Diving into the nitty-gritty of the Cloud MIX Buds, you’re looking at something that is comparable, once again, to the AirPods in terms of sheer audio quality and performance, at least on paper. Like the AirPods Pro, the HyperX Cloud MIX Buds are designed with built-in silicone ear tips for comfort, and that’s important if you do decide to carry these on the go since this feature can mean the difference between whether your buds are constantly falling out of your ears or not.
The HyperX buds are powered by dynamic 12mm drivers — that’s just a bit more powerful than the AirPods Pro, which features 11mm drivers by comparison. If you do have DTS installed on your Windows gaming PC, these buds unlock their true potential with 7.1 surround-sound mode, which can theoretically spatialize the audio in any video game or movie, albeit to mixed results since DTS itself generally converts 2D audio into 3D audio, unlike Dolby Atmos.
As advertised, HP’s buds can connect wirelessly across up to around 65 feet via Bluetooth 5.2, and they are accompanied by a charging case that connects to any USB-C cable for charging purposes. That said, HP promises a total charging time of about 4 hours. HP’s slated MSRP for the HyperX Cloud MIX Buds is $149.99, and they should become available this month. If you don’t already own a USB-C cable (for whatever reason), one 6.5-foot USB-C to USB-A cable is included in the box.