The HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset is one to consider if your main gaming happens on the Xbox or PC. This headset is another in a line of quality products from HyperX however, it does have limitations that cause one to wonder if it is the right choice for you. Let’s take a closer look!
HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset
What’s in the Box?
- Gaming Headset
- Charging Cable
- Official Xbox Licensed Headset – this headset was designed for seamless compatibility with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.
- Direct Xbox Wireless Connection
- Built-in headset chat mixer
- Immersive audio with Windows Sonic
- Signature HyperX Comfort
- Noise-canceling mic and mic monitoring
- Durable steel sliders
- Compatible with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
Driver: Dynamic, 40mm with neodymium magnets
Form factor: Over-ear, circumaural, closed-back
Frequency response: 10Hz–21kHz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sound pressure level: 98.5dBSPL, 1mW at 1kHz
T.H.D.: ≤ 2%
Frame type: Steel sliders
Ear cushions: Soft foam & fabric
Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-cancelling
Frequency response: 20Hz-6.8kHz
Sensitivity: -40dBV (1V/Pa at 1kHz)
Connections and Features
Audio connection: Wireless USB
USB audio format: Stereo
USB specification: USB 2.0
Sampling rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz
Bit-depth: 16 bit
Audio controls: Onboard audio controls
Type: Rechargeable lithium-polymer
Battery life2: 17 hours
Charge time: 3 hours
Type: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Wireless range1: Up to 20 meters
Cable length and type: 0.5m USB-C to USB-A charge cable
About the HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset
With a very simple design displaying the colors of Xbox, this headset feels like many of the other HyperX headsets in this product line. Made with lightweight (weighing just 275 grams) plastic, leatherette memory foam cushions on the earpads, and a metal headband slider, there is a comfort level that definitely withstands the test of time (within reason). Another notable mention is the inability to detach the microphone from the headset.
The connectivity of this headset is one of the better features as there is no adapter required to connect to the Xbox. PC users can use this headset if they purchase (not included) an Xbox dongle.
If you use a variety of consoles and are looking for one headset to use with everything, the HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset is not your best choice. If you are an avid Xbox gamer, this is definitely one to consider as it is strictly compatible with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One and, with an Xbox dongle, it can be used on the PC.
The HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless comes with a built-in headset chat mixer that allows you to adjust the chat audio levels directly from your headset earcup.
At the time of this writing, the HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless Headset prices at $99.99 which means it is in a competitive price range for wireless Xbox headsets.
HyperX CloudX Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox – Verdict
HyperX has it down to a science with their headsets! This headset provides a lightweight, comfort that sounds good and is offered at a competitive price compared to other Xbox headsets. It is unfortunate that it is not compatible with other consoles but the good news is there are a ton of other headsets out there that can do that for you if that’s a deal-breaker. Also, if a detachable microphone is important to you, this would not be your choice. Overall, another great product from HyperX!
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- Wireless Connectivity - no dongle required
- Chat Mixer built-in to headset
- Quality Sound
- Purchase of dongle required for PC connection
- Only compatible with Xbox
- Some might find the non-detachable mic to be a negative