HyperX Cloud Stinger shakes up the budget headset market

Kingston has released the HyperX Cloud Stinger, an affordable entry-level gaming headset in its popular HyperX product line. The Cloud Stinger sports a 50-mm speaker in each of its memory foam-lined ear cups. An adjustable steel slider mechanism attaches to those ear cups via a pair of 90° swivels. Kingston says the swivels allow more comfortable fit in long gaming sessions as well as making it easy to fold the headphones and put them away.

The Cloud Stinger headset weighs 9.7 oz (or 275g). The swiveling boom acts as a mute switch for the noise-canceling microphone. A volume slider is integrated into the left ear cup for easy in-game volume adjustments. The 51" (1.3m) cord terminates in a single four-pole 3.5-mm minijack. The retail package includes an extension cable which ends with separate stereo audio and microphone plugs. The HyperX Cloud Stinger headset will be available tomorrow for $50.

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    • xeridea
    • 4 years ago

    I bought some HyperX headphones, sound is fine, but they fit horribly, making them totally unusable.

    • Lord.Blue
    • 4 years ago

    The Cloud Stinger headset weighs 9.7″ (or 275g)
    I’m going to assume that meant ounces, and not inches.

      • morphine
      • 4 years ago

      The inch-ounce is about 38 miles to the hogshead.

      (Fixed, thanks.)

        • CuttinHobo
        • 4 years ago

        What’s the ratio of Stanley Nickels to Schrute Bucks?

          • DPete27
          • 4 years ago

          same ratio as unicorns to leprechauns

    • psuedonymous
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]HyperX Cloud Stinger shakes up budget headset market[/quote<] So it's a cheap piece of plastic crap [i<]priced[/i<] like a cheap piece of plastic crap, rather than a cheap piece of plastic crap pretending to be a 'high end' pair of headphones with delusions of grandeur?

      • Vhalidictes
      • 4 years ago

      This is progress, though. Pretty soon I won’t need to buy phone headsets to use as PC headsets, just because they’re nicer and cheaper.

      Sadly, it looks like PC speaker systems have been backsliding recently, and a good set of “bookshelf” speakers is still the best bet for price/performance in that space.

      • Waco
      • 4 years ago

      They actually sound pretty nice, for what they are. The volume control on the right earcup is wonderful as well instead of a cord-mounted control.

      I think they sound better than the HyperX Cloud Revolver as well.

      /wife reviewed them

      • Ninjitsu
      • 4 years ago

      It’s $50 – that’s definitely not “cheap piece of plastic crap” – that’s more like “good mid-range headset”. Heck the HyperX Cloud only costs $25 more, and you can have cheap good-enough headphones from Philips for $15.

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