HyperX has finally decided to offer a wireless version of the Cloud Alpha, one of its best gaming headsets. Is it that convincing? Answer in our detailed test!
helmet player HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is the brand’s new wireless model and clearly builds on the basis of the wired model. We therefore find the characteristic design of HyperX and visually it is almost impossible to tell the difference between the two models.
This wireless version is offered at the recommended price of 220 euros. A rather high price for a helmet player wireless, which makes us hope for the best in terms of performance. After a few weeks of use, it’s time to give you our full review.
HyperX Cloud Alpha WirelessTechnical worksheet
This test was conducted using a rental product from the brand.
HyperX Cloud Alpha WirelessDesign and ergonomics
HyperX didn’t see fit to review Cloud Alpha’s winning formula on this wireless version (and that’s a good thing). This model wireless has exactly the same design as its counterpart. There are only a few minor differences in the game, mainly related to wireless operation.
The Alpha Wireless Cloud revolves around a very flexible arc and covered with textured faux leather padding embossed with the brand’s logo. The usual red stitching dear to the brand is also included.
The ear cup supports are always in brushed red metal and slide into the headband to adapt the helmet to each person’s morphology. As always with HyperX, the amplitude is very generous and allows the helmet to be screwed onto any head with ease.
Vertical axis movement is still important and allows for comfortable placement of the ear cups on the side of the skull. These headsets are equipped with a generous memory foam covered with a faux leather-like coating that promotes insulation but inevitably brings a bit of warmth with long gaming sessions.
Once screwed on the head, the Cloud Alpha Wireless is just as comfortable as its wired version, but weighs around 30 grams. HyperX has nothing more to prove on this point and Here we use a helmet with undeniable comfort which can be used painlessly and without tiring for many hours.
The earplugs are always made of black plastic with peach skin like coating on the sides. They sport the brand’s usual red logo and don’t include RGB lighting, which isn’t a bad thing as their interest is limited to a helmet.
The right atrium is equipped with the traditional volume control. The latter offers slightly pronounced notches and is sufficiently resistant to not be accidentally operated. On the other side is the power button and a second button to mute the microphone.
The detachable microphone that comes in the box is similar to what HyperX typically ships with practical and sufficiently long memory stick. The capsule is surrounded at its base by a light indicator that lights up when the recording is cut. Finally, a windshield is also provided.
Wired operating point here there The USB-C port on the bottom of the left headset is only used to charge the battery. With the helmets of the brand, which nevertheless offered a jack connection a few years ago, it has become a habit for a few years.
Source: Edouard Patout for Frandroid
Source: Edouard Patout for Frandroid
that HyperX’s Cloud Alpha Wireless is flawless in design and ergonomics. The helmet is solid, very well fitted and offers impeccable comfort. It is therefore a real pleasure to use it on a daily basis and its design will remain timeless despite its assertive red accents.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wirelessfeatures
HyperX still hasn’t gone the extra mile with the software suite that accompanies its devices. The HyperX NGenuity driver common to all the brand’s products features are still missing compared to its competitors, especially when it comes to helmets.
If we omit the unnecessary volume controls, The only interesting options are enabling DTS:X surround sound and the 10-band equalizer. The latter is also fairly well made, although it lacks a performance scale. It is also accompanied by several presets.
For the rest it will be possible Create profiles to associate with games and apps. This could, for example, allow a specific equalizer to be activated depending on the use of the headset or even enable in-game spatialization.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wirelessautonomy and connectivity
Autonomy is certainly the point that impresses the most about the Cloud Alpha Wireless. HyperX also claims no less than 300 hours of continuous use under optimal conditions and without a microphone. As is so often the case, it is impossible to verify these values precisely.
Nevertheless, after a week of almost daily use, We didn’t have to charge the headphones once and there is about 80% battery left. It’s quite simply the most enduring headset we’ve tested to date.
without impressing The wireless connection is also very efficient.. This is hardly surprising since HyperX has already gotten us used to it from its previous models. As with Cloud II Wireless, the 2.4GHz connection is provided by a dongle who has undergone a little slimming diet.
We could not determine any losses in the use of electricity. The range is also very correct and the headset can also be several meters away from the computer and even used optimally in another room. As always, thicker walls can be an issue.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wirelessperfomance
The Cloud Alpha has always been known for its very high quality and balanced sound reproduction. This new version is no exception and is positioned as a true benchmark in the gaming headset market. The recipe still works just as well and we benefit from a very convincing headset here.
The Cloud Alpha Wireless sound signature shows overall very balanced whereby a classic bass emphasis is to be noted, without this being really disturbing. The helmet still sounds like that” Correctly » and is ideal for listening to music as it allows the various instruments to breathe.
Of course it is well suited for video games thanks to its wide sound stage and convincing stereophony. We don’t necessarily recommend using the DTS:X mode, which tends to distort the sound too much, while classic stereo performs very well.
In short, he clearly outperforms the Cloud II Wireless and is easily positioned as one of the best helmetsplayerwireless as far as sound reproduction is concerned.
The microphone that the Cloud Alpha Wireless is equipped with also performs slightly better than its predecessors. If we can’t achieve as convincing sound reproduction as the best students on the market, here we benefit from one Voice transcribed clearly and understandably with a very correct attenuation of ambient noise.
🎙️ Recording with microphone (normalized to 0 dB)
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wirelessprice and availability
The Cloud Alpha Wireless is available at the recommended price of 220 euros.