Looks like the HyperX team is at it again and has come out with a new improved version of the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset. This is their flagship highest end headset and is made purely for the gamer in all of us. As most of you probably already know HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston and they are known world wide for the quality gaming products they bring to the table.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset (product page) comes to market with a $149.99 price tag, which also includes a 2 year limited warranty. They are a bit higher priced than some of their competition out there so I guess we will see if the price tag is actually worth the dent the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset will put in your wallet.
A few months ago I had the pleasure of reviewing the HyperX Alloy Mechanical Keyboard and loved it. I am still using it to this day. I also own and primarily use the original HyperX Gaming Headset from a few years ago. I love the no nonsense build and comfort of the original and the sound with both gaming and music is superb. I think we need to find out if the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset will even come close. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset is compatible with the PC, Xbox One, PS4, WII U, Mac, and your mobile devices.
What is the difference between the ‘old’ HyperX Cloud Revolver ($113.95 shipped) and the new HyperX Cloud Revolver S ($149.99 MSRP)? For starters, visually Kingston upgraded the finish from glossy to matte black and then added some rubber materials to quiet the metal band. The key difference between the two is without a doubt the new USB audio control box aka the audio dongle. This is a Plug-n-Play Dolby Surround 7.1 adapter, so all you need to do is plug it into an available USB port and you’ll have Dolby Surround 7.1 audio in your headset in one click. The included software allows you to runDolby Headphones surround sound along with default settings and three additional sound profiles – bass boost, flat response and chat EQs. Depending on how the original sound is produced, when Dolby is turned on it widens the sound stage and puts the listener into an immersive world of sound.
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Let’t take a look at the retail packaging and jump into how they sound!