
- Crysis 3
- GRID 2
Wearing confort and ergonomics
The HyperX Cloud headset from Kingston is very comfortable and lightweight, mostly thanks to the used materials and the soft ear cushions. The headband features a small amount of rubber which is very good, rather soft and pleasant to the touch. The headphones are made mainly from soft touch
material and the overall quality is on good level so you should not be able to find any manufacturing mistakes at all, something that we certainly expected from Kingston. On the exterior of the pavilions there is a large aluminum plate with the famous HyperX logo. The headband is made of aluminum and can be extended up to 30 mm on each side (total 60mm) through
six steps. The cable is not removable but it is rather long and covered with a cable sleeve of excellent quality.
The HyperX Cloud is a stereo gaming headset equipped with two 3.5mm audio jacks and a very good bundle. Inside the package
you can find a Y-cable, remote contol, microphone, extender cable, ear pads and a padded pouch.
Kingston decided to equip the HyperX Cloud with two 53 millimeters drivers, which should be able to guarantee a good sound experience. We tested the HyperX Cloud with a wide variety of music, movies and games. Despite our initial fears, the HyperX Cloud headset was a rather pleasant surprise and the sound is, in our opinion, well balanced. During our tests we found
that it has great reproduction of high, mids and bass, and Kingston certainly did a good job from this point of view. Only on high-volume, we found some distortion in the audio quality. If you love the deep and pumped bass, you can still raise the tone through the equalizer.
We tested the headset with both foam cushions included in the bundle and in both cases the sound proofing is very good especially thanks to the quantity and the quality of material used.
The microphone is placed on a flexible and removable arm.
The HyperX Cloud headset also comes with a handy remote control, with which you can adjust the sound volume and mute/unmute the microphone.
The Kingston HyperX Cloud has a very good bundle,
so inside the box you get a total of three cables, the 2m straight cable, 1m cable with the in-line remote
and the Y-cable.
The support is quite flexible and with memory effect, definetely not a
bottleneck for events and LAN parties.
Overall, the HyperX Cloud is a good product. The build quality and the materials
used are excellent and we did not expect anything less from Kingston. Other than
the fact that we are looking at a classic design, the headset
features a very good bundle. The soft cushions as well as the headband fit
nicely and you will not experience any pressure points even with glasses or 3D goggles.
The perception of audio is certainly a matter of subjectivity but, in our opinion, the sound is well balanced. We can say that the HyperX Cloud offers good sound quality, without over-pronounced bass. The earpads that surround the 53 millimeter drivers are comfortable and
the bundle also icnludes two additional non-leather earpads for long gaming
The detachable microphone is made of flexible plastic and with memory effect. The overall quality is good and the sound captured is clean and natural.
Checking prices on Geizhals.at we found that the HyperX Cloud is listed at 90 Euro and we believe that the Kingston HyperX Cloud
headset is definitely a very good value for money. Not only the musical presentation and the sound stage are good, but also the build quality is perfect. In addition there is the solid, sturdy and rather classic design. Last but not least there is the huge bundle with cables, adapters and even a
handle bag. The Kingston HyperX Cloud gets good
4.5 out of 5 stars.