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The HyperX Cloud Alpha is one of the most comfortable headsets that you can get today with thick padding on the ear cups and headband along with the light weight. The sound is also pretty good with boosted bass and okay detail on the highs. This combination of features is quite difficult to find in this price range. See More
The low-end of the HyperX Cloud is powerful, so you’ll get a lot of punch and rumble from explosions, guns shots and similar sound effects from games and movies. The mids are also quite forward so you’ll be able to easily hear dialogue. The highs have great clarity but are quite recessed, and the mids and bass tend to overpower the treble, so it may be a little difficult for you to hear the minute details of the audio. See More
You’ll get a good sense of width and separation from in-game audio, making it much easier for you to determine the direction from where sounds are coming from. The HyperX Cloud Alpha features a dual-chamber design which separates the bass from the mids and highs, and results in well-defined audio source separation and direction. See More
This headset does not put a lot of pressure on the head, and further enhances comfort. The clamp force is firm enough to keep the headset on the head, but is not too tight that you feel an uncomfortable pinching sensation on the head. The headband is made out of lightweight aluminum, and the yokes are perforated, further reducing weight without compromising the rigidity of the headset. See More
In-game conversations shouldn’t be a hassle with this headset. Audio quality from the mic is quite good and with good volume, so your friends and teammates should be able to easily hear what you are saying. The mic also filters out background noise pretty well, so keyboard/mouse/game controller presses and other sounds do not overpower your voice. You can also remove the microphone when not in use. See More
Should the Cloud Alpha’s cable get damaged, replacing it shouldn’t be too difficult. The cable features standard 3.5mm to 3.5mm male connectors, so you should be able to easily find a replacement when needed. This also makes the headset easier to store as you won’t have to deal with a long and fixed cable. See More
The XO Three is an affordable headset, but still offers a decent feature set. You get a neutral sounding headset with Windows Sonic surround. The mic produces clear audio while the build quality is pretty good despite the all-plastic build. This is a great choice for those who want a dedicated gaming headset for their Xbox One without spending a lot of money. See More
The XO Three sounds pretty balanced, which is quite unusual for budget gaming headsets, which tend to be bass heavy. The bass is not overpowering, the mids sound natural while the highs are slightly recessed. The XO Three sounds pretty laid back, so you get a decent amount of detail, and okay bass punch, without the low-end muddying up the overall sound. As a result, explosions don’t sound very powerful, yet you’ll get to hear high-pitched sound effects, in-game dialogue and voice chats easily. See More
The XO Three’s audio output can sound more immersive with Windows Sonic activated. This is Microsoft’s surround sound tech for the Xbox One, so you’ll get a wider soundstage with improved sound separation and directional audio. The Windows Sonic feature also has the added benefit of slightly boosting the bass so explosions, gunshots and low-pitched sound effects will get added punch. See More
The LS20 should work great both for gaming and general music listening thanks to it’s balanced sound quality. The bass is not overpowering, but instead is fast, punchy and tight. The mids do not get lost in the mix and have a natural tone, while the highs deliver good detail without getting harsh in any way. See More
Despite being a wired headset, you’ll need to charge the LS20 for it to function optimally. Its internal amplifiers require extra battery power, so when the battery runs out ( 20 hours playback from a full-charge ), the headset will run in passive mode, which does not sound as rich or full as when it is charged. See More
You’ll be able to get optimal sound from the gaming platform that you’ll be using the LS20 in. Simply hold down the headset’s power button to cycle between PC, Xbox One as well as PS4 settings. The headset also has a bass boost function which should give you extra oomph in the low-end. See More
With the LS20, you’ll have a choice between two microphone setups. One is an integrated microphone on the left ear cup, while the other is a boom microphone that you can attach/detach from the left ear cup. This can be helpful if you prefer not having a boom mic in front of your face, or if you want to use the headset for taking calls while on the go. See More
Aside from allowing you to connect the headset to the Xbox One controller and not to the console directly, the adapter also allows you to control the volume of the headset and mic as well as mute the mic entirely. See More
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