Taking a Closer Look at the HyperX Cloud Alpha
The HyperX Cloud Alpha is visually appealing. The black with red aluminum accents makes this a good looking headset. No, you will not find any of that RGB lighting on this model, but it does not need it either. Adorn on each ear cup is the red HyperX logo.
Looking at the ear cups themselves, you will notice they are padded nicely with a leatherette finish. There is enough room for most people’s ears to fit inside comfortably, and the foam will ensure that the headset stays comfortable for long periods of use.
A feature of the HyperX Cloud Alpha is the ability to remove the ear cups, i.e. replace them when they are worn out. The problem I encountered was trying to put them back on. It took me a good 30 minutes, and I hope I never have to do that again, or that perhaps I was trying to put them back on incorrectly? Either way, it is nice that you can purchase replacements if these are ever to wear out.
Moving over to the left ear cup, you can see where the detachable microphone and audio cables plugged into at the bottom. There is also an ample amount of padding on the ear cups too if that was not as evident in the previous images.
The ear cups themselves attach with a metal pivoting hinge. Nice to see that the aluminum construction is used throughout the design as it will help allow for the HyperX Cloud Alpha to withstand years of abuse.
When you move up along to the headband, the styling and aluminum construction continues. A braided audio cable is neatly tucked away as it travels up into the headband itself. Adjustments are made more quickly as you pull or push the headband to fit the size of your head, a little notch in the back of the headband clicks at each adjustment to ensure it stays in place.
The headband itself is comfortable as it is heavily padded and wrapped in the leatherette material. The red stitching carries the colour theme around nicely, and the HyperX logo finds a place in the center at the top.