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HyperX CLOUD Revolver: The Gaming Headset For A Phenomenal Experience

HyperX CLOUD Revolver: The Gaming Headset For A Phenomenal Experience

HyperX Cloud Revolver 2

1st August 2016

HyperX is Kingston’s range of premier gaming peripherals. Let us have a look at its latest offering in its CLOUD line of Gaming headsets, the HyperX CLOUD Revolver.

Specifications

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
  • THD < 2%
  • Input power rated 30mW, maximum 500mW
  • Weight 360g
  • Weight w/ mic 376g
  • 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-cancelling
  • Frequency response 50Hz–18,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity -40dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
Hyper X Cloud Revolver

Design

The HyperX CLOUD Revolver looks really good. If you wanted a headset just to show off how serious a gamer you are, this definitely fits the bill. With its large earcups with the HyperX logo on both sides and black and red color scheme, no one is going to mistake this as anything other than a gaming headset.

It has a steel suspension frame over a suspension headband which makes it an easy fit for everyone. there is no need for adjusting the headset, it automatically gives you a very comfortable fit. Even the earcups fit extremely comfortably and the signature HyperX Memory Foam makes it feel like the headset is molded to your ears. Although the HyperX logo on the earcups does not light up as it does for some other headsets, it is no problem as the headset looks pretty good even without it.

The detachable microphone is a nice touch, with a control box which contains a volume control, mute switch and a shirt clip.

When it comes to how the whole package looks, there is no way that the HyperX Cloud Revolver is going look unassuming. The headset is definitely very eye catching and screams “I’m a gamer!!”

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Comfort

One major problem with gaming headsets is how they become uncomfortable over a period of time. Thankfully the HyperX Cloud Revolver does not suffer from that problem. Although they at 360gms (376gms with the mic) they are more heavier than my usual headphones, I never experienced any discomfort even during my 8 hour marathon Dota sessions.

If there is an issue that I found with this headset, it was with the steel suspension frame. It makes this annoying metallic sound every time someone would tap the frame, a bit like the reverbing of a tuning fork. It was also seen if I turned around suddenly while wearing the headphones, but to a lesser degree. However it was a small and pretty ignorable issue unless you have a particularly annoying friend sitting next to you.

Performance

The HyperX CLOUD Revolver really shines when it comes to this parameter. HyperX promises a Studio Grade Soundstage and it definitely does not disappoint. The headset uses a 50mm dynamic driver with a broad Frequency response between 12Hz to 28,000Hz. It makes playing games a real pleasure. The clink sound of gold from last hitting in Dota and the reload sound animation in CS:GO was a real pleasure to hear. But my real surprise was how the headset handled sound and animations in retro games like the Classic Mario and Sonic.

I also had the pleasure of testing out the headset on a VR device. I must say that the audio positioning of the device is better than any other headset I’ve tried out. While watching the Conjuring on the VR, I could have sworn that there was something behind me and kept turning to check that out.

HyperX Cloud Revolver 1

Microphone

The microphone worked pretty well over Skype, Teamspeak and PSN. It rarely picked up on ambient noises and my voice was very clear and audible even though I was working in a very noisy environment.

Conclusion

The HyperX CLOUD Revolver is an excellent product. Even the issue with the reverbing suspension band wasn’t enough to bother me and it is now my primary headset. The headset performs extremely well as just a normal headphone though I would recommend downloading a third-party equalizer in order to get the best out of it.

 

Currently available for 8654 INR at Amazon.in, it is slightly above the reach of an average gamer. But it is a premium product and if you have the money and are serious about your gaming, I guarantee that it is a purchase you won’t regret!

Amazon Link:  http://www.amazon.in/dp/B01CIEBU54/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_i_awd_d_cJ2Nxb0H5HM12

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Rohan Pashankar

Rohan Pashankar

Analyst at Mag Gaming
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