HyperX Cloud Flight S Wireless Gaming Headset Overview
The first thing that I noticed about the Cloud Flight S compared to previous Cloud headsets that it is primary made of plastic. I absolutely loved the metal frame that was on the Cloud Flight MIX, so I’m a little surprised to see the plastic design. The headset itself is all black, which has bee pretty standard for most HyperX headsets.
Since you do have this plastic design it does allow you to rotate the earcups 90-degrees. This makes the headset easier to pack in a backpack as well as rest on your shoulders if you need to walk away from your computer.
Even though the headset is plastic it seems quite sturdy and is quite flexible too. Each earcup has the HyperX logo on it, but the left one is where you’ll find the Qi wireless charger. This is indicated by the four small indents in this earcup, but these are not just here for aesthetics, they are four buttons, which you can customize with HyperX’s NGENUITY software.
On the earcups is where you’ll find your connections and buttons as well. On the left earcup you have a power indication LED, power button, 7.1 surround sound button, microUSB connection to charge the headset and a connection for the included microphone. On the right earcup there is simply a volume slider.
Looking at the inside of the earcups you have memory foam with a breathable leatherette covering. The earcups are definitely not the largest we’ve seen, but are made to fully cover your ear. Comparing these earcups to some of the other headsets we’ve reviewed lately they have more of an oval shape than a circle. Each earcup features 50mm audio drivers with neodymium magnets.
The headband itself is adjustable for those who have larger heads. You’ll also find the HyperX logo on the top of the headband.
The headband does have some built-in foam on it, which should keep your head comfortable during long gaming sessions. When it comes to the microphone you have a bendable, bi-directional, noise-cancelling microphone. As I mentioned it is detachable and plugs in to the left earcup.