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HyperX - Cloud Stinger Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, Mobile Devices - Red/Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1327 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This cannot be a $50 headset....

    Posted
    Radical10s
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    I have been trying numerous headsets from different manufacturers the past three months in search of the best headset for me. My previous headset was the Astro A40tr which I got with the mixamp. I love the mixamp but the headset itself leaves things to be desired. Mic quality is mediocre at best and it doesn't have a big Soundstage for positional audio cues. After reading and watching reviews online for the Hyperx Cloud Stinger I decided to give it a try. Honestly didn't expect much based off its price point but man was I wrong. Yes it is a mostly plastic build headset and I wouldn't recommend it if you are rough with your electronics. However it has sound quality and comfort that surpasses headsets four times its price. Yes in my opinion the Stinger sounds better than either the Astro A40tr or the Turtle Beach Elite Pro. I'm powering it with my Astro Mixamp TR and the 50mm drivers sound incredibly good. Easier to pinpoint gunfire and such than other headsets I have used. The microphone quality is also better than the Astro or Turtle Beach models I mentioned. It also flips up to mute so you don't have turned fumble around for a inline control.switch. Comfort wise, it is extremely light and has leatherette memory foam earpads so you can wear it for hours. This headset is a steal at its current price point and I couldn't recommend it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top 3 Favorite Headset

    Posted
    InkedInsomniac

    I purchased this headset today, 03/31/18, as a back up due to all the "Rav Reviews" I've heard. I've never owned a HyperX product before. My usual choice in gaming headsets is Steelseries. I've been usuing these for about six/seven hours now... Let me tell you, these sound better than the 2018 Sony Gold's and my Arctis 5's on the PS4 Pro. Just to compare, I have the following headsets.... Arctis 3. Arctis 5. Arctis 7. Siberia...something. Sony Gold 2018. Sony Platinum. Sony Pulse Elite. Like three or four Turtle Beach. And alot of others I've collected over the years. These are my second favorite for my PS4 to use as of now. And I don't see this changing. Comfortable, sounds great, ear audio, which is an issue with PS4 as some headsets that are third party made, Sony makes it where they will have volume that is low...and overall a very sturdy/good build quality which is a BIG PLUS because I have a big head. Speaker cups are just big enough to cover my ears completely and my ears are about medium size...if that makes sense. I'm playing Fortnite on PS4 Pro and PUBG on Xbox...weapon sounds are loud and clear with my volume hovering between 70-80%. I can hear footsteps really well too and get the direction of them pretty quick. The mic, not bad. Definitely good when compared to some $100 dollar models. I would strongly suggest getting these. I am definitely a HyperX fan as of today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but pretty good overall

    Posted
    Matt
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    I've been using the Microsoft Xbox One headset for quite a while, which had good sound but the mic was a little short, making it difficult for my party to hear me unless I was shouting. Decided to upgrade, and after looking around, chose the Cloud Stinger over the other, more expensive (although cheaper than Turtle Beach) HyperX headsets. Sound quality is pretty good, although keep in mind it's not Bose quality (or Bose price). Bass is heavy, but not eardrum shattering. Mids and lows are clear and decently precise. I was able to hear much more than I'm used to. Mic works better than expected, people I talk to say they can hear me just fine. One issue I noticed though is that the sound and chat gets cluttered up easily. Maybe I'm just used to playing with a standard chat headset, but I like having the clear distinction between game sound and voice chat. Even after adjusting the sound controls around quite a bit, it still just seems to come in a jumbled mess at times, which can be a little distracting. That aside, I can't argue with the $50 price point (cheaper than Microsoft's headset even). And I can't iterate this enough, if you go into this buy looking for perfection, you're going to be disappointed... it's only a $50 headset. But for that money, you're getting quality in the physical product and performance that rivals $100+ headsets. If you need the better sound, spend the money. Trust me, you'll be happier. But if just need a headset to keep from waking you small children on your late-night gaming binges (like me), then you're going to be happy with this. And you won't be in the doghouse for spending the kids' college funds to get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HyperX Stinger vs. Logitech G430

    Posted
    TinNewWin

    Over the years I used a Logitech G430 & I was pretty satisfied about the product, but like all headset wear & tear takes into place & this year I had to go look for another one, but when I was looking up headset within the range of $25-$50 I saw that the HyperX Stinger just came out & wanted to give it a shot since I've been hearing good things about their other headsets like the Cloud II & Revolver from my friends. Well when I got back home to open the box up & everything it was a very well package headset & simple, everything was together & I just had to plug it in & it was ready to go. I really like how the headset felt when wearing it for CS:GO the sound quality was great! I didn't feel the head fatigue like when I wore my g430 for 3-4hrs, even though it had the extra cushion in the earmuffs. Overall as a new user toward HyperX I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase & glad that their looking out for all us gamers' that have to buy on a budget!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first headset, and i'm in love!

    Posted
    KentaroPJJ
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    I've been needing a headset for a few years, but was always too lazy or didn't want to front the extra money when I could just use my webcam microphone or some cheap headset that came with my iPhone or whatnot. My friends were having a lan party and I didn't want me webcam to pick up background noise, so I finally bit the bullet and decided to snatch a "cheap" headset for the day. I've heard of "Turtle Beach" and "Steel Series" and all these other headsets, but my friend had this HyperX Cloud Stinger II headset that he let me try and it felt extremely comfortable on my head and ears and it sounded great! I opted for the HyperX Cloud Stinger I (not the second version) because it was cheaper, but it still does the trick! It sounds amazing and people always compliment that they can't hear ANY background noise (except my voice), and even my friends who have "nicer" headsets don't seem to sound as good as mine and pick up unnecessary background noise. Maybe I don't know what I'm missing with higher-end models and brands, but this headset is all I'll ever need. It sounds great and feels great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great headset for the price...

    Posted
    Rozay
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    Fantastic headset for the price! The earpieces are very comfortable and can definitely drown out the surrounding noise when you've got them cranked at full volume. The intuitive microphone design is great too. Before this I had the PS4 wireless headset and sometimes my wife would come in and not know whether I was in a chat or just listening to my game, and now she knows if the mic is up, I'm good to talk, and if it's down...it's game time! Also the easy lift-to-mute function on the mic is great. The cross platform compatibility is another big plus, as I can jump from gaming on my computer to my console with no fuss at all. At $50, you can't do much better than this in terms of quality gaming headsets. Is it the best? No - and if you want to spend big bucks to get a top-of-the-line headset, then you do you! But if you're a gamer on a budget or would rather spend your money on other things (like upgrading your video card), the HyperX Cloud Stinger is a great pick!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty great for the price!

    Posted
    Nia25
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    So I did a lot of researching before buying this headwear for my boyfriend. He originally had the Razer Kraken headset but the foam pieces started coming off and he said he wanted a Logitech one next. Every review site I looked at said this was the best headset for headsets under $50 and was reviewed much better than the Logitech ones. So I ended up getting this one and it has been great! He uses them for gaming on his PC as well as on the Xbox One S. I also use them for the Xbox and the sound cancellation on them is great. The sound is clear, the bass isn’t as strong as it could be but it is still really good. This headset does not come with and adapter for the Xbox controller headset jack. Unless you have a 3.5 mm jack on your controller you will need an adapter. I haven’t had any issues in regards to using an adapter. The ear cups are really comfortable, you can wear them for a really long time. I have no complaints and would highly recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound for the Price

    Posted
    2poreair
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    This is my first pair of computer headset. The comfort of these are top shelf. Their rigid enough to hold their form, but flexible enough to not smash your head. The microphone is great and picks up the sound without issue. The fact that you put the microphone in an up position to mute it makes it so much easier to keep side conversations private. Now the sound, is just beautiful. Definitely has quality built in, great for voice chat and/or music. These are definitely my daily drivers. So I definitely recommend to anyone looking for a functional pc headset, without breaking your bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE these headphones!

    Posted
    RichardInEnglish
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    After months...probably years...of hemming and hawing, I finally purchased headphones for my PC at home. I've been using Apple earbuds for years to watch videos, listen to music, and play games on my PC. I've always wanted proper over-the-ear headphones, but I just never get around to finalizing a purchase. Circumstances found me at a Best Buy shopping headphones for someone else, and I decided on the HyperX Cloud Stinger as a gift. The price was GREAT at the time, so I figured, what the heck, I'll get a pair for me, too. I'm so glad that I did! I love that they block out ambient noise around me but still let me hear louder sounds (like someone calling out my name). The sound quality is fantastic, and I couldn't be more satisfied. The headphones have a volume control, and the microphone retracts out of the way. They even come with an extension cable that allows for connections for headphone and microphone. Overall, great headphones at a great price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality for a budget!

    Posted
    MeowMeow

    I was in search of a new headset as my old one recently broke. I was looking for something in the $40-65 range, and asking my friends for recommendations for a good gaming headset at that price. Many of them recommended the HyperX brand. The Cloud's were slightly over my budget so I decided on purchasing this new model, and i LOVE it. It's lightweight, durable, and most importantly has good sound quality. Not only is it good for gaming, it's also good for music. The sound has a really good bass; if you're an EDM listener like me, you'll love this headset. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has a budget, yet still want a quality headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset!

    Posted
    Ark1
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    I have gone through several different headsets ranging from Razer, Logitech, Corsair and turtle beaches. Each one has either been uncomfortable, heavy or didn't last long. I finally decided to give the HyperX headsets a chance and I wish I had done so a lot sooner. The headset straight out of the box is incredibly comfortable. It fits nice and snug but doesn't squeeze your head like my Razer Kraken's did. I can wear the headset for hours and the quality is amazing for the price. You can use the standard plugin for an Xbox controller without the xbox adapter or use the 7.1 surround sound attachment USB adapter for the PC. The quality for the mic is great and it's detachable. You receive a carrying bag as well for the items. All in all, I highly recommend anyone to the HyperX headsets out. I purchased the cloud stinger but ended up buying the cloud 2's as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the price, can't beat these!

    Posted
    coffeedragon
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    I needed a corded headset that was easy to switch between my PS4, XBOX One and PC. I've owned a lot of high end Astro and Turtle Beach headsets so my standards are pretty high. I was skeptical that these HyperX headphones would impress at the price but wow was I wrong! Sound is crisp and clear. Stereo separation is great so you get excellent directional awareness. Having a simple sliding volume control on the headset makes it easy to adjust on the fly, and I don't know why other headsets don't use the mic mute feature on these. Just flip up the mic and it goes on mute, no buttons! These won't replace a true 5.1 surround headset, and while comfortable I wouldn't want to wear them for a marathon gaming session. That said, these headphones are as good as others that cost twice as much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I would of given them a 4 star but that price!

    Posted
    Cantsurf
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    First off these sound amazing, headsets that cost twice as much don't sound as good and Don't offer the level of comfort that you get from the stingers. I couldn't believe the price on these, you get way more bang for your buck My only gripe is the connection, the part that connects to the controller is long and occasionally it would lose connection for a half second. This may be because of how I play. I play reclined and the controller sits around my hip area so it would frequently contact my body. This might now be an issue for you. I did return these because I ended up going with a wireless set up. Also I got a huge raise at work so I said screw it and went for the A50's. I just hope my wife doesn't find out how much I actually paid for the A50's

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Posted
    Tjakes680
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    I have bought so many pairs of gaming headphones for my young son 11 years old He has gone through so many pairs and instead of paying for 300 pair I got these for the price these are so good very durable comfortable and sound great the microphone worlks and sounds excellent Usually the lower priced gaming headphones break or are not comfortable or the mic sounds terrible these are the best pair by far and for a xtra 30 $ or so you can get a even better pair I researched gaming headphones and this brand was top 3 in every price range and category 100000% recomend these for a young gamer and anyone who cant see spending 2-300 on gaming headphones

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a pretty nice wired headset

    Posted
    Redfield006
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    This thing has great sound for its price point. I happened upon it because I didn’t like anything in the PS4 or Xbox isles and checked the computer gaming out of desperation. While there I found watched some reviews on YouTube and comparison tests where this headset won one and finished in the top two or three out of an 8 and 10 headset roundup. It comes wired for the regular headphone jack on the console controllers and has an adapter to hook into a pc. Now my first set sounded great to me but my friends complained about a serious wind like noise coming from the headset. I took it back and exchanged it with no problems and this one has received no complaints. They say it sounds great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset bass could be better

    Posted
    TaktikalMishap
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    Headset was purchased for mostly online meetings, it has good audio quality for the price. It doesn't pickup ambient noise easily and the volume slider on the right ear is handy. I do wish the cord was a bit longer though and maybe some inline controls. On an average day I spend 7 hours or so with these, I wear glasses and they stay comfortable and don't press the glasses into the side of my head or ears. Bass quality could be a little better, hip hop music sounds good though. Can't complain for a headset less than $60. Seems durable enough ash well, plastic band with metal inner slides. They ride in my bag when not out and there's other things in there to bump, ding and hurt them but they still haven't picked up any damage. I'd definitely pick up this headset again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for the price

    Posted
    JohnnyM
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    I don't have much experience with headsets, but I spent many hours researching different headsets in this price range and this one appears to be the favored one. I am glad I chose this headset because the performance has been great. The sound is clear and I can hear enemies approaching from their respective directions. The bass is good, but have not really used it for listening to music. I have played with it on for a couple of hours and did not experience any discomfort. Overall I would recommend this headset to a friend. Good buy for the affordable price and feels well made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Comfy

    Posted
    PhazerTrax
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    I have been using this headset for a while and all I can say is they are well worth the price. I have been gaming for years and after trying and wearing out many other headsets I can truly say these are one of the best fitting ones i have ever used. After 3-4 hours of game play most sets would make my ears hurt or sweat to much this set does neither when they come off it feels like I never had a set on. Light weight and very comfy. Sound is perfect for what I use them for ...Music and Gaming . I always use voice chat and the mic works very well I have never had a complaint from other people saying my mic sounded funny

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset for gaming

    Posted
    SignalDawg
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    This was a gift for my son and he loves them. I’ve used them a couple of times myself. They have very good sound quality. The mic is not great but definitely good enough that I can hear him clearly when we play games together. It just has a bit of a tin can sound to it, which I would expect from an attached mic. The lift to mute is a really nice feature. The set is comfortable to wear for extended amounts of time. I was looking for a good quality headset that wouldn’t break the bank and these are perfect for what I was looking for. Works great with: Xbox one s Nintendo Switch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset at an awesome price

    Posted
    GamerMom
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    I got these headphones for my 10 year old son based on reviews. I was a little hesitant to purchase because I wasn't familiar with the brand but figured at $50, it was worth a try. When I received the headphones, I was surprised that they were only $50. They looked and felt like a more expensive headset. After using the headphones for a few weeks, my son says he loves them because they are comfortable and he is able to hear a lot more sounds in the games he is playing such as footsteps. He likes the feature where you simply move the mic up until you hear a clicking sound to mute. Very pleased with this purchase and definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend