The All-New HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset
Days before this past weekend’s PAX East, we started hearing whispers that the folks at HyperX were set to introduce a new product at the annual gaming expo. Knowing what the HyperX product line-up was for the first half of 2017, we were highly confident that the HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset was set to make its public debut. We were correct, and on March 13th, it became available for retail purchase.Having seen the HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset two months ago at CES, we were looking forward to the released product. We weren’t disappointed.
• Dolby® Surround 7.1 audio
• Directional drivers of 50mm size
• New, wider solid-steel frame
• Promotional Price of $149
HyperX Cloud Revolver S Design, Features, and Fit
If you walked around many of the live streaming sets like EVGA‘s for example, you’d notice that the streamers were wearing gaming headsets from the HyperX Cloud family. This should tell you something about the brand.
This new gaming headset is the successor to the popular Cloud Revolver. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S comes with a near identical look to its predecessor, now with Dolby® Surround 7.1 audio, a wider, solid steel outer frame, and a matte black finish.
The first improvement you’ll notice with this Hyper Cloud gaming headset is the vibration that appeared on its predecessor is now gone. No more ‘twang’ sounds. Next, you’ll notice an advanced audio control box and the headset’s Dolby® Surround 7.1 audio capability. (More on sound in our full review.)
Headphone and microphone volumes are controlled by dials on the right with an equalizer button on the left. This equalizer button cycles between 3 modes: Vocal, Flat, and Bass Boost. You’ll find Dolby® Surround and microphone mute buttons in the center.
All-in-all, it’s a nicely designed controller.
HyperX Cloud Revolver S Performance
The Dolby® Surround 7.1 sound quality is quite impressive! I briefly got to test this headset with gaming, films, and music. Believe it or not, I was most impressed with Bluegrass music. No Joke.
Like its predecessor, the Cloud Revolver S comes with Circumaural, Closed-back Dynamic 50mm directional drivers positioned parallel to your ears. Frequency response remains the same at a range of 12 Hz- 28000 Hz.
This HyperX gaming headset comes with an attachable uni-directional, noise canceling mic with a frequency response of 50 Hz-18000 Hz.
This new gaming headset offers plenty of features at a $149.99 price point. Feel free to compare it against other brands and models at this price.
The headphones support Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and numerous mobile and virtual reality devices.
Within each package comes the Cloud Revolver S headset w/1M Cable, a detachable NC microphone, and an advanced audio control box w/2M cable.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S 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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