- Deeply engaging audio;
- Sturdy steel frame;
- Comfy ear cups;
- Automatically adjusts to your dome
- Relatively pricey;
- No virtual 7.1 surround sound
The HyperX Cloud Revolver is satisfying in both comfortableness and rich, immersive audio, but it lacks some key features for the price it holds.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver absolutely hits the mark as a headset that’s built for competitive gamers! With its rich, accurate audio it’s easy to spot enemies, and with its cozy ear cups and the durable steel suspension frame, it’s comfy and satisfying enough to wear during long tournament days.
You can describe the Cloud Revolver as quite “loud” - and it’s not just due to the sound quality. This black headset with a sturdy steel suspension frame and a sporty-looking foam headband that automatically adjusts to your head is absolutely eye-catching. It will certainly give your stream viewers something cool to look at!
While its elegant predecessor, HyperX Cloud II, is unassuming enough to be classified as everyday headphones, Revolver is unashamed about being a gaming peripheral. It has far more aggressive-look and thanks to its steel frame, is potentially more durable.
Along with the retained memory foam, leatherette-covered headband and ear cups from its predecessor, the Revolver also has a steel suspension-frame design that automatically conforms to the size of your head.
While rarely wanting to take the headset off even after using it for a long period of time, there was an insignificant annoyance with it. Even though the generously sized ear cups provide a big breathing room, they also occasionally kept slipping around while being over the ear.
The extra sturdiness of the Revolver also comes at the cost of extra weight: 12.7 ounces. While the Cloud II weighs just 1.4 ounces less, it still feels like a big difference while in the use.
The Cloud Revolver claims "studio-grade" sound, with built-in 50-millimeter drivers that provide a wider soundstage than any other Cloud headsets. HyperX definitely succeeded very well, as the Revolver does a brilliant job of highlighting everything from subtle movements to noisy explosions, whether that’s on Xbox One, PS4, or PC.
There’s a slight difference between the Cloud II and the Revolver but it’s still quite noticeable. When switching from the old headset to the new one, things seemed to sound a little louder and richer.
Microphone and Cables
The headset includes a highly flexible boom microphone, which you can easily detach when all you want to have is a pair of headphones. There are no issues when talking on Skype, however, some background sounds are hearable, but only faintly.
The 3.5mm, 3-foot-long cable of the headset offers a plenty of slack for connecting to your mobile device, PC or controller. By connecting it to the included 6.5-foot audio box extension, you can make it even longer. This allows you to mute your microphone, adjust the volume and clip the cable to your shirt. It also provides separate headphone and microphone jacks for your PC.
Once you put your controller down and begin enjoying some music, the Revolver impresses with its excellent sound. It preserves the fiery energy of rock tracks, highlighting bright guitar and bass sounds, as well as giving a chance for vocals to shine individually. The Revolver allows hearing each instrument in all of its crisp and clean glory!