TLDR;Great Audio, Crap Mic
I got this a few months ago as a recommendation from my cousin. It serves as a backup to my Razer Kraken headset which although was still doing fine after a few years, was starting to hurt my ears and the fabric was wearing out.
After placing this bad boy on and damn I felt comfortable, the audio is lit.
But then comes to the mic, when i tested it out on max it decides to pick up every single small sound but other than my voice. My breathing sounds like the winds from monsoons but somehow my voice sounds like I'm talking 100 miles away from the mic.
And the fact that you can't edit the mic volume on your control panel is just plain annoying.
Had to have me download a 3rd party software to turn it up and even then it's not enough.
Just don't get this if you talk to your friends online on a daily basis.
Purchased in February 2019 for $99.00.
This product is one of the worst headsets you can buy
-USB dongle is designed to break so that you can buy new ones
-USB dongle continuously tangles up and has disconnects most of the time
-Don't buy this, it's not worth it
His product is absolute dog crap
These headphones were crap since the day I got them. Out of the box there was mic problems and didn’t work for a week. Finally got it working. 2 weeks later, the crap mic randomly stopped working and has ruined my whole day trying to fix it. I would not suggest getting these headphones, just a bad idea and a waste of 200$
Audio quality is crisp, mic quality is pretty good too. They block out A LOT of background noise, especially voices, fans etc but not so much bass sounds if someone is playing music.
I wear these about 8 hours a day, and I feel no discomfort at all. They're super comfy, perfect for long duration of use. I also have no signs of wear and tear either, after using these for 6+ months,
Only possible downside, is that they're not super heavy on the bass, so if you're into extreme bass levels look elsewhere, but for regular people listening to music or gaming etc they're PERFECT.
Overall, easily 8/10 the best headphones I've ever bought.
Excellent gaming headset but not without a few issues.
All in all, this is probably the best gaming headset you can buy and I definitely recommend it despite a few flaws. Kingston support was very helpful when I contacted them, doing their best to solve my issues with my phone compatibility and the static background noise found when using the USB sound card. For those on a tighter budget I recommend getting the Cloud I as it's basically the same headset just without the USB sound card. Edit: Just updating this review, Kingston actually replaced the sound card and it no longer buzzes at any volume level, thumbs up!
Overall, it's a great headset, reasonably priced, well made and well designed. Its sound quality is very clear. It's great to watch movies, listen to music, or play games. This is a great headset, and it would be perfect if the material could be updated and updated. Because earphones can be a bit uncomfortable if you wear them too long.
Sturdy, excellent sound, and decent mic
I honestly have no complaints about this headset. The sound quality is superb! It is in fact as good as a similarly priced pair of headphones. The detachable mic is very useful, and actually means that I sometimes use this headset as headphones. I have never had any complaints about the mic from listener's on the other end too! I definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a decent headset, that will last them for a long time.
I use these headphones for gaming and they are perfect. These headphones are not designed for using with physical activitys they are designed for mostly gaming purposes and media. The sound is perfect for these headphones specs, especially with the usb dongle you receive with it that has a surround feature.
Great headphones for gaming.
I use these headphones for gaming and occasionally watching shows. No, these headphones are designed mainly for gaming. The sound volume is amazing and especially with the usb dongle it makes the sound good as and even comes with surround sound which makes the sound 3 times better which is good
Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel
These Headphones are very high quality for the price. Bass is excellent with a good top frequency. 15hz to 25k . (most humans only hear 20hz to 18k ) so it surpasses what is hearable, but 15 hz is feelable and 25k the doggies will enjoy lol. These headsets actually do put out what they claim. The metal parts are well chosen as it avoids breaking with large heads and frequent use. They are very comfortable over long periods of use. (can get a bit uncomfortable if you wear glasses) I Do not like the cord as it's prone to wear too quick so needs careful looking after by avoiding twists which happen frequently. the Mic is not HiFi broadcast quality but designed for in game speech with low feedback, great also on talk channels. Models with the USB are preferred as can use it with or without the inline sound converter which also lets you adjust Mic and Headphone volume, switch in a 7-2 virtual type sound (not real but effective), A mic mute button. The Mic goose neck also tends to go tatty over time. Twists in the cord go hard and cannot be straightened without risk of breakage if left twisted over time.
Not bad, but not worth the price
The headset was one of the best selling so-called "gaming" headsets over the last few years. For the price of $120-140 it is definitely not worth it. For that, you could purchase a much better pair of headphones, such as an audio-technica, and purchase a separate microphone (either desktop mic or mod mic) and enjoy a much better audio experience.
-Great noise cancellation (particularly with the leather ear pads)
-Comfortable and can be worn for long stretches at a time without any issues
-Detachable microphone, but personally I prefer the mic to just be flipped up when not in use which can't be done with this headset
-Very durable, have had it for over a year and despite throwing it around and dropping it frequently it hasn't had any issues
-Comes with 2 pairs of ear pads (cloth and leather) and they can be removed and washed easily
-Easily portable, can be used with mobile devices easily (including the mic)
-Microphone is extremely quiet and people on the other end will have a hard time hearing you
-Microphone quality is not that great, despite being so quiet
-Overpriced, there are better headphones/headsets for the money
-Can be annoying attaching the microphone when you want to use it vs just pulling it down like with most traditional headsets. Also means when the mic isn't in use you will have it laying around on the desk or in an inconvenient place (i.e in a drawer)
If the mic was better and the price was closer to $100, I'd give it a 4, but since it is so bad, and this is targeted at gamers who will require mics with decent quality it makes a big difference. And if you don't care about the mic, why not just buy a much better pair of headphones, such as the audio-technica m40x which cost the same amount, or the m20x + a nice microhpone if you do care about having a mic, which would cost the same as the cloud 2 but sound better.
Amazing for gaming.
As a person that games alot, this headset is perfect!
You can just about hear every footstep and know exactly where your enemy is in competitive games such as Counter Strike, Fortnite and Overwatch.
It's the best value for your buck in my opinion, it feels great, comes with loads of additional accessories such as different material for the ear muffs, carry on bag and so forth.
I've owned these for more than a year now and I have never had a problem with it!
The sound as great and crisp as it was when I first purchased this.
Amazing set of headphones
Headphones with great sounding quality. Love the fact that there is a sound driver card via USB with this headphone, especially since my computer does not have one. Build is sturdy with a leather head band. They also offer 2 styles of ear cups which is great to suit all different ear types.
Comfortable but far from perfect
These headphones feel great, look good and have a great rope like cord that doesnt get tangled up but suffers some audio issues.
Unfortunately the sound card is located midway along the cord and is prone to damage from computer chairs and feet as it is usually on the ground. It also unplugs at this point easily leading to audio loss. Even when brand new audio through the usb connection is often poor and the sound driver can get quite hot.
Great headphones but over time can break
These headphones provide a clear, crisp sound with enough bass to enjoy movies, games or anything else. However over time the headphone cord may break as mine has where it needs to be moved around to get sound in both ear muffs. Despite this, they are a quality headphone for the price and are great for PC gaming.
Solid all round headset.
A very well balanced headset for telephony, music and gaming. The bass response is maybe a touch too full, but it compensates well for the cheap sound cards that are present in most modern laptops. Microphone quality is excellent and the detachable mic is handy if you want to use them as headphones.
Best gaming headset I've used
I have played a lot of high level counterstrike. And had previously used audio technica ath-ad700, but the hyperx where so much better for gaming. They allowed me to hear footsteps from a mile away with no custom settings required. They are also very comfy & find the size a lot better than the ath-ad700 as they are closed ear. The leather ear pads are comfy for long gaming sessions.
Great for gaming, great sound cancellation
Use this for gaming and video game streaming, sound quality is great, has an in built sound card. It's great at cancelling outside noise, it's incredibly comfortable for prolonged wear in comparison to the Logitech G430. Also more comfortable in comparison. Comes with interchangeable ear parts which is great if you don't prefer the leather ear cups
Great Pair of Headphones
The quality of this product is amazing. I have used this product for 5 months approx. During this time i have experienced no problems. The sound is great to hear enemies music and the microphone is super clear. I am a competitive counter strike player and am experience in fps games and if you want a great experience and even an advantahe this is the buy you want. Sound, Comfort, Microphone and Quality.
Perfect for gaming
bought thee a few months ago when they were on special for $89, been using them everyday since then with my xbox one and pc. sound is excellent, as is build quality.
playing games like the metro series on xbox one is so much better with these one, allows you to hear everything that is going on in the game compared to cheap headset
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