Since its first version in 2015, the HyperX Cloud gaming headset has established itself as a benchmark, especially in the mid-range. Recently updated in a Cloud III version, the gaming headset was logically entitled to a wireless version, which was presented at Gamescom. This brand new Cloud III Wireless improves the recipe of its predecessor in small touches.
Unsurprisingly, HyperX retains its iconic leatherette-enhanced design. Ear cups and headband are generously padded with memory foam, supposed to offer more comfort for all body types.
Slightly heavier than the wired version, the Cloud III Wireless weighs only 342 grams and the feeling of comfort should be equivalent to that offered by the Cloud III recently tested in our laboratories.
Compared to the previous model, the modifications are quite meager. The 53mm drivers seem unchanged, while wireless connectivity still goes through a 2.4 GHz dongle. However, the new HyperX wireless version switches completely to USB-C, requiring you to plug said dongle into a USB-C port, or if necessary, into an adapter. Obviously, it is compatible with the majority of devices — PC, PS5, Nintendo Switch, smartphones… — and with the PS4 thanks to the included USB-C to USB-A adapter.
The main novelty lies in the autonomy which would have quadrupled, going from 30 hours to 120 hours of battery use. If the promise is kept, gamers will be able to indulge in long gaming sessions without going through the “recharge” box, which is the case for Cloud Alpha Wireless and its 300 hours of autonomy.
Finally, the microphone has been subtly revised, integrating the metal mesh pop filter internally and eliminating the traditional unsightly foam. Despite these few improvements, it is difficult to justify the 180 € requested, a price up 10 € compared to its elder, which can currently be found around 130 €.
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