HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud II

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BEST RATING
Gaming:
4.6
MUSIC: Good7.7/10
CALLS: Good7.5/10
GAMING: Very Good8.6/10
TV: Good7.6/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.0/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.3/10
AIR TRAVEL: Fair6.4/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Fair6.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Best in Class10.0/10

The HyperX Cloud II headphones are a good choice for gaming with their superior mic and overall build quality, and they're comfortable enough for long sessions. They offer very good sound for music and games, but only fair soundstage, so they aren't the most immersive for music or TV. Since they have a closed enclosure, they isolate noise fairly well and have a detachable cable for convenience. They're wired, so there's no worry about latency for gaming or calls, but they aren't suitable for exercise due to their size and lack of sweatproofing. With no active noise cancelling, they may not be ideal for noisy environments or air travel. They do feature virtual surround sound, enhancing the gaming experience. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Very good overall sound quality
  • Excellent comfort and microphone quality
  • Detachable cable adds convenience
  • Solid build quality
  • Virtual Surround for gaming
Cons
  • Poor portability and weight
  • Lack fair built-in controls
  • Limited features for exercise use
  • No wireless capability

Ratings by Category

Gaming:
4.6
The HyperX Cloud II headphones are an excellent choice for gaming due to their superb microphone quality, ensuring clear communication, and their very good overall sound quality which facilitates immersive gameplay. Moreover, their wired connection eliminates latency concerns, which is crucial for gaming where timing is key.
Music:
4.3
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
TV & Video:
4.3
The HyperX Cloud II headphones offer a wired connection, eliminating concerns about latency, which is ideal for watching TV and videos without audio lag. Additionally, their high comfort score ensures you can enjoy long viewing sessions without discomfort.
Calls:
4.2
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.0
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Air Travel:
3.4
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$95
Brand
HyperX
Release Date
January 1, 2015
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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7.8/10
Phone Calls Score
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7.5/10
Gaming Score
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8.6/10
TV and Video Score
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7.6/10
Exercise Score
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4.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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6/10
Virtual Surround
Yes
Mic Quality
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10/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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10/10
Comfort score
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8.9/10
Weight
317.5 Grams
Microphone style
Boom
Waterproof Rating
0

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Rhys McIntyre | December 2022
"My overall impression of the HyperX Cloud II gaming headset is overwhelmingly positive. In my opinion, this is one of the best mid-priced gaming headsets currently on the market.Solid sound quality, superior comfort, and a sleek, lightweight design – this headset delivers all of the important aspects that a gaming headset should."

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