HyperX’s Cloud Flight S With Qi Charging: The ‘S’ stands for sacrifices, apparently
The HyperX Cloud Flight S Headphone - Specs
HyperX is a company is so good at creating gaming headphones such that most gamers prefer to possess a gaming headset made by HyperX compared to the other companies in the business. Their new headphone is known as HyperX cloud flight S headset, and it is their premier headset of the year 2020.
The HyperX cloud flight S is primarily created out of plastic. It, however, has a thin metal strip that runs alongside the headband. Even though it is made out of plastic, the good thing about this headset is that it was creatively designed. Adjusting the size of the headphones is a smooth and fluid affair, and no creaking sounds are produced when doing so. It also does not take a lot of effort to fit the headset around your head.
Having a device that charges wirelessly is a demand feature that is on the rise. This is something that HyperX has clearly banked on with their new headsets. It is their only product that has the Qi wireless charging feature. This means that placing the left ear cup on your wireless charger will effectively top up the battery. However, keep in mind that charging using a USB cable is still available option for those who do not have wireless charging pads..
The most notable thing about the company’s new headset that it does not have LEDs. The only light you will see on the product is the LED that indicates the device is powered on. Having a minimum of LEDs on the headset actually went a long way in preserving battery life, which is always a plus on my part.
The LEDs on some of the company’s previous models can take up a lot of charge if you leave them on. This could hurt you, especially where you find out that you have no charge left on your headphones in the middle of a game. Therefore, the elimination of this peripheral feature in the new HyperX cloud flight S is a positive step in the right direction.
Who Is This Headset Design For?
As I had stated above, the new HyperX cloud flight S headsets were created for a broad range of users. Unlike most of the regular gaming headsets, these headphones are not only designed for gamers alone. The high-quality sound that they produce coupled with a properly functioning microphone makes it an excellent device for business uses like making conference calls.
This shows that this product can be used for leisure gaming and in the business environment alike.
When you buy this product, understand that it does not come with a lot of things in its package box. It primarily comes with the following three items;
• The headset
• A micro USB charge cord, and
• A 3.5mm detachable mic
The one thing you will notice is missing in your package is a wireless charger to top up the charge on your headphones. This is one of the downsides that the company did not address.
HyperX expects buyers of the Cloud flight S to have their own wireless charging pads. However, if you do not have one, you can easily get one at an affordable price of $59. Some of the specifications that make this headset such a fulfilling product include;
The new HyperX cloud flight S is a plug and play product that was designed with PC and PS4 gamers in mind. Unlike generic gaming headphones, the cloud flight S does not require any additional software for it to be compatible with your gaming console. All you have to do is link the headsets to your console, and you are good to go. Another hailed feature of these headphones is that the 7.1 surround sound feature works flawlessly on both PC and PS4.
This item is designed with the user’s comfortability in mind. It has got a headband that is fitted with a pretty snug sponge cushion. The head band also has a thin metal strip that allows you to easily fit the phones on your head. This metal strip also ensures that they are secured on your head easily and that they do not tightly clamp you. The earpads are also covered with memory foam that is wrapped in leatherette. This means that the headsets give you a good seal easily.
These new headsets use USB 2.4 GHz RF dongle. This is an outstanding feature as it allows for lag-free connection. This is a big plus for the most headsets usually connect to gaming consoles via Bluetooth which is not as effective and lag free as the mechanism at use here. The headsets can maintain a connection for up to twenty meters. This is an excellent connection range, which makes the headset perfect for not only gaming but listening to music too.
The headphones last up to about 30 hours on one single charge. I found this to be true as the headphones lasted 32 hours and fifteen minutes on my test run. Another positive feature of this headphone is that it offers QI charging. This is the only headphone in the market that has this feature, which makes it a very cool device to own.
This headset is impressive as it produces a crisp and high-quality sound. This is uncharacteristic especially when talking gaming headsets. Its bass range is also impressive because it goes up to 200Hz.
Pros and Cons
Even though the new headset is impressively designed, there are some flaws that the manufacturers did not adequately address. Some of the pros and cons of the headsets include;
A very attractive design
Top notch wireless performance
Long battery life
Does not have wired playback (no jack pin slot)
Does not come with a wireless charging pad
As an avid gamer, it will be tough for you to be disappointed by the HyperX cloud flight S. This is because the headset has got all-round features that work together to give you a top-notch experience, whether you are gaming or listening to music.