Kingston HyperX CLOUD Drone Headphones Unboxing and Review
If you are passionate gamer who enjoys playing online shooters like Counter Strike or Overwatch, ordinary speakers or standard headphones are not enough for you. To get real surround sound and communicate efficiently with teammates you need professional gaming headset. Fortunately, you will find the best e-sports gear on GearBest, allowing you to gain advantage over your opponents in video game matches. Meet the Kingston HyperX CLOUD Drone – gaming headset for casual and pro players alike.
Kingston HyperX CLOUD Drone: Unboxing
Typically for GearBest, the order was processed quickly and delivered about 2 weeks from the UK warehouse with no duty tax charged.
Box containing headphones
There is “Certified by Teamspeak” logo on the front and information about a two-year warranty and free technical support (available online or by phone).
Back of the package contains basic technical specs and compatibility list: PCs, Macs, mobile phones Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and more devices are supported and fully compatible. There is also an important warning that using headphones at a high volume level can permanently damage your hearing. It’s always worth taking breaks during long gaming sessions!
HYPERX Cloud Drone – side view. Volume control is located on the right headphone.
Beside headphones, box contains also additional extension cable, quick start guide and warranty leaflet.
Kingston HyperX CLOUD Drone: Features
|Driver size||40 mm|
|Compatibility||PC, Xbox One1, PS4™, Wii U™, Mac, mobile|
|Power consumption||20 mW – 100 mW|
|Cable lenght||1 m + 2 m extension|
|Input||Jack 3.5 mm|
|Microphone type||Electret condenser uni-directional microphone|
|Size and weight||16.00 x 8.50 x 19.00 cm, 223 g|
|Box contents||1 x Headphones, 1 x Cable extension, 1 x Multi-language manual|
Pros and Cons
- Great sound quality with 40mm drivers
- Additional extension allows you to adjust cable lenght
- Volume control on headset cup and swivel-to-mute microphone
- Lightweight comfort for long-term wear
- Professional e-sports equipment available at a competitive price
- No “breathing” LED backlight
The large, 40 mm directional drivers used in the HYPERX Cloud Drone headphones provide excellent stereo sound quality. The sound is crystal clear and has a full richness of low and high tones. Good background separation makes it easy to discern sound direction, so you shoud easily hear opponents trying to to sneak behind you in online shooters.
HYPERX Cloud Drone are also Teamspeak certified, which is probably the most popular voice communication software for video games, and the headphones are also compatible with other similar apps like Discord, Skype, Ventrilo, Mumble and Raidcall.
Swivel microphone features excellent noise cancellation. Although it does not cover a wide frequency range (just 50 Hz – 10 kHz), thanks to noise reduction it increases the clarity of the user’s voice. This gaming grade microphone is ideal for communication with teammate, video-conferencing and also for phone-calls.
Microphone position is adjustable and it is made of flexible, spring-like material, so it can actually be rotated by 360 degrees. Swiveling it in a vertical position automatically cuts off the power to microphone, and it allows you to quickly mute it without changing game or Windows settings.
Design and build quality
The volume dial is located on the outer right ear cup – much more intuitive and faster to reach than typically used cable dial. What’s important for most players, the headphones are light and are designed for prolonged gaming sessions. The ear pads and are covered with soft foam that features the “memory effect”. This means that over time, it adapts to the shape of the face of the user, which ensures comfort.
HYPERX Cloud Drone headphones are made of light but pretty solid plastic and their looks makes a good impression of a professional e-sports gear. Ear muffs distance are adjustable, and an additional cord extension can extend it to 3 meters, which is useful if you play video games on the the big TV screen. There is no breathable LED backlight, found in some other more expensive gaming headsets but it would probably increase the price and it’s not a big deal anyway.
HyperX Cloud Drone headphones can be connected to PCs and Macs as well as to all video games consoles, and even to mobile phones or tablets. Excellent sound quality combined with gaming-grade microphone makes it an ideal and not really expensive accessory that should appeal to casual gamers and e-sport veterans. Kingston sponsors professional teams and online games tournaments, and this very successful Cloud headphone line has already spawned other similar models like HyperX Cloud Stinger and HyperX Cloud Revolver.
Where to buy?
HyperX Cloud gaming headset is available for $58.78 with free shipping worldwide. Click the button below to go to the product page and see the available delivery methods. Be sure to also check more e-sports headphones on GearBest!