HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset £59.99 @ Currys
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HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset £59.99 @ Currys

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Found 23rd Mar
I own the Cloud 2's and I have to say they are excellent!
If you have a (good) internal or discrete soundcard, they sound even better!
The Alpha feel better, have better and louder sound, a somehow significant upgrade!
Compatible with PC, PS4 and Xbox too!

Reviews:"Given their comfort and sound signature, the HyperX Cloud Alpha have become my new primary gaming headset, replacing the SteelSeries Arctis 7 that I reviewed a few months ago. HyperX went back to the drawing board and designed a truly amazing headset in the HyperX Cloud Alpha and I’m struggling to think of a competing gaming headset for $99 that I’d consider purchasing over it. If you’re looking for a new gaming headset and don’t mind it not being wireless, the HyperX Cloud Alpha is going to be pretty hard to beat for 99.99$"
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Are these still rebrands of QPAD headsets? I own a pair of QPAD QH-90s but they're starting to fall apart after 7 years of use
I bought these before at this price, had to take them back as they were the worst headphones I've ever used. On some PS4 games you could hear hardly anything.
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_bayz17 m ago

Are these still rebrands of QPAD headsets? I own a pair of QPAD QH-90s but …Are these still rebrands of QPAD headsets? I own a pair of QPAD QH-90s but they're starting to fall apart after 7 years of use


I think the Cloud I and Cloud II were with minor tweeks. (Check the Takstar Pro 80 and the bayerdynamic.
The Cloud alpha seem to be a new design with dual chamber. But essentially grip is the same but more confortable due to extra foam.
Edited by: "ResveZ" 24th Mar
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Darzen12 m ago

I bought these before at this price, had to take them back as they were …I bought these before at this price, had to take them back as they were the worst headphones I've ever used. On some PS4 games you could hear hardly anything.


Not the Headphones fault as the PS4 controller can only drive up to 32ohm when the Cloud Alpha have an impedance of 65 ohms. Sucks but they'd probably would have to connect straight to the TV or a small DAC and preamp.
I'd say these are probably better for PC or laptop use due to great sound isolation.
I have the cloud 2 and I was thinking of upgrading at this price!
I’ve been using this for a couple months and don’t believe you can find a better option at this price point
ResveZ29 m ago

Not the Headphones fault as the PS4 controller can only drive up to 32ohm …Not the Headphones fault as the PS4 controller can only drive up to 32ohm when the Cloud Alpha have an impedance of 65 ohms. Sucks but they'd probably would have to connect straight to the TV or a small DAC and preamp.I'd say these are probably better for PC or laptop use due to great sound isolation.I have the cloud 2 and I was thinking of upgrading at this price!



I have a pair of Cloud 2. Amazing headset I sold the USB 7.1 adapter it came with on ebay and bought a Astro mixamp to use it with for PS4 and PC. Best decidion I have made regarding headsets. Audio quality is amazing.
ResveZ1 h, 8 m ago

Not the Headphones fault as the PS4 controller can only drive up to 32ohm …Not the Headphones fault as the PS4 controller can only drive up to 32ohm when the Cloud Alpha have an impedance of 65 ohms. Sucks but they'd probably would have to connect straight to the TV or a small DAC and preamp.I'd say these are probably better for PC or laptop use due to great sound isolation.I have the cloud 2 and I was thinking of upgrading at this price!


False advertising then.

The HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset is designed to work with any games console, PC or VR system – any device with a 3.5 mm port is compatible.

Edit: It wasn't much better on Xbox One btw.
Edited by: "Darzen" 24th Mar
_bayz7 h, 43 m ago

Are these still rebrands of QPAD headsets? I own a pair of QPAD QH-90s but …Are these still rebrands of QPAD headsets? I own a pair of QPAD QH-90s but they're starting to fall apart after 7 years of use


I wouldn't touch them if they're only going to last 7 years
Poor sound quality. If you've used proper headphones (from Sennheiser, Beyerdynamics, AKG etc) then you realise these just sound like any other "gaming" headphones.

You're better off getting real headphones and a mic.
Good headphones
edanfalls11 m ago

Poor sound quality. If you've used proper headphones (from Sennheiser, …Poor sound quality. If you've used proper headphones (from Sennheiser, Beyerdynamics, AKG etc) then you realise these just sound like any other "gaming" headphones.You're better off getting real headphones and a mic.


The Philips X2 deal that was on here recently then the v moda boom pro mic is what I have and won't ever upgrade as it's fantastic.
Anyone know what the cheapest these have been in the past?

I know I can't time travel, but I'd like to know how good of a deal this is.

Thank you
chrisjordan66656 m ago

The Philips X2 deal that was on here recently then the v moda boom pro mic …The Philips X2 deal that was on here recently then the v moda boom pro mic is what I have and won't ever upgrade as it's fantastic.


V good headphones those
Darzen10 h, 18 m ago

I bought these before at this price, had to take them back as they were …I bought these before at this price, had to take them back as they were the worst headphones I've ever used. On some PS4 games you could hear hardly anything.


As someone else had already mentioned, this is not a fault of the headphones.

I have the 1st edition cloud headphones and use them on my PC and they blow my ear drums out. If I connect them to my PS4 then they are very quiet. I don't connect them anymore to my PS4 for this reason
Edited by: "Richyroo" 24th Mar
The impedance of these is not that low so they need to be amplified
Conchiron24 m ago

Anyone know what the cheapest these have been in the past?I know I can't …Anyone know what the cheapest these have been in the past?I know I can't time travel, but I'd like to know how good of a deal this is.Thank you


This matches the price they were last year around black Friday and haven't seen them cheaper
Do you think anyone will do a price match, these are instore only and my nearest one with stock is 80 miles away haha
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edanfalls1 h, 30 m ago

Poor sound quality. If you've used proper headphones (from Sennheiser, …Poor sound quality. If you've used proper headphones (from Sennheiser, Beyerdynamics, AKG etc) then you realise these just sound like any other "gaming" headphones.You're better off getting real headphones and a mic.


I am a bit of an audiophile and to be honest, at this pricepoint you cannot find better. Just a unidirectional micmod would cost as much as this.
Ofc if you compare them to Seinheisers game zero or any of the HD6 or even the HD5 series they're far worst. In quality but you'll also be comparing two very different price points.
Even for media these are not that bad, and if paired with a good dac/pre-amp, both the Cloud and Alpha will surprise you.
Conchiron34 m ago

Anyone know what the cheapest these have been in the past?I know I can't …Anyone know what the cheapest these have been in the past?I know I can't time travel, but I'd like to know how good of a deal this is.Thank you



This is very likely the cheapest it's been as the Headset only came out a few months ago, unless it was cheaper during Black Friday.
Edited by: "Harryisme" 24th Mar
The dac that comes with them sucks, use your built in instead.
There is no 'PRO'. It's just HyperX Cloud Alpha. Also no delivery available, so local shop deal only.
Edited by: "Kosmonaut" 24th Mar
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slannmage16 m ago

The dac that comes with them sucks, use your built in instead.


This version brings no USB pre-amp or DAC. Only the Cloud 2's do.
ocelot2010 h, 18 m ago

I have a pair of Cloud 2. Amazing headset I sold the USB 7.1 adapter it …I have a pair of Cloud 2. Amazing headset I sold the USB 7.1 adapter it came with on ebay and bought a Astro mixamp to use it with for PS4 and PC. Best decidion I have made regarding headsets. Audio quality is amazing.


I've the cloud 2's and pretty happy with them for my PS4 pro and PC use. Do you have a link to the astro mixamp you use? Thanks
ResveZ11 h, 11 m ago

I think the Cloud I and Cloud II were with minor tweeks. (Check the …I think the Cloud I and Cloud II were with minor tweeks. (Check the Takstar Pro 80 and the bayerdynamic.The Cloud alpha seem to be a new design with dual chamber. But essentially grip is the same but more confortable due to extra foam.


takstar are cheap clones, not rebrands
Edited by: "kreames" 24th Mar
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kreames11 m ago

takstar are cheap clones, not rebrands


But tear apart's show that the Cloud's are more of rebranded takstar 80's which themselves use beyerdynamic parts.
Yo be honest, it's all very confusing...
Collection only and I was unable to find a store in London that would allow me to collect. Great price if you can grab it though.
ResveZ2 h, 0 m ago

I am a bit of an audiophile and to be honest, at this pricepoint you …I am a bit of an audiophile and to be honest, at this pricepoint you cannot find better. Just a unidirectional micmod would cost as much as this.Ofc if you compare them to Seinheisers game zero or any of the HD6 or even the HD5 series they're far worst. In quality but you'll also be comparing two very different price points.Even for media these are not that bad, and if paired with a good dac/pre-amp, both the Cloud and Alpha will surprise you.


They sounded pretty bad to me, but then we don't have to agree

I wouldn't say to people to not buy them, but it just depends what you value. Some people prefer the look of their setup over anything else. E.g. if you've got a black and red PC with lights, you might choose these to match. Nothing wrong with that.

If you want good sound however, IMO these are a waste of money - you can get a more balanced sound from a £20 pair of HD206.
i got these on the black friday deal and im happy with them, Loud enough on XB1
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edanfalls31 m ago

They sounded pretty bad to me, but then we don't have to agree I …They sounded pretty bad to me, but then we don't have to agree I wouldn't say to people to not buy them, but it just depends what you value. Some people prefer the look of their setup over anything else. E.g. if you've got a black and red PC with lights, you might choose these to match. Nothing wrong with that.If you want good sound however, IMO these are a waste of money - you can get a more balanced sound from a £20 pair of HD206.


Obviously I'll have to disagree. (But as you said, we do not have to agree in the first place =p).
The 206 lack bass, they are clicky flimsy and made out of cheap plastic. The earcups hurt after a little while.
When I look at gaming headsets I set different standards to normal headphones.
They have to be give me good bass/mids for those awesome explosions and gun sounds. A good soundstage so that other samples don't go over footstep sounds.
A good clear microphone, so that my team can hear me clearly and I don't have to shout.
A in-cable volume controller and mic mute so I dont have to alt+tab to change volume.
But equally they need to be very, very comfortable for long sessions, and here I am very funny about my ears touching the inside of the headset.
Also, with the little foam in some other headsets they feel like torture when worn with glasses.
I own a pair of Seinheisers's HD558 SE, AKG 702 SE and soon the Seinheiser's HD7xx.
Also looking to get the HifiMan HE4xx soon.
But the Hyper's are the ones I use for gaming. Just upgraded to these from the Cloud 2's as well.
On my way home now =)
Wondering if you have tried these or the Cloud 2's because in most cases with a few exceptions, I agree with you that gaming headsets are absolute trash and a amazing rip-off. But like the Game Zero from Seinheiser, these set themselves apart from the competition.
Edited by: "ResveZ" 24th Mar
Does anyone else get drop outs when using these on the ps4
Not sure if it's the headphones or the Bluetooth dropping

Not sure how loud people need these to be I have it turned right down and it's plenty load enough
ResveZ2 h, 57 m ago

This version brings no USB pre-amp or DAC. Only the Cloud 2's do.



I have version one and it comes with the usb dac
Anyone else like me that isn't the world's leading authority on audio equipment, I bought these for my son for Xmas.

I personally think they are excellent, the build quality is brilliant for the money, the earpads are kind of memory foam and the jack is interchangeable.

As said I am not an audiophile but thought the quality was great, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to score it against, it just sounded good.

Comes well packaged and with dustbag etc. Would definitely recommend.
I need to get my boy some headphones for his ps4.

His Fortnite games are sooo loud, he's going to need a parasol soon,when I throw him out the window LOL-

Please advise on cheapish headphones. Great sound not needed but good enough for him to talk to hid squad of 10 year olds and be understood - and to be able to hear when his enemies are creeping up on him from behind!
At this price point they are excellent headphones, easily as good as similar price's hifi sets which don't have mic booms. Grabbed some last time they were at this price.
Edited by: "ScorpioJonesy" 24th Mar
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slannmage1 h, 57 m ago

I have version one and it comes with the usb dac


My mistake! I believe the difference between the I and II is the 7.1 virtualization.
atin1 h, 40 m ago

I need to get my boy some headphones for his ps4. His Fortnite games are …I need to get my boy some headphones for his ps4. His Fortnite games are sooo loud, he's going to need a parasol soon,when I throw him out the window LOL-Please advise on cheapish headphones. Great sound not needed but good enough for him to talk to hid squad of 10 year olds and be understood - and to be able to hear when his enemies are creeping up on him from behind!


Just get they Sony ones that were posted today 15 quid with inbuilt mic that will do the job
esq358510 m ago

Just get they Sony ones that were posted today 15 quid with inbuilt mic …Just get they Sony ones that were posted today 15 quid with inbuilt mic that will do the job


Thanks for the reply.. these ones.. hotukdeals.com/dea…836 ? Will they have the sound he need to know where his enemies are?
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atin35 m ago

Thanks for the reply.. these ones.. …Thanks for the reply.. these ones.. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sony-mdr-zx660ap-headphones-for-1597-currys-2914836 ? Will they have the sound he need to know where his enemies are?


My advice is to avoid those completely.
They have bad quality (even on the post the most voted comment brings the main issue up), the mic isn't unidirectional either and will pick up on any noise around him. Also never use on-ear phones for gaming as after a while these really hurt your ears, specially if you wear glasses.
My advice would be the Cloud Stinger for the 40£ mark and bellow that the Turtle Beach 50P that can be found around the 25£ mark.
As for your question about "knowing where the enemies come from" depends more on the game coding and console virtualization, very little to do with the headset because at the end of the day, these all have two speakers, therefore, they are stereo.
Hope that helps
Edited by: "ResveZ" 24th Mar
ResveZ5 m ago

My advice is to avoid those completely.They have bad quality (even on the …My advice is to avoid those completely.They have bad quality (even on the post the most voted comment brings the main issue up), the mic isn't unidirectional either and will pick up on any noise around him. Also never use on-ear phones for gaming as after a while these really hurt your ears, specially if you wear glasses.My advice would be the Cloud Stinger for the 40£ mark and bellow that the Turtle Beach 50P that can be found around the 25£ mark.As for your question about "knowing where the enemies come from" depends more on the game coding and console virtualization, very little to do with the headset because at the end of the day, these all have two speakers, therefore, they are stereo.Hope that helps


thanks so much for the detailed reply,, I imagined a headphones calling themselves 7.1 would be better at surroundy type stuff
Edited by: "atin" 24th Mar
ResveZ6 h, 13 m ago

I am a bit of an audiophile and to be honest, at this pricepoint you …I am a bit of an audiophile and to be honest, at this pricepoint you cannot find better. Just a unidirectional micmod would cost as much as this.Ofc if you compare them to Seinheisers game zero or any of the HD6 or even the HD5 series they're far worst. In quality but you'll also be comparing two very different price points.Even for media these are not that bad, and if paired with a good dac/pre-amp, both the Cloud and Alpha will surprise you.



You can get the antlion modmic for 35 quid it's fairly well regarded. You can get a zalman mic for £7.95 it's not as good as the antlion but it will do the job. As others have pointed out these "gaming" headsets aren't value for money you are better off with good headphones and a mic.
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