HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset Review
Many of you gamers out there are fans and users of the HyperX Cloud and Cloud II gaming headsets. Recently introduced and now priced at $120, the HyperX Cloud Revolver gaming headset is the next evolution of the Cloud Family of gaming headphones producing high-quality audio. These over-ear headphones are engineered with Circumaural, Closed-back Dynamic 50 mm drivers producing less than 2% total harmonic distortion. Are these gaming headphones a worthy successor to the HyperX Cloud II and as good as many claim them to be? Let’s take a greater look in this HyperX Cloud Revolver headset review.
• Comfortable fit and attractive design
• Great stereo audio
• Directional drivers of 50mm size
• Price of $120
• Slightly heavier than the Cloud II
• Sound resonates from tapping the steel headband
HyperX Cloud Revolver Design, Features, and Fit
This gaming headset is the successor to the wildly popular HyperX Cloud II. The Cloud Revolver comes with a new look: an outer frame of solid steel.
The first change you’ll notice with this headset is the increase in weight (376g) over the Cloud II (320g), an increase of 18%. Unless you have a sensitive head, you won’t even feel a difference. Second, there’s the solid steel frame. Do refrain from tapping it as the vibrations it creates will resonate throughout the headset. Personally, I find the sound amusing, but I do understand that others will not and find it annoying. The headphones support Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Mac, PC, and many mobile devices.
Now the headphones aren’t manually adjustable. They fit your head using a flexible metal band which is connected to each ear cup. I’ve never liked these types of headphones because they’re usually cheap and uncomfortable. The Cloud Revolver showed me what was up. The headset fit perfectly to my head, and the memory-foamed leatherette ear cups were quite comfortable. Unfortunately, if it’s hot in your playing area, in my case my bedroom, your ears will start to perspire. You may not feel it while playing, but when you take them off, you’ll notice it.
The Cloud Revolver has some impressive noise-cancelling where most of the sound outside of your gaming experience is well muffled. It’s to the point where I can’t comprehend what my dad is saying when he’s beside me.
When using the headphones for the PC, the audio control box that comes with it is a bit annoying. I know this is nitpicking, but I’ll explain regardless. The control box just sits on the ground or in your lap. Pinning it to your shirt works, but then you have wires all over you. I’ll make a quick comparison to the Sennheiser Day One Gaming Headset. Its volume control is on the headphones themselves, thus no switch box, but, the Day One is PC only. I’ll also note that the Day One is twice the price of the Cloud Revolver. So when the Cloud Revolver control box is on your lap, the volume dial sometimes gets brushed and turns all the way up or down.
The Cloud Revolver comes with an attachable uni-directional, noise canceling mic. With a frequency response of 50Hz-18KHz, the recording quality of the mic is decent. While better than the average gaming headset it’s not at the level of the Day One headset. Even with this said, no one has complained about mic quality while on TeamSpeak™.
HyperX Cloud Revolver Performance
The stereo sound quality is amazing! The Cloud Revolver comes with Circumaural, Closed-back Dynamic 50mm directional drivers positioned parallel to your ears that just make the audio so crisp. Distant police sirens in Grand Theft Auto V sound as if they’ve traveled to my ears.
Boasting greater sound quality (12Hz- 28KHz) than the Cloud and Cloud II (15Hz-25KHz) and most other gaming or audio headphones, I’d say the HyperX Cloud Revolver is worth a close look when making your next purchase.
Overall Performance and Final Thoughts
As you’ve read above, this gaming headset offers plenty for the price. Currently on Amazon (see link below) the HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset goes for $117. At this price, and with the great features such as stereo audio, interchangeable cups, and more, what’s not to love?
The packaging comes with the Cloud Revolver headset w/1M Cable, a detachable microphone, and an audio control box w/2M cable.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver gaming headphones come with a 2-year warranty. Should you need to reach Customer Support, feel free to call one of these two numbers: 714-435-2639 or 800-435-0640.
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FTC Disclosure: HyperX provided Beantown LLC with one (1) Cloud Revolver Headset sample for review purposes. This writer’s opinion is 100% his own and not a paid product ambassador.
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