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HyperX’s new Cloud Alpha headphones promise comfort and clarity for pro gamers

$99.99 and out in September

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After two years in development, HyperX has unveiled the latest in its Cloud headset family, called the Cloud Alpha. Announced at Gamescom in Cologne, the headphones have a new dual-chamber design, which HyperX claims will improve audio quality by tuning and separating the bass from the mids and highs. HyperX, a brand popular with professional e-sports players, says the dual chambers reduce distortion, and provide a “rich, textured sound for extraordinary spatial awareness,” that can be worn comfortably for hours at a time.

The new model replaces its previous HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset, and features memory foam and a lighter design because of its aluminum frame. Console gamers can adjust the volume and mute the noise-cancelling microphone with the headphone’s detachable cable which has an in-line audio control. It’s compatible with PCs and the major consoles — including Nintendo Switch, and VR systems with a 3.5mm port.

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The headphones cost $99.99 and will start shipping from September 25th. That puts them in the same price league as the Corsair Void Pro released yesterday, and the Logitech G433 launched in June.