HyperX expands its headset offerings with the CloudX and Cloud Revolver

HyperX's popular Cloud headset is one of the most lightweight and comfortable gaming headsets around, spawning a sequel and a selection of different color schemes. Now, the company is spreading the Cloud love beyond its previous boundaries, and was showing off its new offerings at CES 2016.

First up, the CloudX will bring the Cloud II design to the world of Xbox One, providing the same comfort and sound quality that made the original model so popular combined with a new Xbox-appropiate color scheme and hardware compatibility. It sports 53mm drivers, in-line volume control, memory foam ear cushions, a detachable microphone, and even a hard shell carrying case.

I had a chance to try out the CloudX and can confirm that it has the same wonderful "float on your head" lightness that is a cornerstone of the appeal of the Cloud and Cloud II models. The sound quality was also fantastic, with the swirling ice storms of Rise of the Tomb Raider perfectly replicated and suitably immersive. 

HyperX will also be making a version of the Cloud designed to appeal more directly to audiophiles with the upcoming Cloud Revolver. Boasting what the company calls a "Studio-grade sound stage," the headset is a little bit heavier than the classic Cloud, and features some new accents and tweaks on top of the recognizable Cloud form. The Revolver will include "next-gen directional 50mm drivers" and will be multi-platform compatible. 

The CloudX and the Revolver will both hit the market later this year.