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Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Review

Over the years, the use of earphones has become an important part of the dress code. This is largely attributed to its versatility of use especially in listening to audio sounds like music, rhythm and other forms of audio without having to disturb anyone. Also, the use of earphones goes a long way in reducing much of the noise pollution that comes from this source. By taking a more gradual approach, earphones have graduated from its form to becoming headphones. One of these headphones is the Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset which I would be reviewing today.

This headset was manufactured by a tech company known as Kingston, and with its lovely features and advantages, it has become the official Headset for a number of professional organisations. Even at that, many more individuals and organis$100ations are looking forward to laying their hands on this headset. The Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset was designed with particular categories of people in mind; gamers, artists and music lovers. It can also be used for commercial purposes such as music production, etc.

Let’s take a look at some of the specifications of this device that make it stand out.

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Specifications

General:

Brand: Kingston

Model: KHX – HSCC – BK – FR

Colour: Black

Wearing type: Headband

Function: Microphone, Noise Cancelling, Answering Phone

Product Details:

Connectivity: Wired

Application: Portable Media Player, Laptop, Mobile Phone, Desktop Computer

Plug Type: 3.5mm

Cable Length (m): 1 m

Driver unit: 53mm

Frequency response: 15Hz~25KHz

Impedance: 60ohms±30 percent

Sensitivity: 98dB ± 3dB

Dimension and Weight:

Product weight: 0.305 kg

Package weight: 0.732 kg

Product size (L x W x H): 14.50 x 9.50 x 19.00 cm / 5.71 x 3.74 x 7.48 inches

Package size (L x W x H): 21.50 x 11.50 x 24.00 cm / 8.46 x 4.53 x 9.45 inches

Package Contents:

1 x Gaming Headsets

1 x Microphone

1 x 2.1m Extended Cable

1 x English User Manual

A further look at some of the features of this device would enable us to see the advantages this headset brings to the table.

Packaging

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Packaging

 

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Packaging

 

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Packaging

 

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Packaging

The product is neatly packed in a paperback container which has a round space for the main product; the headphones. In the package, the headset sinks straight into the carton without shaking so as to ensure the safety of the product, especially during shipping.

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Cords

Also in this package is the 3-ringed cord which is used in connecting the headphone to your desired gadget. The microphone is also placed beside the headphone in a deep but narrow block inside the box. An English User Manual has also been placed in the package to assist users with handling the device.

Design

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Design and Build

The Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset comes in a black colour with red colours at certain respective positions. In terms of its length, it is about 4 inches long, and its breadth is 9 inches with a width of almost 11 inches. In order to make it easy for customers to use, Kingston has been able to create a headset that weighs as low as possible. The Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset sports a 305g weight making it one of the lightest in its categories.

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Headrest

By padding the rear ends of this headset with foams, Kingston has endeavoured to produce a device that remains very comfortable to its users while sieving sounds for better quality. Also, the area of this gadget that sits on the head is coated with a material that prevents head pain for users especially for prolonged usage. The device is also fitted with a microphone that can be used for recordings if the case arises. One lovely feature here is that the microphone is designed as a detachable device for easy transportation and maintenance.

Sound

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Speakers

The Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset has a 2.0 sound experience and it can be used with devices such as phones, play station consoles and laptops amongst others; the connection is made via a 3-ringed 3.5mm jack port which can be used for sound and microphone purposes. The cords this device uses are common and easy to get which makes it an advantage over some other headphones.

The headset returns a response of about 120Hz to 12000Hz of sound, ensuring that all the components of the audio track being listened to are heard by the user.

Maintenance

The maintenance of the device is simple and easy to carry out. All it requires is using a soft textile material with little or no soap solution (a mixture of soap and water) to clean the ear part of dirt and the foamy part resting on the head.

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Controls

Another maintenance precaution stated is the careful handling of the cords and the headphones. This will increase the lifespan of the gadgets.

Pricing

The Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset has been designed with the aim of providing affordable but quality headphones to users. On online marketplaces such as Gearbest, this gadget retails for almost $70 which might sound expensive to budget buyers but is actually worth the price and offers one of the best prices amongst its contemporaries.

PROs

  • Kingston designed this device with comfort in mind which led them to fit this headset with foam materials that allow for ease of usage especially to the ears and the head.
  • It can be used with a lot of gadgets; smartphones, laptops, Xbox and other game devices, audio players and a number of other devices.
  • Its sound quality is superb with no sound leaks and does an amazing job at blocking sounds coming from outside.

CONs

  • Its ear cups get too close to the ear thereby leaving no space for ventilation.
  • There are no controls on the device for turning up or turning down the headset’s volume.

Conclusion

The Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset combines the functionality of both earphones and headphones. It’s majorly designed for video games, and since the audio section of video games are essential in getting the necessary fun during gameplay, using this headphone will give total concentration to the player.

Apart from gaming purposes, it can also be used in listening to music. Considering all these, it is no doubt that its advantages cannot be overemphasised. Its affordability is also a plus although doctors always advise against long time usage of gadgets like headphones.

Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset Rating
  • Design and Build - 9/10
    9/10
  • Performance - 9/10
    9/10
  • Device Controls - 7/10
    7/10
  • Price - 9/10
    9/10

Summary

The Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX is one of the best gaming headsets that cost less than $100.

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Stephen Ojo

Fascinated by tech in all dimensions, and likes to tell people what he knows of it. Head Butcher at TechAbattoir. Also develops Android apps.

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