HyperX Cloud for PS4 Review – Comfort and Style
When a company with such a good reputation, like HyperX, releases an officially licensed product, you know it’s going to be great. The HyperX Cloud for PS4 is exactly that; a great headset.
Officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and designed by HyperX for the PS4, the HyperX Cloud for PS4 delivers an audio experience that’s both clear, loud, affordable and incredibly comfortable.
Being a wired headset, the HyperX Cloud for PS4 lacks some of the pizazz of a wireless set, however, it also means the price comes way down and you never need to make sure the headset is charged.
One issue you may find with a wired headset is some input lag from time to time. This isn’t the fault of the headset and is actually a known issue with the PS4. While it doesn’t happen to everyone and it doesn’t happen all the time, it might happen to you as it did me.
It doesn’t make things unplayable, though it is frustrating when it does occur.
HyperX Cloud for PS4 Review
Anyway, enough of the complaints, let’s talk about what the HyperX Cloud for PS4 brings to the table. First and foremost is the absolute comfort you’ll feel while wearing this headset. Like other HyperX headsets, the HyperX Cloud for PS4 comes with the signature memory foam, swivelling ear cups and extendable headband.
However, the HyperX Cloud for PS4 has also been designed to be durable and last as long as possible. Constructed of aluminium, powder coated in PlayStation blue, the headset is super sturdy and likely to survive accidentally being sat on. Come on, let’s face it, we’ve all been there. In addition to the aluminium frame, the HyperX Cloud for PS4 also comes with a two-year warranty.
I wouldn’t call this headset a “budget” one, but with the price tag comes some omissions. On the earcups themselves, you won’t find buttons, volume controls or anything like that. Instead, they’re completely featureless and everything you would normally control there is included on the in-line controls.
Included on the in-line control pod are a volume control slider and a microphone mute button. When it comes to a purpose-built gaming headset, you don’t really need much more. Like other HyperX headsets, the Cloud for PS4 also includes a detachable microphone so you can remove it when you don’t need to use it.
Wired and Ready
Like other HyperX headsets I’ve used, I wore the HyperX Cloud for PS4 for eight to ten hours at a time and not once found them uncomfortable. So comfortable are they that it was easy enough to forget that I was even wearing them, HyperX certainly know how to make a headset comfortable and these are no exception.
Without any fancy wireless, dongles, buttons on the earcups or surround sound, the HyperX Cloud for PS4 is a very basic headset that would make a great entry level sound solution for many gamers. Younger PS4 players, those who may not appreciate the higher quality, more delicate wireless headsets would do really well with the HyperX Cloud for PS4, especially if they’re prone to throwing their peripherals when they lose in Fortnite.
As for sound quality, when you buy HyperX gear you know you’re getting a great product. The HyperX Cloud for PS4 can’t quite match the HyperX Cloud Flight headset in terms of clarity, volume and the like, but for a wired, stereo headset they provide crystal clear audio that won’t distort or struggle to separate chat and in-game sounds. I mostly used this headset while playing Destiny 2 in a fireteam of six and they held up perfectly, even when there were six voices simultaneously yelling along with the shooting and music from the game.
Comfy, Clear, Cheap
The microphone on the HyperX Cloud for PS4 is also excellent and will filter out as much background noise as possible. Not once while using the headset, did I have any players complaining about background noise in my house. Not even when my infant son was screaming or my dog was barking. Now that’s definitely worth paying attention to.
While the HyperX Cloud for PS4 was obviously designed for the PS4, thanks to the AUX cable, you can plug it into your smartphone, Switch, PC and more. When you remove the microphone, the headset doesn’t even look out of place out in public, on the bus or tram and can easily pass for any other set of earphones.
It’s not just the looks that make the HyperX Cloud for PS4 a viable choice for sound on the go, it’s the sound quality also. As I already said earlier, the sound quality of this headset is top-notch and while not as loud as other, more expensive, headsets, it’s more than loud enough for any gaming session or listening to music.
Budget-conscious gamers (or parents) could certainly do worse than the HyperX Cloud for PS4. They’re a great headset and will suit any and all gaming needs.
|Driver:||Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets|
|Type:||Circumaural, Closed back|
|Frequency Response:||15Hz–25,000 Hz|
|Sound pressure level:||95dBSPL/mW at 1kHz|
|Weight w/ mic:||337g|
|Cable length and type:||Headset (1.3m)|
|Connection:||Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole)|
|Element:||Electret condenser microphone|
|Frequency response:||50Hz-18,000 Hz|
Product Name: HyperX Cloud for PS4
Crystal clear sound
Great for games, music and chat
Wired instead of wireless