HyperX Cloud Core Wireless Headset Review: Affordable Quality Gaming Headset

Hyperx Cloud Core Wireless Headset Review: Affordable Quality Gaming Headset

For sub-100 bucks, the HyperX Cloud Core Wireless Headset is an ideal choice for gamers on a tighter budget

HyperX has been manufacturing gaming peripherals for quite some time now. Their Cloud series headphones are well-loved by esports and casual gamers alike for their comfort and reliability. Even computer manufacturer Hewlett Packard recommends and ships their headphones with their devices. HyperX Cloud Core Wireless is their latest gaming peripheral targeted at gamers who are on a tight budget and want to enjoy headphones without fuss. This headphone does not support Bluetooth connectivity and neither does it have fancy RGB lights. It is a simple headset that comes with a 2.4GHz dongle and can be used on devices that support USB audio output.

Hyperx Cloud Core Wireless Headset Specs

The massive 53mm drivers produce crisp and natural sound that is a feast for the ears of gamers. Audio is transmitted via a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi dongle that is connected via a USB port, the sound quality never drops, nor does it encounter interference. Talking about the sound profile, the bass is deep and punchy, and the mids and highs also live up to the expectations. The game’s dialogues and animal and nature sounds come to life due to the natural sound generated by the dynamic Neodymium drivers. 

Driver Size53mm
Driver TypeDynamic, Neodymium magnet
Frequency Response10Hz – 21KHz
Drivers Sensitivity-44dBV
Bit-Depth16 bit
Microphone TypeBi-directional, Noise cancelation, Detachable
Microphone elementElectret condenser
Microphone Sensitivity-44dBV
Connections & Other features
Audio ControlOnboard
Form FactorOver Ear
USB SpecificationUSB Type-A 2.0
Wireless RangeUp to 20 meters
Battery LifeUp to 20 hours

The microphone is detachable and Discord-certified, so expect nothing less than good noise cancellation and excellent sound capture. Below the left earcup is a 3.5mm line-in jack, into which the earphone connects. The microphone can be removed whenever you don’t need to speak. The Cloud Core Wireless is a plug-and-play affair that does not support aux input and Bluetooth connectivity. Being 2.4GHz, the USB dongle provides a more robust and longer-range audio transmission. Up to 20 meters range, the headphones work well without dropping the connection. Battery life is claimed to last for 20 hours and does not disappoint at all. Despite being constructed from a mix of metal, plastic, and fabric, the headphones fall in the lightweight category with a weight of just 281 grams.

Hyperx Cloud Core Wireless Headset Review: Affordable Quality Gaming Headset

Goods and Bads of Hyperx Cloud Core Wireless Headset

Considering the price, the HyperX Cloud Core Wireless headset doesn’t have too many drawbacks. But if Bluetooth support was given, it could be paired with smartphones and tablets as well.

Pros –

  • Good Quality Audio
  • Durable, Sturdy, and Portable
  • Lightweight & Comfortable to Wear
  • DTS Headphone: X Spatial Audio
  • No Driver Needed
  • Affordable

Cons –

  • No Active Noise Cancelation
  • Quick wear & Tear on LeatheretteHeadband & Ear Cups
  • No RGB
  • No Bluetooth Connectivity

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Final Verdict

The earbuds sit comfortably on the ears and do not hurt even with prolonged use. Had fabric been used instead of leatherette, ventilation would have been better, but considering the low price, we can’t complain. The most important aspect when it comes to gaming headphones is the sound they produce. The 53mm drivers of this headphone handle the mids and lows very well and keep the treble low, which benefits gamers as the sound doesn’t sting the ears and sounds natural.

The sound of HyperX Cloud Core Wireless may not be audiophile level but it is excellent for gaming and entertainment purposes. The wireless connectivity is reliable and doesn’t drop even if there are obstacles in the way for at least 10 meters. If your headphone usage is low then its battery lasts more than 20 hours. The HyperX Cloud Core Wireless is a great choice for gaming headsets under $100.

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