I think that HyperX did what they set out to do with the Cloud MIX, make a headset that not only is a great PC headset, but one that you can use on the go etc. I think this is one of the best examples of a great all-around headset. So many companies have tried to do this and failed because they either made the headset too big to use when on the go, or crippled the audio quality so you wouldn’t want to use it at home when gaming.
Kingson keeps their same overall design we saw with the Cloud Alpha, but the drivers are only 40 mm compared to 50 mm. This helps keep the size of the earcups down. This design is solid though and the metal frame shows the quality HyperX puts into the headset. The HyperX Cloud headsets are some of the most comfortable out there and this headset is no different. It is great for long gaming sessions or that long flight. Talking about wearing this headset for a long time you’ll get around 20 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Besides comfort this headset sounds very good, again as a mentioned there is going to be a difference between audio quality when you have the headset directly connected to your device and when you are using it in Bluetooth mode. When you are directly connected the headset is certified for HiRes Audio at frequencies from 10Hz to 40kHz, but in Bluetooth mode it is not. Overall the sound is great and gamers will definitely appreciate the powerful bass.
Now this is not the perfect headset (is there one?). Being a headset that is targeted for users on the go it would have been nice to see a lay-flat design. Also I love having controls on the headset itself, but once you go into wired mode those controls do not work and you have to use the in-line controls.
At its price of $149.99 there are definitely headsets out there that sound better, so if you are just looking for a gaming headset to use at home there are other headsets, including HyperX’s own Cloud Alpha, but if you are looking for an all-around headset for use at home and on the go this is one of the best implementations we’ve seen! Overall ThinkComputers gives the HyperX Cloud MIX Headset a 9 out of 10 score.
– Best all-around headset we’ve seen
– Great sound quality
– Very comfortable
– Solid design
– No lay-flat design
– Controls on the headset are inactive when used in wired mode