The HyperX Cloud II has been on the market since 2015, but it can still be found in the top ranks of the bestseller lists. We find out why that is.
The HyperX Cloud II has been a best-selling gaming headset since 2015.
we tested a gaming headset that has been very popular for seven years and is also considered an insider tip by many gamers. In addition, the headset is regularly found in the bestseller lists from Amazon and Co. That is why we took a closer look at the model.
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HyperX Cloud II: High-quality designed, comfortable gaming headset
The design of
is somewhat reminiscent of the popular Beyerdynamic models: two red aluminum forks hold the ear cups, which means they cannot be turned (in) but tilted. Overall, the gaming headset is consistently well made with some high-quality materials. Thanks to the soft ear pads with imitation leather covering, the wearing comfort proves to be very high, even after several hours. The only downside is that we get a little warm around the ears. However, this can be noticeably reduced with the supplied ear pads with a fabric cover – very nice! What is striking, however, is that the headset only moderately filters out ambient noise despite the over-ear design. So if you gamble a lot in noisy environments, you should pay attention to this point.
Overall, the gaming headset is consistently well made with some high-quality materials.
Cable remote control and 7.1 surround sound
The HyperX Cloud II is connected via a four-pin, fabric-covered plug that is permanently integrated into the headset and is one meter long. This means that the gaming headset can also be used on mobile devices such as smartphones. It is intended, however, that you plug the jack plug into the cable remote control on the two-meter-long extension cable and then operate the device via USB. Because only then does digital sound processing (DSP) take place, via which, among other things, a virtual 7.1 surround sound can be switched on. On the remote control itself, the sound and microphone volume can be adjusted separately at the push of a button, and the microphone can be muted using a slide switch.
Digital sound processing (DSP) takes place via USB, which can be used, among other things, to switch on a virtual 7.1 surround sound.
The spatial sound at
is not bad parents and enables a very precise localization of sound sources and thus conveys a good “right in the middle” feeling. Unfortunately, neither the sound nor the spatial sound can be fine-tuned to one’s own requirements via software.
HyperX is no slouch, and comes with removable fabric-covered ear pads, an airplane plug, and a carrying case.
Sound and microphone in practice
The sound of the HyperX Cloud II is quite balanced overall: the bass is powerful and dominant, the mids are well defined and the highs are not bad, even if we noticed that hissing or S noises are reproduced a little too sharply in places. Nevertheless, the gaming headset is suitable for gaming and also for music and films.
The HyperX Cloud II’s flexible, integrated microphone boom is completely detachable, which is a plus for use on the go.
The flexible, integrated microphone arm of the
can be completely removed, which is a plus for use on the go. Speaking of traveling: HyperX includes a bag to at least protect the gaming headset from scratches and dirt during transport. When it comes to voice transmission, we are not only impressed by the clear, almost natural reproduction, but also by the effective filtering of background noise. So gamers can be sure that the team will always understand you clearly.