HyperX makes excellent hardware. While the company’s RAM (memory) is already legendary, it has also branched out to other gear like keyboards, mice, and headsets. So far, anything that carries the company’s branding has proven to be of high quality. In other words, you really can’t go wrong when buying a HyperX product.
Today, HyperX unveils a new gaming headset and it looks amazing. It is compatible with multiple platforms, such as Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, smartphones, tablets, and of course, PC. It features a removable microphone for when you just need to listen, which you can always reattach for speaking. For added durability, the hinges are made of aluminum. The most intriguing aspect, however, is what HyperX calls “dual chamber technology.” Believe it or not, despite the solid specs and features, it is surprisingly affordable.
“Cloud Alpha features HyperX dual chamber technology to deliver an accurate game sound with incredible range and tone. With 50mm drivers, the dual chambers allow HyperX to tune and separate the bass from the mids and highs, creating a dynamic sound that makes gaming, music and movies immersive. Cloud Alpha is designed to deliver the ultimate comfort for hours of extended gameplay with premium HyperX signature memory foam, an expanded headband featuring softer, more pliable leatherette, and a durable, lightweight aluminum frame design. The headset features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute microphone right on the cable,” says HyperX.
“The new HyperX Cloud Alpha is the first gaming headset to include our dual chamber technology to deliver unrivaled sound quality,” said Tyler Needles, global audio business manager, HyperX. “Designed and tested in the HyperX labs, Cloud Alpha delivers the best possible audio performance, comfort, and build quality for the ultimate competitive advantage and will be used by top eSports pros globally.”
HyperX shares the following specifications for the Cloud Alpha gaming headset.
- Driver: Custom dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
- Type: Circumaural, Closed back
Frequency response: 13Hz–27,000Hz
- Impedance: 65 Ω
- Sound pressure level: 98dBSPL/mW at 1kHz T.H.D. < 1%
- Weight: 298g
- Weight w/ mic and cable: 336g
- Cable length and type: Detachable headset cable (1.3m) + PC extension cable (2m)
- Connection: Detachable headset cable – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + PC extension cable – 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs
- Element: Electret condenser microphone
- Polar pattern: Noise-cancelling
- Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: -43dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
The HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset can be had in just a few days, on September 25, for $99. This is quite the competitive price, as similar headsets without dual chamber technology, and with smaller drivers and plastic hinges, can cost the same amount. While it can be had at various retailers on launch day, you can pre-order it starting today exclusively at GameStop.