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HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Introduction:
Back in May of this year brought the review of the HyperX Cloud Revolver. Several of you probably saw both our news article and other on the great Interwebs for the special edition release for the Cloud Revolver – the Gears of War series designed to sell as an accessory to the Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Xbox One S bundle and Crimson Omen Limited Edition Wireless controller as unique designs to the game's launch. The good news is this review isn't that – the same headset with some new pictures. The bad news, well there isn't any yet. Today we take a look at the HyperX Cloud Stinger on launch day (today, October 3rd, 2016)!!
We all know how a headset is almost as necessary as a keyboard and mouse, especially for any MMO or typical online gamer. Even those who play casually still enjoy the ease of access to chat with friends in other states while building their simple prisons. The age old argument of headset versus headphones with a mic returns again as we also recently shared the newest ModMic review.
The Cloud Revolver from the Kingston HyperX Cloud Series came at you for a MSRP of roughly $120. The Cloud Stinger, joining the HyperX Cloud Series today, was available on Amazon for less than half the price for pre-order: $49.24 (and Prime at that – the Egg has em for $49.99). But what are we looking at for differences?
HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Closer Look:
The front of the box brags for its signature HyperX memory foam and premium leatherette ear cups, adjustable steel sliders, and swivel-to-mute mic. A rendering of the headset that looks much like the headset covers over 60% of the front cover with red and black chroma tones. The back of the box goes on to show off some of the features. There are key points for: adjustable steel sliders, 90 degree rotating ear cups, 50mm directional drivers, initiative volume slider on ear cup, HyperX Signature Memory Foam, and swivel-to-mute noise cancellation mic. The bottom of the box shows off the 3.5mm dual mic/headset port and the included splitter out to two 3.5mm plugs for separate mic and headphone jack ports and sound cards. HyperX also spouts off meeting support for TeamSpeak, Discord, Skype, Ventrilo, Mumble, and Raidcall out of the box, so all of your communication needs are met.
I was anxious to open the box to try them out, so I'll even let a spoiler leak on the first page of the look in the box. Packed in nicely fitting foam on the full 90 degree swiveled angle, the Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger looks quite presentable in the box. Included besides the extra splitter to 2x3.5mm cables is a Quick Start guide and ad for general HyperX items (headphones, memory, thumb drives, etc.).