When we talk about of Kingston, the first things that come to our mind is not peripherals, but datatravelers and RAM. I have been using Kingston’s storage products for a long time and I trust its quality.
This Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset reviewed this time is the first Kingston peripheral products. Unlike other headsets, the emphasis and use experience of gaming headsets will be very different.
It is especially important to choose a suitable gaming headset. When I choose a gaming headset, I may consider many aspects. I don’t like too fancy products, and I usually wear it for a long time playing games, so I have to consider the wearing comfort of the headsets. In addition, the most important part of gaming headsets is the performance in the game, which can give us the best gaming experience. I’m sure this Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset will fullfil your requirements.
|Driver||Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets|
|Type||Circumaural, Closed back|
|Sound pressure level||102 ± 3dBSPL/mW at 1kHz|
|Input power||Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW|
|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|
The packaging is very international, the consistent style of HyperX, combination of dark black and bright red which is very visually striking. This color matching can also reflect the professionalism, especially for the gaming peripherals.
The packaging box design is double-layer nested, also uses lots of sponge filling to ensure the transportation safety.
The package includes a 1.3 m headphone cable and a 1.7 m extension cable, which is suitable for the interface requirements of various platforms.
This head beam uses a metal structure, which is designed to be retractable and adjust freely. In order to make users more comfortable and convenient, its ear cups can be easily rotated 90 degrees and fit more closely to ears. In this way, the headset can be completely put down when it is placed on the desktop and won’t tilt up.
Matte texture HyperX’s red logo on each ear cup, the design style is more simple, without matching lighting effects, seems more stable.
The HyperX Cloud Stinger headset has a volume adjustment function, and the adjustment module is subtly placed under the right ear cup for easy operation.
Microphone is essential for all gaming headsets. High-quality microphones can better communicate with teammates during the game. HyperX Cloud Stinger uses a noise-cancelling microphone that automatically resists background noise and a better voice communication. And there is a nice trick that satisfied me. When you turn the microphone up, it will automatically switch to silent mode, and when you put it down, it will automatically turn on.
|Element||Electret condenser microphone|
|Polar pattern||Uni-directional, Noise-canceling|
|Sensitivity||-40 dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)|
In addition, the headset is also equipped with an audio control extension cable and microphone jacks, making it compatible with a variety of platforms: PC, PS 4, XBOX One, Wii U, mobile phones and many other devices.
Because gaming headsets are usually worn for a long time, comfort must be an important selection criterion. This headset is absolutely good. Because the Hyperx Cloud Stinger headset weighs only 275g, the pressure on head is quite slight. In addition, the material of the headset itself is soft. The ear cups are designed to be retractable and rotatable, and use the highly acclaimed HyperX memory foam. All these guaranteed after long-term wearing, users can also have good comfort.
In terms of gaming effects, I used this headset to play the FPS game Cross Fire. As a rookie, I can also feel the intense and exciting atmosphere of the game, especially the heartbeat sound generated by the bomb around me. Because FPS-type games have very high requirements for the headset and need to listen to the footsteps, this headset is equipped with a 50 mm drive unit, which can be positioned quite accurately.
Due to HyperX Cloud Stinger headset’s 3.5mm plug is highly compatible, when you’re tired after playing game, you can watch movies or television. It works well when watching thrillers, but when watching a documentary movie, the sound analysis effect is not so good. Also, I tried to play ape flac on my mobile phone. It has good resolution. The alto and treble are good, the bass is slightly deeper。
HyperX Cloud Stinger Pros and Cons
- Lightweight (Overall Weight 290g)
- Comfortable to Wear
- Accurate Sound Localization
- Tri-band Equalization
- Can’t Separate Microphone & Wire
- Not Convenient to Store &Carry
- No LED Lights
- Jack Broken Problems