Kingston HyperX Announces New Cloud Earbuds With Microphone, Works With Switch

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of HyperX Cloud Earbuds. Developed for Nintendo Switch and mobile gamers, Cloud Earbuds feature signature HyperX comfort coupled with a new patent pending, HyperX designed soft silicone ear tips, giving gamers the ultimate in comfort and superior sound for an immersive gaming experience on the go.

HyperX Shows Off New Cloud Earbuds For Mobile And Nintendo Switch

HyperX Cloud Earbuds offer rich sound quality with Hi-Fi capable 14 mm drivers to deliver clear low, mid and high tones with enhanced bass and ambiance for a more captivating gaming experience. The earbuds include a rubberized, tangle-free cable connection that features a 90-degree angled plug optimized for handheld mode. The Cloud Earbuds also offer direct connectivity for voice chat functionality supporting Nintendo Switch with a slim in-line mic. For added mobile convenience, the in-line mic can also be used for mobile calls and features convenient single button control for calls and streaming media.

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"With the introduction of Fortnite Android Beta in September, the demand for high quality earbuds with in-line microphone continues to grow, the new Cloud Earbuds expand the HyperX lineup with a mobile solution designed to unlock the best gaming experience on the go while delivering the comfort and style inherent in HyperX gaming gear."

Andrew Ewing - senior business manager, HyperX.

The Cloud Earbuds are compatible with Nintendo Switch as well as smartphones and tablets with 3.5 mm CTIA standard connectors. Offering versatility and convenient portability, the earbuds come with three sizes of patent-pending silicone ear tips and a convenient carrying case for added protection.


HyperX says in their briefing that they take the tagline We're All Gamers to heart. For both amateurs or professional players, their goal is to meet or exceed customer expectations with every gaming headset, keyboard, mouse or mousepad they design.

Product Specifications


  • Driver: Dynamic 14mm with neodymium magnets
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 65 Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 116dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Weight: 19g
  • Cable type and length: 4 pole, 1.2m


  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Omni-directional
  • Frequency response: 100Hz-6,300 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -42dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Pricing And Availability

The HyperX Cloud Earbuds are available now at Target in their Nintendo Switch section of the store and will expand the availability in the U.S. for E-tail outlets for an MSRP of $49.99, no word on international pricing and they have a two-year warranty.

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