The Cloud Stinger S is the most recent headset in HyperX’s Cloud Stinger line, which focuses on delivering a top quality sound expertise at a decrease price-point. Headsets within the Stinger line vary from round $40 – $80, and the Stinger S (launched earlier this month) suits proper within the center at $59.99.
The Stinger S shares the identical considerably blocky form as all of its Stinger brethren. With the intention to preserve the value a bit decrease, the exterior body is made largely out of plastic, with adjustable metal sliders inside the scarf. The earcups rotate 90 levels in order that when pulled down across the neck, the earcups relaxation flat towards the collarbone. The earcups and headband characteristic the signature HyperX leatherette-encased reminiscence foam and the HyperX logos on the again of the earcups are merely painted on reasonably than being a lighting impact.
A wired headset, the Stinger S comes with a USB adapter to permit for 7.1 encompass sound. Whereas the headset is usable out of the field, to take full benefit of its sound options, you’ll want to make use of HyperX’s free NGenuity software program to allow encompass sound. When used enjoying Counter-strike: World Offensive, the 7.1 encompass sound expertise was overwhelmingly optimistic. Sound cues have been a lot simpler to put in relation to participant reference level in comparison with utilizing a headset with out encompass sound. Whereas a veteran participant will be capable to place a lot of these sound cues as a second nature it doesn’t matter what headset they’re utilizing, the encompass sound on the Stinger S is extraordinarily helpful to a extra informal participant in addition to eases the educational curve of this particular skillset.