A very solid and versatile headset
I’ve had a few headsets since the current generation of consoles have been out. I’ve sampled SteelSeries and Turtle Beach headsets but this would be my first headset courtesy of HyperX. Looking at the specifications of the HyperX Cloud Mix headset, the one thing that stood out for me was that it is versatile. With the price tag of over £150, the performance would have to match up in order for me to consider it a worthy headset for the price. After extensive use of the headset the last couple of weeks, it really has impressed me but I’m still not sure if I feel like it is worth the hefty price tag.
First thing first, the design of the HyperX Cloud Mix is spot on. It doesn’t feel like you’ve got the massive headset logged onto your head. It has quite a smooth finish running through the design, whilst the microphone is detachable. That to me was actually really good as I have headsets where the microphone is constantly stuck in your face. The ear cups also feel really comfortable and also fit nicely. Overall, I think that HyperX have done a really good job with the design of the Cloud Mix.
Performance wise, it stands up as a really decent headset, and as I have already stated, the versatility really makes this a headset that you should consider going. Right out of the box, you get everything you need in order to make it compatible with your Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and even the Nintendo Switch. I game mainly on the PlayStation 4 but also tried it on the Nintendo Switch where I was delighted with the results. What possibly stands out with this headset is the fact that it’s a headset that not only works wired, but also great wirelessly via Bluetooth. On the way to work, I used the Cloud Mix to listen to Spotify on my phone and it worked flawlessly.
Whilst the performance overall is really good on an audio perspective, I wasn’t sure if it really is worth the price tag overall. Yes, the sound is really sharp and on point, but I have had headsets that have performed just as well from an audio point of view for half the price of the Cloud Mix. What is really good about the Cloud Mix however is the overall quality of the microphone. Friends said that they heard me much clearly than they had with any previous gaming headset that I have had before which is a plus point. I did also notice that the sound quality was marginally better on a wired connection rather than that when I was using it wireless. Games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War and Shadow of the Tomb Raider really stood out for me with this headset. The performance was fantastic and really helped immerse me even more in the overall experience.
Overall, the HyperX Cloud Mix is a really good headset. If you’re looking for a headset that you can use on a variety of different platforms, both on the go and for some serious gaming, I can’t recommend the Cloud Mix enough. However, if you only game on one platform and will be using this for only that purpose, I do think that there are headsets out there which will do the job just as well for a cheaper price tag.