HyperX is a name that has thrived in the competitive eSports scene because of its gaming headphones. This article is concerned with reviewing HyperX’s latest product, the “Revolver S” headphones with Dolby 7.1 surround sound. As it turns out, the Revolver S is a gold standard for gaming headphones from a company that has built its reputation within the professional gaming market: The Revolver S is priced at a surprisingly reasonable $150; features a robust variety of sound awareness that makes tasks like sensing an opponent’s footfalls a piece of cake and its construction is sturdy enough to convey a sense of durability and premium quality.
While other gaming headsets may offer Dolby surround sound, the Revolver S is the first one in some time that actually delivers on that promise-competing models like Sennheiser’s PC 373D were so imprecise with its Dolby that the device amounted to an over-priced gaming headset. Presentation and sound quality aside, one of the other stand-out offerings for this device is how users can listen to their games with it-the Revolver S simply uses a USB port without the need for tweaking sound cards or installing device drivers. Once plugged in, users can tweak direct volume levels, toggle Dolby sound and selectively mute sound channels.
Between its presentation, robust sound offerings, variety of settings, modest pricing and sturdy construction, the Revolver S is an ideal pair of headphones for any professional gamer. Honestly, even non-gamers who are simply interested in owning a set of Dolby-capable headphones should not pass up the opportunity if they have the means; the fact that the overall design does not offensively convey “gamer” like certain Alienware materials is certainly not a drawback. There is also the notable design decision regarding the microphone; users who have no interest or need to speak into a device, like simply listening to a film or some music, can simply separate the mic from the rest of the Revolver S.