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Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Review: Featherlight

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A Closer Look at the Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset

First impressions are important and my first impressions were “Wow, this headset is pretty light.”  There are few headsets on the market that are very light and I think it is a “plus” to Cloud Stinger.  Volume control is located on the right side of the headset in the form of a slider.

On the left side of the headset is the microphone.  There is no way to extend it or remove it from the base. Microphone arm can be bent a little to find the right position.

Comfort in Cloud Stinger comes from its light weight design and cushions.  If you are a fan of over the ear design, you will find these cups extremely comfortable to wear.  Material that the cushions made from is a synthetic leather/memory foam that is very soft to touch.

Majority of Cloud Stinger is made from ABS plastic this greatly aids to the ultra-low weight of Cloud Stinger, 275g.

Entire headphone is powered by 50mm drivers.  These drivers use neodymium magnets.  These magnets are stronger than traditional magnets and much lighter.  Frequency response of Cloud Stinger is 18Hz-23kHz.  Standard headsets usually have 20Hz-20kHz response, so with Cloud Stinger the range is slightly wider.


Cloud Stinger has adjustable slider that could be used to extend headphones.  The slider is supported by solid steel sheet for long lasting performance.  Head cushion is made from the same memory foam material as the ear cups.  It is very comfortable to wear Cloud Stinger.

Cloud Stinger connectivity is based on 3.5mm stereo plug.  The main 3.5mm is 4 pole (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and with the use of a splitter we can connect stereo and mic plugs in to PC/Mac.  Actual length of the cable is 1.3m and with extension it is 1.7m.

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