Price / Where to Buy:
US – US$99.99
PH – TBA
We’ve taken a look at the entire HyperX Cloud series here in the labs and as Kingston’s flagship peripheral its certainly getting the most attention from the company. As a tried and test device also, its got some serious shoes to fill and as Kingston wants to penetrate a large audience, they’ve decided to try out the console waters with their licensure deal with Microsoft to release a special edition HyperX Cloud for XBOX One. Introducing the new CloudX.
Kingston has had great success with their Cloud series of gaming headsets and its easily one of their most iconic releases for their peripheral line. Undoubtedly
Its basically the same product with everything great from the original Cloud but with a few revisions that we’ll get into in this review so read on!
- Official Xbox licensed headset
- Award-winning total comfort
- Immersive in-game audio
- Solid, durable aluminum frame
- In-line audio control
- Detachable noise-cancellation microphone
- Hard shell carrying case
Instead of the traditional HyperX grunge red and black motiff, we have a simple black box with full color print of the new CloudX and a glamor shot of the product showcasing the new silver and black tone.
Opening up the package here is where the new things for the CloudX comes in: a hard carrying case encloses all the stuff for the product including a 2-meter splitter cable for your PC, replacement veloure pads if you don’t like leatherette and the detachable mic boom.
Kingston also gives the braids a bit of an accent and also includes an inline remote with volume wheel and mic control in the main cord.
User Experience & Conclusion
Concentrating on the performance straight off the Xbox One gamepad, for me audio is a bit held back. The CloudX and all of the Clouds are pretty much 60-ohm models which could be a tad bit high for battery operated devices. The sound quality is still the same signature Cloud: clean and crisp mids, solid bass and good highs thanks to those 53mm drivers. The main setback here is volume and you’ll mostly be running on max so that inline volume wheel is going to be useful.
All in all, the CloudX lives up to the legacy of the HyperX Cloud family with its superb comfort and audio performance. At $99.99 though, its a tad bit more expensive than its older brothers the original Cloud, the Cloud Core and Cloud II. Still, with a new hard care and cable features its a decent premium over the older ones. If you’re trying to pinch a few pennies, holding out until a sale would be a good idea just to save a few bucks.
Kingston did a great job on tweaking the already great Cloud gaming headset and the new CloudX is definitely a good step forward should Kingston invest more in prolonging the life of this highly popular headset. Great audio, great build quality and comfortable are the hallmarks of the Cloud series and the new HyperX CloudX series brings them all in with renewed flavor.
Kingston backs the HyperX Cloud Revolver with a 2-year warranty. We give it our B2G Recommended seal!