Audio is crisp, mic is great and build quality is tops 🙂 This headset was designed in Germany and boasts a durable steel frame for long-lasting stability. The MIC is detachable this time around and sports noise-cancellation for clearer voice comms with less background noise – perfect for gaming in the lounge 😛 This ones actually certified by TeamSpeak but you’ll have no issues using Discord, Skype etc.
The real magic of this headset comes via the audio freq range, the Revolver has a whopping range of 12Hz–28,000Hz (the Stingers range is an admirable 18Hz-23,000Hz) which allows you to hear your opponents movements more accurately, even when they’re further away – this is crazy cool in a game like Overwatch in which each character has their own unique footstep sounds and once you get into things you can not only tell where the enemy players are, but which specific hero is about to come around the corner…
There is also another version available with a similar name called the CLOUD Revolver S – that other version has a USB soundcard which enables 7.1 surround sound which is cool but could also be a little confusing so be sure double check which version your grabbing 😛
The new HyperX CLOUD Stinger Gaming Headset from Kingston is an ideal choice for gamers who use multiple gaming machines, hopping from PC to Consoles and vice versa. Compatible with the big three (PC, XBOX ONE and PS4) so if you’re on the hunt for a comfortable headset and convenience this could be the one 🙂
Weighting in at just 275 grams, this light option is pretty darn comfy on the head – the ear cups rotate in a 90-degree angle for a better fit while the 50mm directional drivers inside position sound directly into the ear for gaming-grade sound quality. Even during prolonged gaming sessions, this one is really good and the headband itself features a high-quality memory foam that doesn’t get too hot, custom adjustments are handled via a durable slider.
Microphone wise it’s solid but has that neat feature we like – if you put it up it automatically mutes 🙂 We think this is the best way to do it, much better than a mute button you’ve got to fumble around to find 😛
We’ve had a great time with the CLOUD Stinger – this headset is pretty GOOD!
We’re in for a treat! Over the next few weeks we’ll be checking out a range of new gaming headsets from the hardware manufacturer Kingston and today we’re starting things off with the expectional HyperX Cloud II \o/
This update to the now iconic original CLOUD range features a re-designed USB sound card that amplifies your audio + voice for an incredible gaming experience. It has independent audio and microphone volume control + an easily toggled virtual surround sound.
The virtual 7.1 provides a really feeling of distance and depth to enhance your gaming, you can pin-point your opponents location in the game and strike before they even see you coming 🙂 What makes this sooo cool is that it’s hardware driven – totally plug and play, with no driver needed.
The noise-cancelling gooseneck microphone provides clear voice chat and reduced background noise, it has even got a nice little cover for the mic that helps reduce those heavy breathers 😛 Another cool feature is that voice chat volume automatically increases as in-game sound gets louder, this really helps with team communication mid fight \o/ The HyperX Cloud II is certified by TeamSpeak and optimised for Skype and other leading chat programs like Discord.
Sporting some insane 53mm drivers for superior audio performance and rich sound quality with crystal-clear low, mid and high tones this USB-powered headset is intended for PC but you can apparently connect it via an included 3.5mm stereo cable to XBOX ONE and PS4 which is nice.
For us here at GGPC the exciting world of PC Gaming splits into two separate parts, the first being all the wonderful components we get to test out when reviewing new tech and the second being actually playing games on the completed systems for fun, our YouTube channel and now eSports thanks to competitive gaming events \o/
For system designers and builders there are literally thousands of component options to choose from, and within each component type there are masses of variants available for each with slightly tweaked voltage configurations, ascetic options and more. Luckily for everyone involved in this process the biggest players at the heart of the manufacturing side like Asus, ASrock and Gigabyte have excellent technicians that make lists available showing which parts they’ve certified for themselves. This certification sometimes carries on to the extreme level, when it does the item actually gets a special badge added to the specific hardware involved – items like these killer Asus Republic of Gamers RAM kits 🙂 These are certified versions of Team Group T-FORCE Dark memory with the classic Mayan style heatsink and have passed ROG stress tests thus becoming T-FORCE Dark ROG overclocking modules. Having these along with a ROG motherboard’s optimizing Ai overclock function (update that bios!) will enable you to automatically tune these kits to ROG limits.
Further down the line there is yet another form of certification, this time as much from the players as it is the makers – like IEM (Intel Extreme Masters) which requires a system to meet certain specs in order to get the special badge. These usually have a set of guidelines that must be followed in order to be considered for certification, as you’d expect with the IEM ones these use specific gaming savvy intel CPU and Kingston RAM. Intel Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world. Started in 2006 by ESL, the competition features Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft II and League of Legends tournaments across multiple continents with the next big CS:GO event scheduled for May 6th – 7th in Sydney, Australia.