Admission, packaging, additives and technical data
Or computer hardware manufacturers to market shrinking or growing number of players, and therefore the demand for products intended for them. As they say, in two grandmother she presages. We do not exclude also that involved both factors. We are left to enjoy more and more choice. Even despite the common belief that such traditional constructions companies such as Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic Koss, often sound quality is clearly dominate over more expensive headsets for gamers.
The reality is that the headphones to play often OEM Taiwanese and Chinese factories, ready models selected from the catalog. However, it happens that the company indicating its logo on equipment such pedigree goes on a device whose structure with those used transducers provides an extraordinary result. Though we are not sure, as was the case with the model Asus Cerberus, it is one of those products. Editorial committee convinced that the company has in its arsenal a really great sounding headphones and cheap. The more we will continue testing headsets for gamers, because they get better and better, what if we hit another gem?
HyperX Cloud logo Kingston is 99.99% construction known among as Takstar PRO 80’s, by the way very appreciated.
The packaging may suggest that we are dealing with another headset series ROG Asus, but distinctive logo HyperX makes it clear that it is a product Kingston. The company apparently is not ashamed of the appearance of the device, because you can see them in almost all its glory. In addition to the box there were some typical ornaments: pictures of the functionality of the product, technical data, etc. In a word – standard.
Extras is really a lot – HyperX Cloud is one of the better-equipped headsets for gamers. It has everything you need. In addition to the standard adapter to plug TRRS and plane in the set included two signal wires, of which one is mounted analog volume knob. It is always better than placing it on the main pipe, which is connected to the transducers. In addition, in the box we found two things on which there almost always pay attention: an extra pair of velvet ear pads and case material.
Included in the kit microphone has a steel arm is sufficiently flexible and stays in place. We have about him any objections.
HyperX Cloud is hardware from a to z for players, stereo closed design, equipped with transducers with a diameter of 53 mm. Materials used are mainly plastic and steel. You can see immediately the difference in quality compared with Cerberus: here is much better. The design is more “armored” and it immediately feels after taking her hand. That’s good, because the price difference is nearly $ 100.
Shells have an oval, ergonomic design. From the outside, are coated with rubber, it is also a black and brushed aluminum lid upon which a brand logo. The whole looks pretty good, a lot more “prestige” of our editorial point of reference, and the cheapest offer from rival Asus.
Earmuffs on HyperX Cloud are quite roomy, slightly smaller than Cerberus, but greater than installed in our editorial CAL !. One major advantage is the ability to replace them. Velour provide greater comfort during long sessions in front of a monitor, a leather-like – better isolation from ambient noise.
The width adjustment headband reliable, steel, permanently attached to the bow. Interestingly, very similar to the like products Beyerdynamic, even attachment to the shells is the same. It’s wrong because it is “armored” and will stand the test of time. When adjusting hear the distinctive sound of clicking, making it easy to fit both shell without removing the headphones from his head.
Another element characteristic for headphones beyerdynamic is a signal cable led the headband, but so that you can see fragments of the shells. As a rule, this is a drawback, because the cable is usually thin and easily damaged, but here it is thick, rather stiff and coated nylon braid, so it is very resistant to mechanical damage. The same applies to the cable that runs from the left headphone. It is good that there is only one; advantage is its small length. If necessary, you can always use the extension (supplied included two). To fully happiness really missing only ensure that the cable was removable, but we can not be considered a defect in the product.
The headband is soft and comfortable, matte coated, leather-like material. He could be aesthetically finished, because the seams on both sides is not very elegant view though some may like it. Microphone jack and durability of connection with this element does not raise objections. They imprisoned them quite low, so the hole does not spoil the experience. It is a pity that the accessory was not a cap, in case anyone wanted to use HyperX Cloud outside the home, which because of these design features would not be any problem. These headphones are so small that captures your eyes even less than Cerberus. Although they have slightly smaller ear, they are quite comfortable, and the mats can a lot of reward.
listening to music
This is what we hear from the very beginning, it is greater than the execution CAL! expressiveness. These headphones generally sound insistently, not so smoothly, but listening pleasure. Bas comes from the two products are similar, no sound “kick”, descends low and is not overloaded in the higher registers. In contrast, different color, performed HyperX is more contoured, but also powerful, the lowest frequencies have a greater momentum. It can easily say that in this respect the transmitter model Cloud is doing really well. Aurvana Live! They have in their wording a little more upper bass registers, but in any case they do not overshadow the rest of the band. So what who likes: greater strength and punctuality bass versus a more “human”, niemęczący down in Creative’s headphones.
The vocals also different. HyperX Cloud plays them as close, but clearly. However, after a while the Aurvana Live! on the head of the listener realizes that this gentle weakness clarity is in fact a natural sound seems to be pleasant. But the change to the HyperX Cloud can bring positive impressions, depending on your preference: vocals sound pure and are neither hissing, or too bright. This equipment without a doubt better cope with guitar parts. Has better dynamics, it is clearer than CAL !, provides the instruments dociążenie better and more natural color.
The upper portions of the band are better highlighted in the fabrication of the model Cloud, slightly lighter, just a little bit less are sounded, but both products go well with them celebrate. Resolution Audio is also similar; when connected to a suitably good source can detect the mass of details, which reflects well on both devices. One of the biggest difference is how they build stage the sides and front of the listener. You can hear the Cloud have a tendency to focus media at the center and zoom it, CAL! and they play a little wider and a little deeper, with more air, as well as smoother, but the timbre is generally slightly matte, metallic, under the terms of equipment HyperX preferably falls. For this great space built into the stage, in front of the listener.
In summary, while playing music once heard what the game more clearly, more dynamically, focuses on tonal attack, and smoother, more dull, building a broader, stronger air-filled scene. The choice comes down to preference, in any case, the hero of today’s test definitely playing well.
From the very beginning of the product Creative’s less tiring. Playing a little less detail, but much smoother and creates a more natural space. But HyperX Cloud, because you give you more details in practice works better wherever they need clear information about where they shoot. INCH! and the beginning of the sound as if the player was separated from some of the sounds, especially those most needed, an invisible veil. Leciwa legend Creative’s sound for a lot of spatially and HyperX some events draw in the middle and closer to the player, the same as when listening to music. As for the sound directivity, the two pairs of headphones are great, but a big merit of excellent card on our test platform.
However, after using the graphic equalizer (thanks to plug FPS tool Xense Xonar Audio Center), the situation changes dramatically. Compensation is based on the instep bass a few dB at 30 Hz and 60 Hz, and the rest of the band from 4 kHz up, not counting the withdrawal of frequencies around 1 kHz. Creative’s product then gets an injection of much-needed clarity disappears mentioned veil, the way he retains an impressive space around the player and smoothness of tone. After that the product HyperX also some gains, but you can hear it for its transmitters too much: it sounds even then too sharply, though in detail. Ultimately, this CAL! are the top games.
HyperX Cloud is a pleasant surprise. We expected another product in a slightly inflated price, which does not sound strikes above mediocrity or while listening to music, or gaming. It turns out that is not the case that the cloud can be successfully used in all conditions.
The workmanship is very good, certainly close to them for the title of “armored”, of which are famous for their somewhat similar structures beyerdynamic. What’s more, the handset brand of Kingston are very comfortable, much more comfortable than our hardware reference. Always we cling to too ill or missing plug-ins, but here HyperX Cloud does not fail: they have everything you need and more. These additions and some design features make the product suited to both residential use, and on the street, even outside the handy strong, well-sounding source.
The sound quality is really good. HyperX Cloud are definitely worth the money, not afraid of confrontation with other products, both those intended for gamers and recognized in the world of lovers of good sound. They play, but in a specific way and you need to keep this in mind. The message is extremely dynamic, slightly lightened, marked, but focused on the middle of the stage and occasionally sharp. If played smoother and spatially, we would not have to have any serious objections, at least not at this price. But the sound of music can appeal to many, like us. What other game. Here you could use more smoothness and spaciousness, the Cloud is not męczyłyby so during longer meetings.
Actually, the main reason for not awarded them a recommendation. They work better in music, and is advertised as a headset for gamers. Although this disparity in opportunities is not as large as in the case of model Cerberus, history repeats itself. And those who do not need a microphone, let them know that the Pro 80’s Takstar buy for less than $ 150.
However, making it all together, debut Kingston peripherals market players consider to be successful, even though the success is the product OEM.