HyperX Cloud Stinger Review

By Xite - February 3, 2017
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If you are an avid gamer, then you know that having a good headset for audio is essential to your gaming experience. Often a good pair of headphones will cost you quite a bit, but now that HyperX have....

The HyperX Cloud Stinger is the latest entry into the popular Cloud line of gaming headsets, and you don’t need to break the bank to own it.

If you are an avid gamer, then you know that having a good headset for audio is essential to your gaming experience. Often a good pair of headphones will cost you quite a bit, but now that HyperX have launched the Cloud Stinger, you need not worry about breaking the bank.

The new headphones are priced at Rs. 3,999, and they are quite a good pair. The Stinger is constructed primarily from black plastic. The only elements of the headset that aren’t black are the large red HyperX logos on each ear cup and the steel slider that is exposed if the user’s head is large enough to require the headset to expand from its most compacted form. But other than that, it looks nice.

The size of the headphones is also good, but large-eared users might make contact with the black fabric covering the hard plastic grilles protecting the 50mm drivers. It’s not unpleasant, but it can become annoying over time. It has also got memory foam, so the headset will also over time become a nice fit for your ears. But, given the fabric material on the headphones, in the summer I think the users’ ears will get quite sweaty if used for long periods.

The steel slider in the band allows twelve notches on either side of the headsets to accommodate a wide variety of head sizes. The cups are mounted to the band with swivels capable of spinning just over ninety degrees. The swivels allow the cups to conform to the user’s head better, but the primary reason for the twistiness is for stowing the headset when it’s not in use.

The microphone is mounted to the left ear cup on a boom made of a flexible rubbery plastic material. This flexibility allows you to easily position the microphone wherever you please. The right ear cup also has a volume slider so you can adjust the volume.

The headphones also get a 1.3-metre long cable with a mini-jack so you can easily keep some space between yourself and whatever you have plugged into. It also comes with another 67-inch extension cable if you want to move even further away.

When it comes to sound quality the Stinger delivers nicely. It cancels some of the outside noise and provides a nice amount of bass. For gaming, it’s great, but not the best for music in my opinion. Again, for the price, it’s a great deal and performs nicely. Plus, it’s got decent build quality and looks good.

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