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Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset Review

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HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset Closer Look:

Out of the box, you get a feel for the premium design of the HyperX Cloud Alpha headset. Starting off with the aesthetic design, the headset uses a sleek black and red color scheme. The back of the cups are black with red HX logos, and are attached to the headband with a slick, red aluminum frame. HyperX decided to differentiate the Cloud Alpha from the other headsets in the Cloud line by adding cutouts to the frame. It's a rather subtle difference, but really makes it feel modern and lighter. I appreciate that there are no LEDs on this headset, as they are not needed in my humble opinion. The frame is durable and made from aluminum allowing it to stand up to everyday use without breaking and feeling flimsy like plastic headsets. The leather headband has the HyperX logo subtly embossed along with some red stitching along the edges. It seems like HyperX likes to make simple, subtle design choices that still show a high degree of craftsmanship. The headband and the ear cups are made from premium memory foam, allowing for hours of use. On the bottom of the left cup, there are two ports – one for the braided cable and one for the detachable microphone.

When it comes to the technical aspects, the HyperX Cloud Alpha uses a dual-chamber design to allow for better sound and less distortion. One chamber is used for the bass and the second channel is used for the mids and highs, as shown in the graphic below. The driver is a custom dynamic 50mm driver with neodymium magnets. The total weight is 336 grams with the microphone and cable attached.




The microphone is completely removable, which adds to the design of the Cloud Alpha headset. The boom is made of a flexible metal material, which I assume is aluminum, and stays in place quite well. There is a foam cover to protect the MIC and help with the noise cancellation. The cups use a soft foam that really helps with fatigue and completely cover the ear.



One feature I think really stands out on the Cloud Alpha is the cable length. One of my biggest pet peeves is having an awesome headset, but the cable is so short I have to sit on the floor to use it. If you are like me, who has their desktop on the floor (yes on a pedestal), then you will appreciate the cable length here. There are two cables included: a main cable that runs 1.3 meters (approx. 4.2 feet) and a PC extension cable that runs 2 meters (approx. 6.5 feet). The main cable is a 3.5mm to 3.5mm headset design that is detachable from the headset for easy transport. This cable also allows you to use it with a multitude of devices and mobile gadgets, as the cable employs a four-pole plug design for both the input and output audio. The PC extension cable has a 3.5mm input plug and splits to 3.5mm stereo and mic connectors. Both of the cables are braided, as this was a much requested feature from gamer's. Going down the main 1.3M braided cable that connects into the headset, we find the in-line control box roughly a foot from the top. It contains a volume wheel on the sides with a mic mute switch on the front.


  1. HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset: Closer Look
  3. HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset: Specifications & Features
  4. HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset: Testing & Results
  5. HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset: Conclusion
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