HyperX is a brand that every video game enthusiast should know because it is able to offer different products and accessories designed exclusively for the gaming world.
In this case, I had the opportunity to test the HyperX Cloud II Wireless gaming headsets, headsets with incredible design and surprising quality. We tell you more about this model of headphones to help you make the right purchasing decision.
Quality design and construction
It’s true that the HyperX Cloud II Wireless doesn’t offer anything new when it comes to design, as they used the exact same design we saw in the HyperX Cloud II wired model, however, it still attracts attention in a very positive way: they are beautiful.
They meet the expectations of the design for gamers, that is, they are large and striking, but at the same time they offer a certain elegance that we are not used to seeing in this type of helmet. for players.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that the helmets themselves are not round but oval, or the combination of black with metallic red details, or the fact that they include (synthetic) leather in their finish.
The headband has the brand logo engraved on the upper part, the detail with red thread on the edges is particularly beautiful, without a doubt they give it that premium touch that I mentioned a few lines above.
Physical buttons can detract from that premium touch, although it’s true that it’s normal for physics to trump touch in gaming accessories as it offers greater precision.
In the right case we find a wheel that will allow you to adjust the volume comfortably and quickly and on the left headset you will find a button that allows you to turn the headsets on and off, another through which you can turn off and activate the microphone, the USB-C charging input and an AUX input that allows you to connect the microphone.
The microphone is included in the package, you can connect it or not, according to your preference. This detail seems pretty positive to me since most headsets with microphones won’t allow you to get rid of them in case you prefer your headphones to appear less bulky. However, depending on the video game you are going to play, you will be interested in using the microphone.
A USB-C cable is also included in the box, thanks to which you can charge the headset and the dongle that allows you to wirelessly connect the headset to the devices with which it is compatible.
On the other hand, it should be mentioned that these headphones are very comfortable. They pick up the ear perfectly, getting that surround sound feel that I’ll talk about in later sections.
I have used them for hours without them disturbing at any time or feeling heavy, which I think is very important in a device designed to be used for long hours of video games.
As expected, they are easy to use, you just need to insert the 2.4GHz USB dongle into the device of your choice to pair the headsets. If you want to regulate and customize the sound, you can install the HyperX Ngenuity app, although it doesn’t support many customizations. It is based on the ability to adjust the microphone volume (which you can do without the app), choose power saving features, or activate different sound modes.
Regarding the sound quality, I can say once again that HyperX does not disappoint. They can be used for listening to styles of bass music as the bass is felt quite strongly. On the other hand, voices aren’t heard as clearly as we’d like (which isn’t to say they aren’t), but it’s something common in gaming headsets.
There is no distortion or at maximum volume, a volume which incidentally is not as powerful as in other models of headphones, it reaches 98 dB. I was able to increase it to the maximum without disturbing it, which happens in other cases.
However, keep in mind that the HyperX Cloud II does not integrate ANC (active sound cancellation). This means that they don’t use special technology via microphones to counter ambient sound and create that noise-canceling sensation so well achieved in many cases.
However, they have good passive noise cancellation. When the cancellation is passive, it means that thanks to the design of the pads and the materials used, they manage to come close to this effect of total isolation from external noise.
It’s pretty impressive how these helmets isolate you. Personally, I prefer active cancellation because it usually turns on or off the possibility of feeling more or less disconnected from your surroundings. However, as a gaming headset, you surely want to be able to immerse yourself in your video games thanks to the passive noise cancellation that HyperX Cloud II offers.
Also keep in mind that these are headsets that you will always use indoors due to the need to use the USB dongle to connect them. This is another reason why the ANC is not as necessary as in other cases.
The microphone that you can remove and put on as you like by connecting it to its AUX input (this only works for the microphone, that is, you will not be able to use the headset with an AUX cable).
A sponge is included which will isolate and focus your voice on the microphone very well when you want to communicate with other players, in fact the microphone uses noise cancellation.
The microphone arm is flexible, allowing you to place it in the position that works best for you.
Connectivity, battery and tools
One of the strengths of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless is its incredible battery life: up to 30 hours of battery life, which means that, depending on how you use it, you will only have to recharge it. once or twice a week. It is true that by not incorporating ANC they consume less battery than other models that use ANC, but it seems that this makes up for the aforementioned lack.
It is true that connectivity has limits, but remember to understand this model of headset as a headset designed for playing video games. If you are looking for headphones that you can easily connect to any device, these are not the headphones you are looking for.
The HyperX Cloud II Wireless connects wirelessly through the 2.4GHz wireless transmitter that you can connect to your PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or computer, whether it’s a Windows PC or macOS.
If you are going to use them with your computer, you can also connect them with the USB-C charging cable, although it is true that this does not seem to be the function intended for the cable which is included in the box as it is not. long enough. However, it’s cheap and easy to get a long USB-C cable, in case you want to connect it to your computer that way.
Without going any further, you can take a look at the different options Amazon has for long USB-C cables, many of which cost less than $ 10.
Pricing and availability
HyperX Cloud II wireless headphones are available on the official HyperX website. However, they currently don’t appear to be available, although that will surely change.
However, we were able to find them for sale on Amazon Europe for $ 169.99 and at PcComponentes for $ 169.98.
They’re expensive and don’t have ANC built-in, but they’re still a good option to buy. In addition to offering an attractive and ergonomic design, the headphones are able to passively isolate outside noise.
Highlights battery life of up to 30 hours and good sound quality, thought and designed exclusively to make it stand out in video games.
HyperX continues to be a trusted brand for choosing gaming audio devices. It doesn’t disappoint.
- 30 hours of autonomy
- 2.4 Ghz wireless connection
- Detachable two-way noise-canceling microphone
- Microphone sensitivity: -20 dBV (1 V / Pa at 1 kHz)
- Driver: 53mm dynamic with neodymium magnets
- Circumaural, closed at the back
- Frequency range between 15 Hz and 25,000 Hz
- Patient 98 dB
- Impedance: 60 Ω
- Total harmonic distortion: ≤ 1%
- Weight: 300 grams (with microphone 309 grams)
- Wireless range: 2.4 GHz (up to 20 meters)
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