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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1835 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming headset, great price.

    Posted
    Saber
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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 Headset I've Ever Owned

    Posted
    thespinmaster16
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    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    These are great 7.1 headsets

    Posted
    That209guy
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    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

    Nice product

    Posted
    Kirk
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    I am not an audiophile by any means. As such, these do sound nice. Much better than my cheapo Turtle Beach from 8 years ago. It is comfortable to wear for long sessions, even more if I switch to the included soft fabric ear pads. Construction feels solid. The braided cable is sturdy feeling. The sound range feels good, it has bass but not in an amount that gets tiring to hear after a few minutes. As for the 7.1 Virtual Surround feature, I'm not sold on that and actually prefer it to be off. It simulates the sound of sitting in a room with a lower quality surround sound system, mimicking reverberations and echoes off the walls of the room and making the sound source feel like it is a distance away. Definitely not more immersive or realistic sound. And tracking sound sources becomes more difficult, object sounds are either mostly left or right ear, not a changing mix as they move from side to side, front to back. ALSO - on PC an included feature of Windows 10 called Windows Sonic does the same thing for free without needing a converter such as is in this headset. So for PC gaming this is redundant. So is this headset worth the $90 asking price? Wish I could say, I haven't researched the competition and how their features are priced, and if you even need those features, but price aside it's a nice headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Headset

    Posted
    Hoxm8
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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great For Aesthetic Buyers

    Posted
    DeityLola
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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable. The "surround sound" isn't good.

    Posted
    Shane
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    After speaking to one of the customers at my store, and him praising these headphones to the high heavens, quite literally, I said, hey, let me try something new. I got these, and tried them out that night. I said, first off, these barely fit. I do not have a large head, but, these headphones already felt too tight, at max extension, and even after trying to break them in, or stretch them out. Nothing worked. Beyond the fit, I did not like the leather earcups, they sealed the headphones too much, and I tried the other felt like earcups, they made you sweat. So, now after trying them on and stuff, I couldn't listen to them for the night, and just left them on my desk for the next day. I got home, tried them out, immediately thought something was wrong with the sound, nothing was I found out, but, I adjusted the audio to be surround or windows artificial system, whatever it is. I then put them back on. They just sounded like they had a little more bass, and a tiny distinction between where the instruments were. Nothing too good though. After hours of trying to adjust them and make them actually sound good, I gave up. I plugged my other wired headphones in that I got for less than 20 dollars, and they sound a lot better still. If you value your money and time, or the comfort/sound of your gaming headset, pick up a steelseries or the cheaper $39.99 HyperX pair of stereo headphones, or spend more and get something with a DAC. Not these though.

    No, I would not 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for people with small ears.

    Posted
    SpassyFly

    I've been using a pair of Turtle Beach Earforce Seven for the longest time. It was always a hassle because the muffs were super big on me and I wear glasses. The extra muff would press the arms against my head and I couldn't wear both my glases and those headphones. With the Cloud 2 that is no longer a problem. They're small enough that there's no extra to press against my head. Next are the cups. Mine came with the leather cups already on which made me wary at first as that's what my Turtle Beach has. Pleasently surprised when I put them that again, there was no pressing and the leather didn't immediately make my skin start to sweat. I played a few hours with the leather cups on and when I finally switched to the cloth ones there wasn't much sweat and oil to see as there would have been with my Turtle Beach. The cloth cups worked just as well and I honestly prefer them. Between the two the leather seems to be more noise cancelling than the cloth as my friend said I was shouting a lot when I had the leather cups on. The weight of these headphones is fantastic as well. I played for well over five hours with them on and barely noticed them. That length of time I would of had to switch to earbuds if I was using my Turtle Beach ones. And even using earbuds for that length of time would have gotten irritating too. So defiantely a plus on how long you can wear them without really noticing them. I haven't been able to test out the 7.1 capabilities of the Cloud 2 yet as I've just been playing on my Xbox but based on what I've seen already I have high hopes. Overall great pair of headphones though and I would definately recommend to a friend. Not only because of the performance but because of the price for said performance. Hyper X has made a supber set in my opinion and I look forward to what they give us next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Price/Performance PC Headset Available

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    Zero7159
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    I bought this headset a few months ago because I had read so many good things about it and the reviews are correct, this is one heck of a headset. Pros: -Outstanding sound quality - good deep base, plenty of treble; almost as good as my Astro A40 headset which has the mixamp and is hooked up to a Sound Blaster Z sound card -Easy to set up - no driver needed, just hook it up via USB and you are ready to go; USB sound card is included -Excellent surround sound for a headset -High end build quality, feels better built than my Astro A40 headsets, which cost $150 more -Long, good quality braided cable -Its a wired headset - I have tried and owned plenty of wireless headsets and I now use mostly wired headsets. Wireless is not worth the hassle IMO Cons: -The mic is removable, but you cannot fold it up -Consoles only can do stereo sound, no surround -You cannot practically use it with a sound card, nor does it have an optical connector; USB is really your only option if you want full functionality In summary, you cannot beat this headset for the money. If your budget is around $100, this is the best option available for PC. Period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Gaming Headset

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    MultumIngenium
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    I looked long and hard for a headset that met all of my essentials. I was looking for a headset to partner with my black and red laptop, and was attracted to the red and black style of this headset. The headset itself is built like a tank. It is an all metal build that feels very sturdy without being too heavy. Its leather headrest is very comfortable. The ear cups some in leather or suede, both of which are very comfortable, however I prefer leather. I have worn them for over eight hours at a time, and they have never gotten itchy or uncomfortable at all, as my last headset did. The detachable mic is, as I'm told by my friends, very clear and crisp sounding. I personally find it a very intelligent feature to be able to detach it completely rather than push it away. It is compatible with PC/Console, which is something that not all headsets do, and is a pivotal selling point to some people. The braided cable is very robust and is surprisingly thick. It doesn't tangle often at all, but when you manage to tangle it, the thick cable can be a bit of a pain to work with, especially when it's twisted. The volume/mic volume-mute/surround sound on-off switch attached to the cable is well placed. Something I really appreciate is that when you want, you can detach the headset from the cable. You are left with a cable that is close to 3 feet rather than 6 or 7, however, you are losing surround sound, as the switch double as a sound card. Essentially, you are converting a 6-7 foot surround sound headset into a 3 foot stereo headset. Overall a fantastic product that is very well priced and worth the buy. Would recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Headset I've owned

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    Saitzev
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    This headset is incredible. The sound is great, and the Virtual 7.1 is pretty cool. I use it mainly for work, but I also use it for my PS4. There's only one con for using it on Consoles and that is that there are no in-line controls like what you would get with a dedicated PS4 headset. The detachable Mic is nice feature as are the extra included velour ear cups and the adapter for front panel pc connections if you only want to use the headset and not the inline controls. I can't say that the connector will work on every case as there's no way that Kingston could have checked every one out there, but it does appear to work on my NZXT Switch 810. The USB controls also house the amp so it unfortunately doesn't function on anything besides a PC since the PS4 is unable to load drivers for this sort of thing. The Mute slider does however work. Other than that, this is a stellar headset for the Price. It is very well built and doesn't feel cheap at all and has a good quality heft to it. It feels very solid and I have no no doubt this will last me a while. If you're in the market for something in the $75-100 range this is your best bet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones I've used!

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    Rchosen
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    I won't lie I am a VERY picky person about my headphones. I like the bigger ones that fit over your ear. I like when they have better bass and I like when they last a long time. I have used various brands throughout the years and they are all cheaply made and fall apart right away. I talked to the employee about all this and he said this one seemed to be a better fit for what I was look for. He was right! These fit perfectly on my head and swivel/extend if you need them too. The microphone pops off if you don't care to use it. It also comes with a nice bag to carry it in if you go out. And the ear pieces are replaceable with an alternate set that looks and feels different. It plugs in easily into a USB port and reads it right away. It has its own built in soundcard to! It also has a small control pad on the cord so you can control the volume of the mic and the headphones. The cord is VERY long which I was also thrilled about. The sound in it is AMAZING and even better then my cheap pair I bought. The only con I can think of is the "7.1 surround sound" (you turn it on/off on that control panel) is really bad. I play CSGO and can't really tell where an enemy is with the surround sound. So I turn it off. Maybe it works better with other games. Not sure. I mean I can hear when someone is upstairs or downstairs for example. But I can't pinpoint where exactly. Where as with it off I can pinpoint if they are behind me but to the left upstairs...etc. Defiantly give these a shot! The price is well worth it!

    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

    Seriously...get these!

    Posted
    KyleDubs
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    I recently decided that I needed to change headsets. My Razer Manowar headphones simply were not comfortable. I had looked at a ton of options and tried out everything from Turtlebeach to Astro headsets. Best Buy started carrying these HyperX headsets and I was curious about them. I had not really heard about them before. I read quite a few reviews online and people were raving about them...literally rating them higher than Astro A50s and TurtleBeach Elite pro headsets! These are less than half of the price of some of these big names headphones so I was quite a bit skeptical. I really wanted a headset that would be comfortable for hours at a time as I do play a little bit of WoW. Looking at the headband piece on these, I decided to try them out (this is the part of the headset that rests on top of your head) as the Manowar headband piece was very uncomfortable. I have been using these Cloud II headphones for a few weeks now and I think that they may be the best headphones that I have ever used! They are the most comfortable headphones that I have ever worn...seriously! The ear muffs are extremely comfortable and the passive noise cancellation is some of the best available! The sound quality is top notch, making Metallica sound as good as I have heard on some of the best speaker systems! And what a bargain! Less than half of the price of the competition! Needless to say, I highly recommend these headphones and am very, very happy that I decided to give them a shot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money/ honest review

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    Lincoln
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    I tested various headsets and none of them were just right. You know when you’ve found what you want. Bass is not as rumbley as I would like but it’s not necessarily lacking either. Clear quality sound, detachable mic and VERY comfortable with what I find a great design and look. Doesn’t look or feel cheap. My only downside to this headset is that it does NOT have inline volume, mute etc etc. I’m order to customize chat volume or mic monitoring you will have to go to your settings to do so. Just press the home button and swipe right until you get down to audio. BUT! Fortunately if you would like the convenience of having it at your thumbs you can luckily use the Turtle beach ear force audio controller plus (adapter). Therefore you get the volume control, mute, mic monitoring, super human hearing and equalizer presets. It juices the headphones up. If the headset has all these available on the headset itself I would have gave it a 5 star. But none the less, best bang for your buck. Astro’s aren’t worth the money for the sound they produce. Just my opinion. Hope to see a wireless hyperx cloud 2 with the features of a stealth 700

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset, but not fancy

    Posted
    Nature
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    So I bought this after learning a lot about it from Google. From what I learned, this Kingston headset was very great for sound, considering it has 7.1 surround sound with the headset. Well, after purchasing, I realized that they were right. the 7.1 surround sound card was amazing. music and movies and gaming all sound great. however, I was a little upset to find that the card was part of the usb cord, and therefore not able to be used on my phone. Also, the headset is removable, but not that bendable. you can't bend it backwards, away from your face. Also, the sound card part of the usb cord, doesn't feel very sturdy. it feels like cheap plastic and the headset itself doesn't have any button control. it's all part of the card on the cord, meaning you can't control anything unless it's plugged into a computer. on an xbox or ps4 or phone, it's just a headset with a mic. all that being said, the sound quality is great, even if it's just plugged into a phone. they're great headphones and the mic can be easily heard by others. when being used on a computer, it's really nice to be able to control the voice volume coming in as well as the computer sound, right from the card. the headset is also very, VERY comfortable and even came with a second set of ear pads(idk what they're called. the cushions for your ears on the headset) of a different material so you can pick your favorite. rating 4/5 due to not being too fancy while still being over 100$

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and functionality

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    RzrBak0402
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    I needed a headset I could use with my PC, cell phone and Xbox One. I searched and read reviews on a variety brands. Once I narrowed down the choices, I went to several local stores for a hands on listening experience. By far the HyperX Cloud II headset fit my needs without breaking the bank. The removable mic is great for when I just want to listen to music, movies etc. It has a digitally enhanced, noise-cancelling microphone with automatic gain control functionality and echo cancellation. No one can tell I'm using a headset when I'm on my phone. Sound is excellent! HyperX Cloud II is Hi-Fi capable, with 53mm drivers for superior audio performance and rich sound quality with crystal-clear low, mid and high tones and enhanced bass via the sound card. This sound is further enhanced by the hardware-driven virtual 7.1 surround sound. Finally (but not to be minimized) the headset is very comfortable to wear for hours on end!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang For Your Buck Headset!

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    Anonymous
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    I did an extensive amount of web browsing, reading reviews online, and watching YouTube videos on what headsets would give me the best audio quality and "bang for my buck" in terms of audio quality for games, movies, and music. I finally came across this wonderful headset for $100 and have to say that they give you audio quality and have build construction similar to headphones at double their price point. The cloud 2's are made with brushed aluminum so they are very solid yet somewhat flexible, they have faux leather earcups and headband which makes them extremely comfortable for playing games or watching movies for hours on end. They also come with a detachable microphone, an extra set of earcups made out of cloth fabric, a USB dongle for 7.1 virtual surround sound, a small audio adapter for airplane use and a mesh carrying bag to house all of the accessories and the headphones themselves. They work beautifully on PC, PS4, and XBOX ONE. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking a high quality and comfortable set of headphones for gaming or other activities as the sound quality is really as close to high end headphones as you can get for this price point. Please be aware that these are WIRED headphones not wireless, therefore you will never have to charge them but will have a fairly short cable which I found great for taking on the go to use these headphones on my iPod or laptop on the go at work and in college.

    I would recommend this to a friend