HyperX Cloud Mix Bluetooth Headset Review

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HyperX releases a new gaming headset with Bluetooth features for gamers and audiophiles, the Cloud Mix.

What Is It?

The HyperX Cloud Mix is the new Bluetooth version of the great HyperX Cloud series. It offers both Bluetooth and standard analog connections to all of your audio equipment and consoles.

Specifications

Headphone

Driver: Custom dynamic, 40mm driver with neodymium magnets

Type: Circumaural; Closed back

Frequency Response: 10Hz – 40,000Hz

Impedance: 40 Ω

Sound Pressure Level: 100dBSPL/mW at 1kHz

T.H.D.: < 2%

Weight: 260g

Weight with Mic: 275g

Cable Length:

Detachable Headset Cable: 1.3m

PC Extension Cable: 2m

USB Charging Cable: 0.5m

Connection Type:

Detachable Headset Cable: 3.5mm plug (4 pole)

PC Extension Cable: 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs

Boom Microphone

Element: Electret condenser microphone

Polar Pattern: Noise-cancelling

Frequency Response: 50Hz-18,000 Hz

Sensitivity: -42dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Built-in Microphone

Element: Electret condenser microphone

Polar Pattern: Omni-directional

Frequency Response: 50Hz-8,000 Hz

Sensitivity: -33dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Battery Life

Bluetooth: 20 hours Bluetooth Version: 4.2 Wireless Range2: Up to 10 meters 1 Tested at 50% headphone volume 2 Wireless range may vary due to environmental conditions

My Thoughts

Upon unboxing, the HyperX Cloud Mix is not a showstopper. It is a basic black color with the HyperX logo in a light silver on the earcups. It comes with a cloth bag to put it in, with cables to plug in your headset directly, and a micro USB cord to charge the unit.

The headset is smaller than most of the other HyperX gaming headsets, possibly to make it more similar to popular music headphones. The headbands are made of strong plastic and a soft padding, which makes it a comfortable and sturdy wear.

The main button to power and sync is on one side and the volume buttons are on the other, so there is no confusion between the two—which can be an issue on other headsets. What makes it a “Cloud” headset is how soft and light it is. For the quality of the HyperX Cloud Mix, you are not punished with weight or discomfort and can wear it for even the longest gaming or music sessions.

Once it was on, the quality of the sound was magnificent with deep booming lows and crisp highs. I wore it while I was demoing a copy of the new Call of Cthulhu game on PS4, and it was a real boost to the creepy atmosphere. For music, I paired the Cloud Mix to a Galaxy S9 and it performed great with music, audiobooks, and podcasts.

If there is any complaint to be had about the Cloud Mix, it may be that the $200 price tag is a bit pricey, but I assure you the quality is up there with some of the high-performance headphones in that price range. So if you are a gamer and music lover looking for an all in one solution, the Cloud Mix may be a good investment.

Price and Availability

You can purchase the HyperX Cloud Mix at Best Buy for $199.99.

To read my previous articles and HyperX Reviews, click here.

A review sample of this product was made available by HyperX

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