In today’s review, we are looking into HyperX Cloud Stinger is a headset promising high quality with a price tag just under $50. But can it really beat the more expensive headphones with its non-attachable microphone and overall build quality?
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The HyperX Cloud Stingers come in black color with a red HX marking on both earcups. The overall design is clearly made to please gamers. Thankfully they haven’t forgotten how they feel. The overall quality seems to be good with adjustable steel sliders on both sides of the headset. The headset is otherwise made from high-quality plastic and doesn’t seem to creek even when you turn and twist, which happens with a lot of other headsets. Unfortunately, the cord isn’t detachable, though it seems to be secured well so you more likely pull the headphones off your head, before even damaging the cord. HyperX Cloud Stinger also only weights 275 grams, which adds the comfortability when you were them a long time on your head.
The HyperX signature memory foam on the ear cups feels good against your head, and at least for us, the pressure was just right. Each earcup can rotate and pivot so you can be sure they fit perfectly even on your head.
The headphones might seem a bit bulky when on because they tend to cover the ears completely giving some noise cancelation from outside noises.
On the headband, you can find leathered padding inside, which gives a bit more comfort on top and stops them from sliding off even if you shake your head
HyperX Cloud Stingers microphone is not detachable and is connected on the left ear cup. Something you might find from the more expensive earphones is a detachable microphone but for this price range, we don’t mind it being a solid design. The microphone is also flexible so you don’t have to worry it breaking off if you happen to swipe it with our hand.
Something did like about the microphone is that it automatically mutes itself when you turn it up. A nice little feature we would like to see in other gaming headsets as well.
How good is the microphone then? Overall the quality is enough to communicate with your teammates and friends, but we don’t recommend it for streaming, because the mic might make you sound a bit nasally and the overall voice quality is average at best.
When gaming we could easily hear footsteps, gunfire and other environmental sounds easily. There wasn’t any cracking or distortion in sounds. The frequency response on HyperX Cloud Stinger is 18 – 23 000 Hz while more expensive models go from 15 – 25 000 Hz (HyperX Cloud II) or even 12 – 28 000 Hz (HyperX Cloud Revolver S) meaning there is some difference with the deeper and higher noises.
The volume control is located under the right earcup where you can easily slide it up or down depending on how loud you want the headset to be. Though please note that you are controlling the headsets volume and not the PC’s so we recommend setting it up at 90% at max and control rest of the volume on your PC.
As for the connectivity the headphones use a normal 3.5 mm stereo plug (4 pole) meaning you can easily use it with any modern gaming platform from PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch to PC and even mobile devices.
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HyperX Cloud Stinger is a high-quality gaming headset we can without a doubt recommend to anyone considering to get a new gaming headset. The overall quality and price match perfectly and there is pretty much nothing bad to say about the headset.
- Easy to mute microphone
- Build quality
- Good sound quality
- Microphone voice quality, average at best
- Non-detacable cord
- Non-detacable microphone
Specification: HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset review – Best gaming headset under $50