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So i am on the market to get a new headset and these realy catch my attention - Kingston HyperX Cloud.

 

My budget is 100€ max, these HyperX are around 90€.

 

Most of the headsets that i have been searching around have similar specs (40 mm drivers, 32 omhs impedance, 99 db spl, 20 hz to 20 khz), but the HyperX Cloud is a little bit different (53 mm drivers, 60 ohms impedance, 99db spl, 15 hz to 25 khz) and it has been getting pretty good reviews around the web, that it is good for gaming and for music.

 

I am looking for a balanced headset that is good for musci and gaming so i was aiming at these HyperX Cloud headset.

 

But my concern is that if my onboard audio will have enough power to drive those 60 ohms impedance headphones? (i have an MSI Z87 G45 gaming motherboard with realtek ACL1150 audio codec)

 

Thanks guys ;) 

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Well i can say that i have the hyper x cloud on my on board and it sounds great! Hope that helps!

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So i am on the market to get a new headset and these realy catch my attention - Kingston HyperX Cloud.

 

My budget is 100€ max, these HyperX are around 90€.

 

Most of the headsets that i have been searching around have similar specs (40 mm drivers, 32 omhs impedance, 99 db spl, 20 hz to 20 khz), but the HyperX Cloud is a little bit different (53 mm drivers, 60 ohms impedance, 99db spl, 15 hz to 25 khz) and it has been getting pretty good reviews around the web, that it is good for gaming and for music.

 

I am looking for a balanced headset that is good for musci and gaming so i was aiming at these HyperX Cloud headset.

 

But my concern is that if my onboard audio will have enough power to drive those 60 ohms impedance headphones? (i have an MSI Z87 G45 gaming motherboard with realtek ACL1150 audio codec)

 

Thanks guys ;)

 

Ummm let me ask you this first then. If you'd have to choose between 2 options:

 

Option 1:

a headphone that's relatively good, but can't be driven properly with an onboard, meaning you'd have to add a bit more to get a basic amp (like the Fiio E6, which is $27 on amazon.com). If the money isn't available right away, meaning you might have to save up a little more.

 

Option 2:

a headphone that can be driven properly with an onboard alone, but doesn't sound as good as option 1

 

Which one would you choose?

 

The above is the worst case scenario. In most cases, there shouldn't be a problem with 60ohms + 99dB spl (these are the 2 parameters to see if your device can drive the headphone properly or not).

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Ummm let me ask you this first then. If you'd have to choose between 2 options:

 

Option 1:

a headphone that's relatively good, but can't be driven properly with an onboard, meaning you'd have to add a bit more to get a basic amp (like the Fiio E6, which is $27 on amazon.com). If the money isn't available right away, meaning you might have to save up a little more.

 

Option 2:

a headphone that can be driven properly with an onboard alone, but doesn't sound as good as option 1

 

Which one would you choose?

 

The above is the worst case scenario. In most cases, there shouldn't be a problem with 60ohms + 99dB spl (these are the 2 parameters to see if your device can drive the headphone properly or not).

Well i can't call myself an audiophile but i like good quality sound and i can tell the difference between those chinese cheap headphones and premium quality ones. But i am not willing to spend a lot of money on headphones and amps or dacs. I just want a headset that gets the job done and sounds good.

 

I have been using SteelSeries Spectrum 4XB that i originally bought for xbox360, they sound good to me, but the right headphone wire is broken, so i am looking for a new headset. I will be fixing my old headset and give it to my brother.

 

So i believe option 2 is my choice.

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I'd used the onboard audio on my Asus Crosshair V Formula (SupremeFX X-Fi 2) and I had no problem driving that headset......

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