Setup HyperX Cloud Headset

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to be unboxing Kingston HyperX Cloud II professional gaming headset with a noise-cancelling microphone. We are going to show you how to connect and set up the device so that you can get maximum performance from it.

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    Let's get started by opening the box.
    The very first thing that we are going to need to do is break the tape seal on the top of the box. There is a small bit of tape connected with the box. We'll just put a finger in there and run that down. That will break the tape.
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    Put the little locking piece out.
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    Now, we pop the box open.
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    We open the sides.
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    We put the box down.
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    We pull the handle up.
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    We put our thumb into the space at the top.
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    We pull out the box.
    Otherwise, it is very difficult to pull it out; and it is not a joke. We have a brand-new HyperX in the box. HyperX is a beautiful and lovely big brand by Kingston. Kingston is a company that makes memory sticks and the headsets with noise-cancelling microphones.
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    We set the box down.
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    We put both hands on the sides.
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    We notice the line on the side of the box.
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    We slide the cap up.
    The entire top will come off the box.
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    We set the top to the side.
    There is a piece of paper inside. It is just a piece of paper. That's all. We have instructions. Being standard computer users, we are probably not going to use those. The basic overview: we plug the headset into a controller and USB or directly into our PC or Mac. It works for all of these devices.
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    Let's take the foam padding out.
    It easily comes out. The first things we are going to see at the top of the box are four visible elements. We have the headphones featured prominently in the middle. There are two ear cups and a top bar. We have a noise-cancelling microphone tucked off to the side. We have the Kingston HyperX Cloud II Dolby 7.1 surround USB controller. We have a connection port, which allows us to plug the headset into it and then run it into the computer in the event that our computer requires separation of I/O channels (microphone-in and speakers-out).
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    Next, we pull out the HyperX box, which is at the bottom.
    We are going to pull it up. As we pull it up, we'll notice a little cut in the cardboard. That cut contains some of the other pieces tucked into it. We notice how it is all connected, and how it comes out.
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    We are going to pull the part out of the box very carefully so that we do not lose anything.
    We don't want to drop or break something in our new headset.
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    Now, we just pull out the entire USB connection kit.
    There is a very nice padded bag with an extra pocket at the side. We can put our entire headset into it and carry it around. The bag may look quite cheap in the video, but it is actually quite nice.
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    First thing we are going to do is we take the controller out.
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    We move the box over a bit to put the controller on the table.
    This is the HyperX controller. There is a single hole at the top of the controller. This is where we will be plugging in the actual control from the headset. There is also a clip at the back. The clip can be used to attach the controller to our shoulder, shirt, arm, wherever we have a loose piece of cloth, or anywhere else we want.
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    Next, we pull the headphones out.
    We may notice that these headphones have shiny soft leather ear pads. If we sweat a lot and find it uncomfortable, then there are cushion "fake Velcro" ear pads coming with the headset. We can use them as well.
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    Let's pull the headset out.
    The headset has been pulled out. There is a connector that we have been talking about earlier.
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    We can take the bottom piece, the HyperX controller, and plug the connector in until it snaps into place.
    The headphones are now plugged in.
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    We have the microphone increase and decrease volume buttons.
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    We also have the headphones increase and decrease volume buttons.
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    Should we choose to mute the microphone, we can simply push the button to mute the microphone.
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    More importantly, should we choose to use or not to use the microphone, we can look at the headset from the side and note that each ear has an indicator near the "R" or "L" writing.
    The right ear is free, and the left ear has the cord coming out of it. The left side, where the cord is coming out, is where we can plug in our microphone or take it out. There is a tiny piece on the left ear.
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    We pull the tiny piece off the left ear.
    The piece comes completely out. We have to not to lose it.
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    We take the little microphone and pull it out very carefully.
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    We are going to plug the microphone into the rectangular hole of the headphones.
    There is a bit of a square plastic part on the microphone as well. Those connect perfectly. We have to push the microphone in at the right angle. Our headset is ready.
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    All we need to do now is to plug in the USB connector to the system.
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    If we are working on an older computer, and we don't have the functionality for the USB system; or, more importantly, if we are working on a high-end system; and we don't want to use the built-in sound card of the headphones, which is the HyperX box with buttons, then we unplug the headset from the controller.
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    We put the controller away.
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    We are going to take the jack-to-double-jack adapter and plug the headset into it.
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    Now, we plug the headset directly into our system.
    The reason for this is we might want to use the analog connection. These jacks are analog. This is not digital technology. Some of us may use the analog controllers of the on-board sound cards. This will lead to not amazing sound quality produced by the system. However, if we are running a sound card such as an Audigy sound card or even something better, then we will want not to avoid using our expensive sound card. Then, we'll definitely want to use the analog connection.
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    Let's unplug the adapter.
    The HyperX sound controllers are high-end. We are not going to regret using them.
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    Let's plug in the controller.
    In this case, the controller will be used in a number of different PC set-ups as well as in Macbook Pro Retina. There is no doubt that the headset will perform well on all of the systems.
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This concludes our tutorial on setting up the HyperX Cloud II microphone and headphones from Kingston. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about this gaming headset or any of the other systems that we review on VisiHow, please do let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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Questions and Answers

How do I connect my headset to the computer?

My headset broke, and this is the second time. So, I really don't want to pay for a third headset. So I got earbuds and plugged them in, which I figured should work the same way. I turned on my computer and looked at the audio, and instead of saying Hyperx Cloud headset, it says like my microphone and speakers and stuff. So how do I get it to work?. I have tried: I have tried to change the settings of what the sound is playing through, (which I don't exactly know how to do), and I've tried to look up how to do it but I haven't had much luck.. I think it was caused by: I think that I simply just need to change the audio play through from speakers to the headset, but it's just the simple fact of how.

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