Published on Sunday, 08 June 2014 15:11
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Where i come from we have a saying and it goes like this "Everyone simply can't excel at everything". Well i have believed that saying my entire life since brands that excel at the manufacture of storage media obviously can't really turn to other areas like graphics cards or LCD screens. One of the things however we all love about the electronics industry is that this saying doesn't always apply and we've seen that happen quite a few times with companies like for example Corsair which jumped from the manufacture of storage media like USB Flash Drives and SSDs to the manufacture of CPU Coolers, PC Cases and Gaming Peripherals (OCZ did something similar just the other way around). Well it seems that the time has finally come for Kingston to jump onto a whole new playfield by introducing headsets aimed at gamers like the HyperX CLOUD Pro Gaming Headset which we have here with us today.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and headsets. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brazil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, GamesCom and PAX.
You can tell that the closed type CLOUD Pro Gaming Headset is unlike most gaming headsets in the market currently just by checking out its most important feature, the size of its stereo drivers. You see Kingston had a very good reason to make the CLOUD part of their premium HyperX line since at 53mm in size its dynamic stereo drivers are amongst the largest ones (if not the largest) we've ever seen used in a headset (most stereo headsets use 40-50mm large drivers). It's not however just the size of the dynamic drivers that really separates the CLOUD from other gaming headsets, its frequency response is also superb and spans from 15Hz and up to 25KHz while impedance is at 60 Ohm and SPL at 98dB (+-3dB). The CLOUD Pro Gaming Headset also features a quite flexible detachable boom microphone featuring a frequency response of 100Hz-12KHz and impedance of -39dB (+-3dB). So it pretty much seems that Kingston has a potential best seller in their hands with the HyperX CLOUD Pro Gaming Headset but since specifications alone don't mean much the time has come for us to see just how well it does for real.