CES 2022 Gaming

HyperX Announces Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset with 300-hour Battery

HyperX Announces Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset with 300-hour Battery

HyperX has long been known for making some of the most comfortable gaming headsets on the market. Today at CES, they announced the Cloud Alpha Wireless gaming headset that will run for 300 hours on a single charge.

The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless appears to be a follow-up to the Cloud II Wireless headset. Our first concern with the increased battery life was weight. It’s easy to increase battery life by putting bigger batteries into a device. Fortunately, the new headset is only about 20g heavier than Cloud II Wireless. HyperX says the new Cloud Alpha Wireless maintains all the comfort and sound quality of the Cloud Alpha line. They say it was possible by utilizing “new-and-improved, custom-designed Dual Chamber Technology and HyperX 50mm Drivers that feature a slimmer, lighter design.” It also supports DTS® Headphone:X® for virtual 3D audio.

The headset uses a detachable noise-canceling microphone so that you can remove it during solo play. There is a mute button on the ear cup that will illuminate the tip of the microphone for a visual indicator that you are muted. The headset also has microphone monitoring to keep you from talking too loudly.

The headset uses a 2.4 GHz USB dongle for its wireless connection. It takes 4.5 hours to recharge it via USB-C.

You can use the Cloud Alpha Wireless headset with PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Sorry Xbox gamers! The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headset should be out in February. You’ll be able to pick it up for $199.

Press Release

Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset Specifications

Part Number4P5D4AA
  
Headphone 
DriverDynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
Form factorOver ear, circumaural, closed back
Frequency response15 Hz – 21 kHz
Impedance62 Ω
Sensitivity103 dBSPL/mW at 1 kHz
T.H.D.≤ 2%
Frame typeAluminum
Ear cushionsMemory foam and premium leatherette
  
Microphone 
Element6mm Electret condenser microphone
Polar patternBi-directional, Noise-cancelling
Frequency response50 Hz – 7.2 kHz
Sensitivity-15 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
  
Connections and Features 
Audio connectionWireless USB
USB audio formatStereo
USB specificationUSB 2.0
Sampling rates48 kHz
Bit-Depth24 bit
Included virtual surround soundDTS Headphone:X
Audio controlsOnboard audio controls
  
Battery 
TypeRechargeable lithium-polymer
Battery lifeup to 300 hours
Charge time4.5 hours
  
Wireless 
Type2.4 GHz
Wireless rangeUp to 20 meters10
  
Physical 
Weight322g
Weight with microphone335g
Cable length(s) and type(s)0.5m USB charge cable

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Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.