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Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
Author: Jason Kohrs
Manufacturer: Kingston
Source: Kingston
Purchase: Amazon.com
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August 27, 2015

When I think of Kingston, I immediately think of their flash memory based products like SSDs, system memory, USB drives, and memory cards. High end headphones don't even cross my mind as a product they would offer. But, as part of their HyperX line of enthusiast grade hardware they are now have two generations of their Cloud gaming headsets.

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The promotional image above shows the Kingston HyperX Cloud II gaming headset, which will be the topic of this review. We opted to cover the less seen pink/white version, but if you are looking for a more traditionally colored headset, they are offered in grey/black and red/black. Before taking a look at the set provided for review, lets cover some of the features and specifications, as taken from the product page of the Kingston HyperX website...

Features:

Audio experience hardware-driven virtual surround sound
Comfortable 100% memory foam on headband and leatherette cushions
Pro-gaming optimised closed-cup design for passive noise cancellation
Compatible USB connectivity for PC & Mac. Stereo compatible with PS4, Xbox One
Guaranteed two-year warranty, free technical support

Specifications:

Headset:

Transducer type: dynamic 53mm with neodymium magnets
Operating principle: closed
Frequency response: 15Hz-25,000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
Nominal SPL: 983dB
THD: < 2%
Power handling capacity: 150mW
Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural
Ambient noise attenuation: approx. 20 dBa
Headband pressure: 5N
Weight with microphone and cable: 320g
Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension
Connection: Mini 3.5mm jack plug (4 pole)

Microphone:

Transducer type: condenser (back electret)
Operating principle: pressure gradient
Polar pattern: cardioid
Power supply: AB powering
Supply voltage: 2V
Current consumption: max 0.5 mA
Nominal impedance: ≤2.2 kΩ
Open circuit voltage: at f = 1 kHz: 20 mV / Pa
Frequency response: 50-18,000 Hz
THD: 2% at f = 1 kHz
Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1 KHz)
Microphone output: -393dB
Length mic boom: 150mm (include gooseneck)
Capsule diameter: 6*5 mm
Connection: single mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)

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