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HyperX Cloud II Headset Review

5
Posted February 11, 2015 by Kenny in PC Audio

Overview

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Release Date: Feb 9, 2015
 
Price at time of Review: $99.99 MSRP
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Excellent comfort ability, Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound, USB Sound Card, Variety of Colors Available
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Long cables
 
BOTTOM LINE:
HyperX Cloud II Headset offerrs a great value for the money especially with the latest updates HyperX added to the Cloud II headset, additionally with the abundance of accessories included it’s a hard deal to pass up at $99.99 MSRP.
by Kenny
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Summary

To wrap things up with the HyperX Cloud II Headset, the red and black color scheme looks great. When we placed the headset side by side with the Cloud I headset we didn’t find any changes, but we did enjoy the fit, feel and attractiveness of the HyperX Cloud II Headset like we did the first time around.

So just to reiterate what we had said before, we feel the overall aesthetics are just sexy. Now…Kingston HyperX Offers a variety of colors for the HyperX Cloud II headset, so you can choose the color options that suits your needs and from what we were told by HyperX, they are expecting more colors to arrive later this year. The HyperX Cloud II headset has a sturdy construction of the ear cups to the headband was spot on. The aluminum brackets really make this a solid piece of hardware.

In terms of comfort, we didn’t find any major negative for the HyperX Cloud. In fact, we were quite impressed with how comfortable it was once we found the perfect setting. One suggestion we can make is to play around with the adjustment and find the right fit and feel for you. The padded head band was a nice touch to comfort, but if we had to nit pick again, like the version I of the headset, the leather ear cups did cause a bit of perspiration around the ears during long term use. Since they didn’t make any changes to the headset itself, we went in expecting this so it didn’t bother us very much. But as we mentioned previously, this can be hit or miss depending on your climate. HyperX did include a set of velour ear cups, which can solve that issue.

For its audio, this was the most impressive part of the revision of the HyperX Cloud II headset. At the price point of $99.99, we went in not expecting an audiophile experience, but with the updated USB sound card… it did make the overall experience much more enjoyable and the DSP 7.1 surround sound delivered a nice and crisp response from the drivers. If we placed this headset side by side with some of its competition, we have to give it to HyperX for developing a very well rounded headset for this price point.

Just to mention, we found that the Kingston HyperX Cloud II headset itself was co-developed with Qpad. Qpad is a major OEM peripheral manufacturer based out of Sweden. After looking at the specs and the information we gathered online, we found that the HyperX cloud is pretty much a rebrand of the Takstar Pro 80 headset with a slight change to include a microphone and now the USB sound card dongle.

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So if we put everything together, we really enjoyed the HyperX Cloud II Headset. At the price point of $99.99 when it hits retail stores on February 9th of this year, we feel that it’s a great value for the money. This is especially true with the latest updates HyperX added to the Cloud II headset. With the abundance of accessories included, it’s a hard deal to pass up. This earns the Kingston HyperX Cloud II Headset the PureOverclock Editors Choice Award.46 editors choice 125

 

 

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5 Comments


  1.  
    Iggy

    Awesome review Kenny, I think the added sound card looks and potentially would be great. I have a pair of Plantronics Gamecom 780, have you used those and if so how would you compare?

    One thing I love about the 780’s is that they fully cover your ears, nothing pushing my ears down, do these go on your ears or on your head?




  2.  
    Bill Barnes

    Good review! Great looks like the leather style stiching on head band and the price is not bad at all! Got that HyperX Brand of quality!




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