300 hours: the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headset has a massive battery

HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headset

HyperX has continued its recent expansion of gaming peripherals with the local launch of the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headset, claiming an impressive 300-hour battery life.

Stemming from the wired HyperX Cloud Alpha headset, the wireless version uses custom 50mm audio drivers that are slightly slimmer and lighter than the previous design. Intended for marathon gaming sessions, the new wireless headset includes custom-made Dual Chamber Technology designed to separate the mid and high frequencies from the rumbling bassy lows.

Especially helpful in games requiring a keen sense of your surroundings, the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless model also has spatial audio capabilities through the DTS Headphone: X technology. This helps to produce a virtual 3D sound so you can hear lush soundscapes or precisely locate where enemies are coming from.

So it doesn’t get in the way when not in use, the headset microphone is detachable, plus it has an LED indicator to let you know when you’re on mute. Located on the headset are several controls, including volume, microphone mute and monitoring inputs. As an additional benefit, the microphone is noise-cancelling, which should hopefully help cut out background noise when chatting.

Compatible with PC, plus PS4 and PS5 consoles, the wireless headset connects via a 2.4GHz USB dongle, providing up to 20 metres of range between you and the connection point. It’s designed to last, too, with an aluminium frame, adjustable headband, in addition to comfortable leatherette and memory foam earcups.

Currently, the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is available for $299 from online retailers like Scorptec. It’s not yet known whether it will receive a wider release across brick and mortar stores.

After using an older HyperX Cloud headset for several years, I can attest to the quality of the brand’s gear. They’re comfy, sound great, and provide a decent level of natural noise cancellation. If the wireless headset is anything like its wired brethren, it will likely be a reliable wireless upgrade.

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