Product Comparison: HyperX Cloud II vs SteelSeries Arctis 7


General Specifications
Brand
HyperX
Steelseries
Model
Cloud II
Arctis 7
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
Unlock richer and more immersive gaming experiences with this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset. Designed for PC but compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and mobile, this headset features wireless audio via USB, a ClearCast Mic, and AirWeave ear cushions. On PC, it offers DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound for epic 3D soundscapes.
Key Specs
Noise Canceling
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Headband
Yes
Yes
Detachable Microphone
Yes
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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
4.72 in.
7.75 in.
Width
6.69 in.
8.5 in.
Depth
2.76 in.
1.86 in.
Weight
11.29 oz.
9.9 oz.

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

Headset
Ear Cushion Material
Velour
Fabric AirWeave
Min. Frequency Response
15 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
25 KHz
20 KHz
Sensitivity
98 dB
98 dB
Impedance
60 Ω
32 Ω
Headphone Driver
53 mm.
50 mm.
Operating Principle
Closed
Closed

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

What customers say about "Headset"
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.
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone
  • I wear the headset for several hours at a time and find it to be very comfortable on the head and ears.
  • The Arctis 7 audio is excellent during web conferences as is the mic. When hearing recordings of trainings I've produced, my voice is full and clear with no fuzz or background noise.
  • Arctis 7 works great for Nintendo Switch. I've used the headset wired with switch on airplane, and all good. I
  • The build quality of the Arctis 7 is AMAZING. They fit very snug and are comfortable.
  • Dedicated sound chip. These install with their own sound board. If you have an after market high end sound card these will bypass its sound chip.
  • A real pain to set up, not plug n' play
Microphone
Capsule Diameter
6 mm.
Microphone Output Sensitivity
-39 dB
-48 dB
Nominal Impedance
2.2 kΩ
2.2 kΩ
Frequency Response
50–18000 Hz
100-6500 Hz

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

What customers say about "Microphone"
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
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone
  • The microphone is way better than the 800's (Important to me as I use these headphones to make calls for work from my PC)
  • Retracting mic that goes back into headset (protects the mic)
  • I really like the retractable microphone which stays out of the way when not in use.
  • Mic is the clearest I've had but, like others have said, at times has to be a bit close to your mouth to where I move it when I eat. I don't mind but some might.
Features
Connector Size
3.5
Wireless USB, 3.5
Cord Length
3.3 feet
4 feet
Controls
Headphones volume control, Microphone volume control
Headphones volume control, Microphone volume control, Mute button
Compatible Platform(s)
PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, VR Systems
PC, PS4, Mac, Xbox One, Mobile devices, VR Systems
Extras
Advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card, 7.1 Virtual surround sound, Digitally enhanced noise-cancelling microphone
Lag-Free Wireless Audio, DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound, ClearCast, the Best Mic in Gaming, S1 Speaker Drivers + DTS Headphone X, Ski Goggle Headband, AirWeave Ear Cushions, On-Ear ChatMix Dial, Long-Life Rechargeable Battery, On-Ear Audio Controls

HyperX Cloud II

SteelSeries Arctis 7

What customers say about "Features"
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
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lag-Free Wireless Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone
  • The Arctis 7 has wireless capability. It also appears to have separate volume channels for both game and chat audio
  • The in-headset voice-game mixer works well - it's crazy how well it can boost voices (I tested in youtube and heard the narrations increase and the background music decrease)
  • I'm always a few feet from the usb transmitter and have never had any issue with lag or sound delay
  • Wireless is NOT compatible for Xbox One, so if you plan on using this for your Xbox only like myself, don't pay an extra $80 for a wireless feature that won't be put to use.
  • Sometimes, the processing that increases voice volumes using the chat mixer makes the voice very mid heavy - sounds processed
  • Software on PC could be a little better - allow for task bar icon to check battery life.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, EAC

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