HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless review: Great, for a specific audience
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a sleek and powerful wireless gaming headset. It's just too bad only PS4 and PC players get to enjoy it.
- Sleek, inconspicuous design.
- So comfortable it barely feels like you're wearing a headset.
- Clean and powerful audio.
- Volume wheel is a handy addition.
- Only compatible with PS4 and PC.
- No option to wire in as a backup.
- No mic controls built in.
HyperX is a well-established name in the gaming headset space. Its Cloud line spans more than half a dozen different models, each of which targets a slightly different audience.
For the original wired version of the Cloud Stinger, that audience was budget-conscious gamers wanting comfort and performance in equal measure. The new wireless edition of the headset adds the convenience of a cable-free set-up, but it comes at a notable cost to both compatibility and your wallet.
- Sleek design sheds the industrial aesthetic of many HyperX products
- Rotatable ear cups let you rest the headset comfortably around your neck when not in use
- Fixed mic can get in the way when stowing the headset
- Clear, powerful sound in-game and out
- Mic audio is ho-hum
- Solid battery life
- Wireless connectivity is weaker than a lot of other headsets
- Wireless-only connectivity significantly limits compatible devices
- Bluetooth pairing is quick and easy
- Built-in volume wheel is handy, but having to swivel the mic to mute can be cumbersome
Pricing and availability
The wireless version of the HyperX Cloud Stinger retails for $185 and is available from JB Hi-Fi, Amazon, EB Games, mwave and other computer retailers.
HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless Gaming Headset
Free yourself from cables with the lightweight HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless for PS4 and PC.