Many were surprised by HyperX when it decided to step into the gaming peripherals market with its first HyperX Cloud gaming headset which turns out to be a very good gaming headset that is actually worth paying for. The HyperX Cloud II did an even better job and it is one of our favorite gaming headset of all time. The only issue that has been stopping some users from getting the HyperX Cloud II is the not-so-fancy-looking factor and in response to that, HyperX has stepped up the game with its new HyperX Cloud Revolver.
(The HyperX Cloud Revolver has an MSRP of RM439.00)
The HyperX Cloud Revolver has a lightweight construction and leather padded headband that is supposed to give extra comfort for long hours usage without applying too much pressure on the top of your head. The flexible suspended headband design makes life easier as it will automatically fit onto your head without any manual adjustments like any of the previous HyperX Cloud headset. The earcups are bigger and more comfortable than the HyperX Cloud II, but the noise isolation isn't as good and noise from your surround are actually audible due to the metal frame. However, those of you with big head might be facing some comfort issue as it seems to be applying a little more extra pressure on the top of your head if the headband is touching against the metal frame itself.
Sound quality wise, the HyperX Cloud Revolver works the best with FPS games as the footsteps of the enemy, direction of explosions and gunshots can be clearly throughout our gaming session with few of the selected titles such as Battlefield Hardline, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. If you're more of a person who enjoys music and movies more than games, the HyperX Cloud Revolver fits the role just as well regardless of the devices you're on. The significant difference between the Cloud Revolver and Cloud II when it comes to the sound quality are the vocals / speech for both gaming and any activity that involves talking to the microphone itself as the Cloud Revolver sounds better.
The HyperX Cloud II is known to be one of the very few gaming headsets that are able to deliver the sound quality that is worth paying that amount of money for instead of the just gimmicks and empty promises. As some still prefer a fancy looking headset compared to the seems to be traditional headset design on the HyperX Cloud II, what's left for the HyperX Cloud II is the looks and it's clear that HyperX intended to cause a storm with its HyperX Cloud Revolver that is able to perform near to the HyperX Cloud II when it comes to the sound quality but with better aesthetics.
There are of course downside of it, as you're paying RM439 for the HyperX Cloud Revolver, an extra RM40 compared to the HyperX Cloud II which priced at RM399 but delivers a slightly better audio quality and it comes with an extra USB 7.1 soundcard. The HyperX Cloud II is undoubtedly still a better value gaming headset, but if both looks and quality matters to you more, the HyperX Cloud Revolver isn't bad either as you won't be seeing much gaming headset that looks good and performs as it does.
- Sturdy and good looking
- Decent sounding headphones
- Braided cables
- Included PC extension cables and volume control
- Detachable microphone
- More pressure on the head compared to the previous HyperX Cloud headsets
- Microphone suffers from vocal plosives
- Noise isolation isn't as good as the HyperX Cloud headsets
- Not suitable for those who big head
- The headset could be better in terms of aesthetics if HyperX logo on the side of the earcups glows
- The metal frame is prone to pranks where friends can annoy you by knocking on the metal frame of the headset