HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset Review

The HyperX Cloud series gaming headsets had been well received by many gamers for its excellent wearing comfort and ability of sound localization. Many gamers are also looking forward to HyperX wireless gaming headsets. Now, please follow me to experience the HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset in detail!

Packaging

HyperX Cloud Flight Packaging

The packaging of Cloud Flight inherits the red and black color design of the Hyperx headsets.

The top of the packaging box indicates that Cloud Flight’s wireless mode can support PC, PS4 and PS4 Pro. Its wired mode is compatible with all platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, Switch, VR and mobile devices.

The inner packaging box is made of transparent plastic, and the protection measures are in place.

Accessories

HyperX Cloud Flight Accessories

Except for the HyperX Cloud Flight headphone, the accessories include:

  • 3.5mm headphone cable with a length of 1.3m
  • Detachable microphone
  • Micro USB charge cable with a length of 1m
  • Wireless adapter
  • Manual
Headphone Specifications
Wireless ConnectivityRadio Frequency (RF)
Wireless RangeUp to 20 meters
AudioStereo
Headphone FitOver-the-Ear
Headphone Drivers50mm
Frequency Response15Hz – 23kHz
Impedance32 Ω
Sound pressure level106dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D.< 2%
Weight with MIC315g
PlatformPlayStation 4, Windows

Details

Appearance

HyperX Cloud Flight Appearance

Compared with other HyperX headsets, the appearance of Cloud Flight has been greatly changed. In addition, due to it is a wireless headset, the battery is needed, but considering the weight control, its shell is made of plastic material, which is also a major reason for the change in visual effects.

Head Beam

HyperX Cloud Flight Head Beam

The inner side of the head beam is made of high-quality protein leather and memory foam, which is very soft and reduces the pressure on the head.

The telescopic part of the head beam can be rotated to easily adapt to various head shapes, it can also be stretched about 4cm with a strong sense of damping.

Ear Cup

HyperX Cloud Flight Ear Cup

The oval ear cups are in line with the shape of the human ears. Its slightly forward-leaning design can better cover the user’s entire ears.

The ear cups can also be rotated 90 degrees in the vertical direction.

Ear Pads

HyperX Cloud Flight Ear Pads

Memory foam with leatherette ear pads can bring a more comfortable feeling when worn. But it will feel a little stuffy when worn for a long time.

Buttons & Interfaces

HyperX Cloud Flight Buttons & Interfaces

All buttons and interfaces of HyperX Cloud Flight are all designed on the ear cups. In addition to the microphone mute button designed on the outer shell of the left ear cup, all the other buttons and interfaces are designed on the bottom of the left and right ear cups.

The microphone interface, micro USB charging port, 3.5mm interface, and on/off button are on the left ear cup.

There is only one volume knob on the bottom of the right ear cup. Users who are used to adjusting the volume with the left hand may need to adapt.

Lighting

HyperX Cloud Flight Lighting

The HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset is designed with 2 red logo lights on the ear cups, you can switch the lighting effects between 3 modes(on, breathing and off) by pressing the power button.

HyperX had not ever designed lighting for its gaming headset before the Cloud Flight. This new lighting design can better remind users of the working status of the headset.

MIC

HyperX Cloud Flight MIC

The detachable noise-canceling microphone can be bent freely, it’s very convenient to use and store. It is also certified by TeamSpeak and compatible with Discord, Skype, Ventrilo, Mumble and RaidCall.

Audio Drivers

HyperX Cloud Flight Audio Drivers

HyperX Cloud Flight is equipped with the same 50mm neodymium-magnet drivers as Cloud Alpha, but it does not adopt a dual-cavity design, so the Cloud Flight’s frequency response range is 15Hz-23,000Hz, which is slightly smaller than Cloud Alpha’s 13Hz-27,000Hz, and the impedance is also lower than Alpha.

Microphone Specifications
Microphone TypeNoise-cancelling
Sensitivity-45dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
Frequency Response100Hz-7,000 Hz

Wireless Adapter

HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Adapter

HyperX Cloud Flight abandoned the criticized Bluetooth technology and replaced it with a 2.4GHz wireless connection with a maximum connection range of 20 meters. The low latency 2.4GHz technology has larger bandwidth, it can provide better sound quality and reduce power consumption.

Experience

Wearing Experience

The comfort of this headset is excellent, and its rich adjustability allows it to adapt to the various head shape. The wide ear cups have excellent wrapping ability. The light design and its memory foam of ear pads and headband play a good cushioning effect. The head pressure and ear clamping feeling are very small after a long time wearing. Without the shackles of wires, it is more convenient to move when wearing.

The only problem is that the protein leather ear pads will make users feel a little stuffy in summer, but this can be solved by replacing the ear pads with more breathable ones.

Sound Experience

The HyperX Cloud Flight headset did not adopt double cavity dynamic drivers, but its treble and bass performed well, especially for the presentation of instrument sound. When playing epic music, the wide sound field can well render the magnificent momentum. The performance of the human voice is slightly weaker, but it is also within the acceptable range. On the whole, it can fully meet the daily needs of audio and video.

Gaming Experience

I played PUBG to test the gaming performance of this headset. During the game, the sound field is very wide, it can well present the sense of distance of gunfire and vehicle driving sound. When I passed a bombing zone, the explosion sounded low and vigorously.

During the one-hour game, the 2.4G wireless connection is more stable than the Bluetooth transmission, and there is no stall or delay.

Disassemble

HyperX Cloud Flight Disassemble

The ear pads are well made and fit tightly. However, it is not difficult to remove, and you can easily replace them as you want.

Unscrew 4 screws on the left ear cup, you will see the double-layer PCB and neat wiring.

AV6302 Wireless Chipset

The application of the AV6302 wireless chipset is very successful, it had been used in many famous gaming headsets, such as Logitech G933, RIG 800HS, Steelseries Arctis 7, etc.

There is a 1500mAh lithium battery made by Everpower technology in the right ear cup.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 30-hour battery life
  • Good noise isolation
  • Great audio reproduction
  • Comfortable over-ear wearing
  • Detachable noise-cancellation MIC

Cons

  • No RGB
  • Not support surround sound
  • Overall plasticky
  • Stuffy ear pads
  • Relatively pricy

In Summary

As a wireless gaming headset, HyperX Cloud Flight not only has the expressive sound quality, but also has a gaming experience that is not inferior to the Cloud Revolver S.

The 2.4G wireless connection guarantees that there is no delay, eliminating the trouble of wires. Its battery life can be up to 30 hours.

In addition, with a good performance in passive noise reduction and comfortable wearability, it can be said to meet all the needs of gamers. HyperX Cloud Flight is indeed a gaming headset worth buying.

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