Kingston HyperX Cloud Review

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Kingston is known for making memory and storage solutions for PC enthusiasts, now venturing further to the PC peripherals realm, they created their first gaming headset. Will the HyperX Cloud be able to compete with the other top branded gaming headphones in the market?

Before we start the review, let’s take a look at the specifications of the HyperX Cloud:

Headphones

  • Transducer type: dynamic Ø 53mm
  • Operating principle: closed
  • Frequency response: 15Hz–25,000 Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
  • Nominal SPL: 98±3dB
  • H.D.: < 2%
  • Power handling capacity: 150mW
  • Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural
  • Ambient noise attenuation: approx. 20 dBa
  • Headband pressure: 5N
  • Weight with microphone and cable: 350g
  • Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension + 10cm iPhone
  • Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)

 

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: 100–12,000 Hz
  • THD: 2% at f = 1 kHz
  • SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1 KHz)
  • Microphone output: -39±3dB
  • Length mic boom: 150mm (including gooseneck)
  • Capsule diameter: Ø6*5 mm
  • Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)
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