HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset

Last updated date: July 10, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 PS4 Headsets and dug through the reviews from 20 of the most popular review sites including New York Times Wirecutter, IGN, Tech Spot, Tom's Guide, Headphones Addict, Game Axis, Tech Radar, RTINGS.com, Hot Rate, Legit Reviews, Heavy, Shacknews, Impulse Gamer, Game Skinny, Tech Power Up, Game Tyrant, Sleeping Gears, PC Perspective, Co-Optimus and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best PS4 Headset you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 110 expert reviews, the HyperX HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 28, 2019:
Checkout The Best PS4 Headset for a detailed review of all the top ps4 headsets.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
20 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.3
674 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Lightweight, comfortable, and with similar sound quality to our main pick, this headset has more detail and bass than any other wireless headset we tested.
- New York Times Wirecutter
April 12, 2019 | Full review
They’re comfortable for long gaming sessions and have a decent build quality but get beaten by the Cloud II and Alpha in that category.
- Forbes
November 9, 2018 | Full review
The Cloud Flight is exceedingly comfortable. The earcups feature soft, memory foam padding covered in synthetic leather. The headband also has soft, pleather padding.
- IGN
January 8, 2018 | Full review
Incredible noise isolation, even at moderate volumes
- Tech Spot
The Cloud Flight is fittingly named; I barely noticed its incredibly lightweight, 10.5-ounce frame while gaming or working. (For comparison's sake, the Arctis 7 is about 10 ounces; the ManO'War, a heavier 11.7.)
- Tom's Guide
January 8, 2018 | Full review
HyperX Cloud Flight has excellent battery life.
- Headphones Addict
November 10, 2018 | Full review
Excellent battery life and wireless range (20m)
- Game Axis
October 18, 2018 | Full review
Speaking of extended play, one of the biggest highlights of this gaming headset is its 30 hour battery life.
- Tech Radar
January 8, 2018 | Full review
Overall, they are comfortable enough to wear for long gaming sessions and should fit well for most users, but the Cloud II and Cloud Alpha are slightly better.
- RTINGS.com
June 6, 2018 | Full review
The HyperX Cloud Flight is fully compatible with all three of the major systems. It can connect to the PS4, Xbox One, and any PC that runs a Microsoft operating system.
- Hot Rate
March 12, 2019 | Full review
While the HyperX Cloud Flight are the best wireless gaming headset on the market in terms of comfort and sound quality, the two most important considerations in my opinion, they might not be for everybody.
- Legit Reviews
January 29, 2018 | Full review
On the audio front, the Cloud Flight performs well. The bass is powerful yet not overly excessive when it comes to delivering the bigger moments of an intense gaming experience.
- Heavy
I gave the Cloud Flight headset a spin on the PS4 and PC. On both platforms, getting started was as simple as plugging in the included bluetooth USB dongle and performing a long press on the power button of the left cup.
- Shacknews
January 31, 2018 | Full review
I also love the ability to fast mute the microphone by pushing the left ear cup which really comes in handy plus there is an element of noise cancellation.
- Impulse Gamer
February 21, 2018 | Full review
One of the more comfortable headsets I've ever worn, the Cloud Flight's earcups are also roomy and soft.
- Game Skinny
Amazing, eSports-grade stereo imaging and spatial awareness
- Tech Power Up
May 19, 2018 | Full review
Another thing I noticed is that the audio was amazing when the volume was at max. Once you lowered the volume, the highs and mids loose there richness.
- Game Tyrant
Even more impressive is the battery life, which is around a maximum of 25 or 26 hours when fully charged.
- Sleeping Gears
The quality of sound from these Cloud Flight drivers is extremely impressive, and somehow I have managed to miss out on a HyperX headset until now.
- PC Perspective
March 5, 2018 | Full review
Most impressive to me, however, is the battery life of the unit. I fully charged my review unit after receiving it and after two weeks of light/average use I have yet to require recharging it.
- Co-Optimus
January 18, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The isolation performance of the HyperX Cloud Flight is poor. They can block a decent amount of sound in higher frequencies, but not really in the bass range, meaning engine rumbles won’t be masked.
- Forbes
November 9, 2018 | Full review
Feels plasticky and not perfectly in-line with the price, build quality-wise
- Tech Spot
The Cloud Flight is generally well-designed, but it does look remarkably bland
- Tom's Guide
January 8, 2018 | Full review
Also, it has a classic stereo sound, and there’s no virtual surround sound.
- Headphones Addict
November 10, 2018 | Full review
Admittedly, it does feel a little bulkier than other sets due to the diameter of the memory foam ear cups, as well as the embedded padding on the headband.
- Game Axis
October 18, 2018 | Full review
Unfortunately, the Cloud Flight only outputs a 2.0 stereo sound, so you won’t get the same surround-sound awareness of the 7.1 channel SteelSeries Arctis 7 or Logitech G533, or even 5.1 channel audio to compete with the Astro A20.
- Tech Radar
January 8, 2018 | Full review
The HyperX Cloud Flight have a poor isolation performance. They're able to block some high-frequency noise with the decent seal that the ear cups create around your ears.
- RTINGS.com
June 6, 2018 | Full review
It may be too much to ask to have this model come with virtual 7.1 surround sound, but to not have it still stings a bit.
- Heavy
I am not a big fan of pleather ear pads, as they cause my ears to get too warm and even make my head sweat while gaming or listening.
- Shacknews
January 31, 2018 | Full review
The only slight drawback of the Cloud Flight is that it does look and feel a little ‘too’ plastic.
- Impulse Gamer
February 21, 2018 | Full review
The only gripe I have when it comes to using the Cloud Flight on the iPhone is that the volume wheel on the right earcup doesn't seem to do anything when hooked up to the device.
- Game Skinny
Feels plasticky and not perfectly in-line with the price, build quality-wise
- Tech Power Up
May 19, 2018 | Full review
Only comes in one color.
- Game Tyrant
The plastic can feel a bit edgy at times.
- Sleeping Gears
The only small nitpick I have with the Cloud Flight is that I wish it would remember my LED preference between uses.
- Co-Optimus
January 18, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Break free from the bonds of cable connections and feel the freedom of the wireless HyperX Cloud Flight. With a solid, gaming-grade wireless connection, incredible 30-hour¹ battery life, and signature HyperX comfort, Cloud Flight allows you to have longer, uninterrupted gaming sessions. The closed cup design helps keep you immersed, while the durable steel slider and high-quality construction mean it’s built to withstand daily wear and tear. This PC, PS4 and PS4 Pro ready headset is also additionally compatible with devices that support a 3.5mm wired audio connection² thanks to the included cable. The ear cups rotate 90° to rest comfortably around your neck during breaks, and also feature convenient controls for LED effects, mic mute, power, and volume. The detachable noise-cancelling mic helps ensure that your call-outs are crystal clear, and Cloud Flight has been certified by TeamSpeak and Discord³.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 11
2. HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Razer Thresher Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6
4. HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 20
5. HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 14
6. Sades Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2
7. RUNMUS Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
8. Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 15
9. Sony Interactive Entertainment Headset
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 4
10. Plantronics Gaming Headset
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 7

An Overview On PS4 Headsets

Today’s games are designed to fully immerse the player in the experience. But crisp, realistic graphics aren’t as effective if the audio doesn’t surround you. A good gaming headset brings sounds to life, enhancing your gameplay while also shutting out ambient noise. The right gaming headset puts all your senses on alert, ensuring you won’t miss it if the enemy sneaks up behind you in stealth mode.

But a good gaming headset goes beyond delivering amazing sound. You’ll also need to consider comfort, especially if you’ll be playing games for hours at a time. Many headsets have cushioned ear cups designed to protect your ears from fatigue during long bouts of gameplay. However, it’s important to pay attention to the build of these cups since certain materials can trap heat. You’ll also find that some headsets are cushioned in a way that prevents that uncomfortable feeling of something pressing against the cartilage of your ear.

Midgame, you’ll likely need to adjust the sound. Instead of relying on controls on your computer to do so, it will come in handy to have those dials within reach. But the layout of those buttons and wheels can make a big difference. In some cases, controls may be too close together, especially if you have large fingers. Keep that in mind as you’re shopping.

One big difference between gaming headsets and those designed for regular entertainment is the built-in microphone. You likely won’t always use that mic, so it’s important to ensure it can be easily moved out of the way when not in use. Some can simply be pushed off to the side, while others detach completely for easier gameplay.

If you game away from home, portability is also a factor. Some headsets can be folded up and tucked into a bag for transport. If you already have a bag that you use to take your PS4 with you, check to make sure you have a place for your headset. However, since many gamers never use their headsets away from home, this likely won’t be at the top of the list of requirements.

You may think the right fit is all about comfort. However, it’s also essential to the quality of sound you get. That seal between the ear cup and your ear can directly affect the sound that gets to your ears. Some headsets build in adjustability to help you find that perfect fit.

Eyeglass wearers face a particular challenge when it comes to any type of headset. Designers realize this and now have begun creating headsets with special indentations designed for eyeglass stems. However, you can also buy velour pads that put some cushion between your eyeglasses and your headset. Not only will this provide a more comfortable experience, but it will also ensure you get the best sound.

DYWM Fun Fact

Noise-canceling headphones have become all the rage in recent years, as consumers look for a way to shut out exterior audio while wearing them. They come in handy on long flights and other crowded areas, but they also can help shut out the TV or chatter so you can focus on your game. These headsets combine a design that seals against the ear with layers of sound-absorbing material built inside.

With some noise-canceling headphones, you also get the addition of sound waves designed to cancel out incoming noise by creating sound waves of their own. The end result is a gaming experience that shuts out the outside world to avoid you being distracted in the heat of a game.

The PS4 Headset Buying Guide

  • When it comes to gaming headsets, nothing else matters if the sound isn’t there. With the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset, you get virtual surround sound, with punchy bass and crisp treble. The headset even has a Superhuman Hearing mode, which ensures you catch even the most subtle sounds, such as someone sneaking up behind you within your game. The HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset builds in Cloud audio for crystal-clear sound during gaming, even when audio is provided in surround sound. The Runmus Gaming Headset brings spatial awareness to the sound experience, making it easier for you to immerse yourself in the gaming experience.
  • Good sound during gameplay is largely related to how much outside noise you hear. The Runmus Gaming Headset has noise cancellation to avoid your surroundings from interfering with your gameplay.
  • Your ear cups aren’t the only feature that can be optimized with noise cancellation. It’s also important to pay attention to whether your microphone blocks out noise from your surroundings. The HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset and Runmus Gaming Headset both have noise-canceling mics.
  • The design of the microphone is also important. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset has a mic that flips up to stay out of the way when you don’t need it. The HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset detaches when you choose to remove it.
  • Few things can be as frustrating as losing power to your headset midway through a game. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset offer 15 hours of play time. The biggest downside of many gaming headsets is simply that it doesn’t issue an alert when the battery is nearing depletion. If you recharge between uses and don’t play for more than a few hours at a time, though, you likely won’t have a problem.
  • Comfort is also an issue, especially if your gaming sessions last for hours. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset features circumaural ear cups, surrounding your ear with cushiony comfort. The design avoids placing pressure on your ear’s cartilage to keep you comfortable no matter how long you’re playing. The ear cups also swivel up to 90 degrees to help you find your own ideal fit.
  • The HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset brings comfort via padded ear cushions that provide hours of comfort. However, the cushions are made from leatherette, which can become uncomfortable if you’re in a room that’s on the warmer side.
  • If warmth is a concern, the Runmus Gaming Headset uses breathable fabric to keep you cool through hours of playing. The headset is limited in its adjustment, though, allowing only the choice of three different settings.
  • For those who wear eyeglasses, finding a headset that remains comfortable with glasses in place can be challenging.
  • One feature of design to pay close attention to is how the controls are built in. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset places the volume control and speech level wheels close together, making it easy to accidentally adjust the wrong one.
  • Customizing your look can be tough since many headsets only come in one color. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset offers two options, though: black and blue or white and blue.
  • If you regularly game on the go, consider the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset, which folds up to easily tuck into a backpack or laptop bag.
  • One major decision you’ll have to make as you shop for a PS4 headset is whether you want to be tethered to a wire or go wireless. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset is fully wireless, freeing you up to move around. The HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset is wired, which can lead to input lag when you’re using them with a PS4.
  • Durability can also come in handy, especially if you tend to buy a gaming console and keep it for many years. Your best bet if you want a headset to outlast your console’s life is the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset, which is made from a combination of powder-coated aluminum.
  • You may have learned by now that skimping on a gaming headset doesn’t pay off long-term. But you can still get a good headset for a budget-friendly price. The HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset and Runmus Gaming Headset are both on the more affordable side, while the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset is a little pricier.