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Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Review – The simple and chunky design of the HyperX Cloud II headset is all but identical to that of the original HyperX Cloud and indeed the underlying tech is only a slight revision on the original, but thanks to the excellent design and performance of Kingston’s first gaming headset, the Cloud II is as example of a good thing made better through iteration.

Kingston-HyperX-Cloud-II Kingston HyperX Cloud IITwo huge 53mm drivers provide excellent sound quality and not just for the price range. The full range of sound is excellent, all the way from the punchy bass through to the clear treble. In addition to the standard 3.5mm jack that makes the Cloud 2 a suitable headset for nearly any audio device, the headset also comes with a USB virtual 7.1 soundcard that also features simple line controls. The 7.1 virtualisation is good for the most part, with Kingston’s software generally doing a good job working out from which direction each sound originates, but the overall audio quality takes a little bit of a hit, becoming slightly less defined than a straight stereo input. The detachable microphone is also excellent, with the USB soundcard providing external noise cancelling, volume monitoring and normalisation as well as echo cancellation.

Who would have thought that a company best known for making memory would release one of the best affordable gaming headsets on the market? The HyperX Cloud II proves that Kingston definitely has a future in the headset game. You’d be hard pressed to find a more satisfying and feature complete headset for the price.


  • Amazing sound
  • Excellent build
  • Quality virtual 7.1


  • 7.1 less defined than stereo

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Specifications


  • Transducer type: dynamic Ø 53mm with neodynium magnets
  • Operating principle: closed
  • Frequency response: 15Hz–25,000 Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
  • Nominal SPL: 98±3dB
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Power handling capacity: 150mW
  • Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural
  • Ambient noise attenuation: approx. 20 dBa
  • Headband pressure: 5N
  • Weight: 320g
  • Weight with microphone and cable: 350g
  • Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension
  • Connection: single mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)


  • Transducer type: condenser (back electret)
  • Operating principle: pressure gradient
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Power supply: AB powering
  • Supply voltage: 2V
  • Current consumption: max 0.5 mA
  • Nominal impedance: ≤2.2 kΩ
  • Open circuit voltage: at f = 1 kHz: 20 mV / Pa
  • Frequency response: 50–18,000 Hz
  • THD: 2% at f = 1 kHz
  • Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1 KHz)
  • Microphone output: -39±3dB
  • Length mic boom: 150mm (include gooseneck)
  • Capsule diameter: Ø6
  • Connection: single mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)
  • Product page : http://www.kingston.com/en/hyperx/cloud

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