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Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro Gaming Headset Review

By: Chris Smith | Headsets in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Feb 24, 2015 3:13 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Kingston

What's Hot

 

The feel: This plush headsets feels like it's worth $300.

 

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Comfort in the long-run: The expensive feel does not come at a high price - expect to game for hours with full comfort.

 

Strong backbone: With a metal backbone and sturdy ear cups, this product will survive years of abuse.

 

Easy to clean: The Cloud II has a very simple exterior and soft leather ear cups, meaning a quick wipe with a damp cloth will keep your headset smelling nice and looking clean.

 

What's Not

 

Size issues: If you're a youngster or have a smaller head, the microphone and ear cups are going to look and feel like you're a child wearing mom's high heels.

 

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The microphone socket: The little rubber grommet to put into the microphone socket is a minor set-back. If Kingston could make it connect to the frame just like you see on some smartphones and DSLR cameras that would be another win for this headset.

 

USB: Some people really hate USB - it can be tricky to set-up and reconnect at times.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

Besides some small issues like the large nature of the ear cups and microphone, coupled with its slightly heavy nature, the Kingston HyperX Cloud II is a headset well worth saving up an extra penny or two for. Go on, you won't regret it.

 

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This analysis coupled with the fact that my audio-loving housemate admitted 'defeat' by stating to me that the Cloud II is much more cost effective than his Sennheiser PC 350, well, watch out Audio Technica and Sennheiser gaming divisions, HyperX is on your tail! That is, unless you dislike USB, as many people do.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC/PS4/Mobile for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC/PS4/Mobile retails for $97.29 at Amazon.

 

Canada: The Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC/PS4/Mobile retails for CDN$204.08 at Amazon Canada.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (audio quality)90%
Quality including Design and Build95%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money95%
Overall TweakTown Rating92%

The Bottom Line: Kingston's HyperX Cloud II headset feels like it is worth around $300, sounds like it is worth $200 and costs $100. We recommend this for any gamer looking for a game-winning headset.

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