HyperX Adjustable Rotating Gaming Headset

Last updated: June 17, 2022

HyperX Adjustable Rotating Gaming Headset

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

Overall Take

This gaming headset boasts both impressive audio quality and a sturdy design. But its most impressive factor is the 30-hour battery life — triple the gaming time offered by competitors. At only 11 ounces, it's also lightweight enough to keep you playing comfortably for hours.

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the HyperX Adjustable Rotating Gaming Headset placed 8th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Break free from the bonds of cable connections and feel the freedom of the wireless HyperX Cloud Flight. Designed and built to meet the demanding requirements of serious gamers, Cloud Flight combines a solid wireless connection, incredible 30-hour* battery life, and signature HyperX comfort so you’ll have uninterrupted, unencumbered gaming for longer. The closed cup design helps immerse you in your gaming, while the durable steel slider and high-quality construction mean it’s built to withstand daily wear and tear. This PC, PS4TM and PS4 Pro ready headset is also additionally compatible as a headphone with devices that support a 3.5mm wired audio connection**. The ear cups rotate 90° to give you a better customized fit, and also feature convenient controls for mic mute, LED effects, 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 Discord.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

And between the cushy memory foam earcups, the rich audio and the category-leading 30 hours of battery life, I could literally wear it all day.
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Excellent battery life, a durable design, and great noise isolation bolster a solid-sounding headset into a top-tier pick.
It’s light, comfortable, sounds good, and has the best battery life of any wireless headset we tested as long as its LEDs are off.
If 30 hours of battery life sounds like a killer feature to you, there’s no other headset that can match the HyperX Cloud Flight in longevity.
The HyperX Cloud Flight is a fantastic, no-frills wireless headset, delivering great sound, a crisp mic and long battery life, with one of the lightest and most comfortable designs out there.
The Cloud Flight have a good, well-balanced sound, a great mic, and very little latency when using wirelessly with your PS4 or PC.
Headset features an extra long microphone that hits well in front of the wearer's mouth for clear audio pick up.
They’re also a great choice for gaming thanks to their well-balanced sound, low latency wireless connection and excellent microphone that delivers great recording quality and captures speech very well.
- Forbes
The HyperX Cloud Flight checks all the boxes for a wireless gaming headset: big, dynamic, and lag-free sound; a comfortable design; and a versatile construction that lets you plug in and detach the mic for mobile use.
- IGN

What experts didn't like

I've spent a little over a week using the PC- and PS4-compatible Cloud Flight as my daily driver, and it's not perfect. It doesn't have quite the stellar wireless range of, say, the Logitech G533, and I'll take a flip-up or retractable microphone over the Cloud Flight's detachable mic any day.
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The one sticking point for me? At $160, the Cloud Flight is priced higher than most of the mainstream competition nowadays.
The audio controls on the Cloud Flight are acceptable, but not great.
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
However, if style and features are a big concern, you might want to consider some alternatives before you take the plunge.
Unfortunately, they do not isolate well in loud noisy environments and they're a little bulky and unstable so they won't be the best headphones to use while commuting or running.
Sounds quality is not as clear and dynamic as others HyperX models
Unfortunately, there is no companion app and the sound can’t be customized.
- Forbes
Despite its many charms, however, it just barely fails to unseat the SteelSeries Arctis 7 as the pinnacle wireless headset for gamers thanks to its lack of virtual 7.1 surround and its reliance on plastic, but it's close.
- IGN

Our Expert Consultant

Doug Brennan   
Tech writer for Digital Addicts, avid PC/console gamer

Doug Brennan is an avid PC/console gamer for the past 20+ years, and writer for Digital Addicts. In his spare time, he’s an active member on a number of computer peripheral forums (overclock.netgeekhack.orghead-fi.org), so he’s always up to date on the latest products.

Overview

Gaming has come a long way in recent years. You’re not only playing while watching on a screen, but it’s a fully immersive experience in which you experience the sounds and sensations through headphones and your controller. But to truly get the most out of the experience, you need all the right hardware, including a headset that helps you shut out the world around you.

When you’re looking for a gaming headset, it’s important to note that you’re buying more than just a pair of headphones. Although typical headphone features like sound, comfort and noise cancellation are important, you’ll also need to be able to provide good audio as well. The microphone’s quality, as well as its position, are important. You’ll also need to consider compatibility, especially if you plan to play using a gaming console rather than a computer.

When it comes to sound, though, what you hear through the headphones is only part of it. If you game in noisy environments, you’ll also want to make sure your gaming headset features noise cancellation capabilities. You don’t want to be pulled out of your game by a passing emergency vehicle or a roommate watching the big game.

You really want to make sure your headset is comfortable, particularly if you plan to spend hours gaming, says Doug Brennan, who’s been a gamer for the past 20 years and a writer for the blog Digital Addicts.

It’s important that they don’t fit too tightly and that the earpieces have plenty of cushioning. Comfort can differ from one person to another, but there are some gaming headsets that are known for being more comfortable than others.

You’ll also want to turn your attention toward sound staging, which gives you audio-directional cues while you’re playing. In other words, Brennan says, the right headset can make you a better player because you’ll know exactly where a noise is coming from. “You can’t always see where opponents are, but you can still hear their actions which can give you the advantage,” he says.

For those long gaming sessions, battery life also matters. If your headset dies midway through a game, you’ll have to wait for it to recharge. Look around for a gaming headset with a battery life that will get you through each session before you have to put it back on the charger.

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