HyperX Cloud Stinger Review : What to look for – Buyer’s Guide

hyperx cloud stinger review

Our Verdict88

If you are looking for a decent gaming headset for comfortable gaming marathons under budget, HyperX Cloud Stinger is here for your rescue. Even the noise-canceling microphones let you play in medium loud environments with minimal interference. Also, you will see a very little lag in sound and voice quality throughout gaming sessions. Priced just under $50, the HyperX Cloud Stinger is a deal-breaker with such quality and features that are up to scratch. 

For

  • Super comfortable
  • Affordable
  • Great sound quality
  • Noise cancellation
  • Lightweight

Against

  • Limited controls
  • The headset cord is short when used without a Y-adapter extension
  • No bluetooth connectivity

A great gaming headset can be a make-or-break element of your gaming experience. That’s why the Kingston Hyperx Cloud Stinger is here to be your next best gaming partner with its power-packed performance. These gaming headphones are available in both wired and wireless variants. The headset is specially designed for gaming, be it the overall look or the game audio enhancement. With crisp bass and smooth audio delivery, the sound experience is a delight across all games. In addition, the headphones stand absolutely comfortable for long gaming sessions. So let’s dig in further to the HyperX Cloud Stinger Review!

HyperX Cloud Stinger Key Features

It is an excellent option as an entry-level gaming headset. The Hyperx Cloud Stinger provides the utmost comfort to the user. Thanks to Hyperx signature memory foam that makes your marathon gaming pleasant. With both wired and wireless variants, you get the choice to make. Also, you won’t be spending a fortune on this package as these headsets are pretty affordable.

Type On-Ear
Connectivity Wired, wireless
Active noise cancellation Yes
Drivers 50 mm directional drivers
Impedance 30 ohms
Frequency Response 18 Hz-23,000 Hz
Battery Life 17 hours
Weight 275 Grams
Special features 50mm directional drivers, HyperX signature memory foam, Adjustable steel slider headband

Sound Quality

Rating:
Rating:
Audio Clarity
Good
Bass & Tone
Average
Gaming Sound Enhancement
Good
Frequency Response (Hz)
18-23,000
Surround Sound (7.1)
No
Noise Cancellation
Yes

With massive 50mm audio drivers, it doesn’t do much for the overall sound quality of Hyperx Cloud Stinger. However, the sound is clear and serves the main purpose of gaming. The audio is well balanced and has a neutral profile with clean highs and mids. However, it might struggle with emphasizing low ends. Nonetheless, the sound quality is crisp with negligible distortion in sound at a maximum volume too. It might be disappointing for heavy bass lovers in terms of bass profile as it lacks powerful thumps. That’s why you won’t feel explosions and gunshots be overpowering. Also, depending on the fit of the headphones on your ear, you might notice uneven trebles or inconsistency in the bass. Talking about the soundstage, it’s not as spacious as the open-back headphones. Noise isolation is just average and can block most noises in less noisy environments like offices and private cabins. But, avoid using them in noisy environments as they don’t block the rumbling noises of engines and vehicles.

All in all, you get pretty good sound quality with average bass and noise isolation.

Microphone

Rating:
Rating:
Sound Isolation
Yes
Available
Yes
Voice Clarity & Compression
Good
Detachable
No

The HyperX Cloud Stinger has a non-detachable boom mic, just like most gaming headsets out there. The voice reproduction of the mic is brilliant and also has noise-canceling enabled. It does a great job of picking up a crisp and clear voice while blocking out most ambient noises. The side conversations are also not clear so that your teammates won’t get irritated with things going on around you. The mic can also be swiveled to mute automatically, which really comes in handy when not in use.

Design

Rating:
Rating:
Colour
Black
Look & Shape
Good
Headphone type
On-Ear Headphones
Earpads Replaceable
Yes
Earpads Material
Foam
Material
Plastic
Durability
Average

The headphones carry a typical gaming headset look with a premium-looking all-black chassis with a red HyperX logo on each earcup. Although the headphones look premium, the full plastic body feels somehow cheap when looked at closely. However, the body is textured and feels sturdy, but we don’t recommend doing a free fall! Also, the headphones are incredibly lightweight, weighing just about 275 g. The earcups are large enough for most users, and the padding is thick enough for comfortable gaming sessions. On the left earcup, you get the non-detachable boom mic which is flexible. Also, the headband has a metal clip design which lets you adjust the fit according to your head size. 

The HyperX Cloud Stinger headset is not fully foldable in terms of portability, but you can rotate the earcups 90 degrees. Overall, the headphones lack a flashy design and are more inclined towards minimalism and functionality.

Compatibility

Rating:
Rating:
Compatible Devices
PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One
Plug & Play
Yes

You can find both wired and wireless variants of Hyperx Cloud Stinger. The wired version comes with a 1/8″ TRRS audio cable, which makes it compatible with PC, or your PS4 and Xbox One controllers. On the other hand, the wireless version uses a 2.4GHz gaming-grade USB wireless connection making it compatible with PS4, PS5, and PC.

Connectivity

Rating:
Rating:
Charging time (min)
150
Wireless
Yes
Length/Range(m)
12
Type of Jack
3.5 mm mini-jack
Playtime(hours)
17

As mentioned above, you can choose from wired and wireless variants of the headset. In the case of the wired variant, it has to be connected through the 1/8″ TRRS audio cable provided in the shipment. You also get a 3.5 mm headphone jack which makes it versatile across devices, even a smartphone. However, the wired version can only be connected through USB wireless transmission, unlike Bluetooth wireless headphones. Therefore, you can only connect the HyperX Cloud Stinger’s wireless gaming headset to PS4, PS5, and PC through a 2.4 GHz USB connection. It’s quite easy and can be done by plugging in the USB dongle onto the compatible devices and setting up the pairing process. 

Control & Comfort

Rating:
Rating:
Volume Wheel
No
Comfortable to Use for Long Hours
Yes
Earpads Memory Foam
Yes

The HyperX Cloud Stinger doesn’t come with many buttons, and you only get volume control buttons under the right earcup. On the left earcup, you get the boom mic which you can swivel to mute. All in all, the HyperX Cloud Stinger’s control is limited and quite intuitive.

In terms of comfort, there is no compromise as you get pretty thick earpads made of HyperX signature memory foam covered in faux leather. Indeed, this gaming headset is one of the best options for comfortable long gaming sessions. You also get a Y-adapter extension cord which provides you 5.5 ft of extra moving space.

Warranty & Support

Headphones
2 years
Wire
2 years

The HyperX Cloud Stinger comes with 2 Years Manufacturing Warranty.

About Nikita Swargiary

Hi, I’m Nikita from Delhi, India. I am a content writer and a Tech enthusiast who acquires good knowledge of an array of gadgets and devices. I am working on writing technical reviews on products that all of us rely on in our daily lives. I aim towards quality content and unbiased reviews to come up with a reliable platform for all. Nevertheless, I am willing to explore beyond my comprehension and looking forward to embarking on entrepreneurial marketing.

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