Hyper X is back with their Cloud X Pro Gaming Headset licensed by Microsoft for the Xbox One. How does it stack up though? Lil Nubi gives it a whirl…
Let me begin by repeating that the Hyper X Cloud X Pro is licensed by Microsoft. This is a big deal. Why you ask? I’ll tell ya. This means it is made to work with your system. It doesn’t mean that it CAN work with your system like several other claims claim. This one WILL work without any hassles, any special connectors, without anything. Just plug it directly into the 3.5 mm port and you are good to go. You CAN also use this on your PC, but I think there are better options for PC Gaming. This isn’t a bad headset by any means, it’s actually one of the best Xbox One headsets that I’ve had the pleasure of using.
Let’s discuss what is in the box. As you see pictured above you are getting more than just a headset. You are getting the Cloud X with the standard Xbox One audio cable with inline volume controller. You’re also getting a 2 meter (6.6ft) PC extension cable with stereo and mic plugs. This headset also features a detachable microphone. This is handy for anybody who streams as most high-end streamers use a stand alone microphone so the microphone on headsets are just a hindrance. Also included are soft, velour ear-cups. These are a nice change if you have sensitive ears and the less soft leather is uncomfortable. The velour ear-cups are also a bit more breathable. Lastly is a hard carrying case to protect your most prized possession.
The Cloud X headset is built nicely. A sturdy aluminium frame makes the headset durable and sturdy without making it incredibly heavy. It does have some weight to it, but this is okay as it isn’t bulky and isn’t cheaply made. The padded leather headband with the memory foam ear cushions increase the comfort, allowing me to game for hours without any discomfort. I’ve been heavily gaming with these for almost 2 weeks and they are still going strong without a single issue.
These cans are built with 53mm drivers which deliver a range of highs, mids and lows. Dynamic sound with little leakage as the ear-cups isolate most sound. Something that needs to be kept in mind that the sound is great, but it is not a surround sound headset. I’ve reviewed other headsets that are 5.1 and 7.1 but the Cloud X is simply stereo sound. It’s also only $100, much less expensive than the higher end headphones that provide the surround sound features. Don’t let that discourage you though. The Cloud X is a great headset. So much that I am not using any of the other headsets. The comfort makes up for it all.
Overall thoughts on the Cloud X by Hyper X is simple. You need to get these. They aren’t flashy, but they are totally functional. Great sound and comfort are the most important things to me when it comes to console gaming and the Cloud X delivers on both. No need to spend hundreds on a gaming headset when you can spend $99.99 right now and get this bad boy right here!
As always I do my best to keep you up to date on all things gaming and tech. If and when I find something that is a better value than the Hyper X, Cloud X Pro Gaming Headset I’ll be sure to let you know. You can take that to the bank Jack!