The HyperX Cloud Stinger provides an experience that one would expect from a headset at double the price, and does so with a relatively slim design.
Wearing such lightweight headphones was a welcome change of pace from the heavier sets I tend to use. A pleasant surprise was that it struck a good balance of being lightweight and comfortable for long gaming sessions, while being well made enough not to feel cheap as lower priced headphones tend to be.
In regards to audio, the HyperX Cloud Stinger delivers deep bass and fantastic quality overall, with a simple slider on one of the cups for adjusting volume. While the passive sound isolation isn’t incredible, it still provides enough to block out the background and then some, which will be plenty unless you’re living on top of a nightclub. I’ve also been getting started with some streaming and the microphone does a good job of singling out my voice and providing a clean recording experience.
The only small annoyance I found was in adjusting the mic. Adjusting the microphone tended to lift the headphone cups from my ears slightly. This bothered me since I tend to fiddle with my mic constantly. However, most people probably won’t notice or care.
Most importantly, the HyperX Cloud Stinger was comfortable and light enough to wear for hours without my head starting to feel constricted, while maintaining a good enough grip to stay where they should be.
The minor flaws, if there are any, are more than outweighed by the bang for your buck that you are getting from these headphones. So, if you’re looking for a high quality lightweight headset and don’t want to shell out a ton of money, look no further. I, for one, know which headset I’ll be wearing for my Gears of War 4 marathon next weekend.
Check out the HyperX Cloud Stinger yourself here…
† Review unit provided by HyperX.