Published on May 25th, 2016 | by gareth0
Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver
When we first started covering Kingston products years ago, it was for
their great line of memory and USB drives. As time has gone on the company
has expanded their lines to include SSD drives, mousepads, and their Cloud
line of gaming headsets.
Their last offering was a fantastic mix of sound, comfort, durability, and
performance, so I was very eager to see what they had in store with their
new Cloud Revolver headset.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver is a very sleek and stylish unit that is as
durable as it is comfortable. The attractive black and red coloring work
well and the amazingly comfortable memory foam and leatherette earcups fid
comfortably over the ear.
The company describes the audio as “studio grade sound stage” and what
this means for gamers, especially those who like FPS and Open World games
is a greater degree of sound quality and percision. Let me explain it like
this. If you are playing a game like DOOM or Call of Duty: Black Ops 3,
the sound is all encompasing. You can better judge the distance of
gunfire, footsteps, and other sounds related to your position. This allows
you to better judge of the action is happening further away from you or
much closer and allows players to have a better reaction time.
In a game like Tom Clancy’s The Division, players get a much more
immersive experience of the city as you hear the noises of the city in a
way closer to how you would in life. Gunfire is distant, but increases the
closer you get to it as an example.
For those looking to listen to music or watch a movie with the Cloud
Revolver, the 50mm drivers of the headset give users a more concert hall
enviornment which again makes you a part of the audio experience rather
than being fed the audio.
The microphone is a certified Teamspeak quality which makes it ideal for
clearly capturing all your gaming and other audio needs though some may
find the microhone audio pales when compared to the audio quality of the
unit. The other great feature of the Cloud Revolver is that it works with
consoles and mobile devices and truly is a one stop solution for all of
your gaming and audio needs.
The metal headband is adjustable although some may find some vibrations
when in contact with the metal but the comfort and durability are
With an attractive price point, comfort, versatility, and audio quality
usually found only in higher priced units, the Kingston Hyper X Cloud
Revolver is another winning entry into the series and a very solid
investment for gamers looking for high quality and comfort at an