The new HyperX Cloud Mix gaming headset (opens in new tab) combines wired and wireless listening for gaming at home and Bluetooth 4.2 streaming on-the-go. For the most part, HyperX only makes items for those of us who love playing video games, so Bluetooth has never really been a focus. The Cloud Flight (opens in new tab) are wireless headphones, but they don't have Bluetooth. With the new Cloud Mix, HyperX wants headphones that do it all by giving you the accurate, powerful sound you need while gaming and the portability and convenience of Bluetooth.
These headphones have similar technology to other Cloud headphones like the Alpha (opens in new tab), including 40mm drivers and dual chamber technology. While in wired listening mode, the headset meets the informal requirements for Hi-Res Audio, which means 40 kHz sound. While in Bluetooth mode, the headset's battery lasts up to 20 hours.
It includes two microphones as well. The flexible, detachable, gaming mic is certified to work with Discord and other chat programs. It has noise-cancelling to help keep ambient noise like video games from interfering with your chat. The second built-in mic is designed for use while in Bluetooth mode, can take phone calls, and allows for hands-free communication.
The Cloud Mix will be sold only at Best Buy (opens in new tab) for $199.99 and comes with a two-year warranty.
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What port does this use for charging? Micro USB or USB-C? This is critical data that needs to be in every article. Companies should also not hide the USB charging port data from users. Looking at the HyperX website, they refuse to tell you what kind of USB port is on the headset. This needs to stop.
Micro USB. Review coming up shortly.
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