The Hyper X Cloud Revolver Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound is a substantial addition to the market’s gaming headset lineup. I spent the past couple of weeks using the headset while playing games, listening to streams, and chatting with friends over Discord and PlayStation/Xbox party chats.
Review| HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset With 7.1 Surround Sound
The 7.1 Surround Sound is an excellent extension to an already robust headset. With just a click of a button on the headset controller, you can toggle between 7.1 and standard audio.
The difference is astounding, and after using it, I don’t want to go back to a headset without it. Being able to hear spatial audio has not only made me more aware of things like enemy footsteps, but it helps further immerse players into a game.
The actual build of the headset is identical to the standard Cloud Revolver headset that Hyper X makes. The only difference is the USB controller that the audio jack on the headset plugs into.
This controller allows you to adjust both your mic and game audio right from the headset. It also has a mute button and a toggle for the 7.1 Surround Sound.
The cable on the headset itself is super short if you don’t use the controller, although I’m not sure why you wouldn’t use it since it’s the main feature of this model.
If you plan to plug the audio jack-in directly, you have about 2 feet of cable to work with. Luckily, the controller adds a lot of length, and you can smoothly go across your room or office to grab something quick without tearing the cord out of your computer.
The metal frame of the headset is lightweight but super durable. It takes a little bit for the band to loosen up and be less tight around the head, but once it’s broken in, the headset is very comfortable.
The microphone on the Cloud Revolver provides really clean audio. This was tested on both discord and PlayStation party chat.
My friends could hear me clearly and said it was a noticeable improvement in quality over my previous gaming headset. While it doesn’t quite stack up to a professional-grade microphone for streaming or recording, it works great for a headset microphone.
The mic itself is also detachable if you just want to use the headset as a pair of headphones throughout the day. It’s sturdy and doesn’t feel flimsy or like detaching the mic will break it.
The microphone arm also has a very satisfying click when plugged into the headset to let you know it is connected and secure.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset 7.1 Surround Sound costs $149.99, and its non 7.1 surround sound counterpart costs $119.99.
It’s challenging to find a quality headset with 7.1 that competes with the HyperX at this price point and is an easy recommendation for those looking for a new gaming headset.
After using this headset, it’s become my standard headset for gaming and non-gaming related work at my desk.
- 7.1 Surround Sound really helps elevate your gaming experience.
- It’s price and feature set make it a competitive headset on the market.
- The USB controller is a great addition and a much-needed one.
- Very short cable if you need to plug in the audio jack directly.
- The headset feels stiff at first and needs to be broken in a bit before use.
Headset provided by HyperX for review purposes.