HyperX Cloud Mix review: The best of both worlds

With crisp and clear audio output, a sleek and comfortable design and support for both wired and wireless connections, the HyperX Cloud Mix is an impressively capable device that doesn't sacrifice quality for versatility.

The good

  • Comfortable ear cups
  • Solid build quality
  • Wired and wireless support
  • Excellent audio quality

The bad

  • Not exactly cheap

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HyperX has come a long way in recent years. From its humble beginnings as the gaming-focused offshoot of PC components manufacturer Kingston, the brand has expanded to encompass a wide array of devices suitable not just for gamers, but for anyone who enjoys high-quality tech.

This broader appeal is especially apparent with the company's latest headset, the HyperX Cloud Mix. Despite falling under the "gaming headset" umbrella, the Cloud Mix serves a variety of needs, whether it be chatting with your teammates in Fortnite or rocking out to an adrenaline-pumping playlist during your daily workout. This versatility, combined with HyperX's commitment to producing premium-quality products, makes the Cloud Mix an excellent choice for folks wanting a headset capable of meeting all their audio and communication needs.


Design

  • Padded ear cups are soft yet firm
  • Support for wired and wireless operation adds welcome versatility
  • Braided cable is excellent for travelling

Performance

  • Strong bass and crisp highs
  • Boom mic picks up clear voice while ignoring background audio
  • Good battery life

Features

  • Switching between wired and wireless modes is a cinch
  • Detachable boom mic keeps it compact for travel and when listening to music
  • On-ear controls provide easy access to key functions

Verdict

The HyperX Cloud Mix has a whole lot going for it. Not only is it a comfortable and attractive headset that delivers crisp and clear audio, its support for both wired and wireless modes broadens its appeal beyond the enthusiast gaming audience most "gaming headsets" target. By combining all the features of a general-use wireless headset with the audio and build quality of top-tier gaming peripherals, HyperX has crafted a tremendously capable device as suitable for office workers and music lovers as it is for up-and-coming professional gamers.

Pricing and availability

The HyperX Cloud Mix is available from JB Hi-Fi for an RRP of $299.


HyperX Cloud Mix Wired Gaming Headset with Bluetooth

HyperX Cloud Mix Wired Gaming Headset with Bluetooth

Immerse yourself in a pulse-pounding audio experience with the HyperX Cloud Mix gaming headset.

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    Specs

    HyperX Cloud Mix Wired Gaming Headset with Bluetooth
    Finder score: 4

    Build

    Wired/Wireless
    Wireless
    Weight
    275g
    Speaker Driver
    40mm Neodymiummm
    Frequency Response
    10Hz - 40kHz
    Ear Cushion
    Over-ear memory foam
    Microphone Type
    Omni-directional flexible boom mic
    Colours
    Black

    Connectivity

    Connection Type
    3.5mm/Bluetooth
    Cable length
    1.3m
    Battery Life
    Up to 20 hours

    Features

    RGB Lighting
    No
    Detachable Microphone
    Yes
    In-line Controls
    Volume, Mute

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