HyperX Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Usage

I have been using the HyperX Cloud II Wireless as my main headset for a couple of weeks now. This included listening to music, watching videos on YouTube and of course gaming. The sound quality of this headset is great, especially when you turn the 7.1 surround sound on. Listening to different music I could really hear each individual instrument. While the headset is not bass-heavy, it did seem to have more bass than what we saw on the HyperX Cloud Flight S.

When it came to gaming I mostly played Apex Legends using the HyperX Cloud II Wireless and the experience was really good. I could easily tell where enemies were coming from, the direction where I could hear shots from and more. While the 7.1 is good, it is still not as good as the THX Spatial audio that we saw on the Razer Kraken Ultimate. I was a little disappointed there was no auto-optimize feature that we saw on the HyperX Cloud Flight S. This would enable optimized surround sound settings for specific games. For Apex Legends it seemed to turn the treble up so you could identify enemies easier. Not having an EQ in the software was a bit disappointing too as I could have made game-specific changes there.

One thing that I love about this headset is just how comfortable it is! That is one of the main reasons the HyperX Cloud II has been so popular. I would say this headset is a mid-range headset in terms of size. So it is not exactly lightweight, but it is not a big bulky headset either. HyperX has given it just enough padding and comfort that it is comfortable, but not so much where it is clunky. After many long gaming sessions I did not have any discomfort or felt like I needed to take a break and take the headset off. Another thing you are getting with this headset is of course the wireless connectivity. So you can get up and walk around and still listen to music, talk to your friends, etc. I had no problem walking into different rooms with this headset and not losing connectivity.

The microphone on the Cloud II Wireless is not too bad, but it is not going to replace a dedicated microphone. Here is a sound test comparing the Cloud II Wireless to other headset microphones as well as a dedicated microphone.

HyperX Cloud II Wireless

HyperX Cloud Flight S

Razer Kraken Ultimate

Corsair VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless SE

Corsair VOID Pro

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

Audio-Technica AT2020 – Dedicated Microphone

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