a reference, finally in wireless

HyperX’s reputation for gaming headsets is well established. When the brand releases a wireless version of one of its flagship models, we expect it around the corner. It’s time to give you our full review of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset.

The HyperX Cloud II gaming headset // Source: Frandroid – Arnaud GELINEAU

Helmet gamer HyperX Cloud II Wireless uses the same design as its wired big brother and takes advantage of the brand’s wireless experience (with the Flight and Flight S models in particular). Offered at RRP of 169.99 euros, it also embeds the same features and attributes as the wired version.

We logically find the signature design of the brand. The 53 mm transducers are also part of the game and announce a convincing sound performance. After several weeks in his company, we give you our full opinion on the latest addition to the Kingston gaming range.

No risk taken on the design

One thing is certain: HyperX rarely takes risks when it comes to the design and ergonomics of its headsets. The brand sticks to what it can do and that’s not necessarily a bad thing here.

Indeed, the Cloud II Wireless takes up almost exactly the design and the conception of its wired version. This construction, which we also find on the Cloud Alpha, has always been appreciated by players for its comfort and strength. Not necessarily to be disappointed.

Source: FRANDROID - Anthony WONNER

Source: FRANDROID – Anthony WONNER

We therefore find a red metal hoop, which fits on its upper part in a sheath covered with imitation leather with red stitching. The interior part is adorned with a generous mousse and the brand logo proudly sits on the upper part.

This metal arch breaks out on either side to support the atria which can thus rotate slightly on the horizontal axis to fit the circumference of the ears. This design, already well known to the brand allows the helmet to be particularly comfortable, especially since also fits perfectly on larger heads.

The ear cups, constructed entirely from black plastic, feature the brand logo printed in red. They encompass the auricle very well and benefit from a padded imitation leather covering thanks to a foam, again sufficiently generous.

Source: FRANDROID - Anthony WONNER

Source: FRANDROID – Anthony WONNER

The left atrium accommodates a volume adjustment wheel (which affects the general volume of Windows). For the one on the right, we note the presence of a power button to mute the microphone when the headset is on. There is also a second button, dedicated to activating 7.1 mode.

Regarding connectivity, the headset will communicate with PC and PS4 using a USB dongle quite bulky. If a USB type C port is present on the headset, it will unfortunately only be used to recharge it. It will therefore not be possible to use the wired headset even if a cable is logically provided in the box.

Source: FRANDROID - Anthony WONNER

Source: FRANDROID – Anthony WONNER

Gaming headset requires, the Cloud II Wireless is logically supplied with a removable microphone, accompanied by his windshield. It connects to the left atrium using a jack connector and offers a shape memory pole that would have benefited from being a little more rigid. Good idea, however: the base of the microphone is surrounded by a red light that indicates when the microphone is muted.

Despite the switch to wireless, the Cloud II Wireless gains a few grams on the scale compared to the wired version and therefore does not exceed 310 grams. This last point only accentuates our excellent feeling compared to this helmet which shows itself very comfortable and therefore perfectly suited for long gaming sessions.

Limited functionality

Despite that compatibility with HyperX NGenuity driver, the Cloud II Wireless is ultimately quite poor in functionality. The software makes it possible to adjust the volume of the headset, the microphone as well as the activation of virtual spatialization (which, as we recall, can be activated via a dedicated button). We deplore the lack of an equalizer or even settings related to the built-in microphone. Pity.

The only advantage: the possibility of creating profiles to, for example, activate spatialization when launching a game. If this possibility is of little interest to you, the NGenuity pilot is totally dispensable. Note also that it is possible to define a delay before the headset automatically switches off when it is not in use.

Convincing by its performance

The Cloud II Wireless is equipped with 53mm dynamic transducers with logically closed atria. It delivers very correct sound performance and perfectly suited to multimedia use. It will therefore be able to support users for both playing and listening to music.

At the ear, the headset offers a good dose of basss, like most gaming headsets. This is nevertheless reasonable and does not take precedence over the rest of the frequencies. The mids are also very well transcribed thus allowing a good distinction of the voices. Only the treble can be a little too loud on certain sounds.

Source: FRANDROID - Anthony WONNER

Source: FRANDROID – Anthony WONNER

The good stereophony proposed by the Cloud II Wireless allows a good localization of the sounds which will be particularly useful in game. Note that the virtual 7.1 spatialization proposed by the pilot makes it possible to extend in a rather decent way the soundstage and will be able to bring a hint of additional immersion.

As often now, we have nothing to say about the wireless connection which is simply excellent. We did not notice any particular latency and the range is also very convincing, allowing the headset to be used several meters from the computer without any problem.

The microphone supplied in the box is also interesting and allows you to capture voice clearly. We do not logically equal the best models on the market, but the performance of the Cloud II Wireless is more than enough to discuss with our playmates. As always, you will find below a sound sample recorded using the microphone of the headset .

Finally, with regard to autonomy, HyperX announces no less than 30 hours away from charger. If it is as always difficult to verify precisely this value, it seems far from being exaggerated as the helmet is enduring. It is possible to use it without problem for several days which places it among the best students in its category. The headset will fully charge within a few hours and send a discreet notification when the battery is nearly empty.

HyperX Cloud II Wireless Headset Pricing and Availability

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is available for a suggested price of 169.99 euros on the HyperX site and at partner resellers. It exists in red, bronze and black.

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