It wasn’t long ago that I fell in love with the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset. It is a headset that is incredibly stylish, so much so that the packaging is also impressive upon opening. The Cloud is also comfortable and sounds great for a headset that now only costs $79.99. Gamers won’t regret purchasing the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset at all. It’s amazing.
Now we have the release of the new HyperX Cloud II. It comes priced at $99.99 which was the original price of the Cloud. So what does it do differently compared to the original headset? Well, the biggest difference is the hardware-driven virtual 7.1 surround sound. However, the rest doesn’t change that much, and that’s perfectly OK!
– Advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card
– Hi-Fi capable with 53mm drivers for supreme audio quality
– Hardware-driven virtual 7.1 surround sound
– Comfortable, 100% memory foam on headband and leatherette cushions
– Pro-Gaming optimized with closed cup design for passive noise cancellation
– Compatible – USB connectivity for PC & Mac. Stereo compatible with PS4, Xbox One1 and mobile
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I’m not a guy that’s totally suckered in by how an item is package. However, that seems to be the case with both the Cloud and Cloud II. The care and presentation of the box that both headsets come in is by far the most impressive out of all the headsets I’ve reviewed. It seriously makes the gamer feel as if they spent far more on the item than they actually did. In fact, that can be said about the entire production of the HyperX Cloud headset as the Cloud and Cloud II both have a wonderful design that features a leatherette headband and memory foam ear cushions. There is even a glossy metallic section that appeals to the eyes.
Visually the Cloud headsets are winners as they both feature a nearly identical look. But most importantly, how is the sound? Well, I already stated that the original HyperX Cloud sounds great. And to quickly answer the question, the same can be said about the HyperX Cloud II.
The HyperX Cloud II features a newly designed USB sound card audio control box that amplifies audio, adding an even bigger boost to the sound output. The headset puts out a strong but not overpowering low, which is important for those who like a natural and well mixed sound on all levels. It doesn’t have that awful distorted and muffled low that a lot of gaming headsets have. And to complete that well mixed sound on all levels, the mids and highs also provide clear and strong audio which gives an overall quality sound for all types of listening experiences.
The HyperX Cloud II headset produces clear audio on all levels. It’s definitely pleasant on the ears and can rival any other headset out there.
The biggest audio difference between the HyperX Cloud II and the original is the 7.1 surround sound that can be controlled with the push of a button. Talk about a great way to go into any gaming environment and being able to more distinctively hear all the surroundings. I had fun listening to the battlefield being represented by this new feature. I could more easily hear the direction of sounds when I had the feature enabled. Of course, it wasn’t too fun when I was still playing with the volume levels and a guy shot the door to my right. Yeah, that actually hurt my right ear a little bit.
But the new surround sound feature is definitely noticeable on the battlefield or in any environment, which completely changes the way users hear the game.
The HyperX Cloud II also has the easily detachable microphone and provides gamers with a very clear voice for when they are either communicating with other players or recording their voice during a video. I do notice that it does pick up some of the louder background noises, but it still provides a clearer sound rather than one of static. While gaming, users can also easily adjust the volume and voice chat volume with the control box that comes with the headset.
The HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset improves on its original with the addition of the virtual 7.1 surround sound and provides gamers with a quality look, comfort, and sound on all levels. With all those qualities combined, the Cloud II should easily be on the top of anyone’s list that’s in the market for a new gaming headset.