Gaming headphones are one of the essential accessories for a gamer. HyperX Cloud 2 is a reasonably priced gaming headset that easily competes with more expensive headsets. Despite being designed for gaming, they have a toned-down design which means they can be used outdoors without drawing too much attention.
With that said, Cloud 2 users often run into some audio-related issues, and a buzzing sound in the microphone is one of the most common. Some report hearing a constant buzzing or static sound, while others notice that the sound comes and goes periodically.
Either way, the constant static sound can limit your ability to detect enemies while gaming.
Now there are forums filled with discussions about this issue, and none provide solutions to the buzzing. So, if you are experiencing a buzzing sound from your HyperX Cloud 2 headphones, keep reading. By the end of this article, you should be able to fix your issue.
A little more about HyperX Cloud 2 headphones
HyperX Cloud 2 is an affordable headphone that offers a decent gaming experience, as mentioned at the start of the article. With a 7.1 surround sound support and a 3.5mm audio jack, it can quickly fulfill the needs of casual gamers.
It is a wired headset with a standard jack; however, it comes with a USB adapter. These headphones are suitable for use in quiet rooms; however, they aren’t ideal for outdoors due to the lack of noise cancellation.
With that said, this headphone has passive noise cancellation, which helps mask outside noise. But Cloud 2 is also notorious for its audio issues, precisely the buzzing sound, which I will discuss next.
What causes HyperX Cloud 2 Mic Buzzing
The buzzing sound from this specific HyperX model headphone is more noticeable when no sound is playing through them. Users report that the buzzing is heard as background noise, which becomes annoying after some time.
Gamers report that the static becomes noticeable during the quiet periods between gameplay. Since there are no drivers for this headphone, it is a plug-and-play headset. So you can’t find drivers for this headset to fix buzzing. Any physical damage to the cable or audio jack can lead to a buzzing sound.
Unless you recently dropped your headphones, there shouldn’t be any internal damage to the headphones’ components. However, if your headphone was dropped to hit something, it might have caused damage to their internal, resulting in buzzing.
Here’s How You Can Fix The Buzzing Problem
There is no single tried and tested fix for HyperX Cloud 2 buzzing issue. The fixes range from physically inspecting the audio jack and ports to using a USB dongle instead of the 3.5mm audio jack. So without further ado, here are some methods you can try to get rid of the buzzing issues from your Cloud 2:
Try using Another Set Of Headphones Instead
This method is mainly used to find the cause before fixing the issue. Simply remove the HyperX Cloud 2 from your PC and connect external speakers.
Now play any audio and notice if you can still hear the buzzing. If you still hear it, the issue might be related to something other than your HyperX headphones. Instead, it could be caused by incorrect audio output from your PC.
However, if you don’t hear the buzzing sound after connecting external speakers, the issue is related to your HyperX headset.
Try Using The USB Dongle
HyperX Cloud 2 has a dongle that can connect the headphone via a USB port. If your headphones stop buzzing after connecting them via USB, it might indicate an issue with the 3.5mm audio port or the jack.
Cloud two luckily comes with a USB dongle you can find inside the box. However, if you don’t have a USB dongle or have misplaced it, you can buy one for less than $10 and try this fix.
Users report better audio when using a USB port because it bypasses any issues caused by the audio jack.
A Loose Audio Jack Connection
The audio jack should be adequately seated within the audio port to provide clear audio output. However, if the jack is loose or not connected properly, it can cause a buzzing sound.
Most people pull the headphones without realizing it, resulting in loose connections. The easiest way to troubleshoot a loose audio jack is by inspecting it to ensure it is seated properly. The two jacks should also be installed in matching colored ports to provide clear audio.
A damaged or broken headphone wire
Since the Cloud 2 is a wired headphone, the buzzing sound may be caused by physical damage to the wire itself. The wire transmits the audio signal from the computer to your headset’s speakers; if the wire is broken, you may hear distorted audio.
If the damage to the wire is visible, try wrapping insulation tape around the damaged area. This should force any loose connections to reconnect, and the static can be fixed.
However, if rotating the damaged wire or insulating it doesn’t work, you might need to get it repaired by a professional to get rid of the buzzing.
Configure audio settings:
Lastly, you can try adjusting your computer’s audio setting to fix the buzzing sound. To configure your computer’s audio setting, all you have to do is:
- Open Control Panel by typing “Control Panel” in the Windows search bar.
- Click on Hardware and Sound and then select Sound in the following menu.
- Right-click on Speakers/Headphones in the following menu and select Properties from the dropdown menu.
- Navigate to Enhancements within the properties section and check the Disable all sound effects box.
- Now click Apply, and the buzzing should be gone.
HyperX Cloud 2 is a decent headphone; however, it is prone to the buzzing problem. The troubleshooting steps and fixes I’ve provided in this article have worked for headphone users before.
However, if the problem persists, you can try updating the audio drivers on your computer. You can also contact customer support to get direct help regarding the issue. If the issue is not resolved, you should get a replacement if your HyperX Cloud 2 is still under warranty.