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HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset Review

Rating: 8.5.

In an increasingly saturated peripheral market, HyperX are hoping their new Cloud Stinger can become the ‘go-to’ headset if you are on a budget. Priced at £49.99, it comes in cheaper than the acclaimed Cloud and Cloud II headsets while keeping familiar features from those devices, including memory foam ear pads and a flexible boom mic. With its svelte, matte-black finish, the Cloud Stinger is also an attractive piece of kit – but how good is it? Let’s find out.

HyperX have built up a great reputation for quality headsets over the last few years, thanks to their Cloud and Cloud II devices. Those headsets are towards the pricier end of the spectrum, though, so HyperX hope the new Cloud Stinger will appeal to the mass-market in a way those premium headsets cannot manage to do. However, we would still expect good quality for £49.99, so let’s dive right into the review – where we look at build quality, practicality and audio performance before giving a final verdict.

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Specification

Headset:

  • 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

Microphone:

  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz~18,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: -40 dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

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