Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by Poiffyboy really comfortrable they really are!
Very premium product and high quality sound and build. Even the packaging is 1st class
21 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CptLewb Sound quality and comfort at an affordable price
Title says it all really. These headphones are the most comfortable I've ever worn! You get 2 different ear cups in the box, a pair of leather type cups and a pair fabric cups.The head band is soft and comfortable, and the construction is mostly aluminium - so they're tough! The packaging is really well made with lots of preformed foam to keep your headphones protected.
The chord's braided and features an inline mic/speaker volume controller with a 7.1/Stereo switch. There's a nice long lead that comes from this controller to plug into a USB port on your PC. The headphones then plug into this controller via a 3.5mm jack. The microphone's detachable from the left cup.
Sound quality is great, with good background isolation. The clarity of the mic is really good too. Absolutely no complaints here with these headphones. 10/10.
21 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DamienC What A Surprise!
I have to say I was a little concerned when I bought this headset to replace my broken, Creative X-Fi Fidel1ty headset as I couldn't quite believe the reviews all around the net for them.
They arrived on time on the date that Scan said they would as per usual, and I plugged them in to my monitor and the sound was superb, I have still not tried it with the USB attachment yet but I will soon.
I was honestly shocked at how clear and crisp the sound was, and I know some "Audio Fanatics" will say you should buy a DAC and some £300 headphones but for what I use these for they are stunningly good.
They feel light on my head and the ear cups feel really comfy with the pleather padding on them, I have not tried the other ones that come with them yet but I imagine they will be just as comfy.
I think I have just found my next headset manufacturer for the next couple of years, as previously I had main used Creative for around 10 years with a mix of Razer, Asus and Corsair all of which were not that good.
I am extremely happy with my purchase games, youtube and music sound really good and alot better than my old Creative ones.
13 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by crener Great headset
Great for listening to music, gaming and chatting. The sound quality is awesome clear, and crisp (although some audiophiles will probably disagree).
The headset connects via a 4 pin jack, so make sure that works with your computer. This also means that you will be able to use this with your phone without issue which is an added bonus over the cloud 1s.
12 May 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jackyy123 Sounds very washed out and compressed?
I'm going to be honest and say i expected a bit more from these headphones. My £60 Trittons had better audio quality as this sounds very tinny and cheap? I speak to my friends alot on TeamSpeak and as soon as i put these headphones on they started to sound tinny and sharper which hurt my ears alot. I lowered the volume a bit but the bass also became weak and i found the audio quality very poor.
Not really the "amazing quality for the price" i was hoping for...
I'm going to probably get a new pair as i swear these are the comfiest and the best looking headset I've owned i feel this might just be a one off, which hopefully it is.
21 April 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by TJB47 Great, besides some clicking.
So, these headphones, they seem near perfect. The sound quality is generally fantastic, the surround sound on the USB card is very nice in games, makes it a bit easier to pinpoint your enemies just by hearing them, so that's nice. The build quality? Pretty perfect. Has a braided cable, very similar to the original HyperX Cloud's, except the new Cloud II's have 1 cable at the top instead of two, which is definitely nicer. The ear pads are made out of Leatherette now, and not Leather like the original Cloud's. I didn't think this would be an issue, and it's not...Until I put the original Cloud's on, then these feel a little uncomfortable afterwards because I'm used to the much better feeling leather ear pads from the originals. A new issue I have also found with these, that I don't seem to get on the originals, is a slight clicking noise. You can rarely hear it in games and whilst listening to loud music, but listening to say, a piano solo, you can hear a slight clicking noise every few seconds. I've tried every solution for this. I've tried updating my audio drivers as mentioned on the web, it did nothing. I've tried using it with and without the USB soundcard incase it was a faulty soundcard, but either way, the clicking is still there. I am not sure if it's a case of me having a defective pair, or if the new HyperX Cloud II's just have worse audio quality than the originals, but either way, it gets pretty annoying after a while, and when you pay extra for a good headset, the last thing you want is something that's going to start annoying you, especially if it's issues it's slightly lower priced predeccessor never had.
Besides the issues I mentioned, it really is a fantastic headset, but with those issues, I'm afraid I can't reccomend this product.
21 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mB101 Excellent headset.
For the past couple of years, I've made do with cheap (okay, really cheap in fact they should have probably been paying me to use them) headsets - ranging from five pounds to, wait... for it a massive fifteen pounds. Now I'm not a audiophile but I do like good sound for games, movies etc. My previous 'sets have been barely making the grade, 'functional' you could say. You could say, but you'd really be scraping the barrel of nice things to say. So it was about time that I got a new pair, preferably one that was comfortable and delivery descent sound.
I looked at many many many different ones over the past few weeks and most were all pretty much the same as the others, very similar frequency ranges etc etc. Saw the Hyperx Cloud II being talked about and liked what I read and saw on preview sites. Ordered mine on Wed and it arrived on Monday - and since I live on the dark side of the moon (according to just about every site I go to) this was much better than expected.
The first thing I noticed was the packaging. Well, kinda obvious really isn't it, as it's hard to see inside until you open it. But what I mean is that the wrapping was very good, the box was very sturdy and could easily survive some clumsy delivery drivers fumbly hands. The physical quality of the 'set is good. I can't compare it to other models in the same prices range, but I certainly have no complaints to that.
As of right now I've been using them for four hours straight, and they are still very very comfortable. I have a large head and wear glasses, and have no problems at all, could wear them for several more hours without any undue problems.
The sound quality is amazing. I've been playing Elite: Dangerous, which has an amazing soundscape, or at least that's what I thought before using these. Oh My Giddy Aunt! It turns out there were a lot of very subtle sounds and effects I was missing before. So that means I can heartily recommend these for games. Especially Elite: Dangerous. Raising the volume on these cans is a sure way to deafen yourself. Full volume and no distortion. Everything still clear as a bell. A loud bell mind you, don't blame me if you start asking about the whereabouts of some woman called Esmeralda.
The virtual 7.1 however is the weak point. It sounds odd. Tinny, stretched, flat. Or something like that, I prefer, and still use Razor Surround ( free from their Razors site )
The cable (two parts, one attached to the 'set, that other has the soundcard/volume control and is connected to your PC via USB) is around three meters long in total, covered in braided material.
I've not had a chance to really use the mic yet so can't comment. However in testing it seems better than what I've used in the past, so that's good, right?
The little carry bag, spare ear pads and plane connector are all good too.
If you are thinking of getting a set around this price, check these out and compare them to others. The frequency of the 'set is likely to be equal to if not way better than others. The comfort is ace, quality of build is fandabbydozy.
Buy it. No really, unless you're looking for something specific - in that case you wouldn't be looking at gaming headsets, right?
02 March 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by SM100 A Mixed Bag
First of all there are some positives for these headphones. They are very comfortable with just the right weight and grip, and giving the user a choice of ear cushions is great. It's worth mentioning that the build quality is absolutely superb, and much better than most headsets in this price range I have used.
Unfortunately, someone at Kingston decided to bundle these really quite nice headphones with the worst in-line USB sound card I have ever used. This thing is horrendous: the sound comes through harsh and compressed. The microphone sounds tinny and distant through the USB sound card, and the 7.1 up-mix feature makes barely any difference (sounding slightly worse in most games).
I've experimented with a few combinations of headset and sound card, and the one bundled with the HyperX Cloud IIs is definitely the culprit. It is simply not good enough for the headphones it is supplied with. The USB sound card renders this headset useless for music and movies. As an added bonus it feels cheap and the controls are horrible.
Through a proper sound card the headphones themselves are very capable, and produce a sharp, clean sound with excellent bass. They are above average for this price point but they are not spectacular. The microphone is about average: nobody I spoke to had strong feelings one way or the other. The positional audio of these headphones is fantastic, and feels very accurate in terms of distance and direction. The default leatherette ear cushions will exclude practically all external noise, whereas the fabric ones are more open and in my opinion sound better.
You should only consider getting these if you can ditch the in-line USB sound card for something else, but if you're doing this then there are better value headsets/headphones out there.
Be aware that most reviews you read online for these will be for the original HyperX Cloud, which are very similar but do not come with the atrocious USB sound card.
22 February 2015