Back in 2014 HyperX released their original Cloud Headset. It was a headset that offered incredible performance at a great price, at the time it was the undisputed best gaming headset under $100. Then in 2015 the HyperX Cloud II came out, again we were blown away. I have been using that headset as my main headset since reviewing it. So when HyperX told us they have a successor to the Cloud II I knew it had big shoes to fill. On top of great sound performance the Cloud headsets were some of the most comfortable out there. So today we are checking out the new Cloud Alpha, which has a similar design to the Cloud II, but brings with it a new dual chamber driver design. The dual chambers separate the bass from the mids and highs, allowing optimal tuning for cleaner, smoother sound. Let’s take a look a see if this headset will become our new gaming headset!
The HyperX Cloud Alpha comes in a nice retail package. On the front there is a large photo of the headset and some of the main features are listed in a few different languages.
Flipping over to the back we have more photos of the headset detailing the various features of the headset. It also tells us that this headset will work on Teamspeak, Discord, Skype, Ventrilo, Mumble, and Raidcall.
Opening the box up and getting everything out we have the Cloud Alpha headset, detachable microphone, two different audio cables, a quick start guide, and a carrying bag.