HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset

Last updated date: July 2, 2021

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8.6

HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless 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.

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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 86 expert reviews, the HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset placed 5th when we looked at the top 14 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

Expert Summarized Score

8.5
9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.3
512 user 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.
- CNET
January 8, 2018 | Full review
Excellent battery life, a durable design, and great noise isolation bolster a solid-sounding headset into a top-tier pick.
- PC World
May 25, 2018 | Full review
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.
- New York Times Wirecutter
January 24, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Tech Radar
January 8, 2018 | Full review
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.
- Tom's Guide
January 8, 2018 | Full review
The Cloud Flight have a good, well-balanced sound, a great mic, and very little latency when using wirelessly with your PS4 or PC.
- RTINGS.com
June 6, 2018 | Full review
Headset features an extra long microphone that hits well in front of the wearer's mouth for clear audio pick up.
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
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
August 22, 2018 | Full review
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
January 8, 2018 | Full review

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.
- CNET
January 8, 2018 | Full review
The one sticking point for me? At $160, the Cloud Flight is priced higher than most of the mainstream competition nowadays.
- PC World
May 25, 2018 | Full review
The audio controls on the Cloud Flight are acceptable, but not great.
- New York Times Wirecutter
January 24, 2019 | 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
- Tech Radar
January 8, 2018 | Full review
However, if style and features are a big concern, you might want to consider some alternatives before you take the plunge.
- Tom's Guide
January 8, 2018 | Full review
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.
- RTINGS.com
June 6, 2018 | Full review
Sounds quality is not as clear and dynamic as others HyperX models
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
Unfortunately, there is no companion app and the sound can’t be customized.
- Forbes
August 22, 2018 | Full review
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
January 8, 2018 | Full review

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.

An Overview On Gaming Headsets

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.

The Gaming Headset Buying Guide

  • The first feature you’ll likely research when headset shopping is sound. Look for a gaming headset that uses 7.1 Dolby Surround and that has seven audio channels for impressive audio clarity.
  • Outside noise elimination is even more important in a gaming headset than a standard set of headphones. If you really want to eliminate distractions and focus, consider a headset that does a good job of muting the world around you.
  • Sometimes it’s not about the sound you’re blocking, but the noise you’re emitting.
  • Within seconds of hitting the next level of your favorite game, your headset dies, totally throwing off your game. To keep that from happening, you’ll need a headset with enough battery life to get you through even your longest gaming session. Top in this category are headsets which offer up to 30 hours of battery life before needing a charge. To achieve that time, though, you’ll need to turn LED mode off. You’ll get a full 10 hours of battery life from certain headsets, so make sure you check this before purchasing.
  • Unless you’re on a strict budget, your headset will cost between $100 and $300. However, those looking to pay a fraction of the price can budget-friendly options for well under $50. Headsets on the higher end of the price spectrum, retailing for more than $200, often have great audio quality and long battery life that make them worth it for the most passionate gamers.
  • For those long gaming sessions, you’ll need a headset that doesn’t irritate your ears. Part of that is finding a headset that’s lightweight. In fact, there are headsets as light as 11 ounces.
  • Cushioning also makes a difference, even in heavier headsets. Look for a model that features leather cushioning on both the earpads and headband to keep you comfortable.
  • Listening to audio is only part of the gaming experience. For a good gaming headset, you’ll need a reliable microphone, as well. A noise-canceling microphone that provides crisp sound is best.
  • Wires can get in the way when you’re gaming. You may wish to opt for a wireless headset, which provides more freedom of movement.
  • As convenient as going wireless can be, though, latency can be a problem, so it’s important to make sure your sound won’t lag while you’re gaming.
  • Compatibility is essential if you want to go beyond playing games on a computer. Some headsets only works with a PC or Mac, but others work with an Xbox, thanks to an included adaptor.