It has been months since I first reviewed the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wi-fi headset (10/10, WIRED Recommends). And I am nonetheless at a loss for the way it pulls off its biggest trick: battery life that lasts ten occasions longer than the competitors. And now they’re on sale for the most cost effective we have seen.
Meaning now is a good time to snag a pair of headphones that you just barely ever must return to a charging cable.
Once I first bought these headphones to evaluation, I used to be skeptical. Most wi-fi gaming headsets max out at round 30 hours of battery life (and plenty of get approach beneath that.) HyperX was claiming these get 300 hours.
So, I made a decision to check them. And after taking part in continuous at 50 % quantity, ranging from 100% % cost, I discovered that 300 wasn’t fairly correct. In my take a look at, they really bought 348 hours. These headphones overshot their estimated battery life by greater than everything of most different headsets’ absolute best use instances.
I assumed there have to be one thing else unsuitable with them, however no. They’re comfy, they get deep, wealthy sound, and regardless that they lack energetic noise cancellation, they blocked out sound sufficient naturally. I put them on a pal and regardless that I used to be talking on to him in entrance of his face, he could not hear me.
The one draw back is that they lack Bluetooth or different wi-fi choices, however since these sacrifices have been probably a part of what makes the 300-hour battery attainable (no less than that is one of the best guess in accordance with our mates over at iFixit), we’ll enable it.