Product Comparison: Creative Sound BlasterX H5 vs HyperX Cloud II


General Specifications
Brand
Creative Sound
HyperX
Model
BlasterX H5
Cloud II
About the Product
With over 25 years of audio expertise, Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming delivers the perfect blend of form, function and performance with the Sound BlasterX H5 professional analog gaming headset.
HyperX Cloud II features a redesigned USB sound card audio control box that amplifies audio and voice for an optimal Hi-Fi gaming experience, so you can hear what you’ve been missing. Open up a world of detail other gamers will never know — the rustle of a camper’s boot, the scuttle in a distant vent. Its independent audio and microphone volume control lets you adjust not only sound volume but also mic volume and easily toggle Surround Sound 7.1 or the mic sound on and off.
Origin
China
Key Specs
Noise Canceling
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Headband
Yes
Yes
Detachable Microphone
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Professional Analog Gaming Headset
  • High and Mid notes heard in Rock/Pop songs and dialogue in TV and films sounds like they were right behind you, whispering their stories into your ears. Which is good, because the H5 cancels noise quite well and helps you focus on what you want to hear.
  • The noise isolation is "passive" so basically the thick padding blocks out some noise. You can still kind of head people outside if they are trying to get your attention (which is kind of a good thing).
  • The band holding them in place are a type of brushed aluminum, and the headband clicks solidly when you are adjusting the size, and the sleeved part that rests on top of your head is comfortable and lightweight.
  • The detachable mic has really good quality, and the headphones are comfortable even when worn for multiple hours at a time. These are the best headphones available at this price.
  • The sound levels are satisfactory to me for online gaming purpose. It did seem to pick up ambient noise, which I thought it should be relatively immune to given the advertising.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
  • Noise cancelling for noisy work and study areas (not to mention airplanes), great for gaming, and great for music. sound quality is outstanding.
  • Given the nature of the full-sized cups and conforming pads, surrounding passive noise cancellation is exactly what you'd expect: very good.
  • The noise cancelling is superb, can't hear a damn thing outside once I turn on the headphones.
  • Anti-noise - it has the best passive noise canceling of any headset I've used
  • The quality, the fit, the feel it has when it rests on my head is by far the most comforting and relaxing ever...the noise canceling blocks out sound that I don't want to hear while I'm listening to music, watching amazon video, netflix, hulu gaming on the xbox or computer.
Size & Weight
Height
7.5 in.
4.72 in.
Width
6 in.
6.69 in.
Depth
3.9 in.
2.76 in.
Weight
10.6 oz.
11.29 oz.

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Headset
Ear Cushion Material
Memory foam & Leather
Velour
Min. Frequency Response
20 Hz
15 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 KHz
25 KHz
Sensitivity
118 dB
98 dB
Impedance
32 Ω
60 Ω
Headphone Driver
50 mm.
53 mm.
Operating Principle
Closed
Closed

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Headset"
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Professional Analog Gaming Headset
  • The build was a combination of a sort of soft, supply leatherette earcups which sort of "cushions" your ears without making too much direct contact with them; maybe that's why these are so comfortable to wear with glasses.
  • How do they sound? I've directly compared them to several other headphones and these are REALLY good.
  • Super comfortable, ear covering, soft pleather pads provide nice isolation. Imaging is pretty good, although being analog there is no 5.1 digital surround.
  • The sound quality is well balanced listening to music (via high quality ALAC and FLAC files) without any harshness in any characteristic.
  • They are meant for gaming so if you are an audiophile, you will be disappointed. They are not meant for high end music listening.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
  • The foam pad on the head of the mic is removable, I guess for replacement or simply for those so inclined to do so. When the mic is detached, the headset is great for music without the boom in the way.
  • All the sounds are clear and you can hear everything. The high frequencies on these Are simply beautiful. All in all these are legit the best and would highly recommend to everyone
  • These were a huge upgrade to my old headset in terms of sound quality - especially with the 7.1 option. They do a great job capturing all frequencies of sound and playing them back.
  • If you need in game sensitivity these are the ones
  • I find these head phones have a fairly flat frequency response with dips in the higher frequencies. The bass and mid sound levels are fairly even in terms of loudness which some may dislike if they are looking for bass heavy headphones
  • Sometimes the sensitivity on the mic is way too high bit the volume adjuster also has a mic sensitivity adjuster so just fix it yourself.
Microphone
Capsule Diameter
6 mm.
6 mm.
Microphone Output Sensitivity
-40 dB
-39 dB
Nominal Impedance
2.2 kΩ
2.2 kΩ
Frequency Response
100-15000 Hz
50–18000 Hz

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Microphone"
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Professional Analog Gaming Headset
  • Sound quality wise, the mic sounds great, even when close up to the mouth. Its also has a very adjustable arm, which should suit gamers of all face shapes and head sizes.
  • I like the removable microphone, as I rarely am using it, so it isn't in the way. There are two cables that come with this.
  • Very comfortable headset that works wonders for gaming. Great quality microphone.
  • Using the mic for phone calls, their are no quality complaints.
  • They started out working beautifully but after about 6 weeks of use there were intermittent problems and at 2 months of use, for about 2 hours a day, the microphone stopped working completely.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
  • The detachable mic is nifty. It plugs in securely on the left side with a 3.5mm jack and features an infinitely bendable but stable stalk to position it exactly where you want it.
  • The sound is good enough and the mic boom sounds fine for my casual gaming sessions. For competitive matches in CS GO or Overwatch, I do switch over to the G4ME Ones just for the convenience of the mechanical mic mute function for discord.
  • Mic Quality: Superb! I use a LOT of VOIP. Skype, Hangouts, all of it sounds a million times better with this than that old desk mic I was using. I've never had a complaint.
  • I do like the option for the detachable mic, but again, it lacks the ability to adjust voice quality, and sounds like you are talking on an old phone. I have yet to try other drivers for this.
  • My mic has also suddenly stopped functioning effectively. It's now recording my output sound. In other words, whatever I hear on my PC, is what my mic is picking up. I do not have Stereo Mix enabled or anything of that sort. I've gone ahead and reinstalled my audio drivers as well, to no avail
Features
Connector Size
3.5
3.5
Cord Length
1.2 feet
3.3 feet
Controls
Mute button, Volume roller, multi-function button for controlling music and phone call
Headphones volume control, Microphone volume control
Compatible Platform(s)
PC, Xbox One, PS4
PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, VR Systems
Extras
Noise-cancelling mic, BlasterX acoustic engine lite, 50mm FullSpectrum
Advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card, 7.1 Virtual surround sound, Digitally enhanced noise-cancelling microphone

Creative Sound BlasterX H5

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Features"
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Professional Analog Gaming Headset
  • The cord is pretty durable, and I haven't had any issues with it yet. Normally the first thing to go with any of my headsets is the cord.
  • Since the cord on the Pioneer headphones is still going strong after more than 40 years, I have to assume the cord on these Sound Blaster headphones will last a good long time as well.
  • Mic and wire controls are all detachable with standard connectors, which is v handy! Very impressed with the braided wire and connector quality. The inline control allows you to mute mic, control volume and pause/play your music(if connected to the phone).
  • It's really good for playing video games, but when it comes to listening to music it's just a disaster.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
  • Sound quality is excellent, the mic is flexible and detachable, the cable is nice and long, it comes with velvet ear pads or leather ear pads and a carrying case.
  • The "remote" built into the cord is easy to use and just adds to allure of the headset itself.
  • Listening to a Blu-ray movie on my PC it was great to hear every background sound using the 7.1 feature. Thought it was a gimmick until I tried it and I now believe.
  • Comfort 10/10 This is by far the best feature of this headset. The comfort is like no other headset I've had before. Very comfortable even after all day use. Sometimes I even forget I'm wearing them lol
  • Short cord if using just audio jack
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
129.99 $

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