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Budget shoppers rejoice.  While PC enthusiasts and hard core gamers with cash to splash have abundant choices (Astro’s, I’m looking mainly in your direction), the budget gamer doesn’t have a wide variety of options.  It’s a constant toss up of quality, versus comfort, versus price.  HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology have now released the HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset and, with it, the commitment to creating quality equipment that everyone can get their mittens on.

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Designed to make budget gamers feel like pro gamers, the HyperX Cloud Stinger features memory foam, 50mm directional drivers, weighs just 275 grams and has 90-degree rotating ear cups to ensure you can wear the headset for hours. Alongside this, you get the nifty feature of a swivel to mute the microphone and an adjustable steel slider for longer durability.  Volume controls, like many others, are located on the headset.

The best part by far?  These little wonders are RRP’ing for just $79 AUD.

“Building on the success of HyperX Cloud Gaming Headsets designed for gamers of all skill levels, including professional eSports Athletes, our new Cloud Stinger brings our quality to all players, no matter their budget or expertise. The Cloud Stinger rounds our line of Cloud Gaming Headsets to deliver Consumers a broader range of premium in-game audio for gaming, music, entertainment, and more.” said Ann bai, Director of Sales for the APAC Region at HyperX.

The HyperX Cloud Stinger has multi-platform compatibility straight out of the box with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and all mobile devices and, like other HyperX products is backed by the two-year warranty they provide.  A hefty amount of time for avid gamers.  We’ll be approaching HyperX for a review product of these headphones, we’ll keep you updated as to our thoughts.

The Specifications

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 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


  • Element: Electret condenser microphone

  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling

  • Frequency response: 50Hz~18,000Hz

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


Check out HyperX here.