HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset in Review

11 Jun 2017

The HyperX Cloud stinger is an exclusive gaming headset, ideal for the players in search of lightweight headphones as well as great sound quality. The HyperX takes care of these two things and still has added convenience. It weighs a total of 275 grams and hence very lightweight as compared to most other gaming headsets. Feeling very comfortable on the neck and the ears and can even be rotated 90 degrees for a perfect fit. It has a 50mm directional driver position which directs the sound directly to the ears.

This makes sure that precision and gaming sound quality is maintained. The ear cups use signature high-quality memory foam from HyperX which does an excellent job of keeping the headset comfortable during the prolonged gaming sessions. Then there are other features like a steel slider, ergonomic volume control attached to the ear cup, noise cancellation, swivel to mute feature and multi-platform support. These go a long way in enhancing the sound experience on consoles as well as PCs. It is mainly compatible with devices that have CTIA standardized connectors. Other devices will require an adapter, which needs to be bought separately.

Features of the HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

Ear cups with 90-degree rotation

The HyperX Cloud Stinger has ear cups that allow a 90-degree rotation. This will ensure that the headset fits snugly around the neck, thus increasing the comfort.


The headset only weighs 275 grams in total. Moreover, this design of the headset ensures that this weight is evenly divided throughout the body so that it doesn’t weigh you down. This makes the HyperX Cloud Stinger best for long gaming sessions.

Directional drivers

The 50 mm drivers lie parallel to the ear so that the sound is directed towards the ear. This position ensures that the wearer can receive high-quality sound while gaming

The signature foam

The headphone uses its own standarized memory foam which prevents pressure points and discomfort.

Adjustable steel slider

The solid steel sliders can be adjusted easily and ensure durability as well as stability.

On-ear volume control

The ear cup to the right has a volume button which. This ensures easy access for any adjustments to the sound volume

Noise cancellation

The HyperX Cloud Stinger can be easily muted by rotating it 90 degrees across the head. It has a built-in noise cancellation technology, which delivers brilliant quality sound both from the headset and the microphone. It holds a certification from TeamSpeak, Discord and other popular chat programs such as Skype, Raid Call, and Ventrilo

Multiple platform compatibility

The HyperX Cloud Stinger supports a large number of devices, namely PC, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and mobile devices. It has one 3.5 mm stereo plug and extension cable for PC with mic plugs.


  • Crystal clear sound
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Great fit and super comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Does not warm up or build pressure on the ears


The Hyper X has its fair share of plus and the minus sides. However, it provides excellent sound quality. So if it covers your demands at the moment, it is worth a buy.



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