After donning the unique HyperX Cloud Alpha headset two years in the past, we concluded there was no higher gaming headset round. Then the upgraded Cloud Alpha S arrived final 12 months, and whereas additionally an ideal headset, we stated in our evaluation that it isn’t definitely worth the value bump from the bottom mannequin. Now that Amazon Prime Day is right here, it’s a completely different story—you possibly can snag it for a ridiculously low $59.46 immediately.
You need to be a Prime member to benefit from this deal (you possibly can join a free trial). Additionally be aware that the discounted value will solely present up at checkout—the product web page lists the common value, and curiously, even the marketed “Prime Day Deal” blurb on the product web page says the value can be $89.99 at checkout. Nonetheless, Amazon really applies a double low cost (I took a screenshot). I am undecided if this can be a mistake or if it was at all times supposed to be slashed in half. Even at $89.99, although, it is nonetheless somewhat cheaper than the common Cloud Alpha, and definitely worth the cash.
In comparison with its predecessor, the Cloud Alpha S provides a USB dongle/mixer with massive buttons, making it simple to regulate the stability between recreation and voice audio (each has its personal particular person button).
HyperX additionally added digital 7.1 encompass sound to this headset, which you can even allow by urgent a devoted button on the mixer. In his evaluation, Samuel discovered that enabling 7.1 encompass made sure sounds simpler to make out (just like the squelch of Geralt’s boot on a muddy highway in The Witcher 3), but it surely additionally tends to distort “nearly each noise.”
Different variations embody new bass sliders on the again of every ear cup, a barely higher removable microphone, and blue accents as a substitute of crimson.