HyperX Cloud gaming headset review - A Cloud to remember

Testing

I "tested" the Cloud with compressed MP3/AAC files on mobile devices, and a decent amount of FLACs on PC. The chosen tracks should give me a proper impression of the headphones' overall audio performance, with songs containing a mix of lows, mids and highs, or excessively using one of the bunch. These subjective listening tests not only compare the product with other gaming headsets, but sometimes with audiophile-grade cans too.

I am describing the experience in detail, and while I am fairly certain my hearing is accurate enough, I do have to put a massive "SUBJECTIVE" disclaimer on the results. So, without further ado, here are the songs:

Music & Multimedia

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Of Kali ma Kalibre
Dream Theater - Scarred
Saltillo - Paintings for the Flood
Saltillo - Grafting
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Venetian Snares - Hajnal
In Flames - Lord Hypnos
Rammstein - Keine Lust
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold us feat Ray Dalton
Lorde - Royals
Excision & Datsik - Deviance
Queen - The show must go on
Catamenia - Dreams of Winterland

Once I am done with this playlist (I know most of these songs by heart now), it's time to see they perform with other forms of media, and here I've got the Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug ready.

Gaming

Gaming performance is important, so I came up with a playlist of sorts, containing games with "Phuoai!" sounds, or plenty of dialogue and orchestral music.

Battlefield 4
Watch_Dogs
Dark Souls II
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Loadout
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Child of Light
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 4

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