When I tend to think about a HyperX Cloud gaming headset I really think of comfort. Again, that is one of the main reasons that Cloud headsets have been so iconic for so long. As great as a headset might sound if it is not comfortable, especially have long periods of time, no one is going to use it. This is of course why previous Cloud headsets have remained on my desk after reviewing them. The new Cloud III is no different in terms of comfort, that is actually the first thing I noticed when I put it on for the first time.
In terms of sound I was pretty impressed when it came to gaming. I was actually blown away at the location accuracy, it really is that good. In Apex Legends I was able to identify if an enemy was either below me or above me in the same building. Anything else besides gaming was a bit of a let-down with this headset. It all seemed just a bit flat, especially when it came to music.
Another thing I really like about this headset is that fact I can use it with a multitude of different devices. You can use it with the simple 3.5mm connection or USB connection. Unfortunately this headset does not lay flat though, so traveling with it will not be as easy as other headsets. Also I feel the software for PC is really lacking. I really liked SteelSeries software with their Arctis Nova 7x Wireless which allowed me to map certain things to different audio devices in Windows and control them dynamically. The HyperX software is basic at best.
Right now you can pick up the HyperX Cloud III at our favorite online retailer for $99.99, which I feel is a good price. The $99 price point is a very crowded space, but for a very comfortable headset that sounds good during gaming you really can’t go wrong with the Cloud III. Overall ThinkComputers gives the HyperX Cloud III Gaming Headset an 8 out of 10 score.
– Extremely comfortable
– Well made
– Location accuracy during gaming is impressive
– Can be used with a bunch of different devices
– Sounds is very flat when listening to music of movies
– Software is basic