HyperX Cloud Alpha Aluminum Frame PS4 Gaming Headset

Last updated: October 14, 2021

More distinction and less distortion are what you'll get with this PS4 headset. It's made using a durable aluminum frame and a braided cable that is detachable. You'll even get a complimentary storage bag with your purchase.

We looked at the top PS4 Headsets and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best PS4 Headset you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This PS4 headset is universal and designed to be used with a PC, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or a Nintendo Switch.

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the HyperX Cloud Alpha Aluminum Frame PS4 Gaming Headset placed 3rd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

HyperXTM Cloud Alpha’s groundbreaking Dual Chamber Drivers design gives audio more distinction and clarity by reducing distortion. The dual chambers separate the bass for cleaner, smoother sound. Cloud Alpha has premium red memory foam, an expanded headband and softer, more pliable leatherette, an aluminum frame, detachable braided cable and noise-cancellation microphone. Multi-platform compatible with in-line audio controls on PC, PS4, Xbox One and other platforms with 3.5mm ports. Frequency response of Microphone is 50Hz-18,000Hz. Issues due to headset detachable main cord partially inserted in the earcup jack resulting in no microphone audio or quiet/static sounds. Customer should follow Cloud Alpha User Manual or HyperX Gaming support website headset cable attachment guidelines to properly connect the cord, activate microphone audio on the Alpha inline volume control box, and ensure Cloud Alpha configured as primary audio playback and recording device on the host system.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

More of our panelists found the HyperX Cloud Alpha comfortable enough for extended wear than the other headphones we tested.
Throughout all of my gaming tests, the Cloud Alpha proved to be exceedingly comfortable. It felt neither too tight nor too loose on my head, the memory foam on the ear cups offered just the right amount of padding, and my ears never got overheated even after long stretches of intense gaming action.
The Cloud Alpha is more comfortable than its predecessor, while providing a clearer soundstage and slightly improved microphone quality.
This is a comfortable gaming headset that is well-padded and not too tight on the head.
The build quality is exceptional all around, and the headset looks great.
They sound great, are priced right, and are one of the most comfortable pairs of headphones I’ve ever worn.
Moreover, the Cloud Alpha’s sound profile lends it to being one of the best gaming headsets, but not much more than that. This is thanks to the new dual-chamber driver in the HyperX Cloud Alpha, which brings better audio with less distortion.
It’s an incredibly durable headset too, still retaining its look and plumpness of padding after months of heavy use.
The Cloud Alpha features detachable cables and microphone. Both ports are highlighted in grey to correspond to the cable end.
Comfortable, solid design. Good audio quality. Includes two cables and a carrying bag.
Besides gaming, the HyperX Cloud Alpha can be used on any device which uses a 3.5mm audio connection and for online games, it comes with a removable microphone.
Thankfully, the rest of the Cloud Alpha’s build quality is excellent.
As stated above, the Cloud Alpha has a detachable microphone and cable which make this a dream headset for anyone who likes traveling.
It feels fantastic. It fit comfortably and was reasonably easy to adjust. I liked the leatherette surrounding the top. This allowed for comfortable, long gaming sessions.

What reviewers didn't like

The removable microphone is adequate for talking to teammates, though it will make you sound a bit stuffy.
There’s no padding on the inside walls of the ear cups, which the Cloud II has for added comfort.
I do wish that a longer 3.5mm cable without inline volume control for listening on an external DAC were provided,
However, they're still a bit bulky, and the bright logos on the ear cups may not be for everyone.
Would love to see a USB audio option with this headset
It’s not all rosy though – the lows lose some definition and can get muddy.
There is still room for improvement though as we feel that controls would still be best on the earcups.
Lacks high-end finesse.
I still felt like I had to readjust it every now and then in order to maintain that initial level of comfort.
The ear cups are a bit bulky but this comes down to personal taste.
The aluminum back structure of the headset is decent while the cheap and fluffy microphone gave the headset a low tier look. The addition of a small and terrible looking volume/microphone control help emphasize this lesser look.
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