HyperX Cirro Buds Pro review: no-frills earbuds for gamers

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In terms of headphones particularly made for avid gamers, only a few OEMs get it proper like HyperX. The model has established a stable fame within the PC gaming section with its peripherals, together with microphones, mechanical keyboards, and even gaming chairs. However its newest HyperX Cirro Buds Professional are true wi-fi earbuds occupying India’s best section, dominated by gamers similar to boAt, Noise, and others. Certain, the HyperX Cirro Buds Professional could be ultimate for avid gamers who desire a low-lag enter whereas gaming, however there are a number of different options all of us care about.

Particularly when the value is Rs 5,456 (MRP Rs 5,990), for many clients, there mustn’t be any room for error. Can the HyperX Cirro Professional justify this price ticket? Let’s discover out.

Design

I’m reviewing the HyperX Cirro Buds Professional Tan color variant, which I fairly like. HyperX can be offering some traditional tones, similar to Black and Blue. Nonetheless, the color of the case stays fixed and also you get a translucent black end.

The charging case incorporates a rectangular design with softly curved corners. You may even discover intricate particulars round it, although they’re considerably hid by the black end. The construct is plastic nevertheless it’s value including that the standard appears good and doesn’t really feel sub-standard by any means. The case additionally features a bodily button for pairing, which helps set up a Bluetooth connection. On the backside, there’s a USB-C port for charging.

The one problem I’ve with the case is its lid, which depends on small hinges. On account of this, chances are you’ll often battle to take away the earbuds the primary time because the slightest contact closes the lid. The magnets holding the earbuds are pretty robust, though I’d’ve most well-liked them to be stronger for a greater maintain. Consequently, you’ll hear an odd wobbling sound each time you aggressively shake the case.

Options

In contrast to Apple AirPods, the HyperX Cirro Buds Professional earbuds skip the stem. The earbuds even have some contours and cuts to imitate the form of a human ear for a comfortable match. Nonetheless, the match, in my case, was positive, however the cumbersome dimension could be bothersome when you’ve got small ears. The field has additional ideas (three sizes) which will assist with a extra cosy match.

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It might additionally take a while to get used to the dimensions of earbuds, nevertheless it will get higher after a number of days of utilization.

The HyperX Cirro Buds Professional earbuds are IPX4-rated for cover in opposition to water splashes. It means you’ll be able to put on them throughout sweaty exercise periods or within the rain, however it could be sensible to maintain the earbuds dry. The earbuds even have contact controls to pause and play music (single faucet), activate ambient or ANC modes (lengthy press proper earbud), and replay music (triple faucets).

To activate the devoted gaming mode, merely triple-tap the left earbud to allow a 90ms low latency connection. I didn’t face any problem with the sound even when the earbuds had been paired with a Home windows PC for gaming. Moreover, you’ll be able to activate the voice assistant by long-pressing the left earbud. It seamlessly integrates with Siri, as I primarily used the HyperX Cirro Buds Professional with an iPhone.

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Sadly, contact controls aren’t customisable attributable to no app assist. No app assist additionally means you’ll be able to’t simply create or change sound profiles (aka EQs). The earbuds additionally lack “good” capabilities, similar to personalised sound profiles. This will irk many potential clients as app assist is one thing most manufacturers within the section present.

Sound high quality and ANC

The HyperX Cirro Buds Professional provide each Energetic Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Ambient modes. The earbuds depend on two microphones for these modes to work. You may join the earbuds to any system so long as there’s Bluetooth assist. In case you’re questioning, the HyperX Cirro Buds Professional use Bluetooth 5.2 commonplace.

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Usually, the HyperX Cirro Buds Professional provide a clear and balanced sound profile. This interprets to average bass ranges and principally balanced mids and trebles. Whereas in idle mode, the ANC could be considerably disappointing as ambient sounds can simply seep in, and there aren’t any variations in noise discount ranges. Nonetheless, the ANC stage is sufficient when music is taking part in within the background. I notably loved the ambient mode, because the sound captured by means of the microphones seems pure and never muffled. Nonetheless, there aren’t any variations out there for the Ambient mode.

To check the sound high quality, I listened to GTA San Andreas’s theme music, which includes heavy bass and hip-hop parts. The sound was principally clear, although the punch within the bass is barely delicate. It’s not essentially a foul factor, supplied that you just’re a fan of a balanced sound profile. A clear sound may improve the gaming expertise, providing comparatively clearer vocals, which many customers favor. I additionally listened to Taylor Swift’s new album, and the vocals had been completely clear with balanced mids and highs.

Nonetheless, the pop parts included into many songs within the album are considerably subdued (in a great way).

Microphones and battery

As talked about, there are two microphones on every earbud. The audio high quality throughout calls is ok, although the receiver could often discover a reverb in sound.

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By way of battery, the earbuds are touted to supply 4.5 hours of audio playback with ANC enabled. With the charging case, HyperX claims a complete of 35 hours of playback.

Throughout my overview, the HyperX Cirro Buds Professional lasted almost 4 hours with ANC enabled and 50 % quantity. It’s an honest benchmark, particularly if you happen to’re travelling. For longer flights, chances are you’ll must cost the earbuds in between. Please word that the battery life could also be affected if you happen to take heed to music at greater audio ranges.

Verdict

The HyperX Cirro Buds Professional are greatest suited to customers preferring a clear and balanced sound profile. In case you get pleasure from that additional thumb within the bass, chances are you’ll need to contemplate the OnePlus Buds 3 (overview) or Nothing Ear (a) (overview).

Nonetheless, HyperX prioritises low latency, a characteristic delivered by the HyperX Cirro Buds Professional. For avid gamers, this makes it a stable alternative value contemplating.

Editor’s ranking: 7.5 / 10

Professionals:

  • Clear audio high quality
  • 90ms Low latency for gaming
  • Dependable ANC and Ambient modes
  • Respectable battery life

Cons:

  • Cumbersome for small ears
  • No app assist
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