Kingston Hyperx Cloud 2
Gaming headsets, something any video gamer could use, without a doubt. But there is a large number to pick from. How can a person even begin to pick one from the masses like the one that you could really use? This makes things rather difficult, of course. So, here we are, talking about the Kingston HyperX Cloud II. Does this headset really stand out as the best there is? They may just be among the top headsets on the market.
This is definitely something that isn’t easy to get as a recognized description. You have to hold both qualities in sound as well as quality in comfort. So, how do they hold up to their own title? Let us start with the pro’s and cons to find out.
- Aluminum frame
- Extra ear pads
- Modular build
- 53mm audio drivers
- Multiple controls on dongle
- Detachable microphone
- Ear pads hard to change
Activities for Use
The detachable microphone is also for this same idea. Attach it to a phone or iPod and you have a great media headset. Going for a long flight and don’t want to use the airline’s headset? That’s fine, they have an attachment that will allow you to jack-in and listen to the in-flight movie while still using your own headset. So, basically, this product can be used for almost anything you could possibly need a headset for. This makes it begin to rank right among the few others which have versatility, and perhaps even a little more so.
The fact it has so many options for use such as sports, audio, or gaming make it something you have to consider (when you travel, especially). If you need it for gaming at other peoples houses, traveling and use with your phone, or as mentioned on planes and even buses now. This sets basic features almost seem like advanced features than what they truly are.
Want your microphone turned off? There is a button on the side of the dongle that allows you to control that as well. Need a normal headset? Unplug the headset from the dongle and the cable ends in a standard headset jack. While these are what we consider to be advanced features of the headset, they are actually quite simple as well.
But that is not all, 53mm audio drivers are larger than most other gaming headsets on the market. This means you have much louder sound and even clearer sound than other headsets.
As for the 7.1 surround sound, that is great for most first-person shooter games out there, the sound is pretty good and can help immerse you even more fully into the game that you are playing. Unfortunately, if there are too many sound-causing things going on around you, it can be a little overwhelming and annoying to try to discern what is what. Also, we recommend that you do not use the 7.1 surround sound for basic music purposes, as it seems to mangle the music and make it difficult to enjoy the music you are playing.
We can’t say anything bad about that sort of consideration on the part of the designers and creators of this headset. While some might think the fact that it is wired a point where connectivity is a given, it really isn’t true. A lot of gaming sets are restricted in what they can connect to. The more platforms available, honestly, the more connectivity this will have credit for since some wireless sets don’t even have this kind of versatility.
While not easy to switch the ear pads, HyperX and Kingston have, at least, thought of the consumer in providing these extra ear pads with different materials. This means if you like one material over the other, you can switch the pads and use the ones most suited for you. Not a bad deal, honestly, one that is worth the time and money spent on this headset.
There is some mobility in the cable that will make you believe that there is a lack of consideration to the durability, but unless you are really putting some strength into pulling the cord from the headset, it should be fine. This is something most people will have problems with when using almost any wired headset. Damaging wires is what will drive most people into liking the idea of using wireless products, and really is a point of concern if you plan to be packing these up tightly a lot of the time rather than leaving them out.
Ease of Use
As for the microphone, it is just like the headset itself. Plug it into the headset and it is ready to use with the set on any platform. This is nothing to shake a stick at sideways since it isn’t often you can find this sort of easy versatility in a gaming set. You want something that is not going to slow you down, no matter what you are using this headset for. Such things can be more annoying than anyone is willing to admit and can make a person look past a product for something much faster and easy to connect and use.
Sure, wireless technology is more expensive to produce, but they have a limited amount of time you can use them before you have to plug them in to charge. No such problems with wired headsets. When you want to keep your game going without fail, wired sets are most often the way to go.
Considering a lot of sets with matching quality can run for over a hundred dollars, whether wired or not. When price and quality, as well as versatility, are offered hand in hand, you should take it.
-7.1 Surround sound capable
-Comes with protective carrying bag
That is not to mention that you get an extra set of ear pads and that it looks great whether you get it in the traditional black and red colors or with the black and grey. The padding, no matter which ear pads you use, is comfortable. And do not underestimate the fact that this headset is durable, though we would like to point out that tempting fate and putting your headset through a seriously damaging test can and probably will harm the effectiveness of the headset. But, that is how things are with almost any headset. If you buy it, enjoy the experience and we hope you love this headset as much as we do.