Ok lets get to the sound quality. Below we get a close look at the USB sound card that comes with the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset. I was a bit surprised to see that the USB connector is not gold plated as has been the standard in higher end gaming headsets for a while now.
Here we get a much better look at the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset sound card. it has a button that allows you to switch between 3 different EQ pre sets… bass boost, flat and vocals. To be honest I found just leaving it on flat is your best bet. The Bass Boost just makes the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset sound muddy and the vocal setting seems like it’s more for using Skype than actual vocals.
I love the fact that it comes with 2 separate volume controls, one for headset volume and one for microphone volume. No more going out of the game you are playing to turn your mic up or down, you can now do it on the fly in game. You can also see the mic mute button as well as the Dolby 7.1 surround sound button. The Dolby 7.1 Surround is absolutely fantastic in game. i played Payday 2 and Left for Dead 2 and I can tell you I felt immersed in the games. It didn’t even sound like I was playing through a headset, it actually sounded like I was in a large room with speakers, The directional audio was fantastic for virtual surround.
Here’s where my earlier comment about like the fact that you can connect the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headsetw ith the supplied sound card or use the alternate cable to hook it up to you own. When it came to the music portion of my testing I found that I liked being plugged into my ASUS Xonar far more. Not to say the sound quality was bad, as it most certainly was not. I just felt going into my Xonar did the music far more justice. I listened to everything from Metal to jazz and I have to say that the sound stage with the USB sound card was kind of distant and seemed a bit far away, but plugged into the Xonar the sound stage was up front and tight. With that being said, I did prefer the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset sound card for gaming over the Xonar though by far.
The microphone on the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset is removable as you can see and is flexible so you can adjust it to your liking, I used it in game and on Skype and the folks on the other end said I sounded loud and clear.
One other thing I would like to bring up is that the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset can get loud. I tested this by plugging them into my Iphone and cranked up some songs to play along with on my acoustic drum set… and we know how loud a drum set is. The isolation was impressive, I could hear the music perfectly while at the same time could heart he drums just enough so that they weren’t over powering the sound in the headset.
Let’s wrap this review up!