HyperX Cloud II Wireless + 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review

Thanks to the guys at HyperX, we’ll be taking a quick look at the Cloud II Wireless + 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. It features a durable aluminum frame, 7.1 Surround Sound, a massive 53mm drivers, and large over-ear ear cups that uses the same Signature Memory Foam and Premium Leatherette.

It also comers with a detachable noise-cancelling microphone, and built-in mic monitoring that’s only available on Cloud II Wireless. It offers up to 30 hours of use from a single charge, 2.4GHz wireless connectivity with a range of up to 20m.

 

 

As you know, I’ve been busy hosting the Funky Kit Show LIVE every Sunday and I recently discovered that my wired headset was faulty. In fact, I wanted to replace it because the wire is a bit cumbersome, and gets tangled whenever I do the show. So what’s the solution? Well, go get a wireless headset of course 😛

For those who are not familiar with the HyperX brand, here’s a little blurb take from their website … 

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide. From setting memory world records to achieving the most stringent product certifications, HyperX is committed to delivering reliable products with the highest performance standards.

In addition, HyperX is the proud sponsor of more than 20 gaming teams globally and the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters and Dreamhack festivals. HyperX products are designed to meet the most rigorous demands of professional gamers to give them the winning edge and help gamers stay on top of their game

 

 

Overview

The HyperX Cloud was built to be an ultra-comfortable gaming headset with amazing sound. We put a lot of thought into the details of our HyperX signature memory foam, the premium leatherette, clamping force, and weight distribution to create a headset that’s comfortable through long gaming sessions. It’s no wonder that it’s become the preferred gaming headset for millions of gamers. Whether you want to focus on the competition or relax with some of your favorite games, there’s a Cloud that’s perfect for you.

Legendary Comfort Goes Wireless

The comfort of the Cloud II Wireless is a perfect match for a long-lasting battery and a fast 2.4Ghz wireless connection.

Durable, reliable headset

The aluminum frame is flexible enough to adjust for various head sizes and built tough, so it’s ready to play, day in and day out.

Immersive Audio

Hear the rich, impactful sounds of your games with clarity and precision. Specially-tuned 53mm drivers let you lose yourself in the game world or focus on important audio cues.

HyperX Signature Comfort

Feel the HyperX difference in the details like our signature memory foam, premium leatherette, weight distribution and clamping force. A more comfortable experience is achieve with the adjustment of these factors. This makes a huge difference during longer gaming sessions or whenever headset is being worn for long periods of time.

Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound

7.1 can be toggled on for improved positional audio and an expanded sense of space

Detachable, noise-cancelling mic

Keep communications clear and reduce ambient noise so it won’t affect your voice chat

Built-in mic monitoring

Allows you to listen to your voice so you’re not speaking too loudly while the headset is on.

 

Features

  • 2.4GHz Wireless and up to 30 hour battery2
  • HyperX 7.1 Surround Sound1
  • Signature HyperX Comfort
  • Durable, aluminum frame
  • Detachable, noise-cancelling mic and Built-in mic monitoring
  • Part Number: HHSC2X-BA-RD/G

 

Specifications

Headphone

Driver Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets
Type Circumaural, Closed back
Frequency response 15Hz–20kHz
Impedance 60 Ω
Sound pressure level 104dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D. ≤ 1%
Weight 300g
Weight with mic 309g
Cable length and type USB charge cable (0.5m)
Battery life2 30 hours
Wireless Range3 2.4 GHz
Up to 20 meters

Microphone

Element Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling
Frequency response 50Hz-6.8kHz
Sensitivity -20dBV (1V/Pa at 1kHz)

 


 

The Box and Packaging

Inside the box, you’ll find the quick start guide, information on HyperX’s other products, the headset itself, a detachable noise-cancelling microphone, 2,4GHz wireless dongle, microphone pop filter (sponge), and a USB Type-C charging cable.

 

The Headset

You can feel the excellent build quality of the headset right away. You can see the quality stitching on the head band, and whole headset feels pretty solid in the hand. Thanks to the aluminum frame, the whole headset weighs in at only 300g, it feels extremely light-weight and because it’s wireless, you don’t feel any restriction in movement.

 

A Closer Look

The look of the Cloud II Wireless is so classic especially with the distinctive red Aluminum frame and the HyperX logo. I love it!

I love the HyperX logo on top of the head band, and also the braided cable connecting the left and right 53mm driver. The large over-ear ear cups are extremely comfortable thanks to HyperX’s signature memory foam and premium leatherette.

As for connectivity and controls, you’ll see the volume control on the right speaker, while on the left speaker you’ll find the power-on and mute buttons, as well as the USB-C charging port and the microphone jack for the detachable noise-cancelling microphone.

 


 

Audio Quality

Thanks to its large dynamic 53mm drivers with neodymium magnets, the headset offers good frequency response of 15Hz–20kHz (with nice deep lows) and crisp highs. And the 7.1 Surround Sound is perfect for immersing myself in first person shooters like COD, PUBG etc. 

Watching YouTube videos and listening to music on Spotify was also very good. It produces good bass, crisp highs and decent mid-ranges, and when I wack the the volume to max … I didn’t get any distortion either.

Basically, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset … is the wireless version of the Cloud II, you get the all the best from the original award-winning Cloud II, but with no audio control box (don’t need it since it’s wireless).

 

Recording Quality

The quality of the audio recording was very good. You can hear the comparison of the the HyperX Cloud II Wireless versus the HyperX Quadcast microphone in the video below.  Overall, I’m more than happy with the audio quality of the voice recording. It’s crisp, clear and has good volume. 

One thing which is quite unique to the HyperX Cloud II Wireless is the built-in mic monitoring. There’s no software involved, but it allows you to listen to your voice so you’re not speaking too loudly while the headset is on.

 

 

 

Comfort and Wear

Going wireless means I can move around my desk, standup and stretch my legs without getting all tangled with those wires. GONE are those awkward wires and cables … woohoo!  A wireless range of 20m is more than plenty, and with up to 30 hours of usage, I don’t have to worry about charging the headset for at least a full day.

The over-ear ear cups are soft and comfortable. I didn’t get any ear ‘aches’ on my ear lobes … The only thing you’ll have to worry about, is the sweat you’ll get from wearing the headset after several hours of gameplay. It’s recommended to take of the headset off and wrap it around your neck for a breather 😛

 


 

Conclusion and Verdict

I’ve been using the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headsets during our LIVE stream shows for a few weeks now, and I can say I’m extremely pleased with the headset.

The audio quality/voice recording from the noise cancelling microphone is excellent, it’s perfect for gaming and recording podcasts if you haven’t got a dedicated podcast mic. And with 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, I’m now able to move around my desk without having to worry about wires getting stuck or tangled. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to get a wireless headset. As for battery life, you get up to 30 hours of use from a single charge … that’s more than a full day’s worth of gaming, it’s more than anyone could ask for.

 

 

As with the original Cloud II, you get the same crisp highs, decent mid-ranges and good deep bass, thanks to its large 53mm driver with neodymium magnets. The large over-ear ear cups, as well as the HyperX Signature Comfort with its memory foam and premium leatherette, allows you to enjoy many hours of comfortable wear. And let’s not forget the 7.1 surround sound, which allows you to get some really intense and immersive gaming. 

You can buy the original non-wireless version, the HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for around USD $79.99 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/3py4Bth

 

Pros:

  • 53mm Driver with neodymium magnets
  • 2.4GHz Wireless and up to 30 hour battery
  • HyperX 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Signature HyperX Comfort
  • Durable, aluminum frame
  • Detachable, noise-cancelling mic and Built-in mic monitoring
  • Compatible with PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch

Cons:

 

Final thoughts

If you’re after a really good wireless gaming headset that offers great sound, comfortable wear, with 7.1 surround sound, then look no further. The HyperX Cloud II Wireless + 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headset should be the only one on your shopping list. You get all the great features found on the original award-winning Cloud II gaming headset … now with the added bonus of being wireless!

 

 

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