Producers of headsets never seem to realize that we have only one head to put these things on. While being able to hear your opponent scratch their ass 50 meters to your right is a helpful hint in multiplayer games, you want to wear a headset that ensures that you hear every nail as it chips away at your enemy's irritated spot.
That's why the makers at Kingston have released the HyperX Cloud Revolver S.
In making a
headset that incorporates Dolby Surround Sound, you can now hear the precise
location of things in-game (provided you disable the chat functionality, as you
won't be able to hear anything with 15 angry players talking about your
mother's sexual relations).
This piece of head technology comes with a USB dongle that includes plug-and-play surround sound and a built-in sound card, allowing you to switch between three sound profiles - bass boost, flat, and equalizer - that make it useful for adjusting the audio quality in different situations (like when you are crossing oncoming traffic, for example).
It goes without saying that the HyperX Cloud Revolver S comes with every staple that the brand's headsets are known for.
Featuring 50mm directional drivers (so even tone-deaf users can distinguish cries for help over cries of rage), a noise-cancelling microphone (so your friends won't have to hear your mom calling you for dinner), and HyperX's signature memory foam complete with a wider headband (so it can fit your gigantic ego as you get a killstreak in Battlefield 1), this headset has everything you need for your gaming and listening needs.
While most other headsets require you to install some form of software to adjust their settings, this one requires simple hand-eye coordination for you to insert the headset's 3.5mm plug or USB sound card into a PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or any other device that supports a USB and 3.5 mm port. Take note though that the Dolby Surround Sound and USB features aren't available for the Xbox One and Xbox One S, and you will need an adapter that is sold separately for it to work on an Xbox One controller with no 3.5mm support.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S will be available at a standard retail price of about PHP 7,500 and will include a two-year warranty in case you happen to sit on it after leaving it on your couch.
If you want to get technical about things, here are the specifications of the headset as well as the microphone:
- Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
- Type: Circumaural, Closed back
- Frequency response: 12Hz-28,000 Hz
- Impedance: 30 ?
- Sound pressure level: 100.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
- Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
- Weight: 360g
- Weight with mic: 376g
- Cable length:
- Ã Headset: 1m
- Ã Audio Control Box: 2.2m
- Ã PC
extension cable: 2m
- Connection Type:
- Ã Headset: 3.5mm plug (4 pole)
- Ã Audio Control Box: USB
- Ã PC extension cable: 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs
- Element: Electret condenser microphone
- Polar pattern: Uni -directional, Noise-canceling
- Frequency response: 50Hz-18,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: -40dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)