Monday, April 8th 2019

HyperX Announces First Wireless Headset Under $100

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced it is now shipping the HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless gaming headset and HyperX Cloud Alpha Purple Edition. The light weight Cloud Stinger Wireless gaming headset weighs just 270 grams, features 90-degree rotating earcups for an adaptive fit and offers up to 17 hours of battery life on a single charge. Cloud Alpha Purple Edition combines the qualities of the original Cloud Alpha with a fresh new purple and white color scheme. Both Cloud headsets provide immersive in-game audio, multi-platform compatibility and signature HyperX comfort.

The Stinger Wireless utilizes intuitive onboard controls, includes a swivel-to-mute noise-cancellation microphone and 50mm directional drivers, delivering high-quality sound with pinpoint audio precision. The wireless headset provides great sound for gaming, chat and watching movies at an affordable price.
Cloud Alpha Purple Edition features dual chamber technology to deliver accurate in-game sound with incredible range and tone. The dual chambers allow the Cloud Alpha to tune bass separate from the mids and highs, creating a dynamic sound that makes games, music and movies more realistic and immersive. Cloud Alpha also features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute the microphone.

"We are excited to expand our award-winning headset line with the addition of HyperX Cloud Stinger, the best value for a wireless headset under $100," said Tyler Needles, global audio business manager, HyperX. "We are always looking for new ways to deliver an amazing user experience and expanding our Cloud Alpha lineup with a new purple edition brings a new color option to our fans."

The Cloud Stinger Wireless headset and Cloud Alpha Purple Edition are built on the comfort and sound DNA of previous Cloud headsets. Cloud Stinger Wireless operates on 2.4 GHz wireless providing freedom from cords, featuring on-ear cup volume control and a swivel-to-mute noise-cancelling mic. The HyperX Stinger Wireless is PC, PS4 , PS4 Pro ready. Cloud Alpha features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute the microphone right on the cable. Cloud Alpha also offers multi-platform compatibility with PC, PS, PS Pro, Xbox One 1, Xbox One S 1, Mac , Mobile2, Nintendo Switch , and other virtual reality systems with 3.5mm ports3. Offering players clearer voice quality and excellent sound for enhanced team communication, the Cloud Alpha is also TeamSpeak and Discord certified.

Availability
HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless is exclusively available now through Best Buy's network of retail outlets and online at Bestbuy.com for $99.99 MSRP. Cloud Alpha Purple Edition is available through HyperX's network of retail and e-tail outlets for $99.99 MSRP.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless Headset Specifications:

Headphone
  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 109dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Weight: 270g (0.5 lbs)
  • Cable length and type: USB charging cable (1m)
Microphone
  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-cancelling
  • Frequency response: 100Hz-7,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: -47dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
Battery Life
  • 17 hours
Wireless Range
  • 2.4GHz
  • Up to 12 meters (40 ft)
HyperX Cloud Alpha Purple Edition Headset Specifications:
Headphone
  • Driver: Custom dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response: 13Hz-27,000Hz
  • Impedance: 65 Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 98dB SPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 1%
  • Weight: 298g
  • Weight with mic & cable: 336g
  • Cable length and type: Detachable headset cable (1.3m) + PC extension cable (2m)
  • Connection: Detachable headset cable - 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + PC extension cable - 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs
Microphone
  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-cancelling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz-18,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -43dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
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4 Comments on HyperX Announces First Wireless Headset Under $100

#1
cucker tarlson
I'll be eyeing them.TPU please review asap.
I've got a pair of mad catz freq wireless that I got dirt cheap,and while they're very lightweight the sound is crap.I'd like sth better at reasonable price.
I got so used to wireless mice and headphones that I can't imagine going back to wired.
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W1zzard
cucker tarlson said:
I'll be eyeing them.TPU please review asap.
I've got a pair of mad catz freq wireless that I got dirt cheap,and while they're very lightweight the sound is crap.I'd like sth better at reasonable price.
I got so used to wireless mice and headphones that I can't imagine going back to wired.
@Inle
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Inle
cucker tarlson said:
I'll be eyeing them.TPU please review asap.
I've got a pair of mad catz freq wireless that I got dirt cheap,and while they're very lightweight the sound is crap.I'd like sth better at reasonable price.
I got so used to wireless mice and headphones that I can't imagine going back to wired.
On it :)
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John Naylor
cucker tarlson said:
I'll be eyeing them.TPU please review asap.
I've got a pair of mad catz freq wireless that I got dirt cheap,and while they're very lightweight the sound is crap.I'd like sth better at reasonable price.
I got so used to wireless mice and headphones that I can't imagine going back to wired.
I jumped on wireless early was disappointed ... then came bluetooth wireless and again disappointed. Now we use wired KBs and Mice, only wireless om headsets.

a) No dead batteries when you need to use PC
b) No "lost connections"
c) With wireless, headset, don't wrench neck when I stand up to grab a bio and can always switch to speakers if it's dead

Not sure of title intent... might be HyperX's 1st one under $100, but many other headsets under $100 preceded from others.
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