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Kingston Shows Off HyperX Gaming Headphones at MWC

By , photos by Marcus Yam - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 14 comments

Kingston hit MWC with an unreleased pair of gaming headphones.

 

We just saw Kingston in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. At the time, the company was previewing a new product it was prepping for release in the spring, but it wasn't quite ready to talk details. That product was a HyperX-branded gaming headset. Now, a month and a half later, Kingston was happy to dish details on the newest member of its HyperX family.

 

This headset is part of a collaboration with Swedish company QPad. The HyperX Cloud gaming headset is actually a rejigged QH-90 from QPad, though a Kingston rep at last night's Pepcom event was quick to point out all the ways that Kingston changed these headphones to make them its own. Users can expect memory foam ear cups, a light-weight aluminum frame, a detachable mic, and 53 mm drivers. There's also a padded headband and an inline controller with a volume wheel, a slide button for mic on/off, and a mic mute button.

 

 

Kingston isn't talking about price just yet, but the company promised a mid-range price point; we've heard whisperings that it will cost somewhere around $100. Release date is scheduled for early April.

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    zfreak280 , February 24, 2014 10:57 AM
    I'll buy them if they come with the girl.
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    hp79 , February 24, 2014 11:40 AM
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    I'll buy them if they come with the girl.
    I'm sure it comes with the girl since it doesn't say anywhere on the package "human girl not included".
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    Morbus , February 24, 2014 12:22 PM
    :insert chauvinistic comment about the girl's breasts and oral abilities:

    EDIT: dammit! I mean aural abilities, aural!
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    vmem , February 24, 2014 12:41 PM
    you guys know that the said 'girl' is our dear author Jane from Tom's right? -_-
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    vertigo_2000 , February 24, 2014 1:13 PM
    Whoever she is, she needs to lose some/all the facial piercings. The nose one isn't too bad, but too many can detract from a woman's beauty.
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    vaughn2k , February 24, 2014 4:36 PM
    I love the way you look Jane... ;) 
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    vaughn2k , February 24, 2014 4:37 PM
    okay... sorry... I missed the article... what does she says again??
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    shahrooz , February 25, 2014 1:01 AM
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    you guys know that the said 'girl' is our dear author Jane from Tom's right? -_-
    people are just being funny, why are you frustrated? and yes, whoever she is, she looks nice. and about the article I don't really like "gaming" headphones, I prefer "music" headphones and I use my Sennheiser HD 555 for gaming too.
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    JOSHSKORN , February 25, 2014 1:44 AM
    I wouldn't mind if Jane came with the headsets. ;)  Nevermind the facial piercings, that can be dealt with, later.
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    ferooxidan , February 25, 2014 3:05 AM
    "Kingston Shows Off HyperX Gaming Headphones at MWC" and bang! Jane's face is bigger than the headphones pic, not to mention the focus on the first photo is Jane, not the Headphone.....or is Jane come with the headphone?
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    cypeq , February 25, 2014 3:29 AM
    I only click this for Jane's photos :3
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    rishiswaz , February 25, 2014 8:58 AM
    I prefer Bose AE2s even though it doesn't have the best audio quality available for the price they are so comfortable I have yet to find another set that I can wear for extended gaming sessions. Gaming headsets to me are just a gimmick for the most part, get a good set of normal/music headphones and a decent microphone and you are fine. I use AE2s and the Logitech microphone that came with Boogie for the Wii and have never had any issue with audio quality in games or audio/video calls on Skype on either end.
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    vmem , February 25, 2014 1:21 PM
    Quote:
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    you guys know that the said 'girl' is our dear author Jane from Tom's right? -_-
    people are just being funny, why are you frustrated? and yes, whoever she is, she looks nice. and about the article I don't really like "gaming" headphones, I prefer "music" headphones and I use my Sennheiser HD 555 for gaming too.


    I'm not frustrated, I'm sorry if it came out that way. I just felt that Jane deserved credit for her... modeling work in this article.

    That aside, while I'm all for the normal oogling etc at pictures of boothbabes at tech conferences, I personally feel like we should treat the work of journalists more professionally. let's face it, the boothbabes are there ONLY for you to look at and take pictures with, the journalists are there to report on the products
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    JMcEntegart , February 25, 2014 5:43 PM
    Thanks for the kind words, guys! :)