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Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Review


HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Conclusion:

Overall, I'm quite impressed with the HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset. A mouth full just to say that – but after disliking the HyperX Cloud Revolver as much as I did – I'm actually quite happy with this drop in price and slight redesign. With closed ear cups I would have expected a little more in the bass-land, it wasn't the end of the world. The overall sound is nice and flat, and movies, music, and games are all quite tolerable in the closed environment. The quick mic mute on swivel has always been a favorite feature for gaming, although I'd still rather have a removable mic (mostly so I can use them for travel as well). However, the quick mute lets you easily take a quick phone call or to run away for a potty break while putting your friends on hold without a lot of effort or thought – just flip it up!

The size adjustablity has a nice, smooth range that allows for quite the in-between size bucket on your shoulders. I have a relativily small head (as you've read a milion times already – quite comparable to a child's head) and can wear them at full close without a problem. This is actually something to be said as I usually have a hard time finding a good fit. On the other hand, husband unit borrowed them the other night to play a game and they fit him just as comfortably and he has quite the opposite problem – large bucket of a head. Point being, wtithout rambling more, they will fit your head. The on-headset volume control is a great way to tone down loud sequences in games or to quickly listen to someone in the real world without fumbling for key combos or grabbing a cable.

All in all, I really like these headphones and my faith has been returned to HyperX. You can go back to my review of the Revolver heaset and hear me complain – but this is a huge step in the right direction. Much better sound quality at a much better price. I'm quite impressed with these and I think you will be, too. It's hard to find reasonable sound with a reasonable price. These will likley be on your holiday wish list this year – or at least will be a great gift to a friend, sibling, or family member in need of a good set. Nothing worse than that "one guy" on your Vent channel...



  • Price point is awesome; great sound for an everyone price
  • Comfort and quality align with the rest of the HyperX Cloud Series
  • Quick mute option
  • Volume control on headset – little easier than fumbling with a cable
  • Did I mention the price point rocks?



  • Can't remove the mic – not end of world (just a feature I REALLY like – picky Panda)
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  1. HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset: Closer Look
  3. HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset: Specifications & Features
  4. HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset: Testing & Results
  5. HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset: Conclusion
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