This is about the Logitech G935 and HyperX Cloud II headphones. Both are the good companies and the headphones also almost the same price. Features of both the headphones are also quite impressive. Check which headphone will be a better choice for you.
These are a wireless 7.1 surround sound headphone with built-in microphone and of course, they’ve got that RGB as well. This headphone got some positive and also negative points as per its price point.
HyperX Cloud II
This was Kingston’s initial introduction into gaming audio. They’ve teamed up with QPad to co-develop this headset and you can actually find the QPad equivalent on the QH 90 but with Kingston actually offering a better value at slightly lower price point. This is about the Kingston HyperX cloud 2, an update the design to an already popular gaming headset the cloud the original.
Design & Features
One thing I do want to point out though is that the receiver is for the 935, it does not have the three-and-a-half millimeter jack the line in that would allow the previous generation the 933 to essentially make anything a wireless source for your headset. So, if you wanted to hook it up to TV anything that could take, you had a three-and-a-half millimeter line out.
In terms of design it’s fairly identical In the exact same orientation you’ve got as like G933. You’ve power switch and then all of your customizable G keys, volume rocker and then at the bottom you have a micro USB for charging as well as a three-and-a-half millimeter line in. This do have RGB. I think the RGB is essentially a total waste, I mean if you want RGB you’ve got it otherwise all it does is drain your battery life.
The G hub software will permit you if it is of interest to sync this with your other Logitech peripherals, so whether you have a keyboard or there RGB speakers then you can sync this up and have one uniform color scheme across all of your peripherals which is nice but you can’t see this so it’s kind of pointless, all it does is literally drain battery.
They do include on the back of the headphone. There are some little macro buttons which you can program to do different things like turn the surround sound on or off, change your eq profile. It’s also has a microphone mute button which will be handy and the audio, so you can control the volume from the back of the headphones.
HyperX Cloud II
There are few physical changes between the cloud 2 and the predecessor are the red coating on the aluminum support for the ear cups that on the initial headset was black and you can also get a gray version with the cloud 2. The single 3.5 millimeter jack on the cloud 2 that integrates both the headphone and the microphone signal while it was split on the original.
The only concern that I’ve brought up to Kingston was the actual connection cable and headset. This is because on the original sample, the cable had a little bit of motion that made me first believe there was some sort of fault with the joint, I can hear it moving inside the ear cup but this has not affected audio quality. If you feel there is some problem in the audio, immediately check the cable.
You will get a USB 2.0 for connectivity. The dongle is very small but controls the headphones and microphone volume independently with the plus and minus. There’s an awkward to reach mic mute on the left side and the shirt clip as you won’t like this dangling on the ground. The immediate 7.1 virtual surround sound button in the center with illumination for clear indication when that is enabled and I think this is really meant for individuals on gaming notebooks. If you don’t have a proper sound card or an outdated motherboard design, then this plug-and-play device is super convenient to get that virtual surround sound without having to tinker in your own equalizer settings.
It is driver-less, it’s just plug and play. It’s a 16 bit 48 kilohertz DAC that there’s more than capable and driving the cloud too and anything above about 50% volume would cause hearing discomfort. It’s a really clean signal pass-through no complaints, there’s no coloring in the audio signature.
You can swivel the ear-cups, so you can get them out of the way when you’re not wearing them but you can also adjust the size of the headphones just to make it as comfortable as possible for yourself. The ear cups, they sort of come with a PU leather, so they are soft and it’s quite comfortable at least anyway, after a few hours so you might find that sort of get a little bit warm.
Now, the weight is 349 grams which is definitely the heaviest pair of headphones by considering you’re getting RGB lighting, a rechargeable battery, 7.1 surround sound, 50 millimeter drivers, and built-in microphone, it’s kind of hard to make any lighter without sacrificing the battery size which is then gonna make the battery life too short. By considering the comfort for gaming and also for the long hours of using, I will not recommend it. It will not be that much comfortable due to its weight.
HyperX Cloud II
The cloud 2 is very well built, it’s flexible size adjustable. The padding on the headband is just right without any particular pressure points. The light structure is awesome for long gaming sessions and I love the synchronous color accents all around especially, the thread for the headband that literally ties things nicely with the design.
I do appreciate the fairly compact nature of this headset looks quite nice. It’s not gigantic in any way and it feels like it can take a head being thrown in the back from mobile use. You can actually use it without the microphone if you want to just use it for music, for example, outside. It doesn’t look like a typical gaming headset anyway.
The ear cups are interchangeable, a set of velour ear cups is included. They are oval to accommodate for the height of your ear with great feeling leather cushion and extra padding in the center piece to avoid discomfort if your ears reach there. It’s usually found on more expensive, so seeing this padding on the HyperX cloud is very much appreciated.
The microphone is a six millimeter cardioid microphone which is under ection off, so you can flip that microphone down and then you can sort of pull it out and bend it around. So, it is in sort of line with your mouth but then if you want to mute the microphone or if you’ve got your own maybe standard USB dedicated by referring that you’re gonna use instead. You can actually flip that microphone up and it’s almost lately hidden. It’s all about those upgraded drivers, upgraded microphone, other than that everything else is pretty much the same like G933.
The microphone has improved still the same function of that when you lower it, it is not muted and when you raise it, it mutes and the red light right means it’s muted. Still have the same flexibility extension on the microphone. The 935 is better than the 933.
I wasn’t too impressed with the microphone. For this price point it’s just a little bit underwhelming, there wasn’t much body. It wasn’t very full, the sound didn’t feel like there was any attention to the lows metal hires.
HyperX Cloud II
The mic is removable, it’s awesome if you want to use the cloud for mobile use. It is extremely flexible and stays in desired position. It’s possible for gaming for just new people can’t hear you that’s all that matters.
Also, this microphone is very sensitive, make sure to place it away not too close to your mouth, so it also doesn’t pick up your breath and it has noise cancellation. so I’m going to It mutes the background elements pretty well but not totally isolating just your voice.
Sound quality is the biggest thing for these headphones. The sound quality is absolutely amazing, the sound quality has 7.1 surround sound which is featuring DTX 2.0 and then you can use the software and Logitech G hub to customize the EQ and the sound profile but the 7.1 in my opinion like the G432.
The 7.1 surround sound is just like a game-changer. The sound quality is clear when I was playing I can hear the sounds of enemies. the other cool thing is that it works with movies, so if you’ve got movies that have surround sound built into them, you can actually have these headphones on for quite an enjoyable movie or entertainment experience.
The drivers on each of the ear cups are 50 millimeters in size, so I believe that’s a bit of an upgrade. They’re usually sticking around that 40 millimeter mark but with these headphones have gone up to 50 millimeters.
HyperX Cloud II
The 7.1 profile works really well for gaming whatever equalizer profile Kingston has created to simulate multi channels and enlarged audio depth is definitely working. As soon as those numbers light up in USB, your audio environment expands, the stereo projection becomes surround and it feels like the sound is no longer coming from the headset because it’s so close to the head but for much larger audio sources in the distance and that’s very good to hear.
You get a really good sense of distance for faraway gunfire, the positional cues are now slightly more engaging compared to what you hear in stereo mode. The treble is detailed and the mid-range is not depressed, so you can pick out voices very clear bounce of objects in your environment like grenades and as soon as you enable that 7.1 profile, it will give clear audio separation between all types of elements becomes a little bit more difficult. This USB dongle is not a bad idea if you don’t want to tinker with your own equalizer settings and this plug and play solution should appeal to many people.
In the ear-cups the battery are places and the battery is easily going to be replaced that is something I do prefer about the Logitech. The battery life on this particular model, you get about 12 hours of battery with the lighting turned off and then you get about 8 hours of battery with a lighting turned on. You can turn it off if you just want to get the maximum battery life out of these headphones.
You can recharge these headphones quite quickly, it takes about an hour to reach from zero to 100% which is great but you can also recharge them and use them Wireless at the same time, so you don’t have to worry about switching them off when you’re not using the headphones.
HyperX Cloud II
This headphone has a great battery life, so it’s an awesome feature. This wireless headphone has 30 hour battery life which is a very longer time and I think this will satisfy the consumer considering the battery life, especially for gaming.
The G935 does outperform in terms of the drivers and sound-stage but not by enough to justify or warrant its pricing. The only other thing that’s noticeable ear-cups which is leatherette from the fabric , so it’s a good change. The 935 microphone is little bit better still not enough that if you want a you know stream or have an audience, you will need a dedicated microphone. It’s a solid headset, I don’t think it’s overpriced but when you bring in that comparison of the 933 that’s where things get a little bit tricky.
HyperX Cloud II
The HyperX cloud brings us to extra color variations of the headset. All are the same awesome build and sound properties of the original and now with a favorable USB dongle for a click of a button surround sound that actually works well.