Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset Review: Like always Kingston’s Cloud series of the headsets have always been the strong performers and they bring the gamers rich audio quality at the great price.
Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Review
The HyperX Cloud Revolver is the company’s third iteration of its rock-solid Cloud series of the headphone line that builds on the legacy of the stellar audio quality but it decidedly eschews a reasonable sticker price to match the more premium feel.
For reference, Cloud Revolver comes in at around &120, whereas the Kingston’s previous effort i.e. the Cloud II, gave the gamers 7.1 surround cans for just &99 at an unbelievable value by considering that many of its rival’s headsets have start at twice that amount.
The Cloud Revolver is s sleek red and black headset. The top of the bridge is flanked by the matte black steel support frame, in the hand that gives it a premium. Beneath the metal frame there lies a comfortable and soft headband along with two memory foam earcups.
Aside from the color scheme, the body of headset is well put together and that is modular and durable. The headband and other components are held in the place with the Phillips screws, so on the headset replacing a component is effortless. I also liked the cord that is a sturdy braided mesh, so it is likely won’t fray over time and the modular microphone that can be unplugged from the base left earcup.
But it is not perfect the headset has earcups that stay rigid in the place, that makes them hard to take with you on the go.
When it comes to the sound quality, the Cloud Revolver performs admirably. The bass is pronounced and thick and the highs and mids are crystal clear. The headset’s angled 50mm drivers that are slightly titled so that the sound hits the entire inside of your ear. There is also a bit of the passive noise cancellation going so thanks to padding that blocks out in the noise extremely well.
Sometimes performance comes out at the cost of comfort, but that was not in the case here. I was easily able to play game and listen to music without the headset by causing any discomfort. That is in the part it has to do with its miniature stature and its exceptional weight distribution, makes the Cloud Revolver excellent for anyone into the marathon gaming binges.
The microphone performs quite well and sounding a much better than the mic that offered on the Steelseries Siberia V3 headset, that sounds tinnier than the Cloud Revolver.
The directional mic picks up the only person that is wearing the headset and it does a great of blocking out the background noise.
The Cloud Revolver is a very solid headset by providing the crisp mids and highs and some punchy bass on the top of a svelte and comfortable set of earpads. Its only knocks are that its rigid metal frame make it less portable and little tough to fit into the satchels or bags and its price.
From the other lower-priced cans the headset faces fierce competition. Right now the Cloud Revolver sits at $120 that makes them almost twice as expensive as the SteelSeries Siberia V3 that is currently selling online for $62.
So the price tag of $120 is the another tough sell when you will compare the headset to the last generation offering from the Kingston i.e. the Hyper X Cloud II. The Cloud II will give you 7.1 Surround Sound and a feature absent from the Cloud Revolver’s spec sheet and currently the Cloud II has a street price of around $90.
This would be an easy recommendation if the Cloud Revolver were just $20cheaper. But, its price lands in a crowded market where there are so many less expensive high-quality offerings to choose from.
- Crisp and Clear sound quality
- Lack of portability