HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review / Test

Today I am testing out another gaming headset by the name of HyperX Cloud II. I should note that my main interest in testing gaming headsets is the microphone. This is because I am searching for a headset that can function as an all in one podcasting options.

If you are interested in this microphone, it will set you back $100 on Amazon

What's In the Box

  • Headphones (w/ Attached TRRS Cable)
  • USB Adapter/Control (TRRS Input)
  • Carrying Bag
  • Extra Ear Cushions
  • Airplane Adapter
  • 2-Year Warranty

Performance / Features

The build quality of this headset is outstanding. It is a nice strong aluminum build which ensures that the headphones are not too heavy, and at the same time allows for flexibility. I do also have to say that they are some of the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. The microphone is a study build, so I'm not worried about it breaking, and the braided cable will ease your mind that the cable won't tear easily. The control panel has a microphone mute switch, headphone volume control, microphone volume control, and a 7.1 surround sound activator. Basically everything on this headset is built really well.

he headphones have 53mm drivers and they sound superb. They have a frequency response of 15Hz to 25kHz. When I tested them, in the low end, I started to hear sound around 15-20Hz and in the high end, I didn't hear frequencies until 17kHz, but that could be due to one too many shows without hearing protection. This is the best sounding gaming headset I have tested to date.

The microphone has a cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response of 50Hz - 18kHz. It does well at eliminating background noise, but it sounds very hollow and like it's missing a lot of frequencies.

Pros

  • Great Build Quality
  • Very Comfortable
  • Headphones Sound Excellent
  • TRRS & USB Connection Options

Con

  • Microphone Sounds Hollow

Conclusion

The headphones are great, but once you get to the microphone you lose some audio fidelity. I would recommend these headphones, but only to a gamer. That is who they were designed for, and that is really where they will excel. The mic eliminates background noise (i.e. Keyboard & Mouse) and just picks up your voice, and the headphones sound excellent. I am also assuming that the virtual 7.1 surround sound will provide some sort of situation awareness benefit in gaming.

If you have any additional questions about this headset, leave them in the comments on this site or on the youtube channel, and I will try to reply ASAP. 

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