GWW got hands on with Hyper X’s newest gaming Headphones

Feb 4, 2016

During PAX South, HyperX provided a demo showcase for attendees to come by and check out. Their products from memory to USB drives were available to view as well as purchase at a special PAX South discounted rate.

HyperX also gave attendees a preview of their newest headsets, the Cloud Revolver and the Cloud Revolver S  which are scheduled to be released later this year. Previously HyperX partnered with Qpad to create the Cloud & Cloud II. This time around, these headphones were developed in-house.

Hyper X previously debuted their newest headphones at CES in January. They came back for PAX South and GWW was able to get hands on with the new headphones.



The previous headset, the Cloud II met with overall high acclaim, even being labeled as some of the best headphones on the market. The new Revolver and Revolver S are a brand new design, however the creators at Kingston did take everything that was great about the original set, implemented some those concepts into the new Revolver series and included several great improvements.

One of the biggest differences between the Revolver and Revolver S is the Revolver comes with a 3.5 mm base which allows connection directly to your system, while the Revolver S includes a USB Sound card and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.


  • 3.5 mm based which allows connection directly to your system
  • Inline volume control
  • Microphone Mute option

Revolver S:

  • Includes a USB Sound Card and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Inline volume control
  • Microphone volume control
  • Microphone mute
  • Dolby toggle
  • EQ Switcher (Base Boost, Flat, Vocal)

Some of the additional features included in the new headsets to debut later this year:

  • Steel Frame design (Previous iterations were made of aluminum)
  • Improved Detachable Memory Foam Ear Cuffs
  • Main difference between old headphones and these new ones —larger sound stage.
  • Noise cancelling
  • Detectable mic
  • Braided cable
  • Extension cable
  • 50mm drivers

The Revolver is available for preorder April 1st. Shipping begins in May. The Revolver S will be available months later.

They are light but at the same time, durable. Extremely easy on the ears. and zero interference for those who wear glasses or hats, trust me, I checked. They are fit comfortable, and fit perfectly around the whole ears. I was able to test the headset while playing a FPS and the sound was very impressive.

HyperX also had the Cloud X available to preview. The Cloud X is compatible with the Xbox One, comes included with a 3.5mm connection similar to the Cloud and Cloud II and as well as a in-line control. The color of the headphones are a flat gray and black to match the Xbox one Elite controller.

Be sure to check out our review where we will feature in-game video/audio, closer to the release date.

For more information on the new headsets, check out the HyperX official site and Twitter.

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