HyperX Launches New Cloud Flight for PS5 Gamers
A new color and expanded platform support
The HyperX Cloud Flight family gains a new product today with a model featuring full PS5 compatibility. The color way is also new, pairing a sleek black finish with a blue accent to indicate that it’s geared towards PlayStation gamers. It’ll also work with the PS4, and although it’s not called out in the press materials they sent over, it seems to be using HyperX’s standardized USB receiver so I imagine it’ll work just fine on a PC as well.
Battery life is rated at up to 30 hours with the ear cup LEDs turned off, or 13 hours with them turned on in solid mode. In addition to certified PS5 compatibility, this new model also adds the mic mute LED from other recent wireless HyperX headsets, so you’ll be able to easily see if the mic is on or not. I’ve enjoyed both the original Cloud Flight and the Cloud Flight S in the past, and it’s neat to see a fun new color that offers certified support for the new audio control features on the PS5.
The headset is launching at a price of $119.99 through a retail partnership with Amazon, and you can find links to its product pages below. They aren’t affiliate links because I don’t believe in the practice, so you can click away without giving me any sort of kick back or other incentive. The launch price is lower than the original launch price of the first Cloud Flight, and puts these at a competitive spot within the market. It’s also nice to see that this model retains the backup wired audio connection option of the original Flight, though sadly they haven’t included the 3.5mm cable you’ll need in order to use it.
The full official press release for this product follows!
HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset Lineup Expands to Include PS5 Support
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Nov. 15, 2021 –HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced the release of HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset addition boasting expanded PlayStation®console compatibility. Adding compatibility with PlayStation®5 along with PlayStation®4, the new headset offers console gamers a 2.4GHz wireless connection and signature HyperX comfort with up to 30 hours(2) of battery life for extended wireless gaming on one charge. A new mic mute LED has been added to the design for more visible mic control.
The HyperX Cloud Flight headset takes comfort to the next level, utilizing durable adjustable steel sliders on its headband and HyperX signature memory foam for extended gameplay. Cloud Flight offers a closed cup design, 50mm drivers for immersive in-game audio, and 90-degree rotating ear cups to allow gamers to rest the headset on their neck or shoulders in between games.
“We are proud to continue to expand our gaming headsets, offering more options that deliver the best experience for console gamers,” said Andrew Ewing, senior manager console business, HyperX. “The Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset offers users a stylish black design to match Sony PS5™ and PS4™ and delivers the comfort and style inherent in HyperX products.”
The HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset offers a cord-free experience with a range of 20 meters(3) and battery life up to 30 hours.(2) The headset offers conveniently built-in control features to allow users to adjust LED effects, mic mute, power, and volume. Additionally, a detachable noise-cancelling microphone with an LED mute indicator helps gamers clearly communicate with squad mates.
HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset is available for $119.99 on Amazon. For more information on the Cloud Flight wireless gaming headset, please visit the HyperX Cloud Flight product page. Pricing on HyperXgaming.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 Flight Wireless Gaming Headset Specifications:
Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
Form factor: Over ear, circumaural, closed back
Frequency response: 10Hz–21kHz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sensitivity: 106dBSPL, 1mW at 1kHz
T.H.D.: ≤ 2%
Frame type: Steel
Ear cushions: Memory foam and premium leatherette
Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling
Frequency response: 20Hz-6.8kHz
Sensitivity: -51dBV (1V/Pa at 1kHz)
Connections and Features
Audio connection: Wireless USB, Wired 3.5mm (3-pole)(1)
USB audio format: Stereo
USB specification: USB 2.0
Sampling rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz
Bit-depth: 16 bit
Audio controls: Onboard audio controls
Lighting effects: Solid, breathing, off
Type: Rechargeable lithium-polymer
Battery life2: 30 hours (LED Off), 18 hours (LED Breathing Effect), 13 hours (LED On) Charge time: 3 hours
Type: 2.4 GHz
Wireless range3: Up to 20 meters
Weight with mic: 315g
Cable length and type: 0.5m USB Micro-B to USB-A charge cable
(1) 3.5mm cable not included, cannot be used for microphone audio
(2) Tested at 50% headphone volume. Battery life varies depending upon the usage.
(3) Wireless range may vary due to environmental conditions.
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.
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