HyperX, the gaming peripheral/accessory division of Kingston, has officially announced its second generation Cloud II headset today. Along with all of the features of the original HyperX Clouds, this time around the company has built-in a specially designed DSP based sound card with 7.1 virtual surround sound.
Head below for more details, a product intro video and how to get a free 16GB flash drive with the new Cloud II headset from Amazon:
The Cloud II headset system carries 53mm drivers (15Hz–25,000 Hz frequency response) and a dedicated USB sound card “that amplifies audio and voice for an optimal Hi-Fi gaming experience.” You are getting independent audio controls including volume and simple on/off toggle switches for enabling 7.1 and muting the condenser mic. You’ll find the full spec list on the headphones and mic below.
HyperX has had HyperX Cloud II TeamSpeak certified and optimized for Skype with noise cancellation, auto gain control and echo cancellation for better audio quality. They are compatible with Mac and PC as well Xbox One (“controller adapter required”) and PS4.
The 100% memory foam padded Hyper X Cloud II gaming headset comes in two red and gun metal variations with a third pink version coming soon. They are currently available on Amazon for $99.99 shipped with a free HyperX FURY 16 GB USB Drive until tonight “at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on February 9, 2015.” The previous generation models, which sit with a 4.6/5 star rating from over 800 Amazon customers are available for $79.99 shipped right now (within $10 of Black Friday).
HyperX is also announcing the new HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mouse Pad today as well. Essentially an updated version of its already available Skyn Pad, it will be available in 4 sizes and made of “cloth material and soft padding”. It does not appear to be available just yet.
The full press release follows:
HyperX Releases Enhanced Cloud II Gaming Headset, New Mouse Pad
February 09, 2015 11:08 AM Eastern Standard Time
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of HyperX Cloud II headset. Shipping now, HyperX Cloud II features a newly designed USB sound card audio control box featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, in addition to the great features and benefits of the previous award-winning HyperX Cloud headset.
“We can now offer gamers a 7.1 virtual surround sound headset that has all of the comfort and style of the original HyperX Cloud. These two new products give gamers great sound and control so they can enjoy a fully immersive gaming experience.”
Fully designed by HyperX sound engineers, the LED backlit audio control box delivers hardware-based (no drivers needed) 7.1 virtual surround sound with independent audio and microphone volume control. Gamers can easily toggle on 7.1 virtual Surround Sound with a push of a button to emulate having seven positional speakers for enhanced gaming. HyperX Cloud II is USB-powered for PC and Mac to amplify audio and voice, as well as 3.5mm stereo compatible for PS4 and Xbox One1.
The microphone is digitally enhanced with noise cancellation, auto gain control and echo cancellation via the USB sound card. Certified by TeamSpeak and Skype optimized, HyperX Cloud II provides clearer voice quality, game sounds and reduced background noise. The ear cups and headband are 100-percent memory foam to provide maximum comfort when gaming for hours.
HyperX will also launch its second gaming surface, HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mouse Pad. Made of cloth material and soft padding, HyperX FURY mouse pads offer optimal precision, comfort and stability. HyperX FURY mouse pads are available in four sizes, and are portable and durable to suit any gamer’s environment.
“We are excited to expand our line of HyperX accessories with the new Cloud II and FURY mouse pad,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “We can now offer gamers a 7.1 virtual surround sound headset that has all of the comfort and style of the original HyperX Cloud. These two new products give gamers great sound and control so they can enjoy a fully immersive gaming experience.”
HyperX Cloud II is available in red, gun metal, and limited edition pink (coming soon) and is backed by a two-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability.
HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and gaming accessories. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack and PAX.
For more information, visit the HyperX home page.
HyperX Cloud II Features and Specifications:
- Transducer Type: dynamic Ø 53mm
- Frequency Response: 15Hz–25,000 Hz
- Nominal SPL: 98±3dB
- Operating principle: closed
- Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
- T.H.D.: < 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: single mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)
- Transducer Type: condenser (back electret)
- Polar Pattern: cardioid
- Frequency Response: 50-18,000 Hz
- Operating principle: pressure gradient
- 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
- THD: 2% at f = 1 kHz
- Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1 KHz)
- Microphone output: -39±3dB
- Length mic boom: 150mm (include gooseneck)
- Capsule diameter: Ø6*5 mm
- Connection: single mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)
1 Controller adapter required.
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HyperX® is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx.
Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Digital, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at kingston.com/press/default.asp.
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