HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless Review – Audio Bliss
Headphones are usually the last part of the essential setup for any budding video game enthusiast. It is the connection between the sounds of the game world and you. So you might need a good pair of headphones that could enhance your listening experience.
So perhaps this HyperX headset could be your choice as their newest refresh line, the Cloud Stinger Core Wireless headset looks and feels amazing. And they have graciously given us a pair to test them out.
Enough faffing around, are these pairs of headphones the ones you would go for?
So, the usual specs can be found below, taken directly from their website. We won’t elaborate on the technical parts as much but rather on the more practical and everyday usage:
HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless
- Driver: Dynamic, 40mm with Neodymium magnets
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz
- Wireless Range: 2.4Ghz – Up to 12 Meters (Open Field)
- Microphone Sensitivity: -40dBV
- Microphone Pattern: Unidirectional, Noise-Cancelling
The headphones ear cover on the Stinger feels quite comfy, as you would expect and it fits the ear quite so well thanks to its close back design. It does suit usage for longer periods of use without your ear aching.
Sound quality is what you would expect from a brand like HyperX. It does catch bass rather well and sound clarity is quite clear for vocals. So whether it is a song or talking to somebody else, you can listen to them clearly.
Speaking of long usage, the battery life for this wireless headset is quite substantial with an expected lifespan of 18 hours. Though with our test between usage in video conferencing, podcast recording, and normal video gaming use, we got close to their expected numbers with a total of 10-12 hours of battery life before needing a charge.
Quirks And Features
It uses a USB Type-C cable to charge and that takes around 2-3 hours for a full cycle. Though I do wonder if there is any way that you can connect that same cable to be used without charging it but it doesn’t respond without its adapter, sadly.
One neat feature of this headset that I love to highlight is the volume slider works on basically everything. From it connected to phones, laptops, and even your PlayStation, it will adjust the volume of the device itself which in return, makes fine-tuning your listening levels miles easier than other headsets.
The microphone is pretty good too. With its built-in noise-canceling features, stuff like talking with a fan nearby won’t pick up the noise even if you sit close to it. And the audio is quite clear too so using it for stuff like streaming is quite feasible with this.
These headphones are quite simply miles better than the ones I’ve used over the years. The soft ear covers and a good range of microphone usage make it perfect for my usual work of using it to record audio for our site’s podcast, talking to people on Discord or the rare Zoom call, and listening to music. All feasible within its 18 battery life without any reduction in voice or audio quality.
Its snug fit is quite comfortable for prolonged usage, as mentioned above and I do like how it can still connect to my devices even when I go downstairs and upstairs. But, I do wish it would work on a certain other consoles without issues but since this is made specifically for the PlayStation platform, I couldn’t complain beyond that.
The HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless is a clear example of what headphones could do in this new age of consoles. It may not be Sony’s 3D audio headphones but it does a good job making the listening experience wonderful. At the cost of SRP of MYR 339 in Malaysia, It should be one of the choices you can make for your next pair of headphones.
Review unit provided by HyperX.