|Series||HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset|
|Item model number||HX-HSCS-BK/NA|
|Hardware Platform||xbox one, mac, pc, playstation_4|
|Item Weight||9.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||9.5 x 10.8 x 3 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.5 x 10.75 x 3 inches|
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HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset for PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch (HX-HSCS-BK/NA)
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- Lightweight headset with 90-degree rotating ear cups.
- 50mm directional drivers for Audio precision.
- Hyperx signature Memory foam. Adjustable steel Slider.
- Intuitive Volume control on headset ear cup.
- Swivel-to-mute noise-cancellation Microphone. Multi-platform compatibility.
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HyperX Cloud Stinger is the ideal headset for gamers looking for lightweight comfort, superior sound quality and added convenience. At just 275 grams, it’s comfortable on your neck and its ear cups rotate in a 90-degree angle for a better fit. Its 50mm directional drivers position sound directly into the ear for audio precision and gaming-grade sound quality. For ultimate comfort in prolonged gaming sessions, it features high-quality HyperX signature memory foam. Its adjustable steel slider, intuitive volume control on headset ear cup and swivel-to-mute noise-cancellation microphone make it easy to use and multi-platform compatibility lets you enjoy the same comfort and enhanced audio experience on PCs or consoles.
¹May require controller adapter (adapter sold separately).
²Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors.
- Lightweight headset with 90-degree rotating ear cups
- 50mm directional drivers for audio precision
- HyperX signature memory foam
- Adjustable steel slider
- Intuitive volume control on headset ear cup
- Swivel-to-mute noise-cancellation microphone
- Multi-platform compatibility
90-Degree rotating ear cups
HyperX Cloud Stinger’s ear cups rotate in a 90-degree angle to fit better around your neck, so you can play in comfort for hours.
At just 275 grams, HyperX Cloud Stinger won’t weight you down, making it ideal for prolonged gaming sessions.
50mm directional drivers for audio precision
The 50mm drivers are parallel to the ear, to position sound directly into the ear for gaming-grade sound quality.
HyperX signature memory foam
Play in comfort for hours with HyperX signature memory foam.
Adjustable steel slider
HyperX Cloud Stinger’s high-quality, adjustable solid steel slider is built for long-lasting durability and stability.
Intuitive volume control on headset ear cup
The volume slider is located on the bottom of the right ear cup, making it easy to access and adjust the audio volume.
Swivel-to-mute noise-cancellation microphone
Conveniently mute the microphone by flipping it vertically against the head. HyperX Cloud Stinger’s built-in passive noise cancellation reduces background noise for clearer voice quality. The headset is certified by TeamSpeak and Discord, and compatible with other leading chat programs, including Skype, RaidCall and Ventrilo.
HyperX Cloud Stinger is compatible with PC, Xbox One¹, PS4, Wii U and mobile devices² and has a single 3.5mm stereo plug (4 pole) and PC extension cable with dual 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs. Enjoy the same comfort and enhanced audio experience on PC or console, or just plug into your mobile device² and wear it on the go.
|HyperX Cloud Stinger||HyperX Cloud||HyperX Cloud II||HyperX CloudX||HyperX Cloud Revolver||HyperX Cloud Revolver S|
|Driver||50mm||53mm||53mm||53mm||Next Gen 50mm||Next Gen 50mm|
|Frequency Response||18-23,000 Hz||15-25,000 Hz||15-25,000 Hz||15-25,000 Hz||12-28,000 Hz||12-28,000 Hz|
|Connection Type||Single 3.5mm||Dual 3.5mm||Single 3.5mm||Single 3.5mm||Single 3.5mm||Single 3.5mm|
|Audio Type||Stereo||Stereo||HyperX 7.1 Surround||Stereo||Stereo||Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound|
|Audio Controls||On Headset||Audio Control Box||Advanced Audio Control Box||Inline||Audio Control Box||Advanced Audio Control Box|
|Frame Type||Steel Slider||Aluminum||Aluminum||Aluminum||Steel||Steel|
|Memory Foam Ear Cushions||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Extension Cable||Dual 3.5mm||Dual 3.5mm + Y Cable||USB||Dual 3.5mm||Dual 3.5mm||USB, Dual 3.5mm|
|Noise Cancellation Mic||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
HyperX cloud Stinger is the ideal headset for gamers looking for lightweight comfort, superior sound quality and added convenience. At just 275 grams, it’s comfortable on your neck and its ear cups rotate in a 90-degree angle for a better fit. Its 50mm directional drivers position sound directly into the ear for audio precision and gaming-grade sound quality. For ultimate comfort in prolonged gaming sessions, it features high-quality HyperX signature memory foam.
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Now a few drawbacks I see about the headset from my perspective. The mic stays attached the entire time, so that may be a negative to some. Also no built in mic monitoring that I can tell in my mic testing I have done so far. On XB1 you can setup mic monitoring within the accesories app with a newer controller model with a 3.5 mm jack and place it to an acceptable range. On PS4 testing it is pretty much no mic monitoring, but for 50 bucks I will say that everything all works with no glaring issues and again it is mixamp friendly which is super attractive. I would definitely take these over my A40 TR's just on the fact of comfort alone, not to mention the price. I hope that Kingston ultimately takes this exact Stinger build and makes it into a Stinger II with some higher level build quality and even wireless, that would be the best gaming headset around.
TLDR; The Stinger is a super comfy, mixamp friendly headset that sounds really close to its big brother the Cloud I and II's. Your going to be hard pressed to spend 50 bucks and find a better headset. I have compared many more expensive headsets to these and sound and comfort wise, these are right there with those headsets.
If my review of the Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger has helped you make a decision about purchasing please give me a postive rating.
The entire body of the cloud stinger is made of plastic but still have a very solid and premium feel to them, the plastic doesn’t creek when they flex like other headsets can. Most of the finish is a matte plastic with a few accents in gloss. There is leatherette padding inside of the headband which has a good amount of cushion. The headband has a nice and firm adjustable steel slider that clicks at each notch. Each earcup can rotate and pivot. The swivel has a very good feel to it and allows them to fit perfectly over my ear. The earcups have a memory foam cushions which are very soft and provide enough padding to keep my ear from touching the driver. My ears usually touch the driver on a lot of other gaming headsets, but I was very happy with how comfortably these fit over my ears. The headset does feel big and bulky, and the cushions can get warm. They don’t breath as much as I’d like, the earcups clamp down slightly but are very comfortable to wear for hours. They make a very snug fit over your ears. They didn’t cause my ears to sweat, but I can see that happening if you're a heavy sweater.
On the bottom of the right earcup there is a volume control, this won’t control the volume of your device, only the volume of the headset, so I would turn the volume up to about 90 percent and then control the volume on the headset. The slider feels good overall but it doesn't slide smoothly the entire way, it gets a little bit harder to slide when you turn the volume down all the way. But it's a nice feature and allows you to quickly turn the volume down if you needed to.
The mic is not removable like it is on the more expensive cloud headsets but you can turn the microphone up to mute when you are not using it. There is actually a switch in the mic that turns on and off when you swivel it. It's also flexible, so you can bend the mic to find just the right position.
The Cloud stinger features 50 mm drivers which do an amazing job. I was really surprised how great these sounded, especially for a 50 dollar headset, but they sound as good as headphones twice the price. This headset is tuned for action, they aren’t as flat as a good pair of headphones but they do an amazing job of really emphasizing action. The bass hits hard and there is more weight to explosions. When using these to watch a movie, I felt that they were a bit boomy in the lower mid range, especially when there were scenes with deep bass and dialog. But these sounded great for music, the bass was deep, the vocals were clear, and there was a lot of detail in the highs. These have a nice wide soundstage as well. They feel open and I felt I had a better sense of my surroundings in first person shooters. This headset performs great at loud levels as well, and don’t distort.
Overall, I’m very satisfied with this headset, although the went with an all plastic design to cut costs, they didn’t skimp when it comes to sound. They are very comfortable to use for long gaming sessions and they have a very durable and well made feel to them.
At $50, you can't do much better than this in terms of quality gaming headsets. Is it the best? No - and if you want to spend big bucks to get a top-of-the-line headset, then you do you! But if you're a gamer on a budget or would rather spend your money on other things (like upgrading your video card), the HyperX Cloud Stinger is a great pick!