HyperX Cloud Stinger S
Maximum PC|January 2021
Sting like a bee
CHRISTIAN GUYTON

HYPERX’S HEADSETS are frequently a good bet, and the new Stinger S addition to its Cloudline is no exception. The Stinger S goes in the opposite direction to the Stinger Core, which was a cheaper alternative to the original Stinger. At $60, the Stinger S is more expensive, edging its way into premium headset territory, but it has a lot to offer for the price.

Let’s start with the audio quality. Unlike the 40mm neodymium drivers found in the Core models, this headset has the original Stinger’s high-quality 50mm drivers, bringing a broader frequency response that delivers clear, crisp highs and bassy lows. It’s a remarkably balanced sound profile, and while it won’t blow away any serious audiophile, it’s certainly sufficient for both gaming and music or podcasts.

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