HyperX has produced nothing but quality headsets for a wide range of gamers across multiple platforms. The Cloud Stinger headset they released in 2016 for just $50 is a fantastic accessory that works on basically every gaming platform imaginable. I’ve now had the extreme pleasure to review the very headset I got to demo at PAX East this year: Cloud Revolver S, the new upgrade to the already excellent Cloud Revolver.
The Cloud Revolver S is one of the greatest gaming peripherals I have ever owned in my life, and it is by far the best headset I’ve ever used.
It’s pretty much the same design as the Cloud Revolver–they didn’t bother reinventing the wheel. Still, the design is extremely comfortable. Even though the headset looks like it weighs a ton, it really doesn’t; the huge, comfy ear cups are held up by a lightweight steel frame. Lightweight doesn’t mean fragile, mind you. The headset is plenty durable, and great for using as your new pair of headphones, throwing them in your backpack, etc. The microphone is detachable and extremely maneuverable while it is attached–you can bend it any which way you like.
It’s a nice noise-cancelling headset, as well, so when your neighbor’s dog decides to bark for 47 minutes straight, your friends won’t want to kick you out of the party. It’s just as awesome as you’d expect something from HyperX to be, but nothing that I’ve talked about so far is why this headset is as magnificent as it is.
The selling point of this headset–and the reason why I expect every single one of you to go out and buy it–is the big shiny button on the USB control box. The headset by itself just has a regular 3.5mm jack. It sounds great by itself, but the adapter that it comes with is what sets it apart.
The USB adapter control box has a built-in sound card (and a bloody good one) with a Dolby surround button.
Hitting that button makes this headset transcend to the highest tier possible. It will blow your freakin’ mind. I tested it out on both my laptop and PS4 by playing games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV shows.
I know it’s cliché to exclaim “It’s like you’re really there!” because everyone has said that about every decent pair of headphones ever. But those people were lying, because this wearing this headset truly is like being there. Whether it be on a battlefield, in the recording studio, or on the set of your favorite movie, everything is elevated to the highest level possible. Every little tiny noise comes across crystal clear from whatever direction it’s coming from, especially with music–it’s like there’s suddenly more to every song. You hear instruments that you didn’t even know were there.
It’s truly something spectacular.
There’s also three other presets that you can switch to at any time while using the headset to better suit different situations. You can also mute your mix, and control the chat and game volume levels just as you would with pretty much any headset. It’s also got a clip to help organize the wire because, with the USB cable added on, it does make it fairly long if you sit close to your console/computer.
I can’t recommend this headset enough. For only $149.99, it’s by far the best gaming headset that you can possibly buy. If you can’t live without a wireless headset and you think that it’ll just be a deal breaker for you, I urge you to still consider this headset. It’s the best headset I’ve ever laid upon my head. Everyone I’ve shown it to is blown away by it, and it just deserves all of the praise in the world for what it does.
If you want to know the specs, you can view them down below.
|Driver:||Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets|
|Type:||Circumaural, Closed back|
|Frequency response:||12Hz–28,000 Hz|
|Sound pressure level:||104.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz|
|Input power:||Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW|
|Weight with 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|
|Element:||Electret condenser microphone|
|Polar pattern:||Uni-directional, Noise-cancelling|
|Frequency response:||50Hz–18,000 Hz|
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