The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headphones offer excellent quality. This has been our experience.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset
HyperX is one of the most popular gaming brands today. When we are going to choose a gaming device, be it a keyboard, a mouse, or a headset, I usually have it clear: HyperX and Razer are the brands that usually capture my attention.
I have had the opportunity to try several HyperX brand products and the truth is that they never disappoint. It is a solid brand that knows how to offer good quality products.
This time I have spent a lot of time testing the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless, the newest and most wireless version of the Cloud Alpha that we already knew. At the moment there are not too many purchase options in the market, with the exception of Amazon, where you can buy them from €200.
If you are a fan of HyperX and want to get this wireless model of gaming headsets, I recommend that you first read my experience with the Cloud Alpha Wireless.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Design and build quality
I usually start my reviews by talking about the design since it is what can be seen with the naked eye and also what will attract the attention of many. We are dealing with premium headphones and it shows in the finish: in matte black and with metallic red details, they offer an elegant style without neglecting the gamer aesthetic.
The padded headband inside is finished by the upper part in synthetic leather that is sewn with a red thread detail that contributes to that elegance that I mentioned in the paragraph above. Like almost all headphones of this type, the headband is adjustable so you can use the size that best suits you.
Regarding the armors, they make use of memory foam that will adapt to your ear perfectly. I have worn the armors for hours on end and at no time do they feel uncomfortable or heavy, in fact, they are quite light. On the back of the armors, we see the brand’s logo in that characteristic metallic red.
On the left side, you can connect the microphone (you can remove it if you don’t need it). The microphone makes use of a flexible arm that will allow you to position it as you wish.
The buttons are physical and there are not many: only two on the left ear cup, one to turn on or off and another to mute the microphone. Just below it is the USB-C input that will allow you to charge the headphones when necessary (I will talk about battery life in future sections). In the right case, on the contrary, we only find a roulette thanks to which you can adjust the volume.
As a conclusion in this section, I can affirm that the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is very beautiful and, although beauty is subjective and will depend on the tastes of each one, I can assure you that it is very likely that you will like them, at least aesthetically.
Also in terms of sound quality?
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Sound quality
So, we already know that we love the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless aesthetically, but do they also fulfill their function as headphones and offer good sound quality?
As always, a brand as solid as HyperX has been able to offer excellent sound quality. It uses DTS spatial audio technology, thanks to which surround sound is achieved that helps you fully immerse yourself in any video game.
DTS sound is understood as an alternative to the famous Dolby Digital: a multichannel sound system that meets that surround characteristic that I mentioned.
15 Hz to 21 kHz sound range
It offers an incredible sound range of 15 Hz to 21 kHz, this is more than the human ear (which normally hears between 20 Hz and 20 kHz) can hear, but thanks to those extra Hz HyperX manages to project all the sounds in an amazing way.
Surely you will use the headphones for your video game sessions, but they also more than meet in any other field: movies, music, or simply voice audio. Obviously, they shine in video games, they allow you to hear in detail any footstep, shot, or movement in your favorite video game. Warhammer 3 together with the HyperX allows you to perfectly hear all the sounds of the artillery and weapons you use, simply incredible.
The maximum volume may not be the highest I have been able to hear in headphones of this type, but it is also true that the volume is powerful enough (we do not want to damage our hearing either).
ANC or active noise cancellation
They do not have ANC or active noise cancellation, but passive cancellation is achieved thanks to the design of the headphones. They pick up your ear so well that they will isolate you enough to disappear from the outside world. It is true that, if you use them for video games, you will surely use them at home, in a quiet room, which means that in these cases, ANC technology does not seem ultra necessary to me either.
The microphone is also another important element in this type of gaming headset. It is a bidirectional microphone with noise cancellation that will be able to pick up the voice of the user and isolate it from the ambient noise that may be in the room.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Battery
One of the main elements of this model is precise that they are wireless headphones, that is, wireless. I must admit that I myself was a bit averse to using a wireless gaming headset as I didn’t want to have to worry about charging it. In addition, they are headphones that I intend to use only when I play video games, from my desk, a place where having them connected by cable is not annoying.
300 hours charging
So I tried the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless with the idea that I wanted cable. However, I must say that I have hardly had to worry about charging them, and believe me when I tell you that I use them for many, many hours. The headphones are capable of operating for 300 hours, which is incredible charging.
You’ll be able to charge them with a USB-C cable and, importantly, you’ll be able to use them while they’re charging, so you won’t have to interrupt any game if they suddenly run out of battery.
Regarding connectivity, you will have to connect a small USB-A dongle or transmitter so that Bluetooth can work. This means that you can use Cloud Alpha Wireless with computers, PS5 or PS4. You won’t be able to use them on an Xbox, so if you need a headset compatible with that console you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Since they only work with that USB transmitter, you won’t be able to use them with your smartphone or other devices that don’t have this type of input. This limits them to be what they are: gaming headphones. If you are looking for more versatile armor, that you can use in all areas and even take to the streets, you will have to buy another type of headphones.
The HyperX Ngenuity app
The HyperX Ngenuity app, which you can download as an app for Windows, is the specific app that will allow you to customize the audio of the Cloud Alpha Wireless. Personally, I think that the equalizer to be able to adjust the sound is a quite professional parameter that you will only want to touch if you are really very demanding with the audio. I think the factory sound settings are good enough. The program will allow you to see the percentage of battery or charge if you are charging them at that moment, something that can be useful.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Price and availability
The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is available on Amazon for €203.26, with a 12% discount. If you want to spend less money and don’t mind the wired headset (or maybe even prefer it), you have the option to buy the HyperX Cloud Alpha (non-wireless) model for €80.99 at MediaMarkt (I couldn’t find this older model on Amazon).
HyperX knows how to design devices with gamers in mind. In this case, it has updated its HyperX Cloud Alpha by adding the word Wireless, that is, “wireless”. They stand out, especially for their incredible battery life, you will hardly have to worry about charging them. Its design, elegant and faithful to the gaming aesthetic is also one more point in favor of Cloud Alpha Wireless.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless specifications
- Product dimensions : 20.25 x 16.32 x 9.23 cm
- Weight: 322 grams
- Compatible with: Desktops, Laptops, PS5, PS4
- Detachable wireless microphone with mic mute and mic monitoring LED
- DTS spatial audio
- 50mm dual-chamber speakers
- Wireless 2.4GHz
- Up to 300 hours of battery
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless: Is it worth buying?
- Premium design
- Battery duration
- Good sound quality
- Limited compatibility
The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is an excellent headset from a brand that knows how to make good quality devices. The battery charging of more than 300 hours stands out.