PC Gaming Headphones / Audio

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset Review

« A Closer Look At The Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset

Testing and Final Thoughts

From a sound standpoint, the HyperX Revolver delivers in a big way. The sound was clear. The highs and mids were clean with no distortion. During both gaming and music sessions I was extremely impressed. Bass is clean and crisp and doesn’t get muddled in with the other sounds but it is not so overbearing that it drowns out the rest of the sounds. Granted, with whatever software your PC comes with to control and EQ, you can change it. The microphone quality was OK. For gaming its perfectly fine as well as for Skype calls, team speak, etc. You really don’t need studio quality microphone for those activities. For studio quality recording the mic was a bit weak, granted I was able to reduce some of the pops and background noise using the options for my sound card.

HyperX Cloud Revolver

For me, the Revolver is extremely comfortable. The suspension style makes it feel lighter than similarly sized headsets and the ear cups feel great. During long sessions, I noticed or didn’t notice rather, that the ear cups were pressing into the side of my head. From a comfort standpoint, the headset is one of the most comfortable that I’ve worn.

With motherboard manufactures spending so much time on their integrated sound solutions, I’m glad to see that Kingston hasn’t tossed the buit-in sound card out the window by going USB. The way I like things, the HyperX Cloud Revolver does a great job of sound reproduction. The ear cups do a great job of cutting down on the ambient noise as well. Priced at $119.99, I think the HyperX Revolver is priced right for the sound quality that you’ll get out of the earphones but, don’t expect studio quality recording from the mic. However, for what I use the headset for which is gaming, the quality of the mic meets my needs. Comfort, performance and price net the Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset the Modders-Inc Must Have award.

 

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.
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