In a long line of excellent gaming headsets made by HyperX, there was one thing missing—a wireless model. We can only speculate on why it took them so long to release it, but the good news is that they finally have. It’s called the HyperX Cloud Flight, and with a price tag of $160, it openly goes up against some of the best wireless gaming headsets currently available on the market, such as the SteelSeries Arctis 7 ($146). Topping a fantastic headset like that is an ambitious goal for sure, but HyperX is certainly capable of pulling it off—they’re one of only a few manufacturers that essentially don’t have a bad product in their gaming headset lineup.
If the Cloud Flight looks familiar to you, chances are you’re an avid Twitch user. From the moment it was launched, this headset was picked up by several prominent professional streamers sponsored by HyperX, such as Michael Grzesiek, better known as “Shroud”, one of the best PUBG players in the world. Him using the Cloud Flight in his streams was without a doubt a part of his contract with HyperX, but let’s look at it from a different angle. Shroud built his entire career on his ability to annihilate his enemies with mind-boggling speed and accuracy. Using a low quality headset and consequentially underperforming during his live streams simply isn’t an option for him. With that in mind, the very fact that he’s been using the Cloud Flight for the past couple of months speaks volumes about its performance. Since I’m writing this introduction after having spent close to 100 hours testing it, I’m well aware as to why we didn’t see any drops in Shroud’s performance. Let’s not spoil anything right at the very beginning, though. Read on to find out everything you might be wondering about when it comes to HyperX’s first wireless gaming headset!
- 50-mm dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
- 32 Ω impedance
- 20-20,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
- Rechargeable 1.500 mAh li-ion battery (up to 30 hours of battery life)
- Closed-back, over-ear design
- Removable noise-canceling microphone
- Wireless and 3.5-mm connectivity
- 20-meter wireless range
- Detachable 1.4 m rubberized audio cable (3-pole TRS)
- 1.1 m rubberized USB charging cable
- Weight: 315 g