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HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset Introduction:
A headset is quite the key element in communication during game play – nothing is worse than "that guy" who tries to type talk in the middle of an epic battle to ask for a health potion. The ass dies and you let him go – his fault for refusing to "chat." Okay, that may be a little cruel, but really it doesn't take much to have some type of mic plugged in for play. However, if you can get a headset with some serious sound behind it and a mic that doesn't sound horrible for just a bit a coin, I'd say it's worth it.
Today, I introduce you to the Cloud Revolver from Kingston's HyperX Cloud Series Headsets. There is the Cloud Core, Cloud, Cloud II, and now the Cloud Revolver. This newest model, released today May 9th (if I get this posted in time), is the higher end model for the Cloud Series with "studio-grade sound stage for a competitive edge." I personally have not experienced the others from the Cloud Series, but the Cloud Revolver should provide quite the experience. I can't wait to find out!
The HyperX Cloud Revolver comes with the expectation of studio-grade sound stage. It is both advertised this way, as well as comes with the steeper price and higher expectations. Kingston uses its HyperX memory foam with premium leatherette for the ear cups, which are full circumaural with closed backs. The frame is built from durable steel and designed with a self-adjusting headband, so you only have to put them on, no need to adjust between users or travel. The mic is both detatchable and noise-canceling for use at busy places (such as LAN parties!). This model in particular has also branched out to multi-platform use, with PC, Xbox One, PlayStatiion 4, Wii U, Mac, and mobile all included. The HyperX Cloud Revolver is also TeamSpeak certified, meaning they are certified with voice quality to be clear and crisp with excellent sound quality. No audible echoes, background noises, or voice distortion in specific testing.
But enough about the specs, you all can go read a spec page on these and find out more details – what you really care about is how they look, how they feel, and ultimately what do they sound like. So, let's get down to business, starting with the box…
HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset Closer Look:
I will admit that the HyperX Cloud Revolver headset does come in some of the fancier packaging I've seen in a while. I won't waste my time, or yours, talking about how I feel about fancy boxes, but I usually would rather see the cost in my product than the box itself, although I will argue sometimes presentation is key. Anyway, the box is shiny with full color. It primarily utilizes the red, black, and chromo theme. The right side of the box has the right ear cup, while the left has some advertising and warnings. The front of the box sports the headset and some of the key features: studio-grade soundstage, signature memory foam, durable steel frame, and noise-canceling mic. The back of the box goes to show off the memory phone cups, 3.5mm plug, and audio control box.
Even the inside of the box is utilized for sake of providing the warranty information in several languages, more than I'll count. It appears to be a two-year warranty …"limited to defective product replacement or refund of the current value (limited to price paid), to the extent permitted by law and is not transferable." More details can be found on the website, but is a pretty standard peripheral warranty.
With the outside sleeve removed, a black box that splits in two is revealed. It has a HyperX logo on the front in a bright silver/white writing. It looks super fancy, and without the sleeve, has you wondering what is inside.
Opening up the box reveals a bit more red with the inner box! Oh, and there's a headset! OMGA! Haha. Here we reveal a bit of the headset from deep within the safe packing of foam. There is definitely no way these won't get to you in one piece. Included is a quick start guide, information guide, audio control box, and removable mic. Very snazzy appeal having just opened the box.
The inside of the box gives some warm fuzzies about what you're getting with a nice "Congratulation on joing the HyperX Team!" I can't tell at this point if I've spent too much money, or joined a cult! But with all seriousness, it's nice to have a note from the general manager, even if everyone else gets it, too. Just makes it feel time and thought were put in.