If you’ve worn the HyperX Cloud II or HyperX Cloud Alpha, you know what to expect when wearing the HyperX Cloud II Wireless. This wireless gaming headset is made primarily from aluminium and features a flexible headband and ear cups with thick memory foam cushions covered in soft leatherette. The headphones are made of hard, matt-textured plastic with black metal panels on the sides.
Essentially, this is a sturdy and very comfortable gaming headset. The use of aluminium keeps the headset lightweight, and the band has just the right amount of tension, so it feels firm but not too tight. If you are looking for a headset that you don’t mind doing Zoom calls all day, this is the headset for you. It may not be very comfortable for people who wear glasses, but the soft earpads make it easy to get a decent seal.
Playing games with this headset was equally great. Surround sound in Overwatch, or the stereo experience in games like Hades and Dauntless on PC while on a Discord call. Like some gaming headsets, there are no separate gaming and chat channels, but with the HyperX Cloud II Wireless, it’s not hard to keep everything clear.
The sound quality of the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset is quite good. I mainly use it to listen to music and videos on my iMac and it does its job well – it has 53mm drivers that reproduce clear bass, mids and highs, and the bass level isn’t too high either. If you intend to use this headset for gaming, the sound quality should be immersive, especially if you switch on the 7.1 surround sound, which is designed for gaming. The headphones also do not feature ANC, but have a closed-cup design with passive noise cancellation, which means that once worn, the headset will block out most sounds from the outside world.
The Cloud II comes with the headset, USB sound card and boom microphone, as well as a sturdy nylon carry bag, large enough to easily store the headset and all accessories. Another pair of velour earpads, which are more breathable than the leather-like covers of the memory foam earpads, are also included. This is surprising as many gaming headsets do not have customisable earpads. Additionally, a bag is provided to hold the earpads and boom microphone, both of which are secured with Velcro. Finally, the headset comes with a two-plug aircraft adapter.