Hyperx Cloud Flight Gaming Headset – Wireless!

I have to admit that gaming headsets are quickly evolving lately. There was once a time when gaming headsets were pretty much wired-only — but now we’re able to slowly but surely see great wireless headsets on the market — like the Astro A50 and the new SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth. Now, it’s HyperX’s turn — the company has just launched the new HyperX Cloud Flight headset.

HyperX has a long history of offering great headsets at a reasonable price and the case with these headphones is similar. They are great for the price and the overall quality is superb for a wireless pair of over-ear headphones, that are specially created for gaming, so read carefully before purchasing the product, as this article may be of great use for you!

The Design

If you haven’t seen a HyperX headset before, they all have similar design aspects — though that isn’t actually a bad thing adding a line-up and specialized design that can be easily distinguished by first look. The Cloud Flight is really no different. The headset offers the same black look with red highlights, though this time around the red highlights are a little more “effective”, as they can actually light up, which adds to the “gaming” design itself!

Other than those red light-up highlights, the headset is a little basic, which is not a bad thing at all, but I say it for those who are seeking for crazy colors and an out-there design so that they can start looking elsewhere without wasting time. Because the headset offers wireless features, you’ll find many of the controls on the ear cups. On the left ear cup, you’ve got the power button, microphone input, micro USB input for charging, and a 3.5mm jack to use in wired mode. On the right ear cup can be found a volume wheel, which actually controls the volume of your output device, rather than any kind of amplifier on the headphones themselves.

In general, the headset is quite well-built. Like other HyperX headsets, the plastic used is a nice, smooth, solid plastic, while the metal is used in all the right places. Sure, little more metal parts are always welcomed, but in general, the headset seems strong enough to handle most situations you can throw at it.

Sound & Performance

From all the reviews about this HyperX headset, I have to say that I have not landed on any bad one – all users are really satisfied for what they’ve got for the money. The bass is relatively deep and powerful, without going over the top. Things like explosions and the rumble of cars will be nice and deep, while the bass sounds great in music listening too. It’s not overly natural, to be sure, but that’s not a bad thing in this case — and if you’re gaming with the headset you won’t find yourself thinking that it sounds unnatural at all.The mid-range is also well-tuned. The low mids are pretty warm, though not overly loud, while the high mids seem slightly boosted. That’s a good thing for a gaming headset — it helps accentuate your teammates’ voice while pushing things like vocals and guitars forward in a mix when listening to music.

One of the standout features of this headset is that, unlike some other headsets, it offers a 30-hour battery life. That’s a pretty big deal — especially considering the fact that gamers may use these for a lot longer sessions than music-lovers would use a pair of wireless headphones.Also unlike other wireless headsets is the fact that this headset connects through a propriety standard, which kind of limits the performance – but slightly without any significant cons. This means basically that the headphones should have the performance lowered by increasing the distance from the device that they’ve been paired with. They tend to not work so well with obstacles between the headphones and laptop/PC platform but that should not be a big concern as you’ll be mostly using the headset while sitting in front of your computer anyway.