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HyperX Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Among the many brands offering gaming headsets, the one brand that comes to mind first is HyperX. This brand is known to make one of the best gaming headsets on the market because they understand what the standard gamers require of their headsets. Then, they make it happen with their various models.

They have many headsets in their range, including the Huper Cloud II and the Revolver Headsets, which have been big wins in the gaming community. Based on these, HyperX has developed their new headsets, the HyperX Cloud 2 Wireless headsets.

With the rise of wireless headsets, HyperX did not want to be left behind and designed a wireless version of their already famous HyperX Cloud II. Ditching the cord, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset takes the company a step into the future where there are no wires.

Design

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset retains the classic design of the HyperX Cloud II, as it has the same big, oval-shaped earcups that are a standard HyperX design. These earcups are made of black plastic and connect to a headband. The headband is padded for extra comfort, and there are Y-shaped metal struts.

The main difference that you will notice in the design between these and the wired version is the color of the Y-struts. On the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset, these are red instead of the usual grey. The stitching in the headband is also done with red, which makes the design pop. 

The earpads use soft memory foam, just like the HyperX Cloud II headset. The foam is covered using faux leather, which is surprisingly smooth and supple. It also has the same padding as that on the headband’s underside. Both earcups have the Hyper X logo, which is colored red to match all the other red accents. Alongside the clickable earcup stops, the headset is sized perfectly, so they fit snugly on most heads and do not slide off or put excess pressure on your ears.

At the back of the right earcup, you will find a large volume wheel, which you can use to change the volume. All the other controls can be found on the left earcup. The connections are also placed with these controls.

The connections on the headphones include a USB-C port that you can use to charge the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset and a connector that you can use to connect the headset to the detachable boom microphone. The other controls on this earcup include buttons for power and Bluetooth pairing. There is also an indicator LED just above the buttons. This LED indicates whether or not the headset is connected via Bluetooth. There is no 3.5mm connection as this headset does not allow you to use it as a wired headphone. It is strictly a wireless headset.

Comfort

All HyperX headsets have been extremely comfortable as they use high-quality memory foam and faux leather to ensure that the earcups sit comfortably on your ears. With the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset, HyperX keeps the headset true to its name as it is one of the most comfortable headsets on the market.

The headphones themselves are flexible. Therefore, whether you have a giant head or a smaller one, it will fit snugly without any issue. Additionally, the company uses faux leather padding, which is supple and feels luxe on your ears. This padding also provides good cushioning, so there are no tricky bits that cause discomfort.

Furthermore, the Hyper X Cloud 2 Wireless headsets are over-the-ear headphones. Therefore, they do not go in your ear and cause any interference. This issue is common with in-ear headphones.

HyperX has also provided ample padding on the headband, due to which there are no pressure points on the headband, and no part of the headset digs into your head or causes you any discomfort.

The HyperX Cloud 2 Wireless headset also has light clamping to ensure that the headset doesn’t slip off of your head. However, the clamping is quite light and does not add excess pressure.

Even if you wear glasses, the headset will not put any pressure on your head. Additionally, it is not too big and looks good on your head as well.

Performance

Performance

The sound quality and performance of the headphone is undoubtedly the most important aspect that one has to consider when buying a headphone. The drivers in the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset are the same as in the original wired version. These are the 53mm neodymium. However, these have been finetuned to fit the wireless functionality as it is a bit different from the wired version.

Despite the fine-tuning, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset sounds great. The low-end performance is fantastic, and the overall design of the headset, with its close back, elevates such sounds. The imaging and positional audio are also great as compared to other wireless headphones on the market.

The sound profile of these headphones is slightly bass-heavy. This feature works incredibly well for gaming as it helps emphasize the sound effects and makes the experience of playing the game much more immersive.

The mids are balanced. However, this headset does not have companion software that you can use to customize the sound profile. 

When playing at a high volume, the vocals tend to get bright. However, that is the case with most wireless headsets. The mids are fortunately never overshadowed by the vocals, and the overall experience is not diminished when the volume is full.

Overall, you will find that the sound quality HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset has to offer is dynamic and full. The fact that the headset is wireless does not interfere with the sound of the headphones and all, and it stands out as one of the best sounding headsets on the market.

Surround Sound

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset also boasts the surround sound feature enabling you to emulate the feeling that sound is coming from all around you. Surround sound is a must in gaming headphones. Therefore, it is no surprise that the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset also has the surround sound feature.

The software of these headphones allows you to emulate 7.1 surround sound. This headset also stretches out the frequency of the game, which helps provide a wider sound stage. Thus, the game becomes a lot more immersive and enjoyable to play.

Microphone Quality

Microphone Quality

The microphone quality of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is fantastic. It is great if you want to use it for communication and chatting, which people often do when playing a game. You can also use it to chat on discord etc.

The mic is a wireless detachable mic. Thus, when you don’t need it, you can remove it from the headset and set it aside. It won’t interfere and come in the way when you are not actively using it.

The mic lights up red when you mute it, which is useful. The mic is not a professional mic and won’t be up to the mark if you intend on using it for professional purposes. However, if you simply want to use it to talk to your friends while you play a game, it suffices.

Other headphones have a better mic. However, those headphones are a lot more expensive, and there isn’t a massive jump in quality. Therefore, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is good value for your money.

Battery

Battery

Since wireless headsets run via a battery, the battery life of such headsets is of extreme importance and should be considered before you make a purchase.

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset claims to last up to 30 hours when used at 50 percent volume. If you raise the book, then the battery will drain quicker, and you will have to recharge it sooner rather than later. However, even at full volume, this headset can last 24 to 25 hours, which is quite good.

Therefore, the battery life of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is comparable with other wireless headsets on the market. On the left earcup of the headphones, there is an indicator.

This indicator lets you know the battery status at a single glance. When the battery is 90 to 100 percent, it will glow green. The indicator will start flashing when the battery is at 90 to 50 percent. When the battery is very low, it will turn red, and you will know that it is time that you recharge your headphones.

The headset can be used while it is charging. However, if you plan on using it while it is charging, you will need a longer USB cable, as the one included in the box is only 18 inches long.

The Software

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset can also be controlled using the Ngenuity software. This software is simplistic, as it allows you to manually adjust the volume of the headset and the microphone levels. There is also a toggle to turn the surround sound on and off. Mic monitoring can also be done using this software. 

Wired vs. Wireless

When buying a headset, it is common to flip flop between a wired headset and a wireless one. Since the HyperX Cloud II headset is available in both options, it becomes thicker.

Most people prefer wired devices in general because the connection is reliable, and you don’t have to worry about the battery running out. You can simply plug in your device and play.

However, wireless devices allow you the option to move away or sit close to the device you are playing on without wires trailing you. Additionally, wireless devices reduce the number of cords you have to deal with.

Wired vs. Wireless

Pros and Cons

When deciding whether or not to buy wired headphones, you must consider all the pros and cons to make the best decision for yourself. Here are some of the pros and cons of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset.

Pros

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is exceptionally comfortable. Since the foam used on these headphones is memory foam covered with faux leather, it sits very comfortably on the ears. The leather is soft and supple and does not rub or cause breathability issues.

Furthermore, the ear cups are decently sized and fit most people. The headset itself is flexible and can stretch if need be. The headband also has foam and padding, so no bits dig into your head.

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is as good as its wired counterpart. Thus, the sound quality of these headphones is impressive. It has heavy bass, and even at high volume, the sound quality is crisp and clear. It also has the surround sound feature, which makes gameplay even more immersive.

The battery life of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is also great. You can easily use them for 30 hours on 50 percent volume and 24 hours on total volume. This battery life is on par with other wireless headsets on the market, which are much more expensive than the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset.

Cons

Along with the pros, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset has some cons as well, which you definitely look into before you purchase these headphones.

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is not much different than the HyperX Cloud II, which is wired. Since HyperX was marketing the wireless headsets as brand new headphones, fans were disappointed to find out that both headsets were nearly identical other than being wired and wireless.

The only other difference was the color. The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset has a more dramatic color combination of back and red.

The mic of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is quite average. It is not a professional mic that can be used for streaming. However, it is perfectly capable of chatting and communicating during a game.

FAQs

Does the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset have a noise-canceling mic?

Yes, the microphone of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is digitally enhanced, so that it cancels surrounding noise. It also has echo-canceling that can be enabled using the USB sound card. 

Does the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset have 7.1 surround sound?

Yes, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset has 7.1 surround sound, which can be enabled using the headset’s software. This feature allows you to be fully immersed in the game and enjoy it.

Does the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset have good bass?

Yes, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is heavy on the bass, which is an excellent profile to have if the headset is primarily going to be used for gaming. Headsets that have a bass-heavy sound profile allow you to hear subtle sounds in the game, which can be very advantageous.

Conclusion

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is a great wireless option if you are looking for a gaming headset as it has all the features a gamer needs. It is comfortable and can be worn for a long time, it has great battery life, and it has a bass-heavy sound profile with surround sound.

However, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset does not have the option for it to be used as a wired headphone, which means that there may be connectivity issues, and you may run out of battery if you aren’t paying attention.

Regardless, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is a great headset at its price, and few headsets can compete with it.

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Abdul Wahab is a Software Engineer by profession and a Tech geek by nature. Having been associated with the tech industry for the last five years, he has covered a wide range of Tech topics and produced well-researched and engaging content. You will mostly find him reviewing tech products and writing blog posts. Binge-watching tech reviews and endlessly reading tech blogs are his favorite hobbies.

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