HyperX Launches Streamer Starter Pack

And a new colorway for the classic Cloud Alpha

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oday, HyperX is launching a new Streamer Starter Pack, featuring an affordable bundle of gear for aspiring streamers and content creators, alongside a new colorway for the Cloud Alpha headset.

Both of these new offerings are launching exclusively in conjunction with their retail partners at Best Buy. The $129 Streamer Starter Pack includes both the Solocast microphone (see my review here) and the most recent revision of the Cloud Core headset (review here). While this version of the headset doesn’t come with a USB dongle, it does include an activation code for DTS Headphone: X Spatial Audio for Windows and Xbox users, which provides accurate surround and spatial audio virtualization across your games and applications. Of the three currently available spatial audio options available directly within Windows (Sonic, Atmos, DTS) it’s probably my favorite one.

For $99, you can also pick up a new Blackout colorway of the iconic Cloud Alpha headset. This looks similar to the excellent Blackout edition of the Cloud Alpha S, and it’s one of my personal favorite color options across the whole HyperX lineup.

Again, both of these new bundles are available through retail partner Best Buy starting today. It’s neat to see HyperX offer DTS spatial audio in the box with the streamer bundle, as Windows 11 is doubling down on pushing gamers towards using the built-in spatial audio subsystems instead of a dedicated surround dongle. This is a good step towards embracing that future and it’s also a great value since it means gamers don’t have to cover the cost of a software license.

If you’d like to read more information about these new launches, then you can scroll down for the official press release. I don’t get any kind of kick back or other incentive if you click any links down there, as I never use affiliate links!

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HyperX Launches Streamer Starter Pack for Aspiring Content Creators

HyperX Streamer Starter Pack and Cloud Alpha Blackout Headset Exclusively Available at Best Buy

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Oct. 18, 2021 — HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced the release of the HyperX Streamer Starter Pack along with increased availability of the HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset blackout edition at Best

Buy. The Streamer Starter Pack is a convenient bundle that includes the HyperX SoloCastTM USB microphone and Cloud Core gaming headset with DTS® Headphone:X®1 Spatial Audio for streamers and influencers looking for quality gear.

“HyperX is always looking for new ways to deliver an amazing user experience. We are proud to present a streaming bundle worthy of the next viral tweet or post from streamers looking for a convenient way to start creating content,” said Nate Almond, PC audio business manager, HyperX. “Becoming a streamer has never been easier, and the HyperX SoloCast microphone and Cloud Core gaming headset are a great combination to set up any streamer for success.”

The HyperX Streamer Starter Pack includes the SoloCast USB microphone with an easy Plug N Play setup. The microphone utilizes a cardioid polar pattern that is more sensitive to sound sources directly in front of the microphone, making it ideal for in-game voice chat, streaming voice audio and audio recordings for content creation. The microphone offers a tap-to-mute feature that indicates mute status when the red LED is flashing, and a stand that swivels to fit a variety of setups for ease of use.

The Streamer Starter Pack also includes the Cloud Core gaming headset, which features a DTS Headphone:X(1) Spatial Audio two-year activation code to provide clear positional audio for a more immersive gaming experience. It also features soft leatherette and plush memory foam for signature HyperX comfort and utilizes aluminum frame construction for long-lasting durability and stability.

HyperX’s Cloud Alpha blackout edition is now also available exclusively at Best Buy. Designed to deliver the ultimate comfort for hours of extended gameplay, Cloud Alpha leverages premium HyperX signature memory foam, an expanded headband with softer, more pliable leatherette and a durable, lightweight aluminum frame design. The headset features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute microphone right on the cable.

The Cloud Core and Cloud Alpha blackout edition headsets offer multi-platform compatibility with PC, PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X|S(2), Xbox One™(2), Xbox One S™(2), mobile(3), Nintendo Switch™, and other virtual reality systems with 3.5mm ports(4). The headsets offer players clearer voice quality and excellent sound for enhanced team communication, and both headsets are TeamSpeakTM and Discord Certified.

Availability

The HyperX Streamer Starter Pack and Cloud Alpha gaming headset blackout edition are exclusively available now through Best Buy’s network of retail and online at bestbuy.com for $129.99 and $99.99, respectively. For more information on the HyperX Streamer Starter Pack and Cloud Alpha gaming headset blackout edition, please visit the HyperX product pages. Pricing from HyperX.com, 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 Streamer Starter Pack Specifications:

Part Number

HBNDL0001

Cloud Core Gaming Headset Specifications

Headphone

Driver: Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets

Form factor: Over ear, circumaural, closed back

Frequency response: 15 Hz — 25 kHz

Impedance: 60 Ω

Sensitivity: 98 dBSPL/mW at 1 kHz

T.H.D.: ≤ 2%

Frame type: Aluminum

Ear cushions: Memory foam and premium leatherette

Microphone

Element: Electret condenser microphone

Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-cancelling

Frequency response: 100 Hz — 12 kHz

Sensitivity: -42 dBV (1 V/Pa at 1 kHz)

Connections and Features

Audio connection: Wired 3.5mm (4-pole CTIA)

Included virtual surround sound: DTS Headphone:X

Audio controls: Onboard audio controls

Physical

Weight: 283g

Weight with microphone: 295g

Cable Length(s) and Type(s): 1.3m detachable headset cable, 2m PC extension cable

SoloCast USB Microphone Specifications

Microphone

Element: 14mm electret condenser capsule

Polar patterns: Cardioid

Frequency response: 20Hz — 20kHz

Sensitivity: -6dBFS (1V/Pa at 1kHz)

Noise (RMS): ≤-74dBFS (A-weighted)

Connection and Features

Connection type: USB-C

USB specification: USB 2.0 (full speed)

Sampling rates: 48kHz, 44.1kHz, 32kHz, 16kHz, 8kHz

Bit-depth: 16-bit

Power consumption: 5V 47mA

Physical

Weight (Microphone): 261g

Weight (Microphone stand): 125g

Total weight (w/ USB cable): 429.9g

Cable length(s) and type(s): 2m USB-C to USB-A

HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset Specifications:

Part Number

HX-HSCA-BK/WW

Headphone

Driver: Custom dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets

Form factor: Over ear, circumaural, closed back

Frequency response: 13 Hz — 27 kHz

Impedance: 65 Ω

Sensitivity: 98 dBSPL/mW at 1 kHz

T.H.D.: < 1%

Frame type: Aluminum

Ear cushions: Memory foam and premium leatherette

Microphone

Element: Electret condenser microphone

Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling

Frequency response: 50Hz — 18kHz

Sensitivity: -43dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Connections and Features

Audio connection: Wired 3.5mm (4-pole CTIA)

Audio controls: In-line audio controls

Physical

Weight: 298g

Weight with microphone: 336g

Cable Length(s) and Type(s): 1.3m detachable headset cable, 2m PC extension 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 Adapter required for Xbox One controllers with no 3.5mm port. (Adapter sold separately)

3 Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors

4 Compatible with Virtual Reality systems with 3.5mm port

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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