I have been using the HyperX Cloud Flight S for a couple weeks now. This included playing games, listening to music, and watching YouTube videos. Not having reviewed a wireless headset in a while I forgot the freedom that wireless gives you. I am able to get up and walk around the office while still listening to music. This also means you can still talk to your friends even if you have to step away from your PC. Using the 2.4 GHz wireless connection I did not notice any type of lag or anything like that.
In terms of comfort the HyperX Cloud S is very comfortable and I did not notice any stain on my head or ears during long gaming sessions. I however notice that my ears were a bit warmer compared to using the Razer Kraken Ultimate, which uses cooling gel in the earcups.
The best way to describe the sound quality on the Cloud Flight S is clear. It feel that this headset is very treble heavy, especially when you have 7.1 enabled. If you are used to a more bass-heavy headset then this will definitely take a little bit to get used to. I’m not saying that there is no bass on this headset, because it is definitely there, but it seems like the treble is turned up a bit. With that you’ll have very clear sound for gaming. When playing Apex Legends I was easily able to identify where enemies were coming from. Comparing HyperX’s 7.1 surround to the THX Spatial audio that is on the Razer Kraken Ultimate I think that the THX Spatial Audio is better. Using that headset I am able to identify enemies faster. That is not to say the 7.1 surround on the Cloud Flight S is bad. You are going to get a great gaming experience with this headset.
The microphone on the Cloud Flight S is not too bad, but it is not going to replace a dedicated microphone. Here is a sound test comparing the Cloud Flight S to other headset microphones as well as a dedicated microphone.
HyperX Cloud Flight S
Razer Kraken Ultimate
Corsair VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless SE
Corsair VOID Pro
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Audio-Technica AT2020 – Dedicated Microphone