What you need to know
- HyperX today unveiled a new 7.1 surround sound gaming headset to complement its Cloud Revolver lineup.
- It features a premium build quality with memory foam cups and steel frame.
- 50mm directional drivers contribute to an audio quality that is deeper and wider than your average headset.
- Price is expected to be set at $150.
HyperX makes a ton of great PC and console accessories, including gaming headsets like the Cloud II Wireless. The high-end Cloud Revolver lineup, already populated by the likes of the Revolver S (opens in new tab), is now getting a new sibling. The Cloud Revolver + 7.1 is a high-end gaming headset for PC and PS4 with a focus on 7.1 surround sound, deep audio, and extra comfort.
|Frequency response||10Hz to 23.2kHz|
|Sound pressure level||100.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz|
376g with mic
It features 50mm directional drivers that pump out loud, clear sound and lots of bass; combined with virtual 7.1 surround sound you're going to hear everything exactly where it's meant to be. Thick memory foam lines the cans for extra over-ear comfort, making it easy to enjoy lengthy gaming sessions without any ear discomfort.
The braided cable has a redesigned inline control box that takes things to the next level. You can quickly toggle surround sound on and off, you can adjust headphone and mic input and output levels, and it even helps with microphone noise cancelling thanks to a built-in sound card. This is all built on a quality steel frame with the durability we expect from high-end HyperX products.
The HyperX Cloud Revolver + 7.1 is expected to retail for about $150, though it's currently hard to find at sellers. For now, check out the product page at the official HyperX website.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.
These don't seem much different than the ones that are currently on clearance at Best Buy https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fshop-links.co%2Flink...
You can't and never will get anything other than 2-channel sound from 2 speakers, 'simulated' or 'spatial' sound is NOT 7.1 it's just fancy stereo.
I wish more people understood that, and I wish more companies made actual surround sound headphones that actually have multiple discrete speakers in each ear. I have experienced it once and now everything else just doesn't cut it. It sounded very close to an actual home theater. I forget what kind they were, but they were a friend of mine's and he only let me try them out for about 10 minutes before he said okay that's enough give them back.
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