If you’re tired of charging your gaming headset every night, the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless should be on your radar. The headset can reach up to 300 hours of battery life, which means you can finish Elden Ring 10 times before you reach for the charging cable.
Available now for $199.99 (opens in a new tab) / £189.99, (opens in a new tab) HyperX’s latest headset goes far beyond what most high-value wireless headsets offer. Competing products tend to offer around 20-40 hours of battery charge, making the Cloud Alpha Wireless a potential industry leader.
It’s worth nothing for HyperX to say “up to” because that figure was achieved with the headset at 50% volume and may vary with usage. The charging time also takes about 4.5 hours which is normal considering their lifespan. Even if you like your volume a little louder, you probably won’t need to charge the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless for a while.
Compatible with PC, PS4 and PS5, the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless connects wirelessly using a 2.4 Ghz dongle. Unfortunately, there’s no option for a wired connection as it doesn’t include a 3.5mm headphone jack, limiting its use elsewhere. If you’re hoping for Bluetooth compatibility, we have bad news because that’s not supported either.
As well as having impressive battery life, the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless continues the black and red design we’ve seen before with the Cloud Alpha headsets. There’s a detachable microphone with an LED indicator if you’re not worried about voice chat, dual-chamber audio drivers, and DTS Headphone:X spatial audio, which provides crisp audio precision for supported PC games. charge. However, if you are playing on PS5, DTS Headphone:X is not supported. Instead, you can enjoy Sony’s proprietary 3D audio.
Having a headset that can last hundreds of hours isn’t just convenient, but it means you can realistically play a game multiple times before charging. Elden Ring, for example, takes an average of 49.5 hours to beat according to howlongtobeat.com, a site that polls gamers on average playtime.
Naturally, mileage varies greatly depending on a player’s skill, as that figure jumps to 90 hours if you do most of the extras, meaning the Cloud Alpha Wireless should last at least three games. If you go for a full run, Elden Ring takes around 120 hours, so two and a half hours.
If you’re still the type of gamer who doesn’t use a headset, we’ve rounded up the best PS5 headsets and the best Xbox Series X headsets available right now. From microphone quality to comfort and spatial audio, these headphones should satisfy every budget. You can also check out the best wired gaming headsets if you’re not a fan of wireless cans.