HyperX, the gaming peripherals division of HP Inc, has unveiled a new wireless gaming headset. The HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 Wireless comes as a wireless variant of the headset launched in September and combines its benefits with 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity.
HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 Wireless in detail
Unveiled in September, the Cloud Stinger 2 aims to score with an excellent price-performance ratio. It is now followed by the HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 Wireless, a corresponding wireless gaming headset that offers the same advantages, but communicates wirelessly via 2.4 GHz band.
From a technical point of view, both models rely on the same specifications. The wireless version also uses 50 mm drivers that provide virtual surround sound with DTS Headphone:X Virtual Spatial Audio. However, the covered frequency response of 10 Hz to 20,200 Hz is not quite as high as in the case of the wired headset.
“The new Cloud Stinger 2 Wireless offers gamers high-quality design and comfort, as well as an immersive DTS Headphone:X sound experience, at an affordable price without cable interference,” said Bianca Walter, business manager at HyperX EMEA.
High comfort meets 20 hours of battery life
Thanks to soft memory foam and high-quality faux leather, the HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 Wireless promises a high level of wearing comfort and is said to turn out both robust and durable.
The headset connects to the PC via a 2.4 GHz receiver and allows a range of up to 20 meters. With a weight of 289 grams, it is in the average range for wireless gaming headsets.
According to the manufacturer, the battery life should be up to 20 hours (measured at 50 percent volume), which marks a rather average value. Especially when you consider that the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is a model that lasts for 300 hours. However, that also costs around 100 euros more.
|Driver||Dynamic, 50 mm with neodymium magnets|
|Shape factor||Closed back|
|Frequency response||10 Hz – 20.2 kHz|
|Sound pressure level||104.5 dBSPL/mW at 1 kHz|
|Ear cushion||Memory foam and high quality synthetic leather|
|Design||Electret condenser microphone|
|Directional pattern||Bidirectional, noise cancelling|
|Frequency response||20 Hz – 6.68 kHz|
|Sensitivity||-12 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz|
|Connections and functions|
|Audio port||Wireless USB|
|USB audio format||Stereo|
|USB specification||USB 2.0|
|Sample rate||48 kHz|
|bit depth||16 bit|
|Integrated Virtual Surround Sound||DTS Headphone:X|
|Audio Control||Onboard audio control|
|Type||Rechargeable lithium polymer battery|
|Battery life||Up to 20 hours|
|Charge time||3.5 hours|
|Range||Up to 20 m|
|Cable length and type||0.5 m USB charging cable|
Price and Availability
The HyperX Cloud Stinger 2 Wireless gaming headset is available now from retail and online retailers. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is 119.99 euros. For more information, visit HyperX’s product website.