HyperX Launches Cloud Core Wireless Headset

Official marketing image provided by HyperX.

Today, HyperX is launching the new Cloud Core Wireless gaming headset through a retail partnership with Best Buy. This $99 gaming headset is the latest in one of the peripheral market’s most famous and celebrated headset families, and now packs in full DTS Headphone: X support.

At first glance, you might think that this looks like both last year’s Cloud II Wireless and some of the older Cloud models mashed together into a new thing — and that’s exactly right. I’ll have a full review of it out a little bit later today where I discuss all the details (now live right here!), but I can already tell you I love this headset. I’ve wanted a wireless headset using the legendary Cloud design for almost half a decade, and this delivers that in an affordable package.

The headset includes a detachable noise cancelling microphone, a USB dongle, and a USB-C charge cord, and it comes in the classic HyperX black and red color scheme. It is mainly designed for PC gamers, and if used with Windows 10 or 11 it’ll automatically unlock DTS Headphone: X spatial audio inside the DTS Sound Unbound app. PlayStation and docked Nintendo Switch players can also enjoy vibrant stereo sound support.

For more information and links to official product pages (which aren’t affiliate links as I don’t ever use those) you can read the press release just below. While I still love the Cloud II Wireless for its design improvements and upgrades, it’s so awesome to see this classic and iconic design finally get the wireless treatment it deserves.

Official marketing image provided by HyperX.

HyperX Launches Cloud Core Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS® Headphone:X®

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Nov. 16, 2021 — HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced the release of the Cloud Core Wireless gaming headset. The latest addition to HyperX’s extensive headset lineup, Cloud Core Wireless features DTS® Headphone:X®(1) spatial audio and offers signature HyperX comfort and durability engineered to elevate gaming sessions.

Designed for immersive in-game audio experiences, Cloud Core Wireless is equipped with DTS® Headphone:X® spatial audio and 53mm drivers to deliver clear and accurate positional sound for gaming. This new gaming-grade wireless headset broadcasts at 2.4GHz and offers up to 20 hours(2) of battery life and 20 meters of wireless range.

“HyperX is dedicated to providing the ultimate audio experience for gamers and the new Cloud Core Wireless gaming headset delivers with DTS® Headphone:X®and signature comfort at an affordable price point,” said Nate Almond, audio business manager, HyperX. “Cloud Core Wireless gaming headset is an excellent option for gamers that desire a more immersive in-game experience with the freedom and flexibility to play without cables.”

The Cloud Core Wireless gaming headset is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak™ for seamless chat compatibility. The headset offers a flexible detachable noise-canceling microphone that reduces background noise and provides clearer voice quality for improved in-game chat.

Aligning with the high-quality build of its predecessors, Cloud Core Wireless utilizes an aluminum frame construction with an adjustable headband that provides long-lasting durability and stability. The headset also features soft leatherette and plush memory foam for signature HyperX comfort.


The HyperX Cloud Core Wireless gaming headset is initially available through Best Buy’s network of retail locations and online at bestbuy.com for $99.99. For more information on the HyperX Cloud Core Wireless gaming headset, please visit the HyperX product page. Pricing from HyperX.com is subject to change without notice. Retailers’ pricing may vary.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, HyperX may experience some product and shipping delays. HyperX is taking every possible measure to work with partners to minimize the impact on its customers and ensure product availability and timely delivery.

HyperX Cloud Core Wireless Gaming Headset Specifications:

Part Number

HHSC1C-CG-BK/G (legacy part number)

4P5D5AA (HP Inc. part number)


Driver: Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets

Form factor: Over ear, circumaural, closed back

Frequency response: 10 Hz — 21 kHz

Impedance: 60 Ω

Sensitivity: 99 dBSPL/mW at 1 kHz

T.H.D.: ≤ 1%

Frame type: Aluminum

Ear cushions: Memory foam


Element: Electret condenser microphone

Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling

Frequency response: 20 Hz — 6.8 kHz

Sensitivity: -44 dBV (1 V/Pa at 1 kHz)

Connections and Features

Audio connection: Wireless USB

USB audio format: Stereo

USB specification: USB 2.0

Sampling rates: 48 kHz

Bit-Depth: 16 bit

Included virtual surround sound: DTS Headphone:X

Audio controls: Onboard audio controls


Type: Rechargeable lithium-polymer

Battery life: 20 hours

Charge time: 3 hours


Type: 2.4 GHz

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Wireless range: Up to 20 meters


Weight: 283g

Weight with microphone: 294g

Cable length(s) and type(s): 0.5m USB charge cable

(1) DTS, DTS:X, DTS Sound Unbound, Headphone:X, the DTS logo, and the DTS:X logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and other countries. © 2020 DTS, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

(2) Tested at 50% headphone volume. Battery life varies based on volume and usage

About HyperX

For 18 years, HyperX’s mission has been to develop gaming solutions for every type of gamer and the company is consistently recognized for delivering products that provide superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. Under the tagline of “WE’RE ALL GAMERS,” HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, USB microphones, and console accessories are the choice of everyday gamers as well as celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because they meet the most stringent product specifications and are built with best-in-class components. For more information, please go to www.hyperxgaming.com.

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.



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