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Cloud 2 has annoying sound on cs
I just bought this and I didn't like the gaming performance at all. sounds in the game are very muffled with or without 7.1 set. fire sound effects (especially AK-47) block all footsteps in the background. Do you have a program or any other recommendation where I can adjust the equalizer? I still don't understand how a lot of people love that headphone
2021-10-11 22:31
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2021-10-11 22:33
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r u 12 ?
2021-10-11 22:33
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2021-10-14 16:25
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2021-10-16 16:01
2021-10-24 11:41
Clown 9
2021-10-14 16:19
United States YankeeM
7.1 should not be used for CS. You'll also get used to the sound in a day or two. When I initially got them, I assumed there was sand in them lmao
2021-10-11 22:34
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what should ı use bro?
2021-10-11 22:34
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razer blackshark v2 pro
2021-10-12 06:36
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No I could go on about the how's and the why's, but the TLDR version is just "No"
2021-10-14 13:45
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I have one, and it's great
2021-10-14 14:55
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Look, I'm not saying that you can't enjoy it, but if we're speakign facts, it has wayy too bloated high bass that bleeds into the mids, overemphasized highs and lacking trebble, honestly, the frequency response is a mess, and as far as competitive play goes, it's very unsuited for it. The microphone is okay-ish as far as wireless headsets go, again a tad too bassy and rather undetailed, although the latter is more of a wireless drawback that the actual mic FR. Realistically, there's few wireless hedsets that actually sound good, and all of them have some drawbacks, so unless you really need wireless, I'd recommend forgoing it.
2021-10-14 16:01
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studio headphones and standalone mic, best combo even the cheaper studio phones and mid-low tier mics sound better than majority of the gaming headsets
2021-10-14 16:09
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*meanwhile me sitting here with a HD600 and an SM7B*
2021-10-14 23:47
Sweden SamBbbb
I have a at2020 and focusrite scarlett but it's annoying to have a mic in your face
2021-10-21 12:23
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You could go for a lavalier mic, or if you really want to have a 'headset' go with something like a modmic or a BoomPro and a compatible set of headphones
2021-10-21 12:58
same here, i guess i'd suggest you look into better boomarms or upgrade whatever it is you're rocking right now. I have a pretty random mic setup here but I don't really need to have it in my face like that... either or it just doesn't bother me
2021-10-24 01:41
I'm using the siberia v2 for pretty long now, couldn't find any headset that matches in terms of comfortability and sound yet :\ I obviously didn't try anything, but I did try the cloud ii, revolver S, HS60 pro, logitech g pro x. people recommend me some equalizers, but I could if the default of my current siberia v2 sounds better, I could just use the equalizer on that I guess.. Sad that I can't find anything that sounds better to me/more comfortable :[ Any other recommendations maybe? (I don't like open back headphones, and I do prefer by a lot a headset with a microphone)
2021-10-24 10:37
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I mean, I don't mean to sound rude, but the frequency response of the Siberia is a mess. That being said, if you really want a headset, Sennheiser GSP300 or Cooler Master MH-751 are some of the actually decent options in this pricerange.
2021-10-24 11:23
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That's cool mate, I know people say the siberia v2 is shit, and it's old, but I really just can't find something that sounds better to me and is as comfortable. Besides playing cs I also like to watch movies and listen to music with the headphones, it's very likely that the other headphones I mentioned might be better for cs, but for both cs and music, everything just sounds so shit, shallow, and 'dead'. And again, yeah not saying the siberia v2 is high quality or anything, it just sounds decent to me compared to others I've tried. The earpads on both the senheiser and the cooler master looks kinda thin for my taste, but I'll search for reviews on them. thanks :)
2021-10-24 11:29
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Hey, that's perfectly fine, sound is subjective after all. If you like the Siberia's, so be it :D
2021-10-24 12:57
Romania VlakeV
steelseries arctis 3, 5, 7, pro or logitech g pro x
2021-10-12 06:46
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Honestly, I can't in good conscience recommend either of these
2021-10-14 13:47
V-Moda M100 with mic boom cable
2021-10-14 16:03
Canada loldougie
It's widely known to be one of the best headsets, especially for the price. Maybe it's a preference thing and you just don't like it, but there's no denying it's one of the best.
2021-10-23 00:16
Sennheiser PC37X or PC38X. Or just get actually decent headphones and an ok mic.
2021-10-23 16:57
Czech Republic BlastTM
i have cloud 2s like 2 years now and still great
2021-10-24 11:45
Idk it works just fine for me for 3 years now, no muffled sounds and i can hear footsteps easily 7.1 is garbage tho
2021-10-11 22:34
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2021-10-11 22:35
The Cloud II isnt that great in terms of audio quality and clarity but you will get used to it after a while
2021-10-12 06:23
i think what you are experiencing is just the cause of leather earmuffs. You will get used to the sound. I say so because the sound sounds normal to me in velour earmuffs but when i change them to leather ones, it becomes like "muffled" cause the sound is not "closed" or whatever, im not a headphones expert.
2021-10-12 06:27
idk use smth like loudness equalization
2021-10-12 06:32
Yea it did sound weird when I bought it a year ago. But you get used to it after few weeks and now it sounds great to me :D. everything is very loud & clear.
2021-10-12 06:33
Equalizer APO with Peace GUI is a great eq software
2021-10-12 06:44
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Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well
2021-10-14 13:47
if you’re saying that the bass is boosted as shit and sounds like you’re underwater I think you just got a shitty pair that is broken. Happened to me with logitech g pro and had to refund that garbo
2021-10-12 06:50
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To be fair, the Cloud II isn't really a clear sounding headphone even when working properly, so...
2021-10-14 13:48
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Canada loldougie
A large majority of the professional FPS scene uses it, if this were the case then it wouldn't be as popular.
2021-10-23 00:17
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A large majority of the professional FPS scene uses it because of sponsorship deals, they players get rather large sums of money for it, enough for them to carre very little about the headphones they use if they're decent enough and somewhat comfortable. The argument ' X player uses it so it must be good' is flawed because A) there may be sponsorship deals in place, B) the player might not really know what they're talking about (few people actually understand how audio works) and C) what works for player X may not work for you
2021-10-23 14:02
What pros use and what's actually good aren't exactly the same thing. Audeze not sponsoring players is sort of a travesty, what with the Penrose, Mobius, and LCD-GX being out there. Hyper X have one solid design, but it's literally the Audeze Mobius and I'd take the GX over it any day.
2021-10-23 17:22
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Canada loldougie
Obviously this is true. However, the staggering number of people in the scene that use these headphones indicate otherwise. If they weren't quality for CSGO they wouldn't be this popular.
2021-10-23 20:16
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Most people have no objective understanding of the differences between headphones, or what makes them good/bad, they buy them based on marketing or features they think are important. They produce sound, so they must be serviceable, but honestly a solid pair of Hifiman HE400s will cost almost the same and be far superior (or Audio Technica ATH-A700x for cheaper). The problem is anything open is going to be problematic anywhere that's not your house.
2021-10-23 21:06
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Gotta love Hifiman, now if they got all their QC issues squared up :D
2021-10-24 00:26
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Yeah good luck with that. I hate that their hybrid pads are cheap as hell in how they're put together, cause I love them overall. Had to replace mine with Dekoni and it felt so overly pricey in the end. They still have amazing headphones though, HE400i is maybe closest thing to the 6XX in terms of overall value.
2021-10-24 01:17
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I feel ya, I had to replace the pads on my Sundara for Dekoni's LCD pads, although to be fair, I have to padswap almost every headphone I get, I need a bit over an inch in terms of pad depth, my ears are wonky
2021-10-24 11:19
Honestly, Penrose is probably the only wireless headset that actually sounds good. Mind you, it has it's own set of issues (comfort, range, etc...) but as far as soudn goes, nothing comes close. I modded my pair with Brainwavz Hybrid pads and used some felt to make them nicely sealed, now I just have to adjust the clamp every now and then. To be fair to HyperX, as far as headsets go, they're at least somewhat decent (the Pro 80 clones and the Flight + of course the Mobius clone).
2021-10-24 00:25
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I really haven't heard them, but I have a pair of LCD2's and know how good Audeze sound is (probably my preferred signature). I wish the weight wasn't so extreme, but oh well. I would like to try the Penrose eventually.
2021-10-24 01:18
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I'm actually considering getting the LCD-X, and I've heard the LCD-2 as well, so I know what you mean :D
2021-10-24 11:20
dont use 7.1 mode for gaming and you should be fine, you get used to it i have it for years and i'm still very satisfied
2021-10-14 13:51
Europe Pts
I have my own equalizer for csgo to boost footsteps Can't imagine playing without it tbh... the sounds feels so weird on default :D
2021-10-14 13:56
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can u show settings and program please?
2021-10-14 16:10
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Europe Pts
srry mate totally forgot about you
2021-10-16 15:59
Belgium _l1festyle
I have used a steelseries arctis 7 before and I couldn't get used to the sound so I went back to a hyperx II.. just disable the 7.1 button and ur good.
2021-10-14 14:57
i stole the headset from my old IT servicedesk job like 4 years ago and it still works. it's a senheiser, very good sound and mic imo. very thin/light model, not marketed for gaming.
2021-10-14 16:05
should've bought Cloud Core, way better
2021-10-14 16:10
Other Bactuga
Look at behind your headset, there should be some blue thingys (could be different color but mine is blue) that you can make them up and down, and then test it and see what you like the most.
2021-10-14 16:13
cloud revolver is the best imo
2021-10-14 16:19
I always forget ppl actually buy "gaming" headphones, and it's always so funny when i remember. they are almost always dirt cheap material and marked up insanely return them and buy some audio-technica's or sennheisers
2021-10-14 16:21
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which ones would you recommend? Normally priced
2021-10-14 16:23
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ath-m50x go on sale on amazon for $90-100 semi-regularly. normal price is $150 which is honestly worth, but you could also get lightly used ones for $100 that will last years
2021-10-14 16:33
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what about sony?
2021-10-14 16:42
Yes, this. Could even go for the the M40Xs, essentially the same phones with one less rotation angle for a bit cheaper price.
2021-10-14 18:08
Honestly, I can't bring myself to recommend the M50x to anyone really, They're a bit too bassy and have little to no soundstage. I agree with the original point however. Funnily enough, the m40x and m60x didn't seem to have the same issue for me :D I'd probably recommend the DT770 Pro's as the starting point, or even some open-backs (though these aren't for everyone)
2021-10-21 11:09
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which microphone do you pair it with?
2021-10-22 02:10
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That entirely depends on what you want. A condenser desk mic, a dynamic mic, a lavalier mic, a Modmic... the possibilities are endless. In my personal setup, is use a Shure SM7B (previously a Rode NT-1) with a variety headphones like the aforemetioned DT770's, Sennheiser HD600, Hifiman Sundara and others. I also have an Audio Technica ATGM2, a Modmic-style microphone i take with me on the go.
2021-10-22 19:36
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i have zero idea about the headset/mic combinations, i've just been the normal usual gamer type that just buys some shitty ass game headset but im tired of them either breaking or sounding like complete garbage but ye a modmic is probably what im looking for, not looking for anything super expensive but more on the budget side but still decent DT770 looks good, the audio technica ATGM2's dont seem too expensive either, is that a good base line combo u think?
2021-10-23 00:14
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That's a pretty good combo if you wan't thhe headset-y feel, although at this point the ATMG2 and the modmics are very comparable, here's a video comparing them with some other options Two things to note about the DT770's, first is that the headphone is pretty balanced but it has rather sharp highs, for some people the headphone sounds sibilant. This helps to pick out footsteps in-game, but it also can make the headphone sound less 'comfortable'. Second, there are different editions of the DT770, with different impedance, 32 ohm, 80 ohm and 250 ohm, generaly speaking more ohms require more power but may have more resolution/quality, I'd probably go with 80 or 250 (the one I have) but you might have to invest in an amplifier to run these properly. They will play out of almost anything but they may sound quiet or thin if the source isn't powerful enough
2021-10-23 13:59
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alright thanks for the explanation, really appreciate it. i don't particularly have a problem with the DT770 having sharp highs if it makes footsteps more clear, although it does seem that the ATMG2 easily picks up fan sound/background noise, which is a bit of a bummer. i'll try to look and compare them to the ones in the video you linked, thanks a lot man :)
2021-10-23 16:20
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No worries, hope you end up liking it
2021-10-23 21:17
Or the newer Sennheiser PC38x. One of the best "gaming" headphones for $170. Unfortunately only available from Drop.
2021-10-21 11:12
What kind of sound are you going for? Is it to be used only for gaming or for normal use as well? Do you plan to use it as a portable headphone too? What kind of budget did you alocate for this?
2021-10-21 12:25
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mostly music then gaming but for PC only I think
2021-10-22 01:48
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Righty-o, what budget are you thinking?
2021-10-24 12:58
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dunno under 300 100%
2021-10-24 13:00
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Right, So if we start with the actual headset category, for around $100 you should be able to get either a Sennheiser GSP300 or a Cooler Master MH751. Sennheiser sounds a little bit better and has a tiny bit better mic, while the cooler master is generally slightly more comfy. Both are fairly neutral with a mild bass bumb (as expected of gaming headsets) and there's very little hassle to be had here. They have enough trebble and good enough imaging not to hinder you in games. Soundstage could be a bit better though. Step up from that a bit, we've got Beyerdynamic MMX 300 2nd gen. These are essentially a 32ohm DT770 with a rather good mic. Slightly elevated bass (including sub-bass), neutral mids, sharp-ish trebble (that's true for most beyers). Pretty good imaging, rather good soundstage for a closed-back, very comfortable. A bit too much bass for what I'd like to have for competitive games, but it adds to the fun factor. Worth mentioning is Audeze Mobius, which while at $400 is a bit outside your budget, HyperX maked licensed, slightly less equiped clones (Orbit and Orbit S) at around $250. By no means perfect headset, it actually has quite a few issues (high clamp, pads are meh...) it is nevertheless probably the best sounding closedback headset, and a remarkably well tuned closed-back headphone, even in non-headset context. Planar drivers, 'nuff said. Also, if you're willing to get things shippd from the US, the Sennheiser PC38x made by is a particularly good sounding headset. It's an open-back, which means recess bass, cleaner mids and high and wider soundstage are ll on the menu. Not that great if you want to bop your head to some subs and wubs, or if you want to use them in public transport, but if you've got a nice, quiet environment, consider and open-back. That's about is for headsets, if you're willing to go for a separate headphone-microphone combo, we've got loads more options.
2021-10-26 09:03
rofl.. it's true that gaming headsets are insanely expensive but they are actually good and most of them dont buzz in your ears like some headphones do...
2021-10-15 02:37
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Some gaming headsets are pretty good, most are decent at best, and a lot of them are truly awful. Funnily enough, almost none of them focus on the type of sound signature that would be the most beneficial in competitive FPS games.
2021-10-21 12:16
Finland hermion
Do you have loudness equalization from sound control panel enabled?
2021-10-14 16:25
Try updating your sound drivers. Edit: Have a good day!
2021-10-19 20:52
Finland tonyi
Update ear drivers (brain)
2021-10-21 12:24
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Could work, but the Cloud II are not a particularly detailed or revealing set of headphones, so this is actually the expected outcome really
2021-10-21 12:50
7.1 is useless. I thought that players outside were in hut (Nuke)
2021-10-22 01:52
Very happy with my cloud 2, I usually hear steps that my mates don't And it's top notch for music as well
2021-10-23 14:04
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I'd change your definition of 'top notch' if I were you, the Cloud II are decen't at best.
2021-10-24 00:28
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name a better quality headset for that kind of money
2021-10-24 10:26
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If you need an actual headset, Cooler Master MH-751 or Sennheiser GSP300. If you're willing to go for a separate headphone-microphone combo, you have way more options
2021-10-24 11:16
Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
Check loudness equalization in cp I had cloud2 for 4 years and still own them they are fucking great for cs hear some steps that teammates dont so idk check drivers also Have a great day!
2021-10-23 16:23
Europe letqpena
I hated my Cloud 2's and ended up giving them to my friend's kid for free after three months or so.
2021-10-23 20:27
I own a set of cloud 2s that I now mostly only use to listen to music to on my phone, the only problem I ever had with them was my mic audio being quiet but I solved that problem with third party software, I do prefer my Sennheiser gps 300s more though, they're a tighter fit and I don't think they're as good at cancelling external noise but the audio quality is better, the mic is better and the overall headset quality feels better.
2021-10-23 20:28
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Yeah, the GSP 300 and Cooler Master MH-751 are the two headsets that are actually quite good, especially at their price range.
2021-10-24 00:27
use equalizer apo with peace gui for equalizer apo
2021-10-24 10:36
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Peace is underrated af :D
2021-10-24 11:23
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