Obviously, Kingston are well-known party mainly for their RAM and SSD drives, but in the last few years they came out of nowhere with their first Headset release – the HyperX Cloud, and they’ve earned big success. However, their upgrade of the Clouds, the HyperX Cloud II, had even wider acceptance from the professional gamers, and together with the Sennheiser GAME ZERO, are among the most used gaming headsets in general.
Today, we have the pleasure to meet a new family member of the Clouds, and that is the HyperX Cloud Revolver.
The Cloud Revolver has great aesthetics with futuristic design, and the sound quality is perfect for gaming. They are even more comfortable than the older Cloud versions.
SPECS Headphone: -Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets - Type: Circumaural, Closed back - Frequency response: 12Hz–28,000 Hz - Impedance: 30 Ω - Sound pressure level: 104.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz - T.H.D. < 2% - Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW - Weight: 360g - Cable length and type: Headset (1m) + Audio Control Box (2m) - Connection: Headset - 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + Audio Control Box - 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs Microphone: - Element: Electret condenser microphone - Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling - Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000 Hz - Sensitivity: -40dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
What Kingston told us?
Studio-grade sound stage
HyperX Cloud Revolver™ has a wider audio range that creates depth and width for optimal audio precision and a competitive edge. You’ll hear your opponents’ location more accurately from further away. Its larger sound stage is ideal for FPS and open environment gameplay and for a concert hall-like experience when listening to music
Next-generation directional 50mm drivers
Refined 50mm directional drivers are positioned parallel to the ears for a clean, crisp sound with enhanced bass. The drivers direct the sound into the ear for precise audio positioning.
Signature HyperX award-winning memory foam
Red memory foam is visible from back of the ear cups to differentiate HyperX from its competitors. The higher quality, dense foam signifies HyperX awardwinning comfort and quality while providing ultimate comfort during prolonged gaming sessions.
2M audio control box extension with stereo and mic plugs
HyperX Cloud Revolver comes with a 2 meter audio control box extension with stereo and mic plugs for PC. It’s ideal for use with the on-board sound card.
Detachable noise-cancellation microphone
The removable microphone boom makes it easy to plug in for gaming or unplug to listen to music. It features a flexible design and custom mic positioning.
HyperX Cloud Revolver is compatible with PC, Xbox One™1 , PS4™, Wii U™, Mac® and Mobile2 so you can use one headset for PC and console gaming.
TeamSpeak™ certifies the voice quality to be clear and crisp with excellent sound quality. No audible echoes, background noises or voice distortions were detected in tests. Other compatible chat clients include Discord, Skype™, Ventrilo, Mumble and RaidCall.
The Design – is good, more accurately great in the aesthetic sense, and unlike Cloud and Cloud II, the Revolver uses self-adjusting bend. Which is good, and bad in same time. It’s good because it automatically adjust to the size of your head, and it feels really comfortable. Why bad? Because for extended usage, the ear-cups would sag down eventually, which will add a little extra pressure to your ears. Also it would probably wear over time.
Also, Cloud Revolver uses a steel frame, which looks great, but somehow it transfers the sound directly to your ear-cups even with minimal contact to the frame. That means, if someone enter your room and touch your headsets, probably there will be a fight. That is not a major issue, because i don’t believe anyone would bump their headset into something, but it’s worth to know that while you are playing, you should isolate your headsets from hats or hoodies for example.
The Sound – perfect. It doesn’t have 7.1 Surround sound like the HyperX Cloud II, and that’s even better because the Stereo sound on the Revolver provide better quality for gaming, especially for heavily sound-sensitive games like CS:GO. The sound-stage is wide and the highs are crisp and clear, which is very important in this case. For the headset in this particular price-range, I’m amazed by the sound quality.
However, i feel like the bass is not totally on-point for a bass-heavy music. Kingston probably made a trade, and improved the gaming aspects while traded the overall blasting power. But in the end of the day, the Revolvers are gaming headsets, and for that purpose they serve well.
The Durability – definitely not on the same level as the Cloud II. It is decent enough, and would last a good amount of time, but the Cloud II were one of the most durable headsets I’ve ever seen.
The Mic – is around the definition of “not-bad”. I feel like they’ve made some changes over the Cloud II’s mic and boosted it a bit, but because of that the noise-cancellation can’t contribute as much as it should. It is detachable and fairly flexible microphone.
All of that said, the HyperX Cloud Revolver are no doubt great gaming headset. They provide perfect sound for FPS gaming, which is very important, but as we said, for bass-heavy music they lack their cardio training. They are very comfortable, however for extended usage (6-7 hours), you might feel just a little bit extra pressure to your ears, depending of your head-shape.
Overall, for 119$ the Revolvers are good headset to consider. However, I don’t necessarily believe that it’s imperative to upgrade to them over the HyperX Cloud II, which are cheaper and with about the same quality.