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.
The headset itself comes with a 3.5mm fixed cable which should work with a lot of audio capable devices. Then, there is the headphone dongle that features a 3.5mm female port to USB. This allows the headset to be used with most computers and devices which only feature USB as I/O.
The optional in-line dongle features a button to enable virtual 7.1 surround sound, which gives the sound a much wider feel, with enhanced positional audio. This should help make it easier to identify and determine where objects or other players are in the game world based on sound.
The 3.5mm cable on the headset is non-removable so should it get damaged, it will be very hard to replace, and may involve RMA or extensive DIY repairs. This also means that the headset is not ideal for mobile use as you will have to deal with the cable when traveling.
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...
You won't get virtual surround sound audio out of the box. The Cloud Alpha does not come with the USB module that grants 7.1 surround sound to the previous Cloud models. You can purchase the module separately for use with this headset though.
The PX24 is easy to wear as it is quite light. This doesn’t mean that the headset is fragile though. While the headset is made of plastic, the type used is flexible and doesn’t break easily, so you’ll definitely be able to get a lot of use from this headset.