HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset comes out with guns blazing

We recently bestowed a TR Recommended badge onto the HyperX's Cloud Stinger headset, for delivering good sound and build quality at price point around $50. The company's Cloud Revolver S Dolby 7.1-channel headset has its work cut out for it, then, to deliver the same kind of value-per-dollar at three times that amount. The new headset appears to truly be in another league, though.

The Cloud Revolver S employs 50-mm drivers with neodymium magnets. HyperX says the drivers' frequency response can reach down to a rumbling 12Hz. Impedance is set at 30Ω, so the cans should be easy to drive with nearly any gear. The headset comes witha with a USB dongle that HyperX says provides plug-and-play Dolby 7.1 surround-sound virtualization.

The 3.3' (1 m) headset cable terminates in a four-pole 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-jack for use with a game console or smartphone. The included 6.6' (2m) extension cable is tipped with a pair of mini-jacks suitable for plugging into a PC. The included USB audio box has its own integrated 7.2' (2.2m) cable.

The HyperX Cloud Revolver headset will go for $150 when it goes on sale on Pi Day, March 14, 2017, which will also be my eighth wedding anniversary. We're looking forward to see how it'll stack up against Logitech's recently-announced G533 wireless 7.1-surround cans.

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