HyperX Cloud Stinger


HyperX released the HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset in the last month. This is inexpensive and comfortable headset widely available for under $50 which is designed mainly for gamers.

From HyperX, we received an evaluation and have been using the Cloud Stinger for listening music as well as to completely play through the single player campaigns of Battlefield.

  • Titanfall
  • Call of Duty Infinite Warfare and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

We have compared the Stinger with the original HyperX Cloud headset and with Grado’s SR60e headphones using these games.

The HyperX Cloud Stinger in the bottom and the original Cloud at the top right are both closed design gaming headsets. While the open design Grado SR60e on the top left is designed for accurately reproducing music.


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The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a closed design headset which features HyperX comfortable memory foam. 50mm directional drivers to deliver high-quality gaming sound for under $50. There isn’t a lot of choice for gamers as this price tends to bring either decent or comfort sound as this price. On concord, generally not both. This lack of choice by attempting to a similar high-quality gaming experience of their more expensive HyperX Cloud flagship into an entry-level gaming headset has been addressed by HyperX. The Grado SR60e is a $79 entry-level audiophile open design headphone which is primarily designed for critical or accurate listening to music. The original HyperX Cloud and Hyperx cloud 2 gaming headset is a much more expensive headset from 2014 which is still available and priced at Newegg for $79 which we recommended to BTR readers last year.

The original HyperX Cloud and Hyperx cloud 2 gaming headset is a much more expensive headset from 2014 which is still available and priced at Newegg for $79 which we recommended to BTR readers last year. Than the Cloud Stinger, the original Cloud uses more expensive parts. They are harder more scratch resistant plastic, a detachable mic boom, a slightly larger and more full-range speaker, and more metal parts.

The original Cloud boasts a frequency response of 15Hz-25,000KHz whereas the Stinger claims 18Hz-23,000KHz. In the practical sound quality, we will try to pinpoint the differences between the Stinger and the Cloud while used for gaming. Stinger is the thing that a gamer may notice as it’s slightly louder at the same levels. Since its speakers are more efficient than the ones used in the Cloud. Actually, this is a plus for using a mobile device or a motherboard’s integrated audio as most competitive gamers do. We tested the stinger as it is analog using our ASRock Z7170 motherboard’s Realtek audio and integrated headphone jack.

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The Stinger consists of the earcups can lie flat whereas the original Cloud cannot.

The Cloud Stinger weighing in at just over a pound that is 275 grams. Actually almost ounces lighter than the Cloud that is 320 grams. With 90-degree rotating ear cups, the Stinger is built. That lies flat for travel which is a plus over the older Cloud whose large ear cups cannot lie flat. 50mm directional drivers are used by the Stinger compared to the Cloud’s 53mm. On concord, both are positioned to result in a broader soundstage providing more accurate in-game sound.

A convenient set of features for gameplay are offered by the HyperX Cloud Stinger. This includes a swivel to mute the microphone by flipping the boom up and an adjustable steel ear cup slider for long lasting durability. Additionally, there is a convenient volume control on the headset’s right ear cup.

With decent sound quality and audio performance, the HyperX Cloud Stinger enables positional audio to help gamers gain a spatial sense advantage across any gaming platform. The HyperX Cloud Stinger has compatibility with the Xbox One, the PC, the Wii U, the PS4, and with other mobile devices.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Key Features:


Lightweight Design – Minimal weight for enhanced comfort

Adjustable Steel Slider – Long lasting durability and stability, high-quality build

Audio Precision – Optimal audio performance and sound quality

Volume Control – Easily accessible volume slider to adjust audio on the headset

Multi-Platform Compatibility – Enjoy comfort and enhanced audio experience on PC or console; plug into a mobile device and wear the headset on the go

Noise-Cancellation Microphone – Clear voice quality; conveniently flip the microphone to mute

Additional HyperX Cloud Stinger Specifications:


Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets

Frequency response: 18Hz-23,000Hz

Type: Circumaural; closed back

Sound pressure level: 102 ± 3dBSPL/mW at 1kHz

Impedance: 30 Ω

Weight: 275g

Cable length and type: Headset (1.3m) + Extension Y-cable(1.7m)

Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW

T.H.D:  ≦ 2%

Connection: Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + extension cable – 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs


Sensitivity:-40 dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Element: Electret condenser microphone

Frequency response: 50Hz~18,000Hz

Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling

For the Mac and the PC, the Stinger is powered by the audio jack to amplify voice and audio. As well as stereo compatible for Xbox and PS4 One. This has a 1.3m cable to provide stereo input and an extension cable that is 1.7m long with dual 3.5mm stereo and microphone plugs.

For the HyperX Cloud and the Cloud Stinger, the ear cups and headband are 100-percent memory foam to provide maximum comfort when gaming for hours. The Cloud Stinger is backed by a two-year warranty and by HyperX reliability.


  • Inexpensive and amazing price
  • Great Performance in gaming
  • Attractive design
  • Great cable length and included splitter
  • Flexible boom mic flips up to mute
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable earcups
  • Sounds quality is good


  • Stiff headband
  • Coiled cable would have been nice
  • Plastic shell is sturdy but feels cheap
  • Wired headset
  • Lack of 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound

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