HyperX CLOUD Stinger Gaming Headphones Review


Now that everything can play audio: consoles, phones, computers and more, it’s hard to find a pair of quality headphones that will work for all of them and sound good too without breaking the bank.  Those days of frantically searching for those headphones or maybe buying multiple pairs might have ended with the HyperX release of the CLOUD Stinger Headphones.

Before I get into the headphones themselves, let’s start off with the features and specs.

Features and Specs

  • Dynamic 50mm directional drivers with Neodymium Magnets
  • Headphone Frequency Response: 18Hz-23,000KHz
  • Headphone Input Impedance: 30 ohm
  • Sound pressure level 102 ± 3dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • Volume control slider on headset ear cup
  • Connector: 3.5mm (4 pole)
  • Ear Coupling: Circumaural, closed back
  • 90-degree rotating ear cups
  • H.D: < 2%
  • Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
  • HyperX signature Memory foam ear pads
  • Premium Leatherette head band
  • Cable Length: 51.19” and 66.93” Extension Y-Cable
  • Weight .61lb
  • Stereo compatible with PS4Xbox, Wii-U, PC, Mac and Mobile device (Xbox One Requires Adapter)
  • Swivel to mute or unmute microphone
  • Electret condenser microphone
  • Microphone Frequency response: 50Hz ~ 18,000Hz
  • Microphone Sensitivity: -40 dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
  • Polar Pattern: Uni-directional, Noise cancelling
  • Adjustable Steel slider
  • Multi-platform compatibility

Let’s check out the unboxing.

As you saw in the video, here is everything included.

First off, in the package HyperX includes the Quick Start Guide, providing information on everything the headphones can do.

Then another one sheeter on one side congratulating you for joining the HyperX team, signed by Anders Willumsen the HyperX General manager.  On the flip side

A little marketing a la HyperX, mmmm products.

The headphones come with a Y-Splitter extension cable.  This cable not only extends the reach of the headphones, but it allows the single connection to branch out to a microphone and headphone connection.  The cable itself is 66.96 inches long.  If you notice one end plugs into for example a PC’s microphone and headphone jack, while the other end allows you to plug another cable into it, the other cable leads to the headphones.

Another thing to mention is that this cable is not braided, it is just a rubberized cable, though I will say it is durable.  I have already run this cable over a few times with my chair and it does not have a single dent and it works perfectly fine, I am a bit surprised honestly.  Rubberized cabling is not bad at all, it doesn’t kink up on me and it makes for a more affordable pair of headphones.

HyperX gets the branding where it can, its logo’ed on the female side.

Not much on the extra’s, let’s get to the headphones

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