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HyperX Cloud Revolver S Review

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The Package

It doesn't take much to realize that someone really sought for the box the HyperX Cloud Revolver S comes in to look as luxurious and impressive as possible. At its face is a glossy picture of the headset, a list of supported platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Mac and mobile devices), and a list of its key features, such as the 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound and supplied USB sound card, which HyperX keeps referring to as the "USB Audio Control Box". There's also a mention of "Studio-Grade Soundstage", which is a good sign as it hints at the possibility that the manufacturer is well aware of the fact that hardcore gamers need a wide soundstage to makes it easier to properly determine where in-game targets are.

On the right side of the box is a list of professional eSports organizations that apparently use the HyperX Cloud Revolver S as their official headset. You don't have to be that familiar with the eSports scene to have heard of Team Liquid, SK Gaming, and Luminosity.

The rear of the box points out several other interesting features, such as the outer steel headband (the headset uses a dual-headband design - hooray!) and "Signature HyperX Memory Foam" as the material for the ear cushions. A list will also go over all connectivity options; aside from USB, both TRRS and dual TRS 3.5-mm audio plugs are offered. That explains the sheer number of supported devices.

Once the outer cover is removed, we get to the box the headset and accessories are actually in. As you can see, all of them are surrounded with thick foam and perfectly protected from anything that could harm them during transport. On the inside of the cover is a printed note from the manufacturer where you are congratulated on joining the HyperX community and basically told that you made the right choice. Not only does the box look great, but the unboxing experience is fantastic as well. You really get a feeling that you treated yourself to an expensive, high-quality gaming headset.

Here are the contents of the box. Aside from the headset and its detachable microphone, we get a USB sound card that also serves as a controlling unit, an additional cable that turns the single 3.5-mm 4-pole (TRRS) plug into a pair of 3-pole TRS plugs (useful if you already have a great sound card with a separate audio input and output), and a quick-start guide. So far, so good - the HyperX Cloud Revolver S makes an amazing first impression.
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