Enjoying a fantastic game audio experience doesn't have to put you in the poor house. Leveraging what it has learned from previous entries in the series, Kingston Technology's HyperX has now formally launched the surprisingly affordable HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset. It's only $50, making it one of the cheapest, high quality gaming headsets on the market today.

When HyperX revealed the original Cloud, many people questioned why they would get into this market segment. They really wowed us. Then, things got even better with the Cloud II, followed by the dramatically different Cloud Revolver. These have all been great and they've all been affordable, but not quite like this.



With the HyperX Cloud Stinger, you get a lightweight headset with powerful sound and audio precision, as well as the HyperX signature memory foam for "ultra comfort" during extended gaming sessions. The ear cups rotate up to 90 degrees for added comfort too. And yes, there's still the microphone, which you can now swivel to mute, plus a volume slider.

Compatible with PCavailable now for $49.99. Peep the specs in the press release below.

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For Release: 6:15 a.m. EDT, Oct. 3, 2016:

 

HyperX Now Shipping the Best Gaming Headset for Under $50

Lightweight HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset Offering Powerful Sound,

Audio Precision and Ultra Comfort Now Available

 

Fountain Valley, Calif. – Oct. 3, 2016 HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, solidifies its commitment to creating quality gaming gear for everyone with the release of the HyperX Cloud Stingergaming headset. Designed to make even the most casual gamer feel like a pro, the HyperX Cloud Stinger features HyperX signature memory foam and 50mm directional drivers to deliver a comfortable, high-quality sound experience at an affordable price.

HyperX Cloud Stinger weighs just 275 grams and is built with 90-degree rotating ear cups to provide hours of comfort for console and PC gaming. The lightweight headset includes 50mm directional drivers that are tilted to position sound directly into the ear, resulting in a broader and more accurate in-game sound. HyperX Cloud Stinger also offers a convenient set of features for gameplay, including aswivel to mute the microphone, an adjustable steel slider for long lasting durability, and volume controls on the headset.

“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,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “The Cloud Stinger rounds our line of Cloud Gaming Headsets to deliver consumers a broader range of premium in-game audio for gaming, music, entertainment, and more.”

With optimal audio performance and sound quality, the HyperX Cloud Stinger ensures crisp and clear audio to help gamers quickly locate rivals for gameplay advantage across platforms. HyperX Cloud Stinger has multi-platform compatibility out-of-the-box with PC, Xbox One™1, PS4, Wii U and mobile devices2.

 “HyperX makes some truly great headsets, so when I tried out HyperX Cloud Stinger, I didn’t expect anything less,” said Gordon Hayward, professional NBA basketball player and avid gamer. “The sound quality is great. Whether traveling during the season, watching others battling it out online, or playing at home, HyperX Cloud Stinger is an all-star headset in its price class.”

HyperX Cloud Stinger Key Features:

ü  Lightweight Design – Minimal weight for enhanced comfort

ü  Audio Precision – Optimal audio performance and sound quality

ü  Adjustable Steel Slider – Long lasting durability and stability; high-quality build

ü  Intuitive Volume Control – Easily accessible volume slider to adjust audio on the headset

ü  Noise-Cancellation Microphone – Clear voice quality; conveniently flip the microphone to mute

ü  Multi-Platform Compatibility – Enjoy comfort and enhanced audio experience on PC or console; plug into a mobile device2 and wear the headset on the go

Additional HyperX Cloud Stinger Specifications:

Headphone

-        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

-        T.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

 

Microphone

-        Element: Electret condenser microphone

-        Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling

-        Frequency response: 50Hz~18,000Hz

-        Sensitivity: -40 dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

1 May require controller adapter (adapter sold separately).

2 Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors.

 

About HyperX

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 30 teams globally and is the main sponsor ofIntel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, ESL One, and PAX.

 

HyperX is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visitwww.hyperxgaming.com.

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