HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review

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HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:40 am

At CES 2015, Kingston announced an update to the original HyperX Cloud gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset. If you are familiar with the HyperX Cloud gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud II looks nearly identical. Physically, the difference comes from a difference in color options, and a new mid-line controller. What separates these headsets is the inclusion of virtual 7.1 Surround Sound thanks to a USB sound card on the HyperX Cloud II. Read on to see how they perform!

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Re: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review

Post by Spamburger » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:07 pm

As I prefer the soft velour earpad, I have placed them onto the earcups.

...The bass level was sufficient, although not as powerful as some headphones with larger drivers.
The difference sets of earcups influence the sound character and the velour pads do make bass frequencies sound anemic. Put on the leather pads and you'll get more bass.

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Re: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review

Post by sgkean » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:51 pm

You are correct, while it wasn't spelled out, It was tested with both earcup pads, the bass is pretty good, but not as powerful as some others. Really depends on what you consider "sufficient" or "too much".

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Re: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Review

Post by Spamburger » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:39 pm

Should have written in that there is a difference in sound character with the earcups.

Looking back at my review of the Cloud, I concluded with this:
The sound character can be described with a moderate bass and bright treble.
...with other notes talking about the tight bass response.

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