Product Comparison: HyperX Cloud Core vs HyperX Cloud II


General Specifications
Brand
HyperX
HyperX
Model
Cloud Core
Cloud II
Origin
China
China
About the Product
HyperX Cloud Core has leatherette memory foam ear pads and a super-soft padded leatherette headband for maximum comfort, even when you’re stuck in an endless battle. It delivers ear-pleasing performance with crystal-clear lows, mids and highs, enhanced bass reproduction and the same audio specs as the award-winning HyperX Cloud headset. It’s pro-gaming optimized, with a detachable microphone and the distinctive HyperX design, and TeamSpeak certified.
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.
Key Specs
Noise Canceling
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Headband
Yes
Yes
Detachable Microphone
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset for PC/PS4
  • The headphones are comfortable and noise isolating, and the cable (and extension) are long and cat-proof.
  • The design of the headband lets it automatically adjust to your head, but also makes it bulkier and less practical for mobile use.
  • The aluminum makes the headset feel like a solid piece, and the detachable mic makes the headset even more interchangeable between devices; removing the annoyance of a mic in your face when it is not needed.
  • The sound is great for gaming and listening music. HOWEVER, after using it a week, static noise appeared and it’s very annoying.
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
9.3 in.
4.72 in.
Width
8.5 in.
6.69 in.
Depth
4.5 in.
2.76 in.
Weight
12.5 oz.
11.29 oz.

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

Headset
Ear Cushion Material
Memory foam & Leather
Velour
Min. Frequency Response
15 Hz
15 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
25 KHz
25 KHz
Sensitivity
98 dB
98 dB
Impedance
60 Ω
60 Ω
Headphone Driver
53 mm.
53 mm.
Operating Principle
Closed
Closed

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

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HyperX Cloud II

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HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Headset"
HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset for PC/PS4
  • I bought this headset for my PS4. It has great sound quality and is very comfortable for short and medium gaming sessions.
  • Best comfort and block outside noise, great for gaming or even watching your fav tv show or movie even music, the sound is amazing, im actually hearing things ive never heard before in-game.
  • My son loves them. Great audio quality. He loves that the cord is fabric not a plastic coil and likes the cushioned, comfortable part that sits on your head. He said they look cool and high quality.
  • I am not an audiophile, but I'm very happy with this purchase. The larger drivers deliver nice low-end and the closed design blocks out external noise. I've been using them daily for about a month now and am still quite happy with them.
  • It worked great for a couple of months besides on of the ear cushions coming off, but this was mostly my fault. After this, the mic just stopped working.
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
-39 dB
-39 dB
Nominal Impedance
2.2 kΩ
2.2 kΩ
Frequency Response
15-25,000 Hz
50–18000 Hz

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Microphone"
HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset for PC/PS4
  • My friends said they could barely hear me and when I cranked the recording level up to 100, they said the hiss was unbearable. Once again, all I had to do was go into the HD sound manager, I clicked the mic, and then I turned on Noise Suppression, and bam. Everything sounds great.
  • The Cloud Core is probably the best performing headset in this price class, at least that I have tested and used. Mic quality is excellent, even when used by a screaming teenaged boy in the throes of fight game frenzy.
  • One of the best gaming headsets i have use so far, it sounds clear, mic sounds clear, plug and play with my ps4 and pc. Used them for hours and never had any discomfort, highly recommended
  • The sound quality is great on these, but the mic seems to be an afterthought. No inline or on the headset controls for volume or mic make this headset nearly useless for gaming.
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 feet
3.3 feet
Compatible Platform(s)
PC, Mac, Mobile devices
PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, VR Systems
Extras
Certification from TeamSpeak, Extension cable, Durable solid aluminum frame, Removable microphone with noise canceling
Advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card, 7.1 Virtual surround sound, Digitally enhanced noise-cancelling microphone
Controls
Headphones volume control, Microphone volume control

HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Features"
HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset for PC/PS4
  • The length of the cord is perfect for playing with a controller as you don't have excess cord dragging around as you play.
  • Cord is more than long enough with the extension that comes with it. Build quality is beyond solid. Part that goes on your head is comfortable.
  • These fit pretty good. I have a big head and so most headsets sit on my head a bit uncomfortably, but these aren't too uncomfortable for me in particular. They are amazingly durable and I love the braided cord.
  • The headphones are great, sound is clear with no static, but the cord just twisted in a mangle mess you can't undo. Which makes the cord size a lot less reachable if your PC it's at the right.
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
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
100 $

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