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Hyper X announces sub-$50 headset

Looking for a new headset and don’t want to drop more than $50 USD on it? Say hi to the Hyper X Cloud Stinger.

Listening to a Cloud

You’re probably familiar with Hyper X. The company, a part of parent Kingston, has been making some major moves over the last few years and is now a fairly big name in the headset world. We’ve reviewed a few of their sets here on BG, and basically they make some quality stuff. And of course they sound great too.

Their newest headset though, is a little different than what they’re used to producing. And that’s because the Cloud Stinger is made with an eye towards the budget-conscious gamer.

“Building on the success of HyperX Cloud Gaming Headsets designed for gamers of all skill levels, including professional eSports athletes, our new Cloud Stinger brings our quality to all players, no matter their budget or expertise,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “The Cloud Stinger rounds our line of Cloud Gaming Headsets to deliver consumers a broader range of premium in-game audio for gaming, music, entertainment, and more.”

Weighing 275 grams and with 90-degree rotating ear cups, the Cloud Stinger should be not just cost-effective, but comfortable too. It’s packing some nice additional features too, like 50mm (tilted) drivers, a swivel-to-mute mic, a steel slider for adjustability, and a set of volume controls right on the headset.

The Cloud Stinger is built with either console or PC gaming in mind, and works with mobiles as well. So you’re pretty much good to go with almost anything, right out of the box. And for “under $50” USD, that seems like a pretty good deal.

The Cloud Stinger from Hyper X is available right now. You can get one here, and don’t forget to check out the full spec list below.


HyperX Cloud Stinger Key Features:

  • Lightweight Design – Minimal weight for enhanced comfort
  • Audio Precision – Optimal audio performance and sound quality
  • Adjustable Steel Slider – Long lasting durability and stability; high-quality build
  • Intuitive Volume Control – Easily accessible volume slider to adjust audio on the headset
  • Noise-Cancellation Microphone – Clear voice quality; conveniently flip the microphone to mute
  • Multi-Platform Compatibility – Enjoy comfort and enhanced audio experience on PC or console; plug into a mobile device2 and wear the headset on the go
Additional HyperX Cloud Stinger Specifications: 
  • 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
  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz~18,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: -40 dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
(1) May require controller adapter (adapter sold separately).
(2) Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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