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The HyperX Cloud Alpha is one of the most comfortable headsets that you can get today with thick padding on the ear cups and headband along with the light weight. The sound is also pretty good with boosted bass and okay detail on the highs. This combination of features is quite difficult to find in this price range. See More
The low-end of the HyperX Cloud is powerful, so you’ll get a lot of punch and rumble from explosions, guns shots and similar sound effects from games and movies. The mids are also quite forward so you’ll be able to easily hear dialogue. The highs have great clarity but are quite recessed, and the mids and bass tend to overpower the treble, so it may be a little difficult for you to hear the minute details of the audio. See More
You’ll get a good sense of width and separation from in-game audio, making it much easier for you to determine the direction from where sounds are coming from. The HyperX Cloud Alpha features a dual-chamber design which separates the bass from the mids and highs, and results in well-defined audio source separation and direction. See More
This headset does not put a lot of pressure on the head, and further enhances comfort. The clamp force is firm enough to keep the headset on the head, but is not too tight that you feel an uncomfortable pinching sensation on the head. The headband is made out of lightweight aluminum, and the yokes are perforated, further reducing weight without compromising the rigidity of the headset. See More
In-game conversations shouldn’t be a hassle with this headset. Audio quality from the mic is quite good and with good volume, so your friends and teammates should be able to easily hear what you are saying. The mic also filters out background noise pretty well, so keyboard/mouse/game controller presses and other sounds do not overpower your voice. You can also remove the microphone when not in use. See More
Should the Cloud Alpha’s cable get damaged, replacing it shouldn’t be too difficult. The cable features standard 3.5mm to 3.5mm male connectors, so you should be able to easily find a replacement when needed. This also makes the headset easier to store as you won’t have to deal with a long and fixed cable. See More
The highs are the highlight of the Arctis 7’s sound signature. They are slightly boosted, which gives the sound a lot of detail. It should be very easy for you to hear environmental audio effects like the wind and the rustling of leaves or grass. This also makes distant footsteps and gunshots easier to hear, and can give you an edge in competitive gaming. The mids sound natural and full, so game dialogue won’t easily get lost in the mix. The bass is not very powerful, though you still get a decent amount of punch from explosions and gunshots. See More
The Arctis 7’s headband adjusts to your head size. Instead of the usual one-piece headband design, the Arctis 7 features a two-piece setup. The top part is a thin piece of aluminum with thin padding, while a stretchable fabric strap is what comes into contact with the head. See More
A myriad of headset functions are within easy reach, as there are buttons and dials on the ear cups. You get a mute button, the volume wheel, USB charging port and 3.5mm audio out on the left ear cup and on the right ear cup, you get a balance adjust wheel between game and chat audio. See More
You may experience some discomfort when wearing this headset for extended periods of time. The padding on the ear cups is not very thick. Your ears may come into contact with the driver housing which may hurt. Also, if you have a larger sized head, the top portion may come into contact with the metal headband piece, which may cause pain. See More
Explosions can sound really good with the G933 as the bass is quite powerful. You'll be able to experience a lot of rumble and punch from the lower frequencies. Also, the upper mids and the highs are quite boosted. This gives a nice thickness and warmth to the sound. Voices from game dialogue can be clearly heard, while audio details are clear and also easy to distinguish. See More
Thick memory foam is used in the ear pads along with a velour material on the surface which feels great on the skin. These pads are also removable and washable, making them easy to maintain. The headband also features padding with a reasonable thickness so the top of a user's head will not feel painful when wearing these. See More
The G933 is quite sturdy and has a rugged exterior, but offers good comfort for users. Build quality is also excellent, with a combination of high quality plastic and metal being used in the headset's construction. Also, the it does not have a lot of creaks or unnecessary flex. See More
This headset has adjustable lighting, so you can choose a RGB-color in the software suite of the headset. You can also adjust the equalizer, surround sound settings, and you can allocate shortcuts and macro's to programmable buttons on the left ear cup. See More
Plastic is the primary material of this headset, but the types chosen look and feel great and do not make creaks easily. The yokes and headband adjustment are made of brushed aluminum which adds a premium look and a welcome amount of heft to the product. The wires are sleeved, so they look and feel more premium compared to just the bare wires. See More
The cable of the HyperX II is split up in two parts. The headset itself has a 43 inch (110 cm) cable, which can be a little bit on the short side depending on where your audio-ports are located. If you use the full length of the headset with a USB-port, the full length equals to around 10 feet (305 cm). See More
The sound signature of the Hyper X Cloud II is fun, with boosted bass and highs, while the mids are slightly recessed. This results in game or movie sound effects getting a lot of detail and oomph. However, dialogue and more midrange-centric sounds may sound a bit softer in comparison. See More
Aside from the pads being easily removable, users also get a pair of velour ear pads along with the attached pair of faux leather ones. Not only does this give users a backup pair of ear pads, but this also gives the choice as to which pair fits comfort preferences better. See More
If you decide to connect the headset to the USB dongle, you will gain access to extra features control options. On the dongle is the button to toggle 7.1 surround sound on or off and also features volume adjustments for the headphones and mic, along with a mute button. See More
Depending on which model is purchased (16/80/250-ohm), your system may have trouble powering them to get a full sound and comfortable volume. 16/80-ohm should work fine in most systems. If not, you may need an external amplifier. See More
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