Posted Wed Mar 30, 2016 at 11:44 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
MLG CS:GO Major Championship goers can get it early.
Yesterday, I wrote about how the DreamHack Masters 2016 in Malmo on April 16-17 would feature the HyperX Cloud Revolver headset. Bu today, Kingston has followed up with some very solid details on the availability for the new Cloud headset.
First up, on April 1st, the Cloud Revolver headset will become available to preorder. In fact, on April 1-3rd, at the MLG CS:GO Major Championship in Columbus, OH, attendees will be able to buy the headset right then and there. Meanwhile, the shipping date for the general population is May 9th.
HyperX Cloud Revolver is a grounds-up new headset for both PC and console gamers. This new headset is a lightweight design with a visible steel frame, new memory foam, and angled 50mm drivers. This headset is designed to be extremely efficient and sensitive and HyperX is really pushing the FPS capability of the Cloud Revolver.
From HyperX, here are the Cloud Revolver Features and Specifications:
Studio-grade sound stage: HyperX Cloud Revolver has a wider audio range that creates depth and width for optimal audio precision and a competitive edge. You’ll hear your opponents’ location more accurately from further away. Its larger sound stage is ideal for FPS and open environment gameplay and for a concert hall-like experience when listening to music.
Next-generation directional 50mm drivers: Refined 50mm directional drivers are positioned parallel to the ears for a clean, crisp sound with enhanced bass. The drivers direct the sound into the ear for precise audio positioning.
Signature HyperX award-winning memory foam: Red memory foam is visible from back of the ear cups to differentiate HyperX from its competitors. The higher quality, dense foam signifies HyperX award winning comfort and quality while providing ultimate comfort during prolonged gaming sessions.
2M audio control box extension with stereo and mic plugs: HyperX Cloud Revolver comes with a 2 meter audio control box extension with stereo and mic plugs for PC. It’s ideal for use with the on-board sound card.
Durable steel frame: Designed in Germany, HyperX Cloud Revolver has a solid-steel frame for long-lasting durability and stability.
Detachable noise-cancellation microphone: The removable microphone boom makes it easy to plug in for gaming or unplug to listen to music. It features a flexible design and custom mic positioning.
Multi-platform compatibility: HyperX Cloud Revolver is compatible with PC, Xbox One™1, PS4™, Wii U™, Mac® and Mobile2 so you can use one headset for PC and console gaming.
TeamSpeak certified: TeamSpeak™ certifies the voice quality to be clear and crisp with excellent sound quality. No audible echoes, background noises or voice distortions were detected in tests. Other compatible chat clients include Discord, Skype™, Ventrilo, Mumble and RaidCall.
Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
Type: Circumaural, Closed back
Frequency response:12Hz–28,000 Hz
Impedance: 30 Ω
Sound Pressure Level: 104.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D.: < 2%
Input Power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
Weight w/ mic and cable: 376g
Cable length and type: Headset (1m) + Audio Control Box (2m)
Connection: Headset - 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + Audio Control Box - 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)
The Cloud Revolver is due out May 9th, while the PC Dolby surround variant, the Revolver S, is expected later this year.
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