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Kingston HyperX Cloud Review


By Jayanta Ghosh

By far best entry level gaming headset

Kingston, a US-based company known worldwide for making affordable SD cards, SSDs, memory modules and USB flash drives, under the HyperX brand which caters to gamers introduced new product line of headsets. Kingston HyperX Cloud is also a gaming headset. Kingston has used the expertise of Qpad, a pro gaming gear manufacturer, to create the HyperX Cloud.

Features and Design

The Kingston HyperX Cloud is made of various materials including plastic, leather and aluminum. It is  a  good-looking product with the right combination of  quality material and design. Lookwise we can say that the Kingston HyperX Cloud is a complete quality headset. Though it is a budget headset, the packaging of this headset impressed me a lot. It has foam enclosure that houses the headphones, additional velour ear cushions, detachable microphone, control box with 1 m cable and an airline adapter. Concealed inside a compartment beneath the foam enclosure are a deluge of additional attachments including a 2 m extension cable, a smartphone adapter, a headset splitter and a mesh bag. Over all, the end result is a pair of headphones that looks and feels premium.

Performance:
The hinges holding the two ear cups are made of aluminum, the headband has leather padding and the pre-attached ear cushions are also made of leather. The rest of the body is plastic, but I must say that it is very comfortable and perfect for your long gaming sessions. The headphones weigh 350g. We listened to music across a variety of genres and found that the Kingston HyperX Cloud headset gives you a mind blowing performance in all aspects. We can easily say that this is a value-for-money product for gamers and music lovers. The only point that goes against the Kingston HyperX Cloud is its surround sound capability, other than that these headphones give you good bass thump and doesn’t distort at any level. Vocals are crystal clear and the highs are sprightly too. I played Max Payne 3 and it gives me a desired output.

Pros: Price, design, audio output
Cons: Surround sound not that great.
Price: Rs. 8500
Specs:

  • Hi-Fi capable 53 mm drivers for supreme audio quality
  • 15 – 25.000Hz frequency response
  • Detachable microphone
  • Frequency response: 15 – 25.000Hz
  • Transducer type: Dynamic, Closed 53 mm Driver
  • SPL Sound pressure level: 98±3 dB
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Final Thoughts

Kingston HyperX Cloud headset is certainly a value for money headset with great design and audio performance.

Overall Score 4.5
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