The HyperX Cloud Revolver + 7.1 Surround Sound gaming Headset is an updated version of the 2016 HyperX Cloud Revolver. This version is wired and includes a control box that enables 7.1 Surround Sound which is a really nice feature! HyperX is a company that provides a number of gaming and computer accessories and we have reviewed a number of them with positive ratings overall. Let’s dive into this headset and see what we find!
HyperX Cloud Revolver 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
What’s in the Box?
- Gaming Headset
- USB Sound Card
- Quick Start Guide
Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with Neodymium magnets
Type: Circumaural, Closed back
Frequency response: 10Hz-23.2kHz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sound pressure level: 100.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D: < 2%
Weight with mic: 376g
Cable length and type: 3.5mm 4-pole plug (1m)
Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling type
Frequency response: 50Hz-7.7kHz
Sensitivity: -40dBV (1V/Pa,1kHz)
About the HyperX Cloud Revolver 7.1 Surround Sound Headset
The HyperX Cloud Revolver design includes a sold steel frame providing durability and stability. Wearing the headset is comfortable thanks to the HyperX memory foam and the expandability of the headband to fit well to the person’s head regardless of size or shape. Comfort is obviously an important factor during a long gaming session!
One of the many great things about this headset is its compatibility with a variety of devices. The USB-powered 7.1 virtual sound makes this headset compatible with PC and PS4. The headset is also capable of connecting via a 3.5mm (4pole) plug to the Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox Series X|S, mobile devices, and VR.
Hyperx did a great job of putting together a product that has a studio-grade sound stage that works very well in FPS and open environment settings. You will have an advantage over your opponents with the accuracy of the sounds that are further away.
The 50 mm directional drivers provide crisp audio due to their parallel positioning to the ears and the bass sound is enhanced by these drivers, as well.
One of the main features of this particular model of the HyperX Cloud Revolver is the 7.1 Surround Sound which is precise with distance and depth! One of the complaints some may have is with the ability to tweak the 7.1 surround sound with no equalizer available in the HyperX software suite however, you can do some tweaking through Windows Sonic on the PC.
The Digital Signal Processing sound card gives the audio a boost and strengthens the ability to cancel out noise. The USB audio control box enables you to toggle surround sound, mute your mic, and adjust the volume of your headset and microphone. And, it comes with a clip so you can attach it to clothing or some other surface.
The detachable microphone is a unidirectional condenser mic and is certified by TeamSpeak and Discord and provides extra enhancements to cancel out noise with the audio control box. The microphone’s frequency response is 50Hz – 7.7kHz and the clarity is pretty good. It works effectively to cancel out environmental sounds and other external noise.
At the time of this writing, Amazon has the HyperX Cloud Revolver 7.1 Surround Sound Headset on sale for $99.99 (normally retails for $149.99)! You can also purchase this at other retail stores where this type of product is sold or directly from HyperX.
HyperX Cloud Revolver 7.1 Surround Sound Headset Verdict
HyperX has produced another solid choice in gaming headsets! It’s comfortable, it sounds good, and it drowns out the noise you don’t want to hear. And, right now, you can get it for a killer price at $99.99 on Amazon! Even if it weren’t on sale, it is priced pretty well compared to other headsets at the same level.
If only it were a little more “tweakable” for those who like to play around a little more with their settings. Personally, that is not a problem for me but for the sake of those who care about that kind of thing, it would be my only complaint!
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- Great Sound
- Compatibility to a number of devices
- Comparably priced
- Limited tweaking options available