So, here’s finally a review of the gaming headset that I bought for my newly purchased Playstation 5 Slim. I have another headset made by HyperX that looks a lot like this one, which I’m wearing right now, but this one that I am reviewing is a bit better than the one that I’m using at the moment. It’s got bigger ear muffs, and that same awesome aluminum frame that we gamers love so much. Buying these models from HyperX really gives us piece of mind that we are buying quality, knowing that the aluminum frame shouldn’t break for a very long time. At least my current HyperX headset hasn’t failed me yet.
Since I’m not really good at Photography, I took a couple images off of the interwebs to show you what the headset looks like without a professional background. Let me tell you, that the second I put on this headset, I could barely hear any background noise, it really does a good job at cancelling that out. The best part of the headset is it’s compatibility. While I was waiting for this exact model to show up to my doorstep, the previous model I had purchased did the job for both my PC and PS5, but I got tired of switching back and forth so much, so that’s why I ordered this second one.
One feature I forgot to mention is that it comes with a volume knob which you will have to adjust yourself to the right level so that your happy, you know. I was wondering where the audio was when I first plugged it in, while not noticing that knob, but I did find it after all. Another feature I love is the ability to remove the microphone completely, incase you don’t need it at all, because some people don’t need them at all! (just put it somewhere where you will remember them). You can also mute the microphone if you need to do so if your using the microphone.
Another feature I love is the noise cancelling microphone, I actually got rid of my condenser microphone, for this one. The fuzzy thing that is sitting on the microphone really cancels out the background noise and focuses only on catching your voice. If your wondering what brand HyperX is, it’s a brand that was previously owned by Kingston and was sold to Hewlett Packard (HP) in June of 2021, which actually was not that long ago, obviously. Kingston and HP are both great, quality brands… so you know you’ll know your buying quality when you purchase from them in the future.
In terms of audio quality, the HyperX headset here sounds probably 3 times better than the previous headset I am using right now. The earmuffs are also pretty large if you look at them while they sit on a table or while your friend is wearing them while playing a game etc. I think that’s a part of why they sound so much better than before, and also cancel out background noise so much better too.
Incase your wondering what the previous headset I was using was, it’s the “HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset“ which I use on my PC (and it’s been discontinued since 2023 and the Cloud III is replacing it which you can buy for around $129.99), and the one I am reviewing I use on my PS5 Slim. The headset I am reviewing again is the HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset which you can get on Amazon.ca for about $90.
How did I find this headset?, well, I was Googling one day, looking for a headset with a metal frame, and I found this one in a review, and this manufacturer makes some of the most rare headsets with these aluminum frames, making them break less frequently than buying a headset with a plastic frame for example. I’ve had like 3 plastic headsets break on me and they were all top notch brands as well. So there you go, that’s one of the real reasons I recommend this headset and hopefully HyperX continues to make these headsets with aluminum frames in the future.