HyperX has been a mainstay of the gaming headset space for years, offering a headset in every market segment and price range. It’s new, the HyperX Cloud Flight S does not have the flashy Cloud Orbit S’s flashy 3D audio or almost the Cloud Alpha’s market-breaking performance, but it has a lot to do.

The Cloud Flight S is a luxury restraint offering — it has a lot of functionality, but only certain people can actually find it useful. Will landing stick?

Who is the HyperX Cloud Flight S for?

  • Gamers  Like Shroud who want something to easily move between their console and PC setups.
  • At-home workers who don’t want to leave the conference call every time they need to make a new cup of coffee.
Sale
HyperX Cloud Flight - Wireless Gaming Headset, with Long Lasting...
  • Gaming grade 2.4GHz wireless connection, with up to 30 hours of battery life
  • Signature HyperX comfort and immersive in game audio
  • Durable, adjustable steel slider

The HyperX Cloud Flight S doesn’t come with much in the box—just the headset, its detachable 3.5mm mic, and the micro-USB charging cord.

 

The Cloud Flight S is built on a predominantly plastic frame, with a single metal strip running along the inside of the headband. However, unlike many all-plastic gaming headsets, they don’t feel cheap at all. Adjusting your headset doesn’t cause any ominous creaking noise, and it doesn’t take a lot of work to fit your head comfortably. The headband itself also features a comfortable memory foam cushion and offers just the right amount of clamping force to make you feel secure without being too tight.

Connectivity

HyperX Cloud Flight S uses a USB 2.4GHz RF dongle to connect to your preferred platform. This is a better option for a gaming headset than Bluetooth, as it is lag-free and generally less battery-intensive. However, this also means you ‘re going to have to give up a USB port, which is premium real estate for some.

According to HyperX, the headset has a connection of up to 20 meters (65 feet). I found that to a large extent reflected my experience, as it maintained a fairly steady connection from one end of my apartment to the other, with multiple closed doors in between.

Battery

HyperX claims that the Cloud Flight S can last up to 30 hours of playback time at a single charge, and in our tests, we found that it exceeded that considerably. Running at a consistent output of ~75dB — which is louder than many people’s preferences — the headset ran for 35 hours and five minutes at a single charge, beating the pants off just about every gaming headset battery on the mark.

Gaming With the HyperX Cloud Flight S

HyperX Cloud Flight S is a truly great gaming experience. It’s very comfortable, and even after a multi-hour session, I’ve never had any problems with heat or pressure on my head. Playing games like Dauntless and the recently released Halo: The Master Chief Collection multiplayer on the PC was a breeze, and the built-in surround sound worked fine. Being able to switch back to stereo sound on the fly made it especially clear how much the feature can add to the heated firefighting in particular. In most other situations, the differences seemed to be quite negligible, but it’s nice you don’t need to install another app just to try the feature.

Sale
HyperX Cloud Flight - Wireless Gaming Headset, with Long Lasting...
  • Gaming grade 2.4GHz wireless connection, with up to 30 hours of battery life
  • Signature HyperX comfort and immersive in game audio
  • Durable, adjustable steel slider