Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

The HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset is the perfect headset for gamers who are looking for something that is light on the wallet, but still wanting that quality sound they expect in higher priced headsets. With a price point of $49.99, this gaming headset comes jammed packed with key features including high-end sound and comfort thanks to its high-quality HyperX signature memory foam. On top of that, this headset is compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U.

Here's a look at the official headset specifications which can be found on the HyperX Gaming website.

  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response: 18Hz-23,000Hz
  • Impedance: 30 Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 102 ± 3dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
  • Weight: 275g
  • Cable length and type: Headset (1.3m) + Extension Y-cable(1.7m)
  • Connection: Headset - 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + extension cable - 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs

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

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The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a lightweight headset that is adjustable to fit comfortably on your head. The microphone can easily be adjusted by swinging it up or down. Now there is no built in mute button, but you can swivel the microphone up to mute. You will know the microphone is muted when you hear a click.

After several days of gaming with the headset, I've noticed how crisp the sound quality is compared to previous headsets I've used. Excellent for hearing those footsteps in H1Z1. Now I have run into periods where I heard static, but that was from pushing the volume levels higher than mid range.

I am also pleasantly pleased with the voice quality the microphone provides. When I switched to using this headset I found it easier to pick up my voice and have been told I sound a lot clearer.

HyperX Cloud Stinger is available directly through HyperX or you can purchase from Amazon. For more information, visit HyperXGaming.


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A good price for a decent headset. Might have to look one up as I'm tired of using this standard 1 ear padded headset.


Those look fresh for only $50 that's a good deal!


Don't look to bad and for $50 can't really go wrong but I'm happy with my turtle beaches for now thank you :p


Headset don't look that bad, I need a Xbox one headset too, still using this cheap ass mic.


Turtle Beaches are wack and made cheap, This headset looks plastic too. Just grab yourself a steel series Siberia 200 for $30 more and you'll see a comfy and well durable headset.


all of their headsets are similar in sound and recording ETC. Just a different layout and a new name. Good for the price though.


HyperX Cloud II is such a superior headset! Can be used across console platforms and PC, would highly recommend!


Honestly if you want quality that will last it is worthy paying the extra bucks at the end of the day. The Astro A40 TRs are the best headset I ever used.


Would never turn my back on TB XO4's. Best headset I've had and I've had A40 TR's.


-_-Nate-_- This actually looks nice. I am still using my turtle beach x12s from forever ago (still works fine) but honestly I will be buying this just for an upgrade. Does anyone know if they have issues with compatibility with pc?

hyperx is meant for pc