HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset Review

If you are in the market to purchase an affordable gaming headset with outstanding quality, look no further than HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset by Kingston Tech. With remarkable 7.1 surround sound quality, a removable microphone and volume control switch, you can really immerse yourself in watching movies, playing games and listening to crystal clear audio.

HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset

The Design

The headset comes with replaceable memory foam and over the ear velour cups to suit your liking, as well as a detachable microphone to allow you to game with your mates, or listen to your music while walking the streets without looking like an idiot. The headphones itself has the standard 3.5mm jack that plugs into the supplied USB audio control box that converts the audio into 7.1 surround sound. Unfortunately, this means that Gamers do not get the advantage of 7.1 surround sound.

On The PlayStation 4

On of my favourite games on Playstation 4 is Grand Theft Auto 5 and the surround sound through the HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset is truly amazing. I actually prefer to play this game wearing the headset connected which is connected via the controller than through my 5.1 Logitech surround sound system. With the clarity of the stereo surround sound, it immerses you even more into the game play and you can really tell which direction the gun shot came from or which direction the car behind you is with the horn going off.

Unfortunately, while playing The Last of Us Remastered, the sound quality was not the same and it didn’t feel like you were immersed into the game. I also ended up getting a headache after playing this game while wearing the headset. I am not sure whether it is because of the sound, or that it feels like the headset is applying too much pressure on my head over a long period of time. But that could just be me.

In The Box - HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset


Testing, 1, 2

With a detachable microphone, the HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset is quite impressive for gaming and ordinary voice recording. The sound that comes through the microphone is crystal-clear with no background noise and has a good bass. For those who like recording podcasts or having video chats through Skype or Google+, you’ll sound amazing to those that are listening.

For a $100 headset, I don’t think you can get much better.



Have you watch the new Star Wars trailer on YouTube? You haven’t if you haven’t heard it through the HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset. It really feels like you are inside the movie. The bass, the sound of background objects is so clear, it is truly outstanding. Watching movies, streaming 4K Netflix video’s will be worth it listening through the HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset.


Final Thoughts

The HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset provides you with excellent value for money. The 7.1 sound is absolutely fantastic, so is the sound output on microphone. With it being compatible with any device that supports the standard 3.5 inch input jack or a USB port; you can’t go wrong. The only thing it is lacking is instructions on replacing the earmuffs. For me, I will be using this headset on a daily basis and replacing my existing Logitech headset.

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