It’s thick, bendable, and feels durable with no exposed mesh to worry about ripping. Metal, rubberized plastic, faux leather and memory foam all combine to create a comfortable and durable headset that feels premium. A long time ago in a tech galaxy not so far away, computers needed a sound card so you could actually... Kizzy is our Tech Editor. They have a similar phenomenal sound but too many compromises. The Cloud Revolver can best be described as "loud" — and I'm not just talking about sound quality. "We are pleased to introduce the new HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset + 7.1 as the latest addition to HyperX's premium-grade Cloud Revolver line," said Nate Almond, audio manager, HyperX. Of course, all of that is just icing on the cake. The important distinction between the Cloud Revolver, and the Cloud Revolver S is the surround sound, so that will be a focal point of this review. HyperX says its Discord certified for noise cancelling. The earpads make a wide loop, to comfortably fit large ears and spread out the clamping pressure to the point of being negligible. The headband also has soft padding that keeps pressure off your head. I would love for HyperX to give us some software EQ controls which can be saved to the dongle. The Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver S. Performance Comparison The Cloud Revolver S has 7.1 channel surround sound, thanks to Dolby digital signal processing, which makes this headset one of the best PC gaming headsets and one of the best PS4 headsets, aimed at full immersion and total situational awareness. The fact that you can plug them into a better amp like the GSX 300 is a win-win. HyperX has added a new surround sound gaming headset to its Cloud Revolver lineup. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. If you’re close to your computer, the cable can feel excessive. The 7.1-channel surround sound offered through the Dolby DSP creates a wide soundstage that’s useful in games and immerses you in movies and music. The HyperX Cloud Revolver have a well-balanced sound, a great noise filtering mic and a low latency, wired connection. Too far and it goes faint. The 7.1-channel surround sound offered through the Dolby DSP creates a good soundstage that’s useful in games and immerses you in movies and music. Background noise was easily overpowered by our own voice in the microphone. It worked great on PC though I often had to increase the mic volume on the dongle because my listeners often complained I sounded faint. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. One thing the GSX 300 does well is it keeps the powerful bass when in surround and brightens the mids. You have to live with the preset profiles the headsets ship with. But is its prized Dolby-tuned surround technology enough to make gamers look past its elevated price tag? All the while, the sound quality dazzles all the way from bass through to treble. The $269.99 Revolver S is still one of the most beautiful, comfortable and capable gaming headsets available. On the back is a handy clip so you can attach the dongle to your clothing for easy access. Hans Zimmer’s ‘Why So Serious’ from The Dark Knight and Mick Gordons ‘Hell Walker’ from the Doom soundtrack have deep sub-bass that most headsets can’t pick up. Please refresh the page and try again. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is the most expensive headset this renowned manufacturer has to offer. Red LEDs, meanwhile, only make an appearance on the USB control box, and they aren’t glaring. The Revolvers sounded immediately more urgent and powerful and the staging is sharper and immersive. It’s made of a flexible plastic so positioning it is easy. © The HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset + 7.1 with virtual surround sound 1 is initially available for $149.99 MSRP in the U.S. and $219.99 MSRP in Canada through HyperX’s Online Shop. The HyperX Cloud Revolver™ line is the ultimate premium-grade gear, it's meticulously designed to meet the demands of the elite PC or console gamer. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S supports Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound, and that's one of its key advantages over the "regular" Cloud Revolver according to HyperX. The headset is built around a smooth, steel frame that’s pleasing to the touch and eyes. The headband is self adjusting requiring no extra effort besides just plopping it on your head. We also tested the HyperX Cloud Revolver S in Rainbow Six Siege and Battlefield One. Next-gen drivers separate out the lows, mid's, and highs to crank out precisely positioned, high-quality dynamic sound. The Cloud Revolver costs the same as the Arctis 7 and $50 less than the Artemis, but the Revolver is a wired headset, compared to the other two wireless models.