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Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Review (HX-HSCR-BK/NA)

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Review

Faced with a myriad of choices for headsets, it’s hard to choose just one headset for all your needs. Kingston’s HyperX Cloud Revolver addresses the one headset problem and uses a standard 3.5mm jack suitable for mobile devices like phones and tablets and perfect for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. Add a 3.5mm to 1/4″ stereo adapter, and you have a headset fit for all your audio needs. Pushed as an audio headset for gaming, the Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver needs to be comfortable for long hours of gaming and good enough so you can “ear spot” enemies from long distances. Crystal clear sound with good sound isolation is needed for gaming, but the Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver is noticeably missing virtual 7.1 sound. The problem with USB-driven 7.1 Virtual surround sound we’ve noticed is the sound/music is muddied by the conversion process so ‘virtual surround” isn’t a big issue for us. What is a big issue is reliable playback of exactly what you are supposed to hear as you are meant to hear it.

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Features

  • Studio-grade sound stage
  • Signature HyperX memory foam with premium leatherette
  • Durable steel frame
  • Detachable noise-cancellation microphone
  • Next-generation directional 50mm drivers
  • Multi-platform compatibility

Specifications

Headphone

  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response: 12Hz–28,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 30 Ohms
  • Sound pressure level: 104.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
  • Weight: 360g
  • Weight w/ mic and cable: 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 plug

Microphone

  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -40dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Kingston’s Take On The HyperX Cloud Revolver

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 award winning 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.

Durable steel frame — Designed in Germany, HyperX Cloud Revolver has a solid-steel frame for long-lasting durability and stability.

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. Multi-platform compatibility — 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 certified — 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.

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