When you are looking at a wireless gaming headset there are definitely some major features that you are going to want and I feel like the HyperX Cloud Flight S check those boxes, but also has some unique features that set it apart from the crowd. First you have the actual wireless connection, which is not Bluetooth, but rather 2.4 GHz, which means you won’t have any lag or anything like that. I also like the freedom that wireless gives you, being able to get up from your PC without having to worry about missing anything is a nice feeling.
When it comes to sound the HyperX Cloud Flight S is quite good, but in my opinion the sound is very treble heavy. This is actually for gaming as it makes sounds more clear and concise. When gaming you definitely want to have the 7.1 surround sound on as it makes a noticeable difference. HyperX’s 7.1 surround sound is good, but it is not as good as THX’s Spatial audio. The microphone quality is in line with what you would expect from a headset microphone. Your teammates are going to be able to hear you, but we would suggest a dedicated microphone if you plan on streaming.
The two features that set this headset apart from others is the fact that you can charge it wirelessly and the buttons on the left earcup. Wireless charging makes keeping the Cloud Flight S charged quite simple and we tested it on multiple chargers with no problem at all. There are four physical buttons on the left earcup that can be customized using HyperX’s software. This allows you to change things on the fly, without having to go into software or anything like that. Sadly these controls are limited to multimedia controls, it would have been nice to see HyperX open these up for more functionality.
The HyperX NGENUITY software is a little lacking. There is no dedicated equalizer, specific settings for each game you have, settings for when to turn the headset off if it is idle, and of course we talked about only multimedia controls for the side buttons. HyperX could have done a lot more here.
Right now this headset is selling for $159.99 at our favorite online retailer, which puts it on par with Corsair’s Virtuoso RGB. Overall ThinkComputers gives the HyperX Cloud Flight S Wireless Gaming Headset an 8 out of 10 score.
– 2.4 GHz wireless
– Great overall sound
– 7.1 surround sound
– 4 extra buttons on the left earcup
– Wireless charging
– A lot more plastic than previous Cloud headsets
– Software is pretty limited