Unboxing the Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset

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Many will know Kingston as the maker of high performance RAM or memory for computers. However, their HyperX range of gaming headsets have quite a following amongst the gaming community too – notably the Hyper X Cloud and Cloud II.

Arriving in our office is the latest HyperX headset. The new HyperX Cloud Revolver isn’t so much a continuation of the Cloud line as it is a new entry in the HyperX family. Unlike the souped-up Cloud II, the Cloud Revolver is an analog base model without the digital (USB) interface that the other two models come with.

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Connecting the Cloud Revolver is by means of a 3.5mm audio plug to your console, PC, smartphones, tablets or any device with a compatible jack. I’m still in the midst of testing the headset, but the most immediate impact it had on me was how incredibly comfortable it felt on my head (and ears). My full thoughts on this headset soon.

In the meantime, here are the full specifications of the HyperX Cloud Revolver as well as additional close-up photos of it.

Headphone:

  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response:12Hz–28,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 30 Ω
  • 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 plugs

Microphone:

  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000 Hz
The Cloud Revolver comes with a detachable mic, and an optional switch/volume controller for use with the mic.

The Cloud Revolver comes with a detachable mic, and an optional switch/volume controller for use with the mic.

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In our preliminary testing, the headset proves to be one of the most comfortable we have ever used.

No distracting 16.4-million lightings here, and that's okay with us.

No distracting 16.4-million lightings here, and that’s okay with us.

The Cloud Revolver is expected to be launched in early or mid-May in this region. No local pricing is available yet.

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