HyperX Cloud Earbuds: Review

Written by: Stephen Sanchez

Tech | Nov 13, 2018

Cloud Earbuds Gaming earbuds HyperX

We have been big fans of HyperX products as of late. We've tested the HyperX Cloud Stinger, the Alloy FPS and the Alloy Elite mechanical keyboards to impressive results. Right now we're checking out the newer HyperX Cloud Earbuds.

In the past few years HyperX has been developing headsets specifically for gaming. The Cloud II and the Cloud Stinger gave us excellent sound quality, and it is good to know the smaller and more mobile Cloud Earbuds provided us with a top-notched audio experience.

We've tested the Cloud Earbuds on both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. The wild west of "Red Dead Redemption II" comes to life with all the tiny sounds from every environment Arthur Morgan walks to. You can hear NPCs talk and you can tell which direction they are. That last part is important particularly for the Switch as we played "Fortnite." No, it doesn't suddenly turn us into pro players but at least it's good to know if someone's mining stuff not too far from your location.

The Cloud Earbuds is also great for music. It's no Beats, Audio-Technica, Sony, or Sennheiser, but HyperX did an astounding job in working on an all-around gear for non-gaming moments.

The Cloud Earbuds carries its signature HyperX logo and red cord. For the unaware they might assume it's a Beats product and either way you win some swag. The left earbud contains the well-received microphone that you can use to chat online or to call someone with your mobile phone.

Much to HyperX's credit the Cloud Earbuds is really damn comfortable. They don't have a snug fit and it feels as if they could suddenly vanish. But they won't. They'll stay put and after a few minutes it's almost like your ears aren't plugged at all. Which is probably what HyperX is going after.

The HyperX Cloud Earbuds is only about $50. Quite affordable for anyone looking for a reasonably priced accessory with better-than-average performance. This is also HyperX's first-gen earbuds, which is an interesting, because it shows the company is definitely trying to expand its foothold and will likely apply everything that people might want to be included in the next version.

About the author: Stephen Sanchez

Stephen is the source code of awesome. He loves to tinker with stuff that buzz.

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