The HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset isn’t built for audiophiles. If you’re looking for a high-end headset with a $50 price tag you’re looking in the wrong place. With that said we were impressed by the sturdiness and build quality.
The HyperX Cloud Stinger headset features a lightly textured plastic outer shell, soft “HyperX Signature Memory Foam”, adjustable steel sliders, volume slider built in to the ear cups, and a swivel-to-mute noise cancelling mic (on the left side). The attached 3.5mm cable is 1.3 meters long, and includes a 1.7 meter long cable that splits into separate headphone and microphone jacks, bring the total cable length to 3 meters (nearly 10 feet).
Sound quality is about on-par with other headsets in the price range. Bass is decent, depth is a little lacking, but the around-ear design fills your ears well enough. We tested these on a New 3DS XL, PC, PS4, and Xbox One with the same results across all platforms. Don’t expect much from a $50 pair of headphones.
The microphone swivels down on the left side, with a definite click about half-way down where the mic is enabled, that provides decent enough, understandable sound. These aren’t built to compete with Blue Yetis or other standalone microphones, but they definitely put up a fight.
The build quality is above average. Although the frame is plastic, it feels sturdy and seems perfect for shoving in a suitcase and not worrying about them getting damaged. The foam liner around the ears and on the crown feels great even after long gaming sessions of more than a few hours. I’ll be bringing these with me on the go for LAN parties.
Andrew has been a nerd his whole life. He built his first computer when he was 8, started working in the IT industry at 15, and played competitive Counter-Strike at 16. His interest in amiibo started before their release but didn’t really take off until after the new year. He doesn’t like to admit it but Little Mac and WFT are among the amiibo that he had pre-ordered from Amazon but cancelled before their release. Little did he know a few months later he’d help start Amiibo Alerts. Gaming has always been his passion. He grew up with an NES, Sega Genesis, and PS2 before realizing that PCs truly are better than consoles.
The urge to be a little better, brought on by being a gamer, is what pushes him to help make Amiibo Alerts and Nintendeal amazing communities. Together with the team he has built, he is realizing a life-long dream: bringing something helpful and fun to a large group of people. Andrew’s role at Amiibo Alerts and Nintendeal as Founder and Editor in Chief allows him to create and build contacts within the community, review and present products, and stay on top of all things Nintendo.
Plays: Switch, PC, Xbox One, PS4, WiiU, 3DS, Vita, and board games.