HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today expanded the award winning Cloud AlphaTM S lineup with the addition of Cloud AlphaTM S Blackout. With a new brilliant yet subdued all black design, the new Alpha S Blackout addition features custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound1 with an advanced audio control mixer to easily activate surround sound and to adjust the mic between game, chat and work from home. Mechanical bass adjustment sliders allow for three levels of bass fine-tuning providing listeners with a richer audio gaming experience. The Cloud Alpha S Blackout utilizes dual chamber technology to separate bass from the mids and highs for accurate and smooth in-game audio.
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HyperX Cloud Alpha S – Blackout (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are excited to introduce our second color variation to HyperX Cloud Alpha S lineup,” said Nathan Almond, headset business manager, HyperX. “We can now offer gamers more ways to customize their setup with a custom-tuned HyperX 7.1 virtual surround sound headset that has all the comfort and style of the original HyperX Cloud for extended gaming and working from home.”
The Cloud Alpha S features signature HyperX comfort with premium memory foam ear cushions, an extra breathable leatherette and a durable aluminum frame. The headset also comes equipped with a detachable noise cancellation mic, braided cable, spare set of fabric ear cushions, and travel bag.
According to NPD’s Retail Tracking Service, in the U.S. HyperX is the No.1 PC gaming headset brand in retail three years running from 2017 – 20192.
HyperX provides a variety of PC, console, and wireless headsets including the Cloud II, Cloud Alpha, Cloud Flight, Cloud Revolver, Cloud MIX and Cloud Orbit S, an audiophile grade headset with planar drivers.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha S Blackout gaming headset is available for $129.99 MSRP through Amazon and HyperX Shop. For more information on the Cloud Alpha S lineup and global availability, please visit the Cloud Alpha S product page.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, HyperX may experience some product and shipping delays. HyperX is taking every possible measure to work with partners to minimize the impact on its customers and ensure product availability and timely delivery.
Cloud Alpha S Blackout Specifications:
Driver: Custom dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
Type: Circumaural, Closed back
Frequency response: 13Hz – 27kHz
Impedance: 65 Ω
Sound pressure level: 99dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D.: ≤ 1%
Weight with mic: 321g
Cable length: 1m
Connection type: 3.5mm plug (4 pole)
Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling
Frequency response: 50Hz – 18kHz
Sensitivity: -38dBV (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)
USB Audio Control Mixer
Cable length: 2m
1Virtual 7.1 surround sound effect output as a 2 channel stereo signal to be used with stereo headphones
2The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, PC Headset/PC Microphone, Gaming Designed, Based on dollars, Jan. 2017-Dec. 2019 combined.
HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 65 million memory modules, 10 million gaming headsets and one million keyboards worldwide.
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