HyperX - Cloud II Wired Gaming Headset - Black/Gunmetal

Plan out strategies with your allies using this HyperX Cloud II KHX-HSCP-GM gaming headset, which features 53mm drivers and a condenser microphone for clear communication. The audio control box includes a built-in DSP sound card.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Cloud II Wired Gaming Headset
    • Owner's manual
    • USB audio control box

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1167 out of 1222)

    Features


    Over-the-ear design

    Along with a memory foam headband and leatherette ear cushions offers a comfortable fit for extended gameplay.

    53mm drivers

    Deliver rich sound, so you feel like you're in the middle of the action.

    USB and 3.5mm interfaces

    Allow you to connect to your Windows or Mac computer as well as PS4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

    Condenser microphone

    Lets you communicate with other players.

    USB audio control box

    Features a built-in DSP sound card.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great gaming headset, great price.

      Posted
      Saber
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      If you're looking for a great gaming headset but don't have a budget for a two hundred dollar headset with premium sound quality, this is absolutely the headset for you. It sounds great out of the box, it's not gonna empty your wallet like some other headsets I've seen, and there really aren't many qualms I have with it. But the few that I had for the headset are easily fixed. Pros: -Great sound out of the box -High quality sound card with the USB adapter with amazing 7.1 simulated surround that gives me a major edge when I play games like Rainbow Six Siege or Counter Strike: Global Offensive. -Not going to empty your wallet for a nice, quality, headset. -Choice of leatherette or... I want to say velvet (but it probably isn't) ear pads (If you use them for long periods of time I'd recommend switching them out, I personally prefer the leatherette but they are equally comfortable) -Directional/detachable microphone has great range of motion and can handle being moved back and forth from "in front of my face" to "out of the way" (for me to eat or drink) without getting weak or falling out of the headset -Comes with a great mesh bag to carry your headset, wires, and mic when you take your computer/laptop somewhere else to game. -I personally don't use the headphone/microphone jack adapter, but that's an option if you don't have enough USB ports. -Great noise cancelling, but that can cause some issues, as I will explain in the cons portion of this review. -Ear pads are extremely comfortable and I don't ever feel like my head is being squished after long periods (4 or 5 hour periods) of competitive gaming. -Great "unboxing" experience with the amazing red... honestly I'd call it a "case" instead of a "box". It feels like the headphones are being "presented" when you take off the lid and foam pad, rather than "opening a box and there they are" feel. Cons: -Microphone doesn't feed back through the headset. Normally that's not a problem, but the people around me have told me that I get a bit unnecessarily loud when I'm talking to a group of people in Discord, or giving callouts in game. (I wouldn't know, I can't hear myself) -HyperX doesn't have software for an equalizer. Now this is just personal preference, but for me its bass didn't have quite the punch I was used to from other headsets. But this was easily fixed by downloading a third-party sound program, boosting the bass a little bit, and now I wouldn't trade this headset for anything unless it was gold plated. -With the sound card/USB adapter, I find myself not using the headphone/microphone jack adapter ever (this is partially because those jacks on my PC are right next to my hand, so it takes up space. And the sound card built into the USB just gives me great physical control of my volume without having to get out of game) -The jack that the headphones plug into for the USB connector gets unplugged a lot (mostly because I accidentally pull it when I'm sitting on my couch) -If you don't have a desktop, or don't have a desk to use, the wire for the headset is short, but the wire for the USB adapter is a bit long. It's a bit weird, but honestly I'm sure you can just wrap the wire a little bit more than what it is out of the box and it'll be just fine. Honestly most of my cons are just from personal preference wanting it to be a little different, or perhaps a unique problem simply because of my gaming setup. This headset is pretty fantastic, and all the issues I have, I have found easy solutions or fixes for (except feeding the mic through my headset, still can't figure out how to do that). I didn't give this product 5 stars for two reasons: the mic doesn't feed through the headset, so people tend to have to yell at me if they want my attention; there isn't a HyperX software I could find to equalize the sound. When I tried to use my computer's equalizer, it went through the USB sound card and it didn't change anything. This may not be a problem for others, but if those things were there or if I at least had the OPTION to feed my mic back through my headset, then I would give this 5 stars. Plus, 5 stars should be reserved for studio quality headsets, and this is great, but there are definitely better headsets; but not for the price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best PC Gaming Headset $$$ Can Buy Under $150

      Posted
      Lawyer4Ever

      To say I have owned a lot of headsets is an understatement. Since I have gotten back into hardcore gaming over 10 years ago, I have owned dozens of headsets. I currently have a Sennheiser Game One for my sim racing cockpit set up, I use a HyperX CloudX Pro for my Xbox One and I have this headset, the HyperX Cloud II for my desktop gaming PC. In summary, the Cloud II headset is just as good as any headset I have ever used on PC and so I cannot recommend it enough. Pros: -Very comfortable, whether you use pleather or fabric ear cushions -Comes with both pleather and fabric ear cushions, take your pick -Excellent sound, with plenty of detail, highs and lows and volume -Comes with built-in USB sound card, which offers volume adjustment and 7.1 surround sound at the touch of a button -Metal construction, feels very sturdy, yet is still relatively light on your head -Memory foam headband, very comfortable and soft -Long braided cable, you will have no problem connected it to your PC or console -Works on console and PC, but PC offers the option of surround sound, headset is stereo on console -No driver, just connect to a USB port and off you go -Price, even at the regular price of $99, this headset is a steal -Not wireless (if like me you do not like to hassle with batteries and recharging headsets, etc.) -Nice high quality packaging, makes you feel confident the headset is also high quality Cons: -Console compatibility is limited to stereo, also the volume is moderate -Cable from headset to sound card is permanently connected to headset, it is not removable. -Lacks deep, powerful bass -Not wireless (if no wires is a big deal to you) In summary, for PC gaming, you cannot go wrong with this headset. For console, there are better, louder options, but this still is a great option. Buy with confidence!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Headset I've Ever Owned

      Posted
      thespinmaster16
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My idea of a perfect headset is one that is lightweight, comfortable, and provides an excellent balance of sound frequencies: not too much treble, not too much bass, etc. This is actually my 2nd headset; my first headset was a Sades A60, which I purchased because they were cheap but claimed to have 7.1 surround sound. Well they didn't; furthermore, they were WAY too big for my head, they weren't lightweight, they weren't flexible, they made my ears feel warm after 30 minutes, and the inside padding wasn't comfortable at all. I started looking around for a headset that would qualify as my idea of a perfect headset, but still under $100 (as I am a college student, I don't have much money in general). That's when I stumbled upon the HyperX Cloud 2. I read numerous reviews, most stating that they were very lightweight (hence the name "Cloud"), very comfortable, and provided a couple of handy extras (which I'll get to in a minute). So I decided to take a risk and trust that the reviews were accurate. To make it easy for you guys, I shall list various pros and cons below. PROS 1. Lightweight. And I don't just mean "not heavy." This headset is so light that I don't even notice it on my head after a few minutes. It does not slow my head movement down whatsoever. 2. Comfortable. The Cloud 2's come with two different types of ear muffs: memory foam leather (which I use) and Velour fabric, which, while they are also comfortable, may itch after a couple of hours. The inside pad (which the ear rubs against) is also very comfortable and also feels like memory foam. My ears do not get warm whatsoever, even if I wear the headset for hours at a time. 3. Sound quality: Some people said in their reviews that in order to get the full 7.1 Surround Sound experience, you need to install some 3rd party software. I didn't have to. I just plugged my headset directly into the motherboard, pushed the "7.1" button, and I could instantly tell the difference in sound. In general, while it is a virtual sound, it definitely helps when playing games such as Call of Duty. The combination of the excellent balance of sound, the virtual surround sound, and the noise isolation allows for excellent sound whoring when necessary. That being said, I would advise to turn off the surround sound when listening to music; it just sounds weird. 4. Compatibility: I mainly use this headset for PC, but apparently it works with Mac, PS4, and Xbox One (an adapter is necessary for the Xbox). In addition, because the volume/microphone/7.1 control module box is independent from the single 3.5mm connector, I am able to use this headset for listening to music on my iPod or phone. CONS 1. Microphone: While the microphone is detachable, and does a fantastic job of cancelling out echos and extra noises that are not your own voice, not everything about this headset can be perfect. The audio quality of the microphone is mediocre at best. It's enough for other to recognize what you're saying, but that's really about it. Even my cheap Sades headset had a better quality microphone than this one. I have a little bit of a lisp, and this microphone seems to enhance the lisp; overall the audio recorded from this microphone isn't crisp at all. Overall though, I can't remove one star rating just because of something that I don't care that much about. The combination of its light weight, how comfortable it is, and the sound quality is why I rate the HyperX Cloud 2 a solid 5/5 stars. I can't imagine a better headset for the price. In the 3 months that I've owned this headset, I have had absolutely no problems with it. I would definitely recommend the HyperX Cloud 2 to anyone who is serious about gaming but doesn't want to spend more than $100.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great For Aesthetic Buyers

      Posted
      DeityLola
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      These headphones are lovely - physically. Beautifully colored. They're snug - you can headbang in these bad boys & they wouldn't leave your head. Despite the adjustable settings for this, they're still snug, which may be a problem for those who don't like feeling like your head is being squeezed while wearing headphones or those prone to headaches. The sound quality.....will make due. I'm glad I got them during Cyber Monday for half the price, because sound quality alone - these are not worth $100. $50 is a much more suitable price. I bought these to replace a pair of Razers I have with a broken mouth piece - but I feel the sound quality in my Razers is much better than these HyperX. I'm a bass head; If you're looking for bass - these have none. The "surround sound" button on the remote connected just makes it sound like whatever you're listening to is coming out of both headphones, loudly with the same poor quality, as opposed to it sounding like it's coming from one headphone, with the feature off. It's like watching tv in a hospital room with the volume turned down. The headphones can be used in other devices, something I thought was cool, by detaching the adapter-USB plug at the bottom, reveling a 3.5 end you can plug into most phones or laptops. The microphone is also detachable. It came with a red lined set of ear cushions in case you lose the black ones that come on them, or simply want to change the color of the inside material. It also came with a carry bag to take on the go or store to prevent aesthetic physical damage. If you're looking for a "cute" pair of headphones that'll just get the job done, or that you can use for pretty much all your devices; These are it. I give it 3 stars for simplicity & wouldn't recommend to friends on account - my friends also like a lot for bass in their audio.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      These are great 7.1 headsets

      Posted
      That209guy
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought these and the razor man-o-war 7.1 and did a comparison. I ask the guys/gals on p/c, Xbox one, and PS4. The majority of my friends in chat almost all agreed that this one sounds better on there end. As the razor manowar sounds a bit lower and some say I even echoed a few times in voice chat feedback. Now listening to the 7.1 in gaming is much more louder in this headset then the razor with the volume dial turned up. They both have the same capability to make it sound like someone is walking around you or shots fired from a certain direction, it’s just that the cloud 2 just sounds more louder and clear. The design for the headset isn’t as fancy as the other headsets but for me it works and it is comfortable. I like the fact that you get another set of ear cups, giving you the option to switch out the cups with either the pleather style cups or the soft suede style cups. Unlike the razor your stuck with what they have given you on the headset. I also like the removable mic so if your not in the mood to chat just pull out the mic and set it aside till plan to use it. The only downside I have against this is that with the razor it had a toggle for mute and volume dial. So when your playing on consoles you have no control over the volume unless you happen to buy one of those stereo adapters for your controller. Last that little sound card usb thing they both include, sounds much more nicer on the cloud 2 then on the razor manowar7.1. I really was trying to find a way to give razor an upper had but this one just hands down flat out beat it. Oh and if your wondering about weight, this one is a little lighter then the razor manowar7.1 and the v2 kraken. If you are wearing glasses or those gaming shades these are slightly forgiving on your ears then the ones on the razor. These cloud 2 will not disappoint.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superb Headset

      Posted
      Hoxm8
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Pros: - Amazing comfort- I could wear these things all day without any issues. -Sound quality - These perform as well as most headsets ranging in the 150-200$ bracket, good highs and lows with the middle range only lacking slightly. Good bass but not overpowering. -Detachable mic - if you have no need to speak or just prefer not to. -Build quality - They feel really rugged, but are flexible. The leatherette ear pads are splendid, I am so satisfied that I have not tried to switch to the alternate pads that were included. All the included cables are braided. Con: The cord on the headset unit is a tad short, and the cord on the 7.1 in-line volume control is too long. If I had the choice I would take about 1.5-2 ft from the the longer and add it to the shorter cable. Overview: I cannot stress enough how much I love this headset, it has amazing noise cancellation, comfort, style, and build quality. The few cons I have for this headset are more than made up for in quick fixes and superior materials and execution. For the slight annoyance of the shirt-clip dongle (was able to clip it to another piece of cord nearby with no problem) this headset outperforms any headset previously owned and then some at this price. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality headset every time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the Best Out There

      Posted
      Pinkfloyd1173

      I have to say that these are really good for the money you spend on them. I have had pretty much all the high end gaming headsets out there and bar none these are better than the A40 tr's, the old A40's, A50's, logitech, corsair, TB,plantronics, steelseries. Now I say this because I have the A40 tr headset and tr mixamp. I always did not like the A40 tr, mic is god awful and they have never fixed the tinnyness and echo that those things have. The clouds 2 come with a 7.1 usb hub and its ok, I have tried it with bf4 and bf1 and other games. I do not like the way the audio is produced with the 7.1 usb hub, very tinny, and echoey. Now you pair these up with the Astro tr mixamp, FORGET ABOUT IT!!!!! That is where you notice that these are AWESOME!!!! The sound is crisp, clear, no tinnyness or echoey. The mic is great no issues at all, the mic is 100 times better than any A40 headset. I have also tried the new Hyperx alphas and they are awesome too, but the mic has an issue with the TR mixamp, I think it has to do with the inline volume controller on the Alphas, does not play nice with the tr mix amp. With that said I would recommend that you guys pick these up, they sound great with the provided 7.1 usb hub. But if you want to make these shine get a Astro mixamp and you will not regret it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great headset overall and cheap as well!

      Posted
      AHardcorePCGamer
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      I purchased this headset after my SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism broke after a light drop. Went to Best Buy a few hours later and bought this headset. Immediately I realized that it was better. First of all the comfort is amazing. I can wear this for hours and not even feel like I'm wearing it. The sound is great (7.1 surround sound is a nice touch on a headset for this price however few games really support and it and utilize it at all. The mic being deattachable is nice (personally I don't use it) but it is nice. The different set of ear cushions are greatly appreciated and something even my twice as expensive headset didn't offer. But one at half the price has it. The sound card is nice because it makes the mic usable in certain programs which other wise can't be used I using 3.5mm jacks. It still keeps the 3.5mm connectivity for use in phones, PlayStation 4 among other things. If you want a good headset for below $100 I can strongly recommend this headset over anything else. Thanks for reading my review and I hope you found it helpfull. PS this headset can easily rival headsets at 3 times the cost.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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