Kingston HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset Review

Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud Core

Its not often that the words ‘budget’ and ‘quality’ go side by side, and when it comes to audio equipment, its rare that any piece of equipment ticks both categories. Kingston’s HyperX Cloud Core gaming headset looks to fill this void, and today we’ll be taking a closer look at it to see if it really is that good.

HyperX

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that have delivered superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers, tech enthusiasts and overclockers worldwide. From setting memory world records to achieving the most stringent product certifications, HyperX is committed to delivering reliable products with the highest performance standards.

In addition, HyperX is the proud sponsor of over 20 gaming teams globally and the main sponsor of the Intel Extreme Masters and Dreamhack festivals. HyperX products are designed to meet the most rigorous demands of professional gamers to give them the winning edge and help gamers stay on top of their game.

 

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Features

HyperX™ Cloud Core has leatherette memory foam ear pads and a super-soft padded leatherette headband for maximum comfort, even when you’re stuck in an endless battle. It delivers ear-pleasing performance with crystal-clear lows, mids and highs, enhanced bass reproduction and the same audio specs as the award-winning HyperX Cloud headset. It’s pro-gaming optimized, with a detachable microphone and the distinctive HyperX design, and TeamSpeak certified.

  • Hi-Fi capable with 53mm drivers for supreme audio quality
  • Comfortable, 100% memory foam on headband and leatherette cushions
  • Pro-Gaming optimized with closed cup design for passive noise cancellation
  • Compatible1 – USB connectivity for PC & Mac. Stereo compatible with PS4, Xbox One2 and mobile

 

HyperX Cloud Core

Specs (Headset)

  • Transducer type: dynamic Ø 53mm
  • Operating principle: closed
  • Frequency response: 15Hz–25,000 Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
  • Nominal SPL: 98±3dB
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Power handling capacity: 150mW
  • Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural
  • Ambient noise attenuation: approx. 20 dBa
  • Headband pressure: 5N
  • Weight: 320g
  • Weight with microphone and cable: 350g
  • Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension
  • Connection: 3.5mm mini stereo & mic plug (4 pole)

 

Specs (Microphone)

  • Transducer type: condenser (back electret)
  • Operating principle: pressure gradient
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Power supply: AB powering
  • Supply voltage: 2V
  • Current consumption: max 0.5 mA
  • Nominal impedance: ≤2.2 kΩ
  • Open circuit voltage: at f = 1 kHz: 20 mV / Pa
  • Frequency response: 50–18,000 Hz
  • THD: 2% at f = 1 kHz
  • Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1 Khz)
  • Microphone output: -39±3dB
  • Length mic boom: 150mm (include gooseneck)
  • Capsule diameter: Ø6
  • Connection: single mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)

 

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