Checkout Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver S Review

Conveying a general unremarkable execution, the Kingston Cloud Revolver S just truly emerged by having a fairly high sticker price, particularly contrasted with its execution. It has strong sound and mic characteristics and is particularly agreeable, yet nothing truly attracted us to this headset. It could not hope to compare to different models that retail for $50 to $100 less, making it a poor alternative in the event that you are hunting down the best value for the money and doesn't score alright to come even near the most elite as far as execution.

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Our Analysis and Test Results


This model tied with the Arctis 7 and the Artemis Spectrum as far as execution. It has preferred sound over the Artemis and improved the situation in our mic tests than both the Arctis and the Artemis, however isn't as agreeable or simple to use as the Spectrum. The Cloud Revolver costs the same as the Arctis 7 and $50 not as much as the Artemis, however the Revolver is a wired headset, contrasted with the other two remote models.

The Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver S.

The Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver S.

Execution Comparison

We selected victors by purchasing all the most encouraging headsets, at that point positioning and scoring them in a bunch of various tests. We assembled these tests into four weighted rating measurements, every one weighted relative to its essentialness, with the Revolver's outcomes demonstrated as follows.

The headband usefulness could utilize some work of the Revolver S.

The headband usefulness could utilize some work of the Revolver S.


In charge of 40% of the aggregate score, the arrangement of tests that make up our Comfort metric are profoundly vital to the general score. We had a gathering of individuals wear the Revolver S for an entire day, at that point scored in view of their answers in our solace survey. The Cloud Revolver S did fine, acquiring a 6 out of 10 when we amassed the outcomes.

Our board of analyzers in general approved of this headset, with most being fine to wear it for an entire day and just a couple of observed it to be excessively awkward, making it impossible to prop up following 3 or 4 hours. The principle issue they refered to is an awkward measure of weight on their jaw, which was substantially more pervasive for those with littler heads. The headband is cushioned and secured with leatherette, in the same way as other of alternate items, however it emerges via naturally changing for fit. Sadly, we discovered this element fell somewhat short and tended to make more weight on a great many people's jaw than was extremely attractive.

The ear mugs felt like they put weight on your jaw as opposed to spread uniformly.

The ear mugs felt like they put weight on your jaw as opposed to spread uniformly.

The ear glasses are around 1.75" wide and 2.5" tall, so ought to have a lot of room, aside from those with the most stretched out ears and are cushioned with leatherette-secured, semi-delicate cushioning. The Cloud Revolver S is likewise one of the heaviest headsets we tried at just about 13.5 ounces

With the Revolver S you can hear foes sneaking up on you and stick point the bearing they are originating from.

With the Revolver S you can hear foes sneaking up on you and stick point the heading they are originating from.


This headset fared about the same in our sound tests, procuring another 6 out of 10 in this metric, which is worth 30% of the aggregate score. It didn't do appallingly well with voice or sound, yet is truly outstanding at letting you precisely pinpoint the area of in-amusement sounds, boosting its score impressively.

Beginning off with voice, the Cloud Revolver S completed a somewhat average activity. Other players' voices gone over clear and reasonable, however the commotion sounds less immediate and is somewhat empty — a recognizable contrast to sitting with somebody up close and personal. This headset makes complete an okay showing with regards to with chopping down outer clamor, lessening encompassing repetitive sound 10-15% and multiplying that with regards to ambient sounds or TV.

This headset is a little on the crazy side with regards to music, with the mid-go tones being to a great degree misrepresented, with the treble and bass being very feeble in examination. This prompt an affair that is a long way from immersive when tuning in to music or a diversion soundtrack.

The encompass sound (Revolver "S") was decent however we favored the stereo choice.

The encompass sound (Revolver "S") was decent, yet we favored the stereo choice.

Be that as it may, it was in the positional tests where this item emerged, with our players precisely recognizing the source of a sound relatively inevitably, regardless of whether it was peaceful strides in the woodland, a circumnavigating helicopter, or a shrouded expert marksman. It likewise did with a committed binaural chronicle. Tragically, the execution of this headset dove in our staying two benchmarking tests, doing inadequately in the bass quality test with a huge amount of parasitic humming and a tone that attempted to remain focused in the driver coordinating test.

The Revolver S sounds relatively like you are eye to eye with your friends.

The Revolver S sounds relatively like you are eye to eye with your confidants.


Following the suite of sound quality evaluations, we proceeded onward to testing out the clearness and nature of sound got by the receiver on every item. This gathering of tests represents a fifth of the aggregate score, with the Cloud Revolver S procuring another 6 out of 10 for its outcomes.

The mic really completes a strong activity at grabbing your voice, passing on normally and with no buzz, however regardless it sounds marginally twisted — like you are talking through an option that is, as opposed to talking eye to eye. It didn't try too hard with hard "T" or "P" sounds, yet it is somewhat sibilant with "S" or "SH" sounds, much to the dismay of a portion of the general population we were playing with.

This headset completes a genuinely great job at neglecting to key up for outside clamors, similar to a fan running or composing uproariously, however quite often will get any side discussions going ahead in the room, with individuals on the opposite end of the line having the capacity to hear and see any foundation discussions notwithstanding when they were 20 feet or so far from you and being held in an ordinary manner of speaking.

Simple to get to controls are pleasant particularly for those excessively noisy cutscenes.

Simple to get to controls are pleasant, particularly for those excessively noisy cutscenes.


The execution of the Cloud Revolver S enhanced somewhat in our last metric, in charge of the staying 10% of the aggregate score. It earned a 7 out of 10, marginally inspiring us with its level of accommodation and bother free utilize.

This headset has complete inline controls, with illuminated catches that enable you to quiet the mic, change both the mic and earphone volume, and draw in Dolby sound, and additionally switch between three distinctive preset equalizer profiles. It is genuinely simple to quiet the mic rapidly and the secure will light to show if the mic is quieted or not.

The separable link makes it particularly pleasant when the rope gets wound and should be untwisted.

The separable link makes it particularly decent when the line gets curved and should be untwisted.

The line on the Revolver is long, estimating in at only a little piece more than 11', giving you all that anyone could need length to move around your PC without getting captured. Both the mic and link are separable, with the link withdrawing at the inline controls, however there isn't the alternative to empower a mic sidetone.

Kingston's HyperX Cloud Revolver S earphones take the standard Cloud Revolver headset and gives it a couple of changes to make it's sound stage more adaptable for gaming, music and video amusement.

On account of Dolby advanced flag handling that makes virtual 7.1-channel encompass sound, the Cloud Revolver S headset joins the groups of other premium gaming headsets went for full inundation and finish situational mindfulness.

HyperX Cloud Revolver S at Amazon for $149.99

In any case, contenders like the $99 (£109, AU$159) Corsair Void Pro RGB and the $99 (£89,AU$169) Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition likewise offer diversion arranged 7.1-channel encompass at a lower sticker price, so the HyperX headset has something to demonstrate at $149 (£139, AU$249).
As we'll investigate, beside a couple of minor problem, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset really substantiates itself inside and out we could think to provoke it.


The tasteful of the HyperX Cloud Revolver S is pretty and not excessively "gamery." A couple of focuses allude to its gaming nature, however they're unpretentious. With the mouthpiece evacuated, just the "HX" logo showing HyperX on both ear mugs truly yells "gaming."

The high contrast shading plan isn't sensational, with dark being most conspicuous and white just appearing as minor accents on the ear containers and strung into the headband. Red LEDs, then, just show up on the USB control box, and they aren't glaring.

The HyperX Cloud Revolver S physical form is considerably more amazing. The headset is worked around a smooth, steel outline that is satisfying to the touch and the eyes. This offers an adaptable and vigorous feel. Typically metal casings can present a touch of commotion whenever brushed or tapped, however a couple of elastic dampers help limit the resonation. Matte plastic ear mugs connect to the steel casing and turn a couple of degrees toward each path and the headband slides uninhibitedly for programmed acclimation to fit a client's head.

The headband and earpads are canvassed in calfskin like "leatherette" cushions brimming with rich flexible foam that offer solace for a considerable length of time and legitimize the utilization of "Cloud" in the headset's name. We've worn a lot of lighter headsets and earphones that felt endlessly more awkward. The earpads make a wide circle, to serenely fit extensive ears and spread out the clipping weight to the point of being insignificant.

The mouthpiece is one of only a handful couple of powerless focuses in the outline. It connects to the HyperX Cloud Revolver S by means of a 3.5mm jack at the base of the left earphone. It's thick, bendable, and feels solid with no presented work to stress over tearing. .

The issue is that it gets a kick out of the chance to bounce back a bit from where it's situated if it's bowed extremely far. Dislike a flexibility expert that will twist and remain in whatever position you put it. It's likewise a disgrace the receiver can't dock itself into the headset when not being used, but rather the additional mass most likely would not have been justified, despite all the trouble.

The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is planned with fluctuated usefulness and similarity all around considered. It can associate with PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and different gadgets that help USB sound utilizing the included USB dongle. A basic 3-shaft 3.5mm jack likewise gives it a chance to connect to some other gadget from a modest telephone to a burly Xbox One X or VR headset.

If necessary, a breakout link even comes stuffed in the container to part the mouthpiece and earphone sound into double 3.5mm jacks. It ought to be noticed that the enchantment of the Dolby virtual encompass will be lost with alternatives that don't utilize the USB association.

The HyperX Cloud Revolver S utilizes plaited links that are to some degree inflexible. From the earphones, the main length of link is around three feet, which is a sensible length to achieve the USB control board. The board has a clasp on it that appears to be proposed for connecting to a pocket or belt.

From that point, the link gets somewhat crazy at around eight feet long. In case you're near your PC, the link can feel exorbitant. In any case, since it's good with reassures where you may sit advance away, having the additional range and not requiring it is superior to not having it when required.


Sound garden

On the off chance that you figure we haven't spouted enough about the outline of the headset, don't stress. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S execution is correspondingly excellent.

Setup is straightforward. Kingston says "Fitting N Play" and the HyperX Cloud Revolver S are only that. No chase for drivers, no expected programming to oversee sound profiles. We connected the USB gadget to, punched the catch on the dongle to initiate Dolby's advanced flag processor, and blast, we were set.

The 50mm drivers pack a punch while keeping sound clearness flawless. We wrenched up recreations to the point where blasts were quite bumping, everything still sounded fresh and clean. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S doesn't tangle high caps or bass lines, and delivers clean mid-tones.

The Dolby DSP presents some commotion, yet the clamor to-flag proportion is great, and the obstruction is immediately concealed. The main occasions we extremely saw it was tuning in to music that began calm, with minimal in excess of a solitary note played at once.

On the note of music, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S is particular yet fun. With everything set to typical, the earphones are fine for music. The in-line control board offers three equalizer presets: a bass lift and a level or vocal EQ. The bass is sufficiently decent, yet we didn't discover much use for the level and vocal EQ choices. We did, be that as it may, take a stab at kicking on the Dolby DSP while tuning in to music, and it was an impact.

The Dolby advanced flag preparing may present commotion, however it additionally spreads out every one of the components in the melody, so you feel encompassed by them, loaning a live feel. Al, John and Paco seemed like they were lounging around us franticly picking and tapping their guitars. Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes yelling, "please, synthetic concoctions," from all around was astounding.

There's a tinge of reverberate that idealist audiophiles may detest, yet it additionally offers some oddity to tunes we've heard many occasions. Eddie Hazel's performance in Funkadelic's Maggot Brain can pretty much take you to an alternate measurement even with poo earphones, so it took our breath away once more while tuning in with the HyperX Cloud Revolver S and the Dolby DSP exchanged on.

The atmospherics offered in music extended to video content too. We tried this out with a touch of Wonder Woman and Dunkirk. Normally, Dunkirk was extraordinary, with each gunfire rattling us. What emerged most were the minor foundation sounds, similar to the sound of winged creatures and other foundation components we didn't see previously. By spreading out the components, the conditions are considerably more convincing.


Obviously, the majority of that is simply good to beat all. Computer game execution is what it's about, and the HyperX Cloud Revolver S doesn't disillusion. To put it obtusely, no, the virtual 7.1-channel encompass sound didn't make it workable for us to decisively pinpoint a stride at our 8 o'clock so we could spin around and astound tricky enemies with a speedy headshot. Be that as it may, regardless it offers strong spatial sound that can help tremendously in recreations.

Since the Dolby DSP makes such a decent showing with regards to of spreading out sounds, it's anything but difficult to separate sounds even in rambunctious situations. We were protecting the finish of King's Row in Overwatch, and however the payload was adjacent and occupied with battle, we could head the boisterous strides of an adversary Reaper, get a general thought of where he was (sufficiently certain, he was sneaking on the gallery above), and we could caution our partners so as to maintain a strategic distance from an awful amazement.

We additionally tried the HyperX Cloud Revolver S in Rainbow Six Siege and Battlefield One. In Rainbow Six, sound signals can go far to remaining alive and winning, and the HyperX Cloud Revolver S was apro at keeping us mindful of our environment. In Battlefield One, the encompass sound helped maneuver us into the earth, making us feel like we were that substantially more profound in the mud with marksmen popping shots from the pinnacle to our right side, and some snap hurling fire projectiles up in front of us.

Doesn't really work tragically

Doesn't really work tragically

The receiver, notwithstanding its finicky adaptability, is a strong decision for gaming. Kingston flaunts its TeamSpeak and Discord affirmation, and we were satisfied with it, as well. None of our colleagues at any point woofed, "your mic is malignancy," while playing with us. The clamor dropping demonstrated powerful in a pack of tests. In our most exceedingly bad test condition, an uproarious bistro with music on, the vast majority of the sound was diminished, with just the periodic sound of ringing glass coming through.

Foundation commotion was effortlessly overwhelmed by our own voice in the mouthpiece. There's certainly a sweet spot for the mic however. Excessively close and your breath will seem like a solid blast. Too far and it goes swoon. Genuine gamers or streamers with a committed amplifier can take the receiver off and forget about it (or locate some other use for it).

Last decision

The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is an inside and out amazing headset intended for gaming however prepared to do as such significantly more. The 7.1-station encompass sound offered through the Dolby DSP makes a wide soundstage that is valuable in diversions and inundates you in motion pictures and music. At the same time, the sound quality stuns the distance from bass through to treble.

Past the sound, the headset's fabricate emerges as a top notch highlight that legitimizes the marginally higher cost. Metal, rubber treated plastic, artificial cowhide and adjustable foam all meet up into an agreeable and vigorous headset that doesn't feel shabby anyplace. What's more, did we say the solace? Ten long periods of gaming on an apathetic Saturday is too simple to do with the HyperX Cloud Revolver S.

Without a doubt, the mouthpiece isn't the most adaptable or simple to stow away we've at any point utilized, yet the sound is fresh and handles the activity of keeping colleagues educated in aggressive recreations. What's more, truly, the cost is somewhat higher than a lot of different headsets offering 7.1-channel encompass, however with regards to the entire bundle, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S is effortlessly justified regardless of each penny.


This item is anything but an awesome esteem, with other headset costing far less and scoring far superior.


The Cloud Revolver S is a good headset, however it is a long way from our top choices. We weren't generally fanatics of the odd headband auto-change framework and the marginally higher than anticipated sticker price block it from a honor.