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Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Review: Featherlight

A Closer Look at the Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset »

img_9770Kingston has been in the gaming industry for a few years and is still growing their selection at accelerated speed.  We see a wide range of computer components and peripherals that are being offered by Kingston at different performance levels.  What Kingston is trying to accomplish with HyperX gaming line is to offer gamers options at reasonable prices.  One of the peripherals they are concentrating on is Gaming Headsets.  HyperX Cloud Headsets are offered in three categories, Cloud Revolver, Cloud and newly added Cloud Stinger.  Think of these categories as Best, Better and Good.  Latest addition of Cloud Stinger Series introduces signature headset, Cloud Stinger.

Cloud Stinger is a light weight headset that has compatibility with PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and mobile devices.  What makes this particular headset stand out from other headsets in HyperX family is price and comfort.

Review Sample Provided by: Kingston
Product Name: HyperX Cloud Stinger
Price at time of review: $ 49.99 USD MSRP
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Packaging of Cloud Stinger is simple and colorful.  HyperX theme consists of black and red colors and by mixing high resolution images on the packaging Kingston does a great job advertising the product.  The packaging provides enough information about the product inside for the consumer to understand what he/she is getting.

Internal packaging of the headset is sufficient to keep the headset secured while in transport however, there is no protective bag to keep Cloud Stinger from scratches.

There is no accessories included with Cloud Stinger.  Besides a quick start guide, there is really not much to Cloud Stinger.

Technical Specifications


Driver Diameter 50mm Neodymium Drivers
Type Circumaural, Closed back
Impedance 30 Ω
Frequency Response Headphone:18Hz-23KHz
Sound Pressure Level 102 ± 3dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D. =<2%
Cable Length 1.3m / 1.7ft
Input Power 30mW to 500mW
Connector Dual 3.5mm, 4-pole plug
Adapter Extention Cable with 3.5mm stereo and mic
Weight 275g


Element Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
Frequency Response Microphone:50Hz-18KHz
Sensitivity Microphone:-40dBV
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