HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PS4

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PS4 appeals a little more to the consumer side of gamers. The company has taken the wraps off of the new HyperX Cloud best budget gaming headset for ps4 Mix headphones, aimed at offering gamers a headset they can use in the game, and anytime else they may want a pair of headphones. But is HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PS4 successful in delivering an experience that translates between both gaming and everyday life? We put the HyperX Cloud Mix headset to the test to find out. The first thing you’ll notice about the HyperX Cloud Mix is that it looks like a HyperX headset. But with a few major changes. In particular, it features many similar design elements to the HyperX Cloud Alpha, albeit without the red color accents. We think that’s a good thing for a headset HyperX wants you to take out and about with you. You’ll find the logo of HyperX in silver on each ear cup, along with a few different controls on each one. Left ear cup, you’ll get an aux port and microphone jack, as well as a multi-control button, which is used to play and pause music, and take phone calls.

You’ll get a volume rocker on the right ear cup, as well as a power button and a MicroUSB port. We’re a little disappointed to find MicroUSB on this headset. It’s 2018, and the industry is moving to USB-C, so releasing a device with MicroUSB instantly dates it. Apart from the MicroUSB port, the headset is pretty sleek and stylish. It’s clearly got a ton of padding in the ear cups and on the headband, and a strong metal frame holding everything together. There is a solid amount of plastic in the design of the headphones, but it’s strong while still being relatively light, which is always helpful. The cabling is very strong too — it’s protected with a braided nylon, and we don’t think it’ll break any time soon.

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HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PS4
Over-ear

Enclosure:
Closed-Back

Wireless:
No

Noise-Cancelling:
No

Mic:
Yes

Transducer:
Dynamic

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Design

Has Stereo Speakers
Has An Over-the-ear Foam
Has A Detachable CableX
Has A Straight Plug
Cable Length1m
Weight350g

Sound Quality

Impedance60 Ohms
Has Passive Noise Reduction
Highest Frequency25000Hz
Lowest Frequency15Hz
Sound Pressure Level98dB/mW
Driver Unit Size53mm

Microphone

Has A Noise Cancelling Microphone
Has A Removable Microphone
Has A Wind Noise Reduction MicrophoneX

Connectivity

Has A 3.5mm Male Connector
Can Be Used WirelesslyX
Compatible With PlayStation
Compatible With Xbox Live

Features

Can Be Used As A Headset
Has A Mute Function
Warranty Period2
Has An In-Line Control PanelX
Has Included Ear Pads
Travel Bad Is Included

 

Design
The HyperX Cloud II are stylish-looking gaming headphones with a detachable mic for outdoor use. They're comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions, although your ears will get a little warm after a while. They have a decent control scheme for gaming, but they're not versatile enough for everyday use with your phone. Unfortunately, they're still a bit cumbersome to carry around on your person and they're not stable enough to use while doing any physical activities, but casual listening and gaming won't be a problem.
StyleComfort
The HyperX Cloud 2 have a simple and polished design. The arching hinges are reminiscent of the Beyerdynamic headphones like the DT990 Pro. The mic is also detachable, making them more appealing for casual use. However, they're still a bit bulky, and the bright logos on the ear cups may not be for everyone. On the upside, the simple two-tone black and red color scheme looks good and stands out without being too flashy. These headphones are comfortable headphones with big, well-padded ear cups and an equally well-padded headband. They're more comfortable than the Cloud Flight, but they're a bit tight on the head. Fortunately, the pressure is spread evenly around your ears so they do not clamp your head like some of the other gaming headphones we've reviewed. Unfortunately, this still makes them somewhat fatiguing after long gaming sessions.
PortabilityBuild Quality
These are not very portable headphones. They're a bit more compact than other gaming headphones but they're still on the larger side for most over-ears. That and the lack of foldable hinges makes them less portable and a bit of hassle to carry around on your person without a bag. This headphone have a good build quality, similar to the Cloud Alpha. HyperX Cloud 2 feels durable yet flexible enough to not snap from overextension. The ear cups of this device also feel dense, well made and capable of handling a couple of drops without any major damage. However, the shiny back plates with the Hyper X logo could get scratched up over time and the exposed audio cable linking the ear cups is a potential weak point. For headphones with a similar design but with better and sturdier materials, look at the Logitech G Pro X.
StabilityControls
The HyperX Cloud II are just tight enough to be decently stable and comfortable headphones but they won't be ideal for sports. They sway a lot under physical activity and will slip off your ears if you use them while running or working out.The main cable is also not detachable, so if it gets hooked on something it will yank the headphones off your head.The HyperX Cloud II have a decent control scheme, especially for gaming. They have a dedicated inline remote cable with a USB connection that gives you control over the volume and mic level, as well as a surround sound button to activate Dolby 7.1. They also have a mute switch on the side of the inline remote to completely disable the mic. The buttons are decently responsive although a little flat. They also take a bit of time to get familiar with, but they're relatively easy-to-use. Unfortunately, the control scheme is not as versatile since it doesn't cater to mobile devices, which is a little disappointing since the headphones can also pass for casual everyday headphones. For a more straightforward headset without controls, take a look at the HyperX Cloud Core.
Sound
These headphones are a decent-sounding pair of closed-back over-ear headphones. They have a deep and punchy bass, an excellent and well-balanced mid-range, but a sub-par treble performance which lacks a bit of detail and could be too sharp on S and T sounds. Also, their bass delivery is prone to inconsistencies and may be affected by wearing glasses. Although they have great imaging, they don't have a large and speaker-like soundstage.
BassMid
The bass is very good. LFE is extended down to 14Hz, which is great. Low-bass and mid-bass are quite flat and within 1.5dB of our target. This results in a bass that is capable of producing the thump and punch common to EDM, Hip-hop and film scores. High-bass, however, is slightly more emphasized than mid-bass, making the sound of these headphones very slightly boomy. Also, their bass delivery varies significantly across users, and is sensitive to the quality of fit, seal, and whether you wear glasses. The response of the headphone here represents the average bass response and your experience may vary. This headphone have a great mid-range performance. Low-mid and mid-mid are virtually flat and within 1dB of our target, ensuring a clear mix with well-balanced vocals and lead instruments. The small dip around 1KHz, however, will push the vocals/leads slightly to the back of the mix.
Isolation
This headphone create a pretty good seal around your ears that stops a lot leakage and prevents high-frequency noise from seeping into your audio. Unfortunately, since this headphone only isolate passively, they won't be able to block some of the lower-frequency noise, like the rumbling sounds of a subway. They're decent headphones to use in quieter settings, like at an office, due to their low leakage but they won't be ideal for commuting or traveling.
Noise IsolationOverall Leakage
The isolation performance is sub-par. Since they are over-ear and don't have ANC (active noise cancelling), the don't isolate in the bass range. This means they will let in all the rumble of airplane and bus engines. In the mid-range, which is important for blocking out speech, the achieved 13dB of isolation, which is above-average. In the treble range, occupied by sharp S and T sounds, they achieve more than 36dB of isolation, which is very This headphone have a good leakage performance. The significant portion of their leakage is between 800Hz and 3KHz, which is a narrow range. The overall level of the leakage is not very high too, making the sound leaking out of these headphones quiet and thin sounding.
Microphone
The boom microphone is very good. In quiet environments, speech recorded or transmitted with this mic will sound full, detailed and natural, but lacking slightly in airiness and brilliance. In noisy situations, the HyperX Cloud 2 perform great and are capable of separating speech from noise in the most demanding environments, such as a subway station and gaming competitions.
Battery
These headphones are passive and have no battery life.
Connectivity
This headphone only have a wired connection. On the upside, they are compatible with most consoles and they have negligible latency which is good for gaming and watching movies.
BluetoothWired
These headphones are wired and do not have a Bluetooth connection. If you want a gaming headset that supports Bluetooth, check out the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 or the HyperX Cloud Mix.The HyperX Cloud 2 have a wired connection that provides volume control and microphone compatibility support for consoles as long as you plug them into the Xbox One or PS4 controllers (see our recommendations for the best PS4 headsets and the best Xbox One headsets). They also come with a USB adapter for PCs that give them a bit more control over the microphone and audio.
Wireless RangeBase/Dock
The HyperX Cloud 2 do not have a wireless range since they're wired. If you want a good wireless gaming headset, check out the Astro A20.The HyperX Cloud 2 don’t have a base or dock.

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