HyperX Cloud Stinger is its first sub-$100 wireless headset

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 09 2019 @ 15:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
HyperX introduces the Cloud Stinger, the company's first wireless gaming headset with a sub-$100 pricing ($99.99 to be exact). The Stinger weighs 270g and promises a battery life of up to 17 hours. It features an over-ear design, has 50mm drivers, a swivel-to-mute microphone, and onboard controls. At the same time, the firm also introduces the HyperX Cloud Alpha Purple Edition, that model will also cost $99.99.

Cloud Stinger Wireless
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced it is now shipping the HyperX Cloud Stinger™ Wireless gaming headset and HyperX™ Cloud Alpha Purple Edition. The light weight Cloud Stinger Wireless gaming headset weighs just 270 grams, features 90-degree rotating earcups for an adaptive fit and offers up to 17 hours of battery life on a single charge. Cloud Alpha Purple Edition combines the qualities of the original Cloud Alpha with a fresh new purple and white color scheme. Both Cloud headsets provide immersive in-game audio, multi-platform compatibility and signature HyperX comfort.

The Stinger Wireless utilizes intuitive onboard controls, includes a swivel-to-mute noise-cancellation microphone and 50mm directional drivers, delivering high-quality sound with pinpoint audio precision. The wireless headset provides great sound for gaming, chat and watching movies at an affordable price.

Cloud Alpha Purple Edition features dual chamber technology to deliver accurate in-game sound with incredible range and tone. The dual chambers allow the Cloud Alpha to tune bass separate from the mids and highs, creating a dynamic sound that makes games, music and movies more realistic and immersive. Cloud Alpha also features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute the microphone.

“We are excited to expand our award-winning headset line with the addition of HyperX Cloud Stinger, the best value for a wireless headset under $100,” said Tyler Needles, global audio business manager, HyperX. “We are always looking for new ways to deliver an amazing user experience and expanding our Cloud Alpha lineup with a new purple edition brings a new color option to our fans.”

The Cloud Stinger Wireless headset and Cloud Alpha Purple Edition are built on the comfort and sound DNA of previous Cloud headsets. Cloud Stinger Wireless operates on 2.4GHz wireless providing freedom from cords, featuring on-ear cup volume control and a swivel-to-mute noise-cancelling mic. The HyperX Stinger Wireless is PC, PS4, PS4 Pro ready. Cloud Alpha features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute the microphone right on the cable. Cloud Alpha also offers multi-platform compatibility with PC, PS, PS Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Mac, Mobile, Nintendo Switch, and other virtual reality systems with 3.5mm ports. Offering players clearer voice quality and excellent sound for enhanced team communication, the Cloud Alpha is also TeamSpeak and Discord certified.

Availability
HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless is exclusively available now through Best Buy’s network of retail outlets and online at Bestbuy.com for $99.99 MSRP. Cloud Alpha Purple Edition is available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets for $99.99 MSRP. For more information on HyperX Cloud headsets and global availability, please visit the HyperX Cloud headset product page.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless Headset Specifications:

Headphone
  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ?
  • Sound pressure level: 109dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Weight: 270g (0.5 lbs)
  • Cable length and type: USB charging cable (1m)

    Microphone
  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-cancelling
  • Frequency response: 100Hz-7,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: -47dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
  • Battery Life*
  • 17 hours
  • Wireless Range
  • 2.4GHz
  • Up to 12 meters (40 ft)


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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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