HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1 vs Razer Blackshark V2 PRO

With a market so full of brands and models of gaming headsets, we may find it difficult to choose good, beautiful, and cheap ones that accompany us in our hours in front of video games.

The well-known HyperX brand is nothing more than the specific gaming division of Kingston Technology, the largest independent RAM manufacturer in the world. This guarantees us an initial quality to take into account since these headphones have been designed exclusively to especially enjoy video games.

When we talk about gaming peripherals, the Razer brand comes to mind, since they offer products created in detail, with great care and superior quality, come on … a safe bet.

To put ourselves in the situation, Razer was created in 1998 with a specific objective, to create a brand specialized in products for computer video games, which at that time was still in a growth phase, since it was more common to play video games on consoles. 20 years later it can be said that it has achieved the popularity it was looking for, being the pioneer in this aspect and the main brand of e-sports peripherals.

This time we have the pleasure of being able to analyze the famous Razer brand with its new HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1 vs Blackshark V2 PRO. A high-end wireless gaming headset that promises a virtually non-existent latency time.

Pros and Cons

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1Razer Blackshark V2 PRO
7.1 surround soundWireless 2.4 GHz and
analog 3.5 jack connection
Jack 3.5 and USB connectionGreat active insulation
Great insulationCrisp treble and bass
Improvable microphoneVery little latency
Somewhat flimsy materialMaximum comfort
Quite limited softwareWithout RGB led

General

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1Razer Blackshark V2 PRO
$CHECK PRICECHECK PRICE
BrandHyperXRazer
TypeOver-EarOver-Ear
ColorsBlack, Cloud Pink, Glacier Blue, ivory, Lava Red, NavyBlack
Battery lifeWiredUp to 24 hours
Weight240 g320 g
ConnectivityWiredWireless, Bluetooth

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1

To get the most out of the audio quality of the HyperX Cloud Stinger Core, we must download the official software, focused on improving the 7.1 surround experience. We can use them with the analog output of the 3.5 mm jack that will always get a less residual sound than with the digital USB converter that it incorporates, although the latter improves the 360º experience.

The sounds it plays are quite clear on the mids. The highs and lows are not particularly remarkable, although they do reflect an overall good feel. Get a packaged feel unlike its rival, the Logitech G432.

Due to the large size of the cushions, it is possible to completely cover the ear, thus achieving fairly good passive soundproofing.

Where the HyperX Cloud Stinger Core earns points is when playing video games. Thanks to the encapsulation and surround sound, it becomes much easier to detect the sources of sound, being in war games where it stands out the most. In short, they achieve a fairly high and enjoyable immersion.

Razer Blackshark V2 PRO

Few are the competitors that have these headphones if we refer to the quality they have and the 7.1 surround sound they achieve with THX Spatial audio technology. They incorporate the highest quality materials such as 50mm titanium drivers in the diaphragms for better acoustic fidelity that achieve a near-perfect balance with the highs, mids, and lows. They stand out for the good balance that is achieved when reproducing the sound in a fairly faithful way.

Thanks to the oval-shaped memory foam cushions, excellent comfort is achieved, adapting to each ear and passively isolating outside sound to reduce noise and prevent sound leaks.

Although it incorporates an analog 3.5 jack audio cable, in case we want to use them in devices other than the PC, this model stands out for having its own 2.4 GHz Razer HyperSpeed ​​wireless technology, which is 25% faster than any other wireless gaming technology. Achieving in this way that there is no sense of latency when receiving the sound.

To achieve an improvement in sound quality we have to use the different profiles provided by the brand’s own software, the Razer Synapse 3.0.

Design

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1Razer Blackshark V2 PRO
TypeOver-EarOver-Ear
WirelessNoYes
Noise CancellingNoYes
Dimensions

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1

Quite light as a positive point due to the quality of the plastic, but also against it, the product becomes somewhat flimsy, although they have tried to solve it with a metal pin that runs throughout the internal structure of the headphones.

As usual, it has a longitudinal regulator of the position of the earmuffs to adapt them to our head. The pads are quite large with an oval design, they are designed to keep our ears completely, thus eliminating possible pressure discomfort.

It incorporates a folding and adjustable unidirectional microphone, along with a small wheel where the volume of the headphones is controlled, which is independent of the device where we have it connected.

Razer Blackshark V2 PRO

Designed in a very elegant way with the glossy black logo on the sides and the name engraved on the upper part of the leatherette.

With a weight of 320 grams as they include batteries to be able to use them wirelessly, they are not heavy because once they are worn they fit perfectly to the head and ears and you hardly notice that they are there except for the sound insulation.

The Razer Blackshark V2 PRO is not foldable but rotates 45 degrees thus adapting to each type of head. It has metal sliders that give it rigidity and provide the security that they will not split.

It uses very high-quality sponges both on the top and on the sides, the latter being the famous “memory foam” (memory sponges) that we can find in shoe inserts or even mattresses, and incorporates a series of buttons to control them. an accessible and fast way:

  • On/off button
  • Volume potentiometer wheel
  • Microphone mute
  • Micro-USB input for battery charging.
  • Jack 3.5 input for the removable microphone.

Features

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1Razer Blackshark V2 PRO
MicrophoneYesYes
Music ControlsYesYes
Quick ChargeYesYes
SpeakersNoNo

What’s in the box?

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1

  • 7.1 over-ear headphones with integrated microphone.
  • Instruction manual.
  • Analog to digital audio output adapter.

We have a fairly basic packaging, without frills, direct to the product that leads us to think that they have avoided costs to try to be more competitive in price, according to the technical characteristics that they offer us.

Razer Blackshark V2 PRO

  • 7.1 wireless over-ear headphones
  • Removable 3.5 mm microphone.
  • Instruction manual and letter of appreciation from the brand.
  • USB wireless adapter.
  • Cloth bag for transporting the headphones.
  • 1.56-meter micro-USB charging cable.
  • 1.36 meter 3.5mm analog audio cable.

With great detail and padded protections to present the product while protecting it. The cables are covered with proprietary silicone tape to prevent tangles. In addition, a very curious detail, it comes with a silica bag to avoid the humidity that it may have had since the production was released.

Battery

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1Razer Blackshark V2 PRO
Battery TypeLi-Po
Battery LifeUp to 24 hours
Charging PortPins

Connectivity

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1Razer Blackshark V2 PRO
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1
Sensor
Multi-Device
Connection
No
ConnectionWiredWireless
Cable length0.15m

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1

  • 3.5 jack coated with a thin layer of gold, which improves conductivity and prevents oxidation of the metal with a cable length of 2.5 meters. More than enough to move with ease while connected to the PC or the console.
  • Mini Jack to USB 2.1 adapter. Required for the HyperX software to recognize the headphones and to enable sound enhancement.

Razer Blackshark V2 PRO

Dual possibility of using them wirelessly or via cable :

  • 3.5 mm jack in gold color for better transmission of sound frequencies and giving a longer life to the connector as it is anti-rust. In addition, the cable that composes it is braided, giving it durability.
  • Wireless USB adapter for PC. Necessary to be able to use them wirelessly.

Which is better!

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core 7.1

In short, headphones are a benchmark for value for money. Although they indeed lack the functionalities or features that other gaming headphones of this type incorporate, we must not forget the price. The brand has focused on releasing a model with good audio quality at a very competitive price.

HyperX has many more variants of the Cloud Stinger, where they implement more improvements and increase the quality of the product, to best fit our budget. We would add some improvement such as implementing a led that indicates if the microphone is deactivated. If there’s one thing we would recommend these headphones for, it’s the 7.1 sound they produce and the passive isolation of the ear pads.

Razer Blackshark V2 PRO

In short, a headset that, although its price is a bit high, is not if we look at the quality of its components and the audio fidelity that it offers us. An immersion that today after the review, we consider that there is no other like it, and a very good audio quality that will offer us the ability to enjoy music without any problem.

The wireless feature provides convenience and avoids annoying tangling or unnecessary pulling of the headphones with the desk chair. However, it has a negative part, and that is that they have a battery so it will be necessary to keep them charged to use them in this way. Although you end up getting used to charging them in an unconscious way when you finish using them.

The current RGB led that is in all gaming products and that Razer has in another range of products (such as the same Razer Blackshark V2 version with cable) is missing, but we understand that it would significantly harm battery life. If there is something for which we would recommend these headphones, it is because of the top quality of the materials and sound that they will offer us, especially when playing video games.

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