HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset
Kingston’s HyperX Cloud Revolver S headphones leverage the standard Cloud Revolver headset and offer several enhancements to make the sound stage more versatile for gaming, music, and video entertainment.
Thanks to Dolby’s digital signal processing that creates virtual 7.1-channel surround sound, the Cloud Revolver S headset joins the leagues of other premium gaming headsets that focus on full immersion and complete situational awareness.
However, competitors like the $99 (£109, AU $159) Corsair Void Pro RGB and the $99 (£89, AU $169) Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition also offer gaming-focused 7.1-channel surround at a lower price point, so the
As we’ll see, aside from a few minor criticisms, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset really proves every conceivable challenge.
The aesthetics of the HyperX Cloud Revolver S are nice and not overly “gamery.” A few points hint at its gaming nature, but they are subtle.
The black and white color scheme isn’t dramatic, with black being the most noticeable and white only appearing as small accents on the ear cups and threaded into the headband.
The physical build of HyperX Cloud Revolver S is even more impressive.
The headband and earpads are covered in leather-like “faux leather” pads with lush memory foam that provide hours of comfort and justify the use of “Cloud” in the headset’s name.
The microphone is one of the few weak points in the design.
The problem is that it pulls back a bit from where it is positioned when it is bent very far.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is designed with versatile functionality and compatibility.
If needed, there is even a breakout cable included in the box to split the microphone and headphones into two 3.5mm jacks.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S uses braided cables that are somewhat rigid.
From there, the cable gets a little crazy at about eight feet long.
If you think we haven’t chatted enough about the headset’s design, don’t worry.
The setup is simple.
The 50mm drivers pack a decent punch and keep the sound clarity intact.
The Dolby DSP generates some noise, but the noise-to-signal ratio is good and interference is quickly masked.
On the note of music, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S is quirky but fun.
The Dolby Digital signal processing can bring in noise, but it also distributes all the elements of the song so you feel surrounded by them, creating an almost live feel.
There’s a hint of echo that purist audiophiles may hate, but it also offers a novelty to songs we’ve heard hundreds of times.
The atmospheres offered in the music have also been applied to video content.
All of this is just icing on the cake, of course.
Because the Dolby DSP disperses sounds so well, it’s easy to distinguish tones even in noisy environments.
We also tested the HyperX Cloud Revolver S in Rainbow Six Siege and Battlefield One.
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The microphone is a solid choice for gaming despite its fine flexibility.
Background noise was easily drowned out by our own voice in the microphone.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is an all-around impressive headset designed for gaming, but ready to do so much more.
In addition to the sound, the headset stands out for a premium feature that justifies the slightly higher price.
Sure, the microphone isn’t the most flexible or easily storable mic we’ve ever used, but the sound is crisp and keeps teammates informed in competitive games.