HyperX Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Final Thoughts

As I said in the beginning of this review back when I reviewed the HyperX Cloud Flight S this is really the headset that I wanted. The Cloud II was one of my favorite gaming headsets of all time, so getting a wireless version is definitely a plus. I think once you go to a wireless headset it is really hard to go back to wired. The ability to get up, move around, and even still talk to your friends is great.

Just like the original Cloud II you have that great design with the red aluminum frame. This shows the quality of the headset and you know it is going to last a long time, even if you happen to throw it off when you miss that headshot! Beyond the quality of the headset this is one very comfortable headset, just like the original Cloud II was. HyperX has figured out the right balance of cushioning where things are extremely comfortable, but you don’t feel like you have this big clunky headset on. I had many multiple 2+ hour long gaming sessions using this headset and not once did I feel like I wanted to immediately take the headset off.

The sound quality of this headset is quite good, I feel like it has more bass than the HyperX Cloud Flight S, but not as much as some other larger headsets. Overall I feel it is a good balance and the sound is very clear and crisp. I was easily able to identify enemies and where they were coming from in Apex Legends. The virtual 7.1 surround sound really takes this headset to the next level, especially when gaming. One thing that was a little disappointing was that there was not an equalizer built into HyperX’s NGENUITY software.

The reason I have been bringing up HyperX’s Cloud Flight S that we reviewed earlier this year is that it does have some things about it that I wish the Cloud II Wireless had, so I am torn on which headset to keep using. For some reason HyperX decided to omit the auto-optimize feature. This would load optimized surround sound settings when you play specific games. This was great for Apex Legends, I hope that maybe in the future HyperX could add this in to the software. Another thing I love about the Cloud Flight S is that I can charge it wirelessly. The included USB cable with the Cloud II wireless is not all that long so keep that in mind.

At the end of the day HyperX has finally given us a wireless version of their most popular and best selling gaming headset. It sounds great and is super comfortable, but the software is a little lacking. Right now you can pick this headset up at our favorite online retailer for $149.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the HyperX Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset a 9 out of 10 score.

Pros:
– Extremely comfortable
– Aluminum frame
– Clear audio
– Easy setup
– Software not required

Cons:
– Auto-optimize feature missing from software
– Software is very limiting

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