HyperX this morning announced its brand-new headset designed for Xbox Series X|S, the CloudX Stinger Core, following Razer’s announcement last week for its Kaira X headsets. While it’s designed for Xbox Series X|S, the headset will also work with Xbox One. Unfortunately it won’t work for PC as it uses Microsoft’s Direct Xbox Wireless Connection.
The headset is completely wireless, but it doesn’t connect to the console using a USB dongle. Like most other wireless headset for consoles. Though you can’t use it with PC, you can easily connect it to either generation of the Xbox with a single button press. And that convenience is not to be under valued.
One of its more notable features is Windows Sonic technology. With this gamers on Xbox get immersive spatial audio for their games. So you can every footstep and have more awareness of incoming enemy fire or enemies trying to approach you more silently.
The HyperX CloudX Stinger Core headset has a range of 20 meters
You’ve probably been there. One minute you’re neck deep in your favorite game and the next you need to get up and grab something from the fridge. If your kitchen is across the house then you might lose connection.
The good news for some is that the CloudX Stinger Core has a range of 20 meters, which is about 65 feet. So if your kitchen is within that range then you should stay connected the entire time you’re up.
This comes in really handy when you’re in a voice chat with friends. And it allows you to keep in contact. Sure you could easily just tell your team that you’re getting up and will be afk for a couple minutes. But with the longer range on this headset you don’t have to do that.
Instead, you can alert the team that you’ll be grabbing something but still be available in chat if they need you. HyperX says this range might vary based on environmental conditions. But for the most part it should be pretty similar for the majority.
It’s also fairly lightweight at 275 grams, and has a battery life of up to 17 hours. The HyperX CloudX Stinger Core is available starting today, and it retails for $99.99 so it’s right on par with other wireless options for Xbox. You can pick it up directly from HyperX or Amazon.