HyperX Cloud II Wireless Overview
Taking a first look at the HyperX Cloud II Wireless it has the same overall design that we’ve seen from HyperX’s Cloud II headset. This design is extremely comfortable and proven, so I am glad that HyperX did not drastically change the design.
On thing I always liked about the Cloud II was the aluminum frame, which you are going to get on the Cloud II wireless as well. Along the headband is a little bit of memory foam, I feel it is just enough to be comfortable but not annoying. The headband is wrapped in leatherette and has the HyperX logo embossed in the top.
The aluminum frame is that HyperX red we all know and love. The headband itself is adjustable with notches on the inside.
On each earcup you have a red HyperX logo. HyperX is making use of 53 mm drivers, which should bring with them some really good sound. The earcups have a more oval shape than a circle shape, which I feel makes them more comfortable than other gaming headsets. You have a leatherette finish over memory foam, which again should be very comfortable.
You will find a few controls and connections on the earcups. On the left earcup is an indication LED, power button, microphone mute button, USB-C connection and a connection for the detachable microphone. While it is not labeled if you fast press the power button when the headset is powered on it will toggle 7.1 surround sound on and off. On the other earcup is a single texturized scroll wheel for volume.
The detachable boom microphone easy plugs right into the left earcup. It is completely adjustable so you can bend it to the best location for you. For those wondering the microphone is bi-directional, noise cancelling microphone that does come with an optional pop-filter.