HyperX announces Cloud Mav Edition Headset for gamers
If you are a PC gamer, you should invest in a quality headset. Not only can you achieve immersive audio to enhance the gameplay, but a microphone too so you can communicate with teammates during online matches.
One of the most popular gaming headsets comes from HyperX -- the gaming division of Kingston. Its Cloud headset (and subsequently, the Cloud II) is sort of a cult classic -- gamers love it for its reasonable price, solid build and exceptional sound quality. Today, it announces the Cloud Mav Edition Headset, and it looks awesome. Apparently, it is designed for those with a "maverick gaming personality" -- will John McCain buy it?
"The limited edition headset is available in select regions and markets. HyperX Cloud Mav Edition delivers rich sound quality with crystal-clear low, mid, and high tones plus enhanced bass reproduction for a fully immersive gaming experience. It is high-fidelity capable utilizing 53mm drivers, a closed cup design and detachable microphone. Two sets of ear cushions (leatherette and velour) lets gamers customize sound profiles and comfort", says HyperX.
Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX explains, "we are excited to expand our line of HyperX headsets with the new Cloud Mav Edition, Freestyle Series. The Freestyle Series is based on the award-winning Cloud headset and allows us to feature radical designs by creative artists while maintaining the same great sound and comfort of the original".
HyperX shares the following specs.
- Transducer type: Dynamic Ø 53mm
- Operating principle: Closed
- Frequency response: 15Hz–25,000Hz
- Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
- Nominal SPL: 98±3dB
- T.H.D.: < 2%
- Power handling capacity: 150mW
- Sound coupling to the ear: Circumaural
- Ambient noise attenuation: Approx. 20 dBa
- Headband pressure: 5N
- Weight with microphone and cable: 350g
- Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension + 10cm iPhone
- Connection: Mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)
- Transducer type: Condenser (back electret)
- Operating principle: Pressure gradient
- Polar pattern: Cardioid
- Power supply: AB powering
- Supply voltage: 2V
- Current consumption: Max 0.5 mA
- Nominal impedance: ≤2.2 k Ω
- Open circuit voltage: At f = 1 kHz: 20 mV / Pa
- Frequency response: 100–12,000 Hz
- THD: 2% at f = 1 kHz
- Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1 KHz)
- Microphone output: -39±3dB
- Length mic boom: 150mm (include gooseneck)
- Capsule diameter: Ø6*5 mm
- Connection: Mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)
Ultimately, this is no different than the normal Cloud Headset, other than the 'Mav Edition' paint job. You know what? That's OK. This headset is already well-respected and acclaimed. If you were thinking about buying it, you might as well opt for the newer design -- it looks damn cool.
Unfortunately, HyperX is tight-lipped on price and availability, other than it will be limited to select regions. Hopefully we will have more information soon.