Kingston and HyperX have added a new gaming headset to their line-up. Lightweight and currently listed for less than $50 USD, HyperX promises the Cloud Stinger Headset delivers the same quality experience as other, higher priced models.

“Building on the success of HyperX Cloud Gaming Headsets designed for gamers of all skill levels, including professional eSports athletes, our new Cloud Stinger brings our quality to all players, no matter their budget or expertise,” HyperX business manager Lawrence Yang says in a press release.

Compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U, the Stinger is only 275 grams, featuring over the ear memory foam covers and 90-degree rotating ear cups. The headset specifications include:

  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural; closed back
  • Frequency response: 18Hz-23,000Hz
  • Impedance: 30 Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 102 ± 3dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • H.D: ≦ 2%
  • Input power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
  • Weight: 275g
  • Cable length and type: Headset (1.3m) + Extension Y-cable (1.7m)
  • Connection: Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + extension cable – 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs

Though we haven’t tried out the headset for ourselves, The Cloud Stinger is at least worth keeping an eye on as reviews come in. If as high quality as HyperX claims, the $50 price point is nothing to turn up your nose at. In comparison, though we recently reviewed the LucidSound LS30 headset and found it to be phenomenal, it’s notably more expensive at $150.

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