Top positive review
Fit and quality They are extremely comfortable: they fit snugly
March 19, 2016
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC & PS4 - Red (KHX-HSCP-RD)
I’ve had these about a week, and have used them for about 16 hours for gaming and a couple hours of music listening. If something significant worth noting comes up later I will add to this review.
I am an audiophile, I am old, and so my hearing is not what it used to be. However, I have always had a very high-end stereo system and generally the highest quality headphones. I am also A PC gamer.
Fit and quality
They are extremely comfortable: they fit snugly, but are not tight. If you wear glasses, you will barely notice the temple pieces, if at all. The leather pads are soft and conform around your ears well including isolating you from any ambient sounds in your home. There is also an extra set of foam pads to replace the leather pads. You can install these if you want something even softer.
I have a slightly larger head. I wear a 7-1/4 hat size, and with a baseball cap I am usually in the last one or two adjustment holes. The phones will not fall off when you tip your head back or forward. Generally, they (feel) very light on your head, and after three or four hours of gaming, your ears are not all sweaty and hot. They breathe well, so moisture doesn’t collect. I live in Hawaii, so I am a good test case for that.
The material used is high quality stuff. Anodized steel, leather pads for ears and headband, and a hard plastic shell form the ear cups. Attachment points are solid to the ear cups. The only thing I might ding the design for is the wiring to the ear cups. While it is solidly fastened, it is possible to accidently hook one of the wires and perhaps damage the connection. Of course this would be a remote circumstance. My wife likes them as well, because the oval shape of the cups allows room for her earrings. For you dudes that have large ears or wear earrings, especially those big suckers, you may be out of luck.
They sound great, and with the isolation you can hear everything the soundtrack has to offer. There is a simple instruction you should follow for set up for a PC. Go into control panel into your sound app and set up for 7.1 that is included in the box. As far as “Virtual Sound” I can’t tell the difference between that and what stereo offers. During gaming I can hear things to the left, right, and center. For music, stereo placement is good and music with a good mix will place instruments where they might be on stage. Classical music: of course violins are on the left and brass on the right.
This company offers a 2 year warranty, and this by itself show that the company is pretty confident about the quality. If there were a lot of problems with this product they’d lose money on a two year warranty.
Packaging is top notch, beautiful, well designed and is another clue that you are getting something pretty good. The box is built like Fort Knox and all the doo-dads are packed firmly away in foam. You get a ditty bag for traveling, and adaptors for PC, Mac, and gaming consoles, including controllers.
The wire is cloth covered and avoids tangling. I used ear-buds previously and those things always got tangled and fell out of my ears, or loosened. The cord is plenty long enough and the volume control for the mic and headphones is handy. The in-line control also has a Mic-mute switch, too.
All things considered, this is a 5 star piece of equipment in all respects. I did NOT get any perks or incentives to write this review.