Hyper X Cloud Core 7.1 welcomes the renewal of HyperX Cloud Core II a few years ago. Like the Cloud Core II, the Cloud Core 7.1 features a solid metal headband, a luxurious ear cup, and a USB amplifier to control volume and surround sound, ensuring good sound quality for both gaming and music. There are no interchangeable ear cups, but they are less expensive than the Core II, so it’s an acceptable sacrifice.
Hyper X positions Cloud Core 7.1 as the ideal headset for students in the age of video conferencing and claims it is equally suited for online classes, P.C. media, and console games. This is technically correct but not superior in every way. The microphone is quiet and has low accuracy, the USB amplifier is a hassle to use on a P.C., and the console’s performance is different, especially in online games.
Hyper X Cloud Core Gaming Headset +7.1 Review: Design
Like the previous Stinger series, Cloud Core 7.1 is a typical gaming headset with a flashy design language and some elements that appeal to the target segment. Metal hinges ensure the quality and durability of the headset with a solid look. The neckband has a thick cushion for comfortable wearing.
The first one to catch your eye is a rather large ear cup, both on the back showing off the HyperX brand name. This logo makes the headset look trendy. The earpads are cushioned and comfortable. HyperX also controls the clamping force to prevent the headset from being too tight or loose.
HyperX Cloud Core 7.1 Review: Performance
HyperX positioned Cloud Core 7.1 as a hybrid headset for remote school/gaming, and based on my testing; I was able to fill this niche pretty well. I tested Cloud Core 7.1 on P.C., PS4, and Switch using various games.
On the P.C., whether you’re shooting down a demon on Doom Eternal or organizing an army of Mayans on Age of Empires, the headset worked perfectly. Also, on Telltale, Batman: In The Enemy Within, we had a strict dialog choice. This headset did a great job balancing music, sound effects, and voice work.
Result In the Console
In the console, the results are a bit more complicated. Cloud Core 7.1 had a great sound on both Ghosts of Tsushima (PS4) and Tales of Vesperia. However, Star Trek Online (PS4) was almost useless. The sound stuttered and delayed at all enchantments, and when it worked, it became opaque and vague. This seems to be a feature that the headset tries to process sounds sent directly over the Internet rather than from files loaded on the PS4 hard drive. Star Trek Online doesn’t rely heavily on instant online communication, but you’re hesitant to use Cloud Core 7.1 in multiplayer console games.
In the Cloud Core 7.1
However, in Cloud Core 7.1, the music sounds pretty good. Battering MollyOld Crow Medicine Show the Rolling Stones, G.F. The vocals and treble sounds were clearly and neatly played on Handel songs.
Hyper X Cloud Core 7.1 Review: Function
Since Hyper X Cloud Core 7.1 has no software, a USB hub is the only way to control some additional features. I prefer “no software” to “too complex software,” which is no problem for me because Hyper X’s software suite has a lot of experience. On the other hand, there are not many options in the headset. There are no E.Q. settings, microphone specifications, or game profiles. You can adjust the audio and microphone volumes to switch between surround sounds. That’s about it.
HyperX Cloud Core + 7.1 Top Specifications and Highlights
- Better virtual surround sound
- Advanced Audio Control Box
- Comfort features of HyperX
- durable aluminum frame
- DETACHABLE NOISE-CANCELING MICROPHONE
- Multi-platform Ready
HyperX’s Cloud lineup has been approximately for a prolonged duration, and its sublime position in the gaming industry is a matter of course. In fact, for years, the only complaint I can say about this big headset product is that there are so many different options at different price levels that could confuse the average consumer. Cloud Core + 7.1 includes most of what makes the classic Cloud II package special while being a more affordable bundle. The included headsets have been updated with a unique design.
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