HyperX has established itself as a go-to brand for gaming peripherals, both for casual and competitive professional gaming. Their gaming headsets in particular, offer great quality at extremely attractive prices.
Having used one, I’d say they’re probably one of the best at it, with products that deliver a combination of good looks, good build quality, great sound, and nifty features.
Today, we’re checking out the HyperX Cloud Alpha S, the successor to the well-loved Alpha that aims to build on its predecessor’s strengths, and at the same time include a bunch of noteworthy improvements.
||Custom Dynamic, 50mm with Neodymium Magnets
||Circumaural, Closed Back
||13Hz to 27kHz
|Sound Pressure Level
||99dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
|Weight with Mic
||3.5mm plug (4 pole)
USB Audio Control Mixer
||Electret condenser microphone
||50Hz – 18kHz
||-38dBV (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)
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HyperX Cloud Alpha S Review
The HyperX Cloud Alpha S offers exceptional quality for its price. It's built well, it offers a sound signature that should be likeable to most users, and the in-line controls offer a vast array of essential adjustments.
It's not perfect of course. The microphone output is a bit too nasal, and the 7.1 surround sound feature is gimmicky.
For its price of PhP7,490, I'd say it's a good buy for those who will utilize its additional features such as the Chat and In-Game sound balancing.
Those who won't can save some money and just get a Cloud II, which offers almost the same sound, the same build quality, and mostly the same features, minus a few.
Well-built and sturdy
Sounds slightly better than a Cloud II
Fully detachable cable from the headset is a plus
Bass adjustment sliders allow you to fine tune the sound (in a way)
Very comfortable to wear, even for long hours of use
7.1 surround sound feels a bit gimmicky
MIcrophone output is a bit too nasal
Price is too steep for those who won't use its additional features
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.