With E3 coming to an end, I return to a normal review schedule, and the first on my list is the HyperX Cloud gaming headset. This is Kingston's first gaming headset so I should pay attention to what it has to offer.
Kingston, now known as HyperX has always been close to the gaming community. While it never produced gaming gear on its own, it did work with multiple manufacturers on branded peripherals. The Cloud is no different, ooor maybe it is. Whilst it has been designed and developed in collaboration with QPAD, the package makes little to no mention of this, nor are they any QPAD branding on the cans. So it is entirely possible that this may be the first proper HyperX gaming headset.
However, if you follow the QPAD trail, you'll find Cloud to be suspiciously similar to the closed-back QH-90, which in its turn is a redesigned Takstar Pro80 with a detachable microphone. Still QPAD provides some of the best gaming headsets on the market. Granted, the swedish manufacturer is working with Beyerdynamic and Takstar for its audio line-up, but that's probably for the best.
This kind of pedigree tells us much about HyperX Cloud before the box is even opened. It should be a great gaming headset, and from the looks of it, that's entirely true.