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Kidz Gear Wired Headphones with Volume Limited For Safety Review

As adults, we have all been to some concert where the music was so loud we wanted to put in ear plugs.  Or, perhaps, you needed to protect your hearing during an NHRA race.  Obviously, protecting your hearing is important.  However, with children, it is especially important to protect their hearing.  You see, after the age of 3 months old, any hearing damage can become permanent.  Up through the age of 5, hearing damage can also affect the child’s speech and language development.  On the flip-side, it is important to let your kids listen to educational programming, music, etc for proper development. How do you balance volume vs music? The Kidz Gear Wired Headphones With Volume Limited For Safety might have the solution.

The Kidz Gear Wired Headphone with Volume Limiting For Safety comes with a nice set of headphones to get you started which are extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear, my wife will probably use them to sleep in since she likes to listen to movies at night but the device will work with a standard jack you would plug headphones into like your phone or an iPod or an airplane or whatever. The secret ingredient is the 7 inch long black cable which acts as a go-between from your audio source to the headphones themselves.

This is great, as it allows you to use it with any other set of headphones.  I tried different types of music, rock, classic rock, metal, punk, all that happened with them was a lowered down volume but didn’t sound muffled or distorted. Even bass which surprised me, I figured that would be the first thing that it muffled but it almost seemed like some volume was left in case that was an issue. I had my headset turned all the way up and my iPhone turned all the way up.  So if you are relying on the limiter to be your volume control that is the wrong use for it, you should as a parent set the proper levels on the headset for the the child it isn’t designed to replace parenting.  It just helps do your job well.

Overall, the Kidz Gear Wired Headphones With Volume Limited For Safety is a long name for a great device that helps protect the hearing of our future citizens and might not be such a bad idea for adults who value their hearing too!   For you adults out there, however, I would probably recommend using the volume limiting cable with a pair of headphones designed for the adult human head. It’s a sub $20 dollar investment into your child’s hearing, go do it!

Kidz Gear Wired Headphones With Volume Limited For Safety Review Score

(5 out of 5 stars)


Sennheiser PC 373D Headset Review

Sennheiser has a long history of making high quality audio headphones. When I recently got the chance to take a look at their 7.1 surround sound headset, the PC 373D, I was reminded of my previous experience with a Sennheiser headset, which set the bar very high. Looking at the weighty price point of the PC 373D headphones, a hefty $249.95 at the official Sennheiser website, I was hoping they would be just as good of an audio experience.

Our look at the Sennheiser PC 373D begins with its overall design and build quality. In terms of its looks, the PC 373D is actually very similar to the PC 350, but mixed with some features from the PC 360 headphones. It’s as if the two headphones made a child together. It has the ear cups and mic design of the PC 350 and the headband style of the PC 360 – all while keeping its predecessors’ light weight and comfort. One of the things I loved about the PC 350 was how comfy the ear cups were on the sides of my head and the PC 373D headphones are terrific. I wore them for several hours at a time during my usage and never experienced ear ache or unnatural pressure on the sides of my head. Something that it brings over from the PC 360 is the volume dial on the right ear cup. I love this control and it makes fine adjustments easy to accomplish. Sennheiser does use a strangely-thin audio cable for the PC 373D. I was hoping that they would opt for a braided cord but the current cord material feels pretty thin. But, I digress… On a positive note, the headband feels really sturdy and I can’t see it breaking anytime soon.

The virtual 7.1 surround sound is accomplished via downloadable software as well as the use of the USB dongle that comes with the headphones. It is a strange setup in opposition to how many other virtual surround sound headphones work but, in this case, the headphones connect to the dongle via mini-USB port, and then from the dongle to your computer via 3.5mm audio jack. Unlike other headphones, you need the dongle as, without it, you are left with a mini-USB cable that won’t connect to any audio output ports. My advice is DON’T LOSE YOUR DONGLE! The virtual surround software has several presets, such as music and gaming, and all seem to work very well in creating virtual channel separation. Usually, I am not a fan of virtual surround sound, opting for much heavier real surround sound headphones. That being said, I actually loved listening to the PC 373D’s crisp audio and separation. They have shown me that virtual surround sound can be just as good – if not better in some ways (the biggest way being the decreased weight in not having seven drivers in the headband, saves the neck a lot of stress).

I played a whole library’s worth of games using the Sennheiser PC 373D’s – from Fallout 4 to EverSpace to Flight Simulator X to…. Well, a lot more titles from a variety of categories. I also listened to a good amount of music on them. Moving on to its microphone, the boom mic picked up my voice with great clarity during several sessions of online RPGs via Roll20.net and on TeamSpeak servers. The best part of the microphone boom is how it mutes itself when you swivel it upward. I wish more headphones did this as it is such a natural movement and you always know whether your mic is hot or not. The optional noise cancellation algorithm is also very good and I never saw a reason to disable it during my usage of the headphones except while I was testing it out.

Overall the Sennheiser PC 373D 7.1 surround sound headphones are terrific. The audio quality is great, microphone pickup perfect for gaming or chat, and its construction is super-comfy. Sennheiser continues to impress me. I just wish that they used a more durable cable material, like a braided cord. Truth be told, the biggest drawback in reviewing this pair of headphones is knowing they have to go back after my evaluation period is over, but I digress. At $249 dollars, the Sennheiser PC 373D headphones are an excellent choice whether you are gaming or playing your favorite tunes.

Sennheiser PC 373D Review Score

(5 out of 5 Stars)

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Technical Data

  • Color: black
  • Wearing style: Headband
  • Impedance Headphone: 50 Ω
  • Connector: USB
  • Frequency response (Microphone): 50 – 16, 000 Hz
  • Frequency response (Headphones): 15 Hz – 28,000 Hz
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 116 dB
  • Ear coupling: Around-the-ear, open acoustic design
  • Cable length: 1,7m + 1,2m
  • Weight: 355 g
  • Pick-up pattern: Noise-cancelling
  • Microphone sensitivity: -38 dBV/Pa

HyperX Expands into Gamestop Retail Stores

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – May 8, 2017 HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today announced an agreement with GameStop to expand HyperX products into all GameStop stores in the United States. The newest addition to the lineup will be the HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset. Reviewed as the best gaming headset under $50, Cloud Stinger gaming headset will be sold alongside console and PC game titles at GameStop stores nationally. Building off the success of HyperX Cloud Core gaming headset business, HyperX continues to grow retail sales by expanding with more products on retail shelves.

HyperX Cloud Stinger is known for being comfortable, while playing games for hours and its multi-platform capability makes it a winner for every type of GameStop shopper. Cloud Stinger provides great sound for gaming, chat, watching movies, listening to music, and is designed for a quality user experience. 50mm directional drivers deliver high-quality sound with pinpoint audio precision, signature HyperX memory foam adds to the legendary comfort. A light weight gaming headset at 275 grams, with ear cups that rotate 90 degrees for adaptive fit, Cloud Stinger is a gaming headset to fit any gaming lifestyle.

“With the success of HyperX Cloud Core gaming headset, we are pleased to expand our relationship with HyperX to include the Cloud Stinger gaming headset in all of our GameStop stores and online,” said Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising, GameStop. “GameStop is known as a premier gaming destination with many convenient locations to pick up the latest game titles, and HyperX is known for delivering award winning comfortable gaming headsets with quality sound and multi-platform functionality. We are excited to enhance the overall gaming experience of our shoppers by giving them more HyperX gaming headsets to choose from when they visit a local retail location.”

“We’re happy to be working with GameStop and shipping HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headsets into all GameStop locations,” said Tyler Needles, audio business manager, HyperX. “GameStop is well known for delivering console and PC products, and we see this as a great opportunity to give gamers the ability to walk into their favorite GameStop store or online, and pick up the latest game along with a comfortable, great sounding headset from HyperX.”

Availability and Support

The HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headsets will be available starting in May 2017 through GameStop’s network of retail outlets and online at GameStop.com. HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headsets include a two-year warranty and HyperX’s industry-leading customer service and support.

LucidSound Announces LS35X Wireless Xbox one Headset

San Diego, CA – May 8th, 2017 – LucidSound®, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware, announced today the LS35X Wireless Gaming Headset, the first in a new range of licensed Xbox products from LucidSound, and the first headset to connect directly to Xbox One consoles, with no cables and no base station.

Expected to ship for Holiday 2017, the LS35X connects directly to Xbox One consoles using the same wireless technology as an official controller, automatically configuring for hassle-free set-up. No base station or chat cable is needed, simply pair the LS35X directly with the Xbox One as you would a controller. The LS35X will feature continuous compatibility with past and future Xbox One consoles. Windows 10 users can connect the LS35X directly to new PCs that include built-in Xbox Wireless technology or by using the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.

In addition to the direct connect technology, the LS35X boasts a magnitude of technical features designed to offer a premium experience for Xbox gamers. The LS35X uses precision 50mm neodymium drivers to provide exceptionally detailed audio. The LS35X is compatible with Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound technology, providing exceptionally accurate 3D surround sound when playing on Xbox One Consoles and Windows 10. The LS35X also features state-of-the-art head tracking technology and is also compatible with Dolby® Atmos for Headphones surround sound optional add-on for Xbox One and Windows 10.

Unique to LucidSound, the iconic, intuitive ear-cup control system allows the user to effortlessly adjust the most common controls, never losing focus of the game and eliminating the need to hunt for ungainly rocker switches and buttons. The all-new LS35X includes a new ear-cup design that provides expanded space, resulting in increased comfort and enhanced audio accuracy.

“The LucidSound team has designed the LS35X as a headset for this generation of Xbox players with the most simplistic wireless capability to date,” said Chris Von Huben, CEO of LucidSound. “We believe the Xbox gamer will be blown away by the feature set and quality. This is just the beginning of our announcements for E3 in June and it only gets better.”

For more information, visit lucidsound.com and follow LucidSound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

HyperX Begins Shipping Cloud Revolver S 7.1 Surround Sound Headphones

Fountain Valley, CA – March 13, 2016 – HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today announced it is now shipping the HyperX Cloud Revolver S with plug-and-play Dolby TM 7.1 Surround Sound. HyperX has integrated Dolby HeadphoneTM technology into a new USB dongle that delivers immersive audio at the touch of a button. HyperX’s signature memory foam and new wide headband design brings comfort for endless hours of gameplay. Designed for use by professional gamers and eSports teams globally, the premium headset also features multi-platform support, 50mm drivers and a noise-cancelling microphone.

Cloud Revolver S continues the HyperX tradition of award-winning comfort and competitive audio performance, while adding Dolby Headphone surround sound realism with a new HyperX audio dongle that is included with each headset. The Dolby Headphone 7.1 channel surround sound environment provides an immersive gaming experience – putting gamers right in the middle of the action for gameplay advantage. In addition to Dolby surround sound, there are three additional sound profiles: bass, flat response and chat profiles. The Cloud Revolver S sound stage features unique design driver technology that allows gamers to visualize sounds placed around them at different angles and distances. With three additional pre-set equalizer settings: bass boost, flat and vocals, each gamer can choose their favorite setting. Gamers will gain a competitive edge in FPS and 3D environment games by hearing opponent locations more clearly and accurately than previously attainable.

“The HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset is our best gaming headset yet – simply plug it in and one click later Dolby quality surround sound is on,” said Tyler Needles, audio business manager, HyperX. “Combining the perfect balance of audio performance and comfort, Cloud Revolver S will immerse listeners in a cinema quality audio experience.”

“The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is incredibly comfortable,” said Gordon Hayward, All-Star basketball player and gamer. “And the plug-and-play Dolby surround sound is amazing.”

More about the HyperX Revolver S Gaming Headset

The Cloud Revolver S is designed to provide a premium gaming experience; additional features include:

  •  Dolby Surround Sound – New USB audio dongle for plug-and-play surround sound and built-in high quality sound card
  •  Developed by Gamers – Three Pre-set Equalizer Settings, independent volume and microphone mute buttons, and backlit LED to quickly check active modes
  •  New Design – Wider headband, matte black finish and HyperX Signature Memory Phone
  •  Premium Performance – No software or separate audio box required, unlike competing headsets

Additional HyperX Revolver S Specifications:

  • Headphone
  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response: 12Hz–28,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 30 Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 100.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
  • Weight: 360g
  • Weight with mic: 376g
  • Cable length:
  • Headset: 1m
  • Audio Control Box: 2.2m
  • PC extension cable: 2m
  • Connection Type:
  • Headset: 3.5mm plug (4 pole)
  • Audio Control Box: USB
  • PC extension cable: 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs
  • Microphone
  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-18,000 Hz

Availability and Support

The Cloud Revolver S (MSRP $149.99US) will be available March 13, 2017 through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets. Cloud Revolver S includes a two-year limited warranty and HyperX’s industry-leading customer service and support. The Cloud Revolver S was recently shown at the PAX East gaming show in Boston, MA.

LucidSound Announces PAX East Presence

San Diego, CA, March 7 2017, – LucidSound®, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware, announced today a full roster of events planned for PAX East, a three-day gaming celebration taking place in Boston, MA from March 10 through March 12 2017.

One of the largest and most celebrated gaming events in North America, PAX East is a favourite destination for gamers worldwide, complete with the latest games from AAA publishers and indies alike, exhibit halls, concerts, panels, cosplay and so much more. Unmissable, unmistakable and usually unbelievable, PAX East is a totally unique event on the gaming calendar.

Located on the show floor in booth 12102, LucidSound will be bringing the noise to PAX East 2017, making games sound better and bringing their unique brand of gaming audio to the masses! All three headsets in the LucidSound range will be available to test and buy, including the white-hot flagship of the range, the all-new LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset. Strictly for show customers only, the LucidSound team will be offering incredible show specials on the range (while stocks last), making the event the ideal destination to buy the latest technology for an unbeatable price.

Designed for portable power, the LucidSound LS20 Powered Universal Gaming Headset is the ideal headset for Nintendo® Switch. To celebrate the launch of the new home console, LucidSound will be inviting show visitors to take part in daily Switch tournaments, offering a chance to win a brand new LucidSound headset each and every day! With exclusive game T-Shirts and copies of Switch software to give away, the Switch tournament is destined to be a highlight of the LucidSound stand.

Even more headsets are available to win via the daily 4pm raffle (must be on site to win!) and as a prize for the ‘Look-for-Lucid’ game taking place live on the show floor! Every day, LucidSound will be giving away free temporary tattoos. If you’re wearing a tattoo and caught by the Lucid team on Instagram wearing a tattoo, you might just be awarded a headset for being awesome!

Those interested in entering the raffle, obtaining a free tattoo or entering the daily Switch tournament are encouraged to subscribe to the LucidSound social channels and visit the LucidSound stand as soon as doors open to participate.

For more information, visit lucidsound.com and follow LucidSound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Headset Review

SteelSeries has a terrific line of headsets in their Arctis series. Designed for both gamers and music fans alike, the Arctis series features a ClearCast microphone, ski goggle style headband, and 40mm drivers. It also features a nice steel alloy structure which feels rugged and strong – not like some headsets out there that are flimsy to the touch. Setting up the SteelSeries Arctis 7 is very easy. Simply install the SteelSeries Engine 3 software package which controls the Arctis 7 (as well as SteelSeries other peripherals). The software is robust and allows for numerous customization options for sound quality.

One huge factor for long-term wear of a gaming headset is comfort. If you play a game for hours on end, it helps if your head doesn’t feel as though it’s going to collapse under the pressure of a pair of headsets. Thankfully, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 features a ski goggle style headband which is very comfortable while also helping the headset stay put. Directing your browser to SteelSeries website, you can find a variety of accessories for the Arctis 7. They sell both velour and leather ear cushions depending on your preference as well as a host of headbands with various patterns.

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 features some very nice audio quality, and allows for connection via a wireless USB dongle or 3.5 mm jacks. The microphone boom retracts and extends from the left ear cup and features a handy light on the end to help locate it. The ClearCast microphone does a great job of picking up the wearer’s voice while also not taking in a lot of background white noise. I got the chance to use the Arctis 7 while playing Battlefield 1, Skyrim Special Edition, and a host of other games – each time I was pleasantly surprised with my experience.

Moving to music, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 performs very well and, thanks to the SteelSeries Engine 3 software, you can tweak your equalizer as desired. The headphones provide a decent amount of bass while also not sacrificing sound quality when the volume increases. Its drivers have a 98 dB sensitivity and a frequency response of 20-20000 Hz, meaning that these are some powerful drivers. They chew up whatever you can throw at them and keep coming back for more. Kudos to SteelSeries for crafting such a powerful set of headphones that won’t break your bank account.

Overall, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset is a terrific option for about $150 dollars. It features some great sound quality coupled with a good degree of comfort and, of course, wireless connectivity. If you need a wireless headset but are afraid of latency and sound quality issues, worry no more with the Arctis 7. You can find the SteelSeries Arctis 7 wireless headphones at numerous wireless retailers such as Amazon.com and SteelSeries official website.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Review Score

(5 out of 5 Stars)


LucidSound Touts the LS20 Headset’s Advanced Features When Used with Nintendo Switch

San Diego, CA – January 13, 2017 LucidSound, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware invite Nintendo® gamers to make the switch to a better audio experience via the LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset. Available for purchase today at all leading retailers, the LS20 features unrivalled, powered gaming audio, serving as the perfect partner to the new Nintendo Switch Home Gaming System available from March 3, 2017.

With a modern, lifestyle appearance, strikingly different from traditional gaming headsets, the LS20 has been engineered for gaming-on-the-go. Featuring a compact, portable footprint, the headset houses superior quality, fully amplified gaming audio. With a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, LS20 owners can enjoy rich audio via their Nintendo Switch and other gaming platforms for up to 20 hours per charge.

The LS20 is designed with the gamer in mind, featuring the acclaimed LucidSound ear-cup control which allow players to adjust audio simply by rotating their ear-cup and mute audio with a simple press. The radically innovative control scheme means an end to awkward buttons, switches, and dials, allowing gamers to adjust their audio without taking concentration away from the game.

“We engineered the LS20 from the ground up to provide next-generation audio and intuitive control to portable gamers and we believe our headset will prove to be the go-to choice for Nintendo Switch players,” said Chris Von Huben, CEO of LucidSound. “It’s clear that Nintendo has reinvented gaming yet again and our headset is ideally positioned to take advantage of the unique methods of play offered by the new console. Whether using at home or away, the LS20 provides modern gamers with a superior audio experience and we can’t wait to introduce the LucidSound difference to a wider audience come March 2017.”

40mm speakers with neodymium magnets provide deep bass and clear highs, complete with the carefully crafted, signature LucidSound audio acoustics. Bass-Boost enhances the low-end yet further, ideal for shooting games such as Splatoon 2, and built-in mic-monitoring allows players to hear their own voice through the headset. Lastly, the LS20 features a removable boom mic as well as an integrated hidden mic, affording truly universal use and sporting an understated design that uses premium materials including an aluminium frame.

Available now at leading retailers for around $99.99, the LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset is compatible with Nintendo Switch as well as a wide range of gaming formats including the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC/MAC, mobile phones, and smart devices.

For global retailer information, please visit http://www.lucidsound.com/where-to-buy.html

For more information, visit lucidsound.com and follow LucidSound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Logitech Unveils G533 Wireless Gaming Headset

NEWARK, Calif. — Jan. 4, 2017 — Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today introduced the Logitech® G533 Wireless Gaming Headset. With professional grade wireless technology, U.S. patent- pending Pro-G™ audio drivers and DTS Headphone:X® 7.1 surround sound, the headset delivers advanced audio performance and wireless convenience. The Logitech G533 also features a long battery life and purist design, giving you maximum comfort during marathon gaming sessions.

“Our audio team set out to create a headset that delivers the most immersive and accurate PC gameplay experience,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of the Logitech gaming business. “With DTS Headphone:X and our Pro-G Driver, the result is amazing. Now, you can amplify game sounds to achieve the most accurate positioning and experience in-game effects.”

Advanced Audio Performance

The U.S. patent-pending advanced Pro-G audio drivers are made with hybrid mesh materials that deliver audio performance previously only found in high-end audiophile headphones. The drivers deliver clear highs and lows with minimal distortion.

Highly realistic DTS Headphone:X surround sound technology accurately replicates 7.1 speaker placement and audio positioning, so you can hear in-game environmental effects and positional audio that game designers intend you to hear, such as how far away enemies are and which direction they are coming from. You can also tune the volume levels for each of the seven audio channels.

Superior Wireless Technology

Featuring advanced lossless digital audio transmission, the Logitech G533 delivers wireless convenience and incredible high fidelity sound at a range of up to 15 meters. The headset maintains a strong connection, even in high Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) settings when there are dozens of wireless signals in proximity. The ultra-low latency wireless connection ensures virtually no lag between your audio and your game, as well as lag free performance while watching movies and streaming media.

High Performance Design

With the latest in materials and manufacturing techniques, the Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset is a durable, yet lightweight headset that you can wear for hours. It features a lightweight  over-the-ear design, with sports mesh ear pads that are breathable and can be easily removed for cleaning.

Smart Mute and Microphone

The Logitech G533 integrates the popular auto mute feature for the foldable mic, and also improves on noise cancelling and EQ tuning to provide the clearest of audio for competitive gaming chat and communications. The new pop filter provides noise reduction for hisses and pops.

Battery Life

Rechargeable, replaceable batteries power the headset for up to 15 hours non-stop on a single charge, making it the perfect wireless headset for marathon gaming sessions. You can also use Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) to keep an eye on your charge level, so you don’t run out of juice in the middle of a game.

Fine-Tune Controls

The Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset features a noise-cancelling microphone on a folding, extendable boom for crystal-clear voice chat and communications. An easy-to-reach volume control roller and mic mute button on the left earcup makes it simple to adjust audio settings on the fly and to automatically mute the microphone, just fold it up. For fine-tuned settings, use LGS to set equalizer, surround sound, side tone and microphone levels on a per-game basis. And, reprogram the mute button to any function, such as “play/pause” to start/stop your media.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset is expected to be available at global retailers beginning in January 2017 for a suggested retail price of $149.99. For more information please visit our website, our blog or connect with us on Facebook.

HyperX Gears of War Gaming Headset Now Available

Fountain Valley, CA – September 13, 2016 HyperX™, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced today it is shipping its official Xbox® licensed gaming headset, CloudX™ Revolver Gears of War. Fans of Gears of War can show their pride as the headset features an exclusive battle-weathered design that complements the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle and Xbox One Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Wireless Controller1.

HyperX CloudX Revolver Gears of War headset is ideal for FPS and open-environment gameplay. It offers a studio-grade sound stage that lets gamers hear opponents from farther away and more accurately. HyperX CloudX Revolver Gears of War features a 3.5mm (4-pole) plug and 2M PC extension cable to go with the genuine leather headband and high-quality, award-winning HyperX memory foam for hours of gaming in ultimate comfort.

“HyperX is especially excited to offer Gears of War fans the opportunity to enhance their gameplay with our newest headset,” said Daniel Kelley, director of marketing, HyperX. “We’ve worked hard on the sound and design, and together with Microsoft and The Coalition, this headset gives gamers the full Gears experience.”

HyperX Cloud Revolver Gears of War is backed by a two-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability. For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX CloudX Revolver Gears of War Specifications:


  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response:12Hz–28,000Hz
  • Impedance: 33 Ω
  • Sound Pressure Level: 104.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Input Power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
  • Weight: 364g
  • Weight w/ mic and cable: 380g
  • Cable length and type: Headset (1.3m) + Audio Control Box (2m)
  • Connection: Headset – 3.5mm plug2 (4-pole) + Audio Control Box – 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs


  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: -40dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Adapter required for Xbox One™ controllers with no 3.5mm port. (Adapter sold separately).
Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors.