Like its predecessors, the HyperX Cloud Revolver and HyperX Cloud II, the HyperX CloudX aims to provide a high quality gaming experience. Built specifically for the Xbox One, the headset continues the Kingston saga of producing high quality gaming headsets at for a decent price range.
Basically, the CloudX is the same as the Cloud II, with some minor differences. The CloudX comes with a simple volume control and a detachable mic, and is licensed officially for the Xbox One. Apart from that, the two headsets are essentially the same, including the body design and features.
|Driver||Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets|
|Type||Circumaural, Closed back|
|Frequency Response||15Hz–25,000 Hz|
|Input Power||Rated 150mW, Maximum 300mW|
|Cable Length and Type||Headset (1.3m) + PC extension cable (2m)|
|Connection||Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + PC extension cable and mic plugs|
|Element||Electret condenser microphone|
|Polar Pattern||Uni-directional, Noise-canceling|
Coming from a company that primarily makes storage devices and memory sticks, the Cloud series is surprisingly impressive. The ear cups are ridiculously comfortable and have a snug grip, and they’re big enough to leave some breathing room for your precious ears. So it doesn’t matter even if you’re gaming for hours at a time, they won’t feel uncomfortable. The aluminium frame makes it lightweight and durable, ensuring all round comfort for the user.
The headset also includes additional foam ear cups which are green in colour, going with the official Xbox One colour theme. The frame is adjustable, and the whole silver and black ensemble looks pretty neat.
Talking about the sound quality, the CloudX passes with flying colours. In games like Battlefield 1 open beta, gunfire and explosions are pretty impactful. In stealth based titles, like Thief and Deus Ex, the footsteps and sound effects are authentic and clear, which only enhances the gaming experience.
The mic is also quite amazing. It isn’t attached to the headset out of the box, but it’s only a question of removing a rubber panel and you’re good to go. Your team mates can hear you clearly, there is almost no disturbance (unless it’s on their end), so communication is no biggie. The total cable length, including both the headset and the extension cable is more than 3m, which means youu can comfortably sit at a distance from your screen and enjoy your games. The 3.5mm connector means you can use the headset with almost any device, be it a PC, Xbox or PS 4 or your smartphone.
The only downside to this headset is probably the fact that it doesn’t have surround sound, and the price is close to about INR 10,000/-. But if you’re a hardcore Xbox fan and want something Microsoft certified, it doesn’t get better than this.
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