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HyperX shipping new sub-$50 Gaming Headset, the Cloud Stinger

by: Dan -
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The folks at HyperX have unveiled their latest Gaming Headset, the Cloud Stinger, and it is both light on the wallet and on the head.  The headset weighs just 275 grams, and features memory foam and 50mm drivers that should deliver both comfort and quality sound.  The Cloud Stinger is compatible with PC, all major consoles as well as mobile devices and features a pretty impressive feature and spec list:

HyperX Cloud Stinger Key Features:

  • Lightweight Design – Minimal weight for enhanced comfort
  • Audio Precision – Optimal audio performance and sound quality
  • Adjustable Steel Slider – Long lasting durability and stability; high-quality build
  •  Intuitive Volume Control – Easily accessible volume slider to adjust audio on the headset
  • Noise-Cancellation Microphone – Clear voice quality; conveniently flip the microphone to mute
  • Multi-Platform Compatibility – Enjoy comfort and enhanced audio experience on PC or console; plug into a mobile device2 and wear the headset on the go


Additional HyperX Cloud Stinger Specifications:


  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural; closed back
  • Frequency response: 18Hz-23,000Hz
  • Impedance: 30 ?
  • 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


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

We will try to get a hold of one of these in order to put it through the paces.  If it turns out to be half as good as the ones we saw at CES in January or what was announced at E3, then this should be a very good price point for the performance.

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