Page 4 - Conclusion
If I could summarize the Kingston HyperX Cloud headsets we have reviewed previously, it could be done in three points. First is good build quality. Second is a comfortable fit, no matter the weight or size. Third is solid audio performance. Unsurprisingly, the Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger fits all three of these categories, at least when keeping in mind the asking price. To start with the physical quality, the HyperX Cloud Stinger is indeed very well built. Despite being almost completely enclosed in plastic, this pair of headphones never feels cheap. The plastic build on the Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger also translates into a lighter headset, and this fact in conjunction with the memory foam makes for a very comfortable experience. When it comes to the audio quality, I think this is the only area where Kingston has not exceeded my expectations, but nonetheless it is a very good performer. Audio quality in all frequency ranges could be tweaked, but the produced sound is acceptable. The V-shaped frequency profile is fine for most gaming situations, albeit not necessarily the best for music listening. The Stinger produces decent soundscaping, but not as wide as I would have liked. In the end though, the audio quality is exactly what I would have expected for the price. I have continually mentioned a more budget target with the Stinger, as it retails for $50 USD. For this price, you get a very comfortable and lightweight headset, capable of going hours on end without any feel of fatigue. All in all, I think Kingston's archetypal headset is seen here, which is really good to see. If you are looking for a cheap and capable headset, then the Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger is one to add to your list.
Kingston provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.0/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The Stinger fits the Kingston HyperX Cloud mold, with a comfortable headset and a great overall value.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis