A very simple looking USB audio driverThoughts
This is the most astonish looking headset I ever review. Solid aluminium build, leather headrest and logo stitching. These are the things that only a very very very premium headset has like Seinnheiser. Another thing that I love is when the cups touch each other whenever I take off the headset. This makes the headset portable and fits nicely into the included travel bag. I would like to give the physical look 10/10 but one thing that prevents me to do so is the hanging wire on both side of the headset. Why in the world they do this? I know all cables are thick and braided but that’s just not the way I like. The thick leather pads keeps my ear comfortable and pain-free for longer usage. If you don’t like the leather pads just switch to the foam pads that comes with the headset.
As for the USB audio driver, it’s simple enough to adjust the sound and mic volume. Although like that the buttons are quite stiff and I have to apply extra force just to adjust the volume. Another thing is the thing at the back of the driver. Personally I think it’s unnecessary to put that at the back because usually I just put it on my table. I don’t know how to explain it here but you get what I mean.
As a non fan of surround sound headset, I might give Cloud II some credit. The surround effect is just nice and pretty much balance especially when I play First Person Shooter (FPS) games. For other use like watching movies and listening to music, the experience is almost similar to gaming. The other day I saw on the net stated that to get the best experience when using the surround mode, it is recommended to use the foam pads. I personally didn’t try it yet but if you’re planning to get this headset there’s no harm trying. Maybe that only applies to audophiles who can differentiate even the tiniest audio differences because for me it’s just sound the same *insert unprofessional reviewer comments in the comment section below*
Nothing much on the microphone aside from it has windscreen included, adjustable and detachable. The mic quality is just decent for in-game communication and not suitable for professional game streaming and commentary if you ask me.Verdict
If you’re looking for a premium virtual 7.1 surround gaming headset, this one is what you’re looking for. It may a little bit pricey but I tell you what, once you get your hands on this bad boy, you’ll totally forget about the amount you just paid to the cashier. If you don’t care about the surround sound, its predecessor will do and it’s pretty much the same like this. Kudos to Kingston for making this jaw dropping headset!Pros:-+ Premium build
+ Balance surround effect
+ PortableCons:-- Stiff buttons on audio USB driver
- Exposed cables on both headset cups
- Unnecessary ‘tuck-in’ thing at the back of audio USB driverThis post has been edited by KeyMochi: Mar 7 2015, 05:16 PM