[REVIEW] HyperX Cloud Earbuds – Wired FTW!

The brand HyperX is well known for its PC gaming-centric peripherals, coming from headphones, microphones, keyboards, mice, and many more.

With the rise of mobile gaming and to keep up with the changing times, HyperX releases its own gaming earbuds that target mainly mobile gamers.

HyperX Cloud Earbuds

The HyperX Cloud Earbuds is a wired gaming earbuds for those who are still hesitant to make the switch over to wireless gaming earbuds.

HyperX Cloud Earbuds Specification
  • Form Factor: Wired Earbuds
  • Drivers: 14mm Dynamic Neodymium Magnet
  • Impedance: 65 Ohm
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Nominal SPL: 105dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <2%
  • Mic Polar Pattern: Omni-directional
  • Mic Sensitivity: -42dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
  • Cable Length: 1.2m
  • Weight: 19 grams
  • Colors: Red/Black
  • Price: RM 119 ~ RM 129 (Amazon | Shopee | Lazada)

What’s in the box

HyperX Cloud Earbuds, 2x extra ear tips in different sizes, and a good quality travel zip pouch.

HyperX Cloud Earbuds Eartips

The stealth black pouch has a simple yet less flashy embossed HyperX logo.

Inside the pouch has a mesh pocket that allows you to keep extra ear tips in place whenever you unzip to take out the earbuds.

Worth noting Y-cable splitter is not included for PC use, then again this earbuds is meant for mobile and handheld gaming.


It comes in two colorways, primarily in red with black or black cable with red trim – which is the signature colorway of HyperX in any way.

The HyperX Cloud Earbuds come with a flat cable that doesn’t tangle easily and an inline control that houses a microphone and a multifunction switch.

The single button works for answering calls and play/pause music. There’s no special function for gaming, as from what I have tested on the ASUS ROG Phone 6. Volume can only be adjusted from your device.

It also features a 90-degree angle 3.5mm TRRS audio jack that makes perfect sense for horizontal mobile gaming.


The silicone ear tips are slightly wider that doubles as a wing which also adds grip to our ears so they wouldn’t fall off easily. I noticed that it doesn’t go inside the ear like other in-ear design earbuds hence my ears weren’t sealed. It does feel a bit loose but not too much like they are going to fall out.

This doesn’t mean they aren’t good and matter of fact, I find the fitting perfect for longer hours without feeling ear fatigue or uncomfortable.

Sound Quality

If you are going to buy it for music, I would suggest you look elsewhere. The HyperX Cloud Earbuds offer pretty crips mids and highs which is something you should pick for gaming use. This can provide a more subtle detail and surround sound such as footsteps, gunshots, and explosion direction.

Therefore, lows are being drowned to avoid it wreck the important spectrum of gaming experience which the HyperX Cloud Earbuds did very well here.


One of the disadvantages of having an omnidirectional microphone and no noise cancellation, it catches noise in the background and even picks up breathing sounds as well.

Overall it’s decent and the voice can be heard clearly be it in-game or phone call with no delay – wired FTW

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HyperX Cloud Earbuds Review (Wired)
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If you are a competitive mobile gaming player and yet ready for wireless earbuds, the HyperX Cloud Earbuds is a great option that’s not just portable, it also offers great built quality and immersive sound.