Noob’s Guide: HyperX Cloud Earbuds ReviewJanuary 26, 2019
We’ve been accustomed to HyperX only having over-ear gaming headsets. But recently, they broke the cycle and introduced a new earphones that is somewhat unusual to their past gaming headset offerings, enter the HyperX Cloud Earbuds.
The Cloud Earbuds is HyperX’ gift to the blooming eSports industry. It’s an in-ear gaming earphone that not only boast the HyperX branding, but is also proud of its audio quality that the Cloud series is big on.
There’s one thing that sets the new HyperX offering apart from other gaming in-ear earphones out in the market today, which is its unique earbuds that are said to lessen background noise and boosts its audio performance.
With that said, would the new HyperX Cloud Earbuds be the best fit for your mobile gaming needs? Check out our experience and our insights about the new Cloud Earbuds.
Handled with care
As we’ve seen before, HyperX not only focus on delivering high quality gaming peripherals and products, they also make sure that their products will reach the consumers the way they leave the manufacturing area. Clean, intact, and works flawlessly.
Inside the box is the HyperX Cloud Earbuds that has the Medium earbuds prepped in. Since the earbuds are non-standard, HyperX includes two additional earbuds inside the box; a pair of large and small sized earbuds. There’s also a carry case included along with the warranty document, user manual, and a HyperX greeting card.
The carry case is rigid and can surely take a beating before its precious cargo takes in damage. It sports the iconic HyperX branding on the front and the HyperX color theme all over its external and internal skin. There’s a net pocket inside the carry case that is meant for the storage of additional earbuds.
It’s HyperX all over
An all out HyperX red is the color of choice for the Cloud Earbuds with a little hint of black on its logo on both of the ear plugs and its in-line mic.
As more and more people nowadays opt for wireless earphones, HyperX puts faith in traditional wired setup for the Cloud Earbuds, which translates to lower latency, thus producing a gamer-centric offering. A Flat-type cable is the choice for the Cloud Earbuds that makes for a slimmer exterior, which also makes it easy to store.
Coming from the Cloud DNA, the HyperX Cloud Earbuds shares the same durability level of its bigger siblings. Its cable is flexible, yet exhibits a firm exterior coating that can withstand a reasonable number of sudden unintentional pull.
Stays in place, easy on the ears
As mentioned, the HyperX Cloud Earbuds feature a unique designed earbuds. Its shape lowers accidental detachments or slips of the earbuds from the user’s ears.
Even with its uncommon earbuds design, it is surprisingly comfortable even on intense and long gaming sessions. The unique earbuds also helps in drowning ambient noise, but not as effective as other headsets that focuses on that matter. Additionally, the HyperX’ unique earbuds don’t exhibit underwater-like ambiance, which is present in other in-ear earphones with common plug design, whenever in use.
So, if you’re out for something that is big on zeroing ambient noise, then you might want to look at the other Cloud offerings of HyperX.
Gamer-centric sound levels
It’s not about having a unique earpiece design, or outstanding comfort amidst long gaming sessions, but the core feature that we all look for from a headset is, performance.
The HyperX Cloud Earbuds is marketed as a gaming in-ear earphone. But, those who might be interested with it will not only use it for gaming purpose only. Music and multimedia consumption will also be at the top spots of a user’s daily earphones usage list.
HyperX focused on voice clarity with the Cloud Earbuds. This means, in-game voice communications are more powerful as compared to other sound elements with the bass element as an exception – as it was still distinct during gaming sessions. Tho, in music consumption, the bass somehow gets drowned by the midrange.
The low midrange, just like the bass, gets casted out by the midrange and uppermid range. This results to, again, a more prevalent voice element that is of top priority in team-based competitive games. Tho, a little on the overly-enough-fence when listening to music.
What we think
The HyperX Cloud Earbuds is just the first stab of the company to the blooming eSports scene. Tho, it was a hit and miss kind of shot, the HyperX Cloud Earbuds can stand along its Cloud brethren with pride.
For an in-ear headset aimed for gamers, the HyperX Cloud Earbuds’ overall sound quality is solid enough; and with its comfortable unique earbuds design merits the Cloud Earbuds to be a daily driver headset. With clearer and stand-out voice element, the HyperX Cloud Earbuds best fits competitive players who reckon on team communication.
Priced at PHP 2,995, the Hyper X Cloud Earbuds is something to consider when you’re looking for a pair of headset that has a relatively solid sound quality and grants comfort even in long hours of usage.