HyperX Cloud Alpha S review
The HyperX Cloud Alpha S delivers crisp and clear 7.1 surround sound in a supremely comfortable package.
- Virtual 7.1 surround sound creates an enveloping audio landscape
- Soft leatherette ear cushions make the headset phenomenally comfortable
- Wired remote makes it easy to adjust audio balance on-the-fly
- Not "true" 7.1 surround sound
- Premium quality comes with a premium price tag
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The best gaming headsets need to check off a lot of boxes. They need to be comfortable enough that you can wear them for hours on end without leaving your skull feeling like it's trapped in a vice. They need to deliver high-quality audio that remains clear even when you've got multiple channels and audio sources popping off at the same time. And they need to support surround sound so you know exactly where every shout, footfall and explosion is coming from.
With the Cloud Alpha S, HyperX has ticked off all of the above.
- Memory-foam ear cushions are blissfully soft
- Hardy build quality
- Flexible microphone holds its position when bumped or jostled
- 7.1 surround sound is rich and full
- Powerful bass with no peaking
- Microphone audio is decent, if relatively unremarkable
- Wired remote provides quick access to handy features
- Built-in bass sliders are a novel albeit unnecessary addition
Pricing and availability
The HyperX Cloud Alpha S retails for $229.
HyperX Cloud Alpha S Gaming Headset
Improve your situational awareness with the custom 7.1 surround sound powering the tremendously comfortable HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headset.