HyperX headsets are usually pretty good, I loved reviewing the Cloud Revolver S and have used the Cloud II Wireless regularly. So a chance to review the all new Cloud Alpha Wireless with an incredible 300 hours battery life was one that I was super interested in from the moment HyperX sent me the details. Here's what I have thought of it after using it for the last few weeks.
300 Hour Battery Life
No Bluetooth Connectivity
DTS Headphone X Spatial Audio
Lack of Premium Features like ANC
Memory Foam Ear Cushions
Dual Chamber Drivers
Great Sound Isolation
Straight off the bat, the Cloud Alpha Wireless have a very nice design. The all black finish with red accents is not only extremely striking but very stylish. The cans are more squared off compared to the likes of the Cloud II Wireless and the headband is similar but sports that red stitching to really set it apart. The earcups themselves are mostly matte black with a glossy black panel on the outer part of the cup which houses the iconic HyperX logo. The left earcup has a power button, a mic mute button and plugs for both USB C and 3.5mm AUX. The right earcup has only a volume wheel and nothing else.
The Cloud Alpha Wireless are once again one of the most comfortable headsets I’ve ever worn. The padding around your ear is super plush and provides a really comfortable feel around your ears. These ear cups are made from pleather which will result in your ears getting pretty spicy, but aside from that they are easily in the top 5 most comfortable headsets I've tested.
If you haven't guessed by now, the battery life on these things is literally game changing. You've heard of all day battery, but you probably haven't heard the term all week battery, well this thing has that, and way more. In fact is probably closer to "all month battery!" Coming in at a whopping 300 hours, there's literally no excuses for running out of battery ever again. In fact the first 3 days I got them I only got the chance to use them for about 2 or 3 hours a day and after the 3 days I turned them on and found them to still have 100% battery left. There is no other headset on the market with a battery life that comes close to these. The EPOS GSP 370 is the next best with around 100 hours, which is a whole different ball park. This is a feature that quite honestly sets the Cloud Alpha apart from any other headset on the market. I would like to point out that in the Hyper X fine print it does state that this number was achieved when testing the headset at 50% volume. Which considering i run at around 65% id expect slightly less than that but at the rate mine has been going down I'm actually looking to get around bang on 300-310 hours.
The sound Quality is also very good, It has great bass, treble and mid accuracy and delivers a really nice, well rounded sound. Games like Call of Duty have really good positional sound while also having very satisfying gunshots and explosions. This is largely down to the DTS Headphone X Spatial Sound, which really does a great job at creating a virtual soundstage which not only replicated a sounds direction but also the distance that sound is away from you. This is a real edge over the opposition in games such as the aforementioned Call Of Duty.
Overall, If you are looking for a great sounding headset, with a decent mic and an exceptional battery life, then the Cloud Alpha 2 is a lone in its own rarified air. No other headset offers a better mix of all 3 in my opinion. It's just a real shame it lacks premium features such as ANC or Bluetooth connectivity otherwise this could well be the best gaming headset on the market.