Kingston HyperX Cloud II Review
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review
Gaming headsets that are not wireless are becoming just the alternative when it comes to getting a headset. People want that mobile experience to their headsets that is why if a gaming headset is not wireless, it should really be outstanding.
The HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset is one headset that is not wireless, but with the long list of features that it has, could it trump out the other wireless gaming headsets?
Hyperx ii Features review
This HyperX headset is HiFi capable, featuring 53mm drivers which deliver superior audio performance especially when it comes to gaming. It boasts of having crystal-clear low, mid, and high tones and enhanced bass-reproduction which creates this truly immersive audio experience that has great depth and detail. Its 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound allows you to enjoy not only games in surround sound, but also movies and music, giving you an audio landscape without having the need to for drivers – so it’s plug and play.
When it comes to controlling its features, you get the Advanced Audio Control Box which allows you to easily switch the surround sound 7.1 on and off. On the control box, you will also find independent audio and microphone volume controls so you will not have to tinker with your settings. In addition, its internal sound card DSP amplifies audio and voice, offering you great HiFi gaming experience.
The HyperX Cloud II has a digitally enhanced microphone, that when used with the USB control box, enables its noise-cancellation, AGC functionality, and echo cancellation features. These features give you clear voice quality without all the background noise. The microphone is also detachable, so you can remove it if you so choose to do so.
And since it was designed specifically for gaming, it is compatible with different major platforms, such as PC, Mac, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. Not only that, along with the headset itself, you will get an airplane adapter, leatherette and velour ear cushions, as well as a mesh bag for traveling.
Audio Quality review
The gaming headset that is Cloud II has a lot to boast when it comes to its audio capability, and surprisingly, those claims of great audio quality, along with its features, are indeed true. Starting out with the overall audio quality, you really get excellent sounds with this gaming headset.
The sound quality and depth on this gaming headset is great, really giving you great lows and highs; mids can be a bit lacking, but with all of the great detail that you will get it should not affect its overall performance. The HyperX Cloud II is also bass heavy, so for gamers that really want that thump on their ear, you will really enjoy this product.
As for its surround sound 7.1, its performance is quite pleasing as it really does deliver on the 360 degree-audio landscape. You won’t have to worry about any audio dead zones with this gaming headset because there is none. And if you ever do want to turn the surround sound off, the control box makes it super easy for you.
Headset, Mic, and Warranty
Overall, the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset is great aesthetically, offering you that traditional, straight-forward design. Its 100% memory foam is super comfortable, unlike other headsets’ memory foam which are too dense for you to get a comfy game session in. Further adding to comfort are the different ear cups that the headset comes with, so you can choose whichever it is you are more comfortable with.
One of the main highlights about this HyperX gaming headset is its ease of use as you won’t need to install anything on your console or platform. It’s just plug and play!
The control box also makes the lives of gamers really easy as you have all that you need right there in one place. You won’t have to tinker with anything on your headset, nor should you worry about crowded controls which will lead you to accidentally fumbling with the wrong settings.
The microphone on this gaming headset gets an OK mark as it does not really have any flaws to it, however, it also doesn’t have anything outstanding about it too. One thing to note about the microphone is that it is detachable, so when you are on a plane, watching a movie, or listening to music, you can just simply take it off.
The warranty on the HyperX headset is great as you get a coverage of two years. In those two years, warranty is limited to credit or refund. In some instances, defective products can also be replaced.
Is it Worth Your Money?
For the price of around $100 to $150, the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset is a great product to have. It is true that wireless headsets are all the rage currently, but give headsets with a wire a chance as you will be really surprised with their performance, specifically, this one.
Looking at it, this gaming headset has a lot of great features on it. You get the excellent audio, which may lack in a certain aspect, but still works great; you get the surround sound 7.1 which really immerses you into the game, movie, or music; and above all else, it works on different platforms/consoles and is plug and play – these things are the main factors as to why you should really consider this product.
The fact that you are getting a really comfortable headset is an added benefit. The convenience of adjusting the settings with the control box is also a great addition to this gaming headset. The spare ear cup that comes with the headset itself is a welcome utility as you will get to choose whichever ear cup you want to use.
In reality, the only drawback to this gaming headset is its microphone, and it’s actually not that bad at all. Its microphone just suffers from an average performance which is not that big of a deal.
With a price tag that makes it attainable to gamers, the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset is a product that you should really consider getting.