Product Comparison: HyperX Cloud II vs Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma


General Specifications
Brand
HyperX
Razer
Model
Cloud II
Kraken 7.1 Chroma
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.
The Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 delivers an immersive surround sound gaming experience to enhance your aural situational awareness. You’ll always hear where the enemy is coming from, and where your team is located, to strike with precision. What’s more, the engine is entirely customizable via Razer Synapse, so you can determine the best placement for the audio channels to best fit your own listening preferences.
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 PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile, Red
  • 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.
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset
  • Very well built product fits nicely around my ears i have smaller head style so this might not work so well if you have a longer styled head or big ears.
  • These are some of the most comfortable headphones I've owned, now I've never had an overly expensive headset, but I've had a few 5-6 hr gaming sessions with them already.
  • Comfortability is amazing, they have the best leather earcups I have ever worn on the distribution of weight is so good you won't feel like you are even wearing them.
  • They are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. I have the oval earcup version, which I would recommend getting over the circular ones.
  • They are so comfy, I used to cry after raiding wearing my on-ear headset from work, now I forget I still have these on after playtime is over.
Size & Weight
Height
4.72 in.
8.1 in.
Width
6.69 in.
6.9 in.
Depth
2.76 in.
3.8 in.
Weight
11.29 oz.
12 oz.

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

Headset
Ear Cushion Material
Velour
Memory foam & Leather
Min. Frequency Response
15 Hz
12 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
25 KHz
28 KHz
Sensitivity
98 dB
123 dB
Impedance
60 Ω
32 Ω
Headphone Driver
53 mm.
50 mm.
Operating Principle
Closed
Closed

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

What customers say about "Headset"
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile, Red
  • 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.
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset
  • Fantastic sound quality for gaming. The 7.1 surround is some of the best I've heard.
  • It has great sound but has just a bit too much bass, so you'll need to spend quite a bit of time fiddling with the EQ/settings to lower the bass.
  • The sound and noise-cancellation is great, my fiance and I play sitting next to each other and I no longer hear the echo from him speaking out loud and then again through the speaker.
  • Great sound, it's really boosted where I can have the volume at 40 and it's where my old headphones were at 100.
  • Sound is fairly terrible, bass overwhelms the highs and mids, resulting in extremely poor quality, unrealistic sound.
Microphone
Capsule Diameter
6 mm.
4 mm.
Microphone Output Sensitivity
-39 dB
-38 dB
Nominal Impedance
2.2 kΩ
2.2 kΩ
Frequency Response
50–18000 Hz
100-10000 Hz

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

What customers say about "Microphone"
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile, Red
  • 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
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset
  • The Microphone also has a nice red light for when it is off so you know your running silent.
  • The product is great the mic works out of the box, the speaker is great good bass and treble.
  • Highest quality microphone I've ever seen in a gaming headset. Microphone is also retractable.
  • Mic is good, my friends said the sound of my voice was greatly improved in-game and i even use it for recording.
  • The mic is flexible and easily moves and comes out of the headset easily.
  • The mic quality is very crisp and sharp it does a very good job at blocking out background noise but it doesn’t block our everything.
Features
Connector Size
3.5
USB
Cord Length
3.3 feet
6.6 feet
Controls
Headphones volume control, Microphone volume control
Headphones volume control, Mute button, Microphone volume control
Compatible Platform(s)
PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, VR Systems
PC, Mac, PS4
Extras
Advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card, 7.1 Virtual surround sound, Digitally enhanced noise-cancelling microphone
7.1 Virtual surround sound, Multi-color LED logo lighting, USB connectivity

HyperX Cloud II

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

What customers say about "Features"
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile, Red
  • 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
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset
  • The cool thing about this headset is that it changes colors on the side where the logo sign is located.
  • The cord is an acceptable length for my setup, so I never had any issues with the length whether I was using it on PC or PS4.
  • The USB cord is braided and high quality and the earcups have real metal on the exterior.
  • The quality of the headset itself material wise is actually really nice. The cushions cushion, the headband is big enough for my head without squeezing it, and the braided cable is always nice.
  • This only comes with a USB attachment. There’s no way to get sound from the headphones From your Xbox or mobile phone.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.99 $
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