HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset

by Abhijeet Kumar

HyperX Cloud Alpha’s ground-breaking Dual Chamber Drivers design will give your audio more distinction and clarity by reducing distortion. The dual chambers separate the bass from the mids and highs, allowing optimal tuning for cleaner, smoother sound. The Cloud Alpha headset builds upon HyperX’s foundation of signature award-winning comfort with premium red memory foam, expanded headband and softer, more pliable leatherette. The aluminium frame is built for long-lasting durability and, as requested by players, Cloud Alpha also features a tough, detachable braided cable. The detachable noise-cancellation microphone is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak, ensuring you’ll have great team communication. It’s multi-platform compatible with in-line audio controls, so serious gamers on PC, PS4, Xbox One and other platforms with a 3.5mm port will benefit from the bold sound of the Cloud Alpha evolution.

More chambers for less distortion

With one chamber for bass and a separate one for mids and highs, HyperX Cloud Alpha provides more distinction between sounds and minimises distortion.

Detachable braided cable with in-line audio control

Adjust volume and mute the mic with convenient in-line audio controls. Firmly insert the detachable cable plug to ensure full connectivity.

Detachable noise-cancellation microphone

Get crystal-clear communications with the TeamSpeak™ and Discord-certified Cloud Alpha.

Multi-platform compatibility

The versatile Cloud Alpha is designed to work on PC, PS4, Xbox One and other platforms with a 3.5mm port.

The fundamentals of what makes the Cloud a great gaming headset have remained steadfast since the very first Cloud released in early 2014: an attractive aviation-style design, lots of memory foam padding, punchy but well-balanced audio, and a surprisingly low price. There have been refinements to the cabling, the inline controls, and even the chamber design around each driver, but you could always count on a Cloud headset to deliver the basics better than just about anyone else.

Let’s examine the sound quality first, because frankly all that memory foam isn’t worth a whole lot if the sound reproduction is off. We test every headset in comparison to our reference studio monitors, the DT770s from BeyerDynamic. They’re totally neutral (or as near as you can get for under $150) in frequency response, designed that way so you can hear what an audio signal really sounds like, without its makeup on. And when you listen to the same audio source first through the DT770s and then the Cloud Alpha, the first thing you hear is a lot more low end. A lot more low end.

Decent sounding headphones, detachable cables and mic, solid build quality, and extremely comfortable even with extra large head. Regardless, while this is a great headset, it does not work well enough out of the box with a PS4 like the product description claims.


Technical Specifications

Item Weight 340 g
Product Dimensions 23.4 x 21 x 11.8 cm
Item model number HX-HSCA-RD/AM
Hardware Interface 3.5mm Audio
Included Components Others
Colour Screen No
Microphone Form Factor In-Line
Batteries Included No
Batteries Required No
Connector Type Wired
Material Others
Has Auto Focus No
Includes Rechargable Battery No
Supports Bluetooth Technology Yes
Programmable Buttons No