Kingston’s high-end and gaming brand HyperX has been going quite strong for the past few years. Many of you know probably know the HyperX name from Kingston’s HyperX memory and HyperX solid state drives, but the HyperX brand also makes great gaming headsets. Their Cloud II Gaming Headset was one of the best gaming headsets I’ve ever reviewed and I still use it to this day. Today they are announcing a more lightweight gaming headset that works not only on PC, but Xbox, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Mobile, and more! The headset is the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which is only 275 grams, has 50 mm directional drivers, Kingston’s HyperX memory foam earcups, swivel-to-mute noise-cancellation microphone, and much more! Let’s take a look and see what it is all about!
Special thanks to Kingston for providing us with the HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset to review.
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 Microphone
Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
Frequency response: 50Hz~18,000Hz
Sensitivity: -40 dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
The HyperX Cloud Stinger comes in a nice retail box. On the front there is a photo of the headset and it lets us know it is compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Mac, and more. Flipping the box over to the back there is an overview of the headset showing off many of the features.
Opening the box up the headset is nicely protected inside. Getting it out you have the headset itself, a PC extension cable, and quick start guide showing you how to use the headset.