HyperX Cloud Alpha
vs
Beats EP

HyperX Cloud Alpha
Beats EP
Cloud Alpha EP Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Alpha Beats EP
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.9 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
Gaming Quality 3.6 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 0.25 (7%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.15 (5%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.1 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.2 (7%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.1 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Price $ 89.0 $ 65.0 24 (27%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 0.0 Hours 0 (0%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.7 (22%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.5 (12%)
Controls 3.0 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.6 (20%)
Noise Handling 4.2 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 1.15 (28%)
Microphone Quality 3.7 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)

HyperX Cloud Alpha

For gaming, the HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a relatively new headset. The HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent noise cancelling capability. In terms of sound quality, the HyperX Cloud Alpha is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the HyperX Cloud Alpha is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. The HyperX Cloud Alpha is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. The HyperX Cloud Alpha suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments.

Beats EP

The Beats EP has excellent noise cancelling capability. In terms of sound quality, the Beats EP is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. For gaming, the Beats EP is not up to par with other similar headsets. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Beats EP performs reasonably well against the competition. The Beats EP suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. The Beats EP is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Beats EP is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports.

HyperX Cloud Alpha vs Beats EP Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Alpha EP
Dock ChargingN/AN/A
Line InN/AN/A
Line OutN/AN/A
Optical InputN/AN/A
PC CompatibleN/AN/A
PS4 CompatibleN/AN/A
Power SupplyN/AN/A
RCA InputN/AN/A
TypeN/AN/A
USB InputN/AN/A
Xbox One CompatibleN/AN/A

Bass

Cloud Alpha EP
High-Bass2.2 dB3.49 dB
Low-Bass0.76 dB0.42 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass0.63 dB1.76 dB
Std. Err.1.32 dB2.16 dB

Battery

Cloud Alpha EP
Audio while chargingN/AN/A
Battery LifeN/AN/A
Battery TypeN/AN/A
Charge TimeN/AN/A
Passive PlaybackN/AN/A
Power Saving FeatureN/AN/A

Bluetooth

Cloud Alpha EP
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Cloud Alpha EP
Avg.Temp.Difference6.2 C2.7 C

Cable

Cloud Alpha EP
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesNo
Length4.4 ft4.3 ft

Case

Cloud Alpha EP
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypePouchPouch
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Cloud Alpha EP
Clamping Force0.9 lbs1.2 lbs
Weight0.7 lbs0.5 lbs

Controls

Cloud Alpha EP
Additional ButtonsNoNo
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingNoN/A
Ease of useDecentDecent
FeedbackOkayOkay
Microphone ControlYesNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Alpha EP
Avg. Std. Deviation1.03 dB0.75 dB

Latency

Cloud Alpha EP
Default Latency0 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Alpha EP
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.21 dB40.97 dB

Mid

Cloud Alpha EP
High-Mid0.68 dB-0.11 dB
Low-Mid1.75 dB1.61 dB
Mid-Mid-0.47 dB-0.69 dB
Std. Err.1.45 dB1.29 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Alpha EP
SpNR32.11 dB10.97 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Alpha EP
Bass0.56 dB0.47 dB
Mid-5.15 dB-8.21 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.06 dB-12.14 dB
Self-Noise0 dB0 dB
Treble-28.86 dB-29.34 dB

Portability

Cloud Alpha EP
H3.2 "2.2 "
L7.3 "6.6 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume142 Cu. Inches65 Cu. Inches
W6 "4.5 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Alpha EP
FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB3.87 dB
Gain30.13 dB22.89 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz20186.38 Hz
LFE359.19 Hz269.09 Hz
Weighted THD0.462.995

Soundstage

Cloud Alpha EP
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.09 dB3.48 dB
PRTF Distance12.45 dB3.3 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.79 dB0.55 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Alpha EP
Weighted THD @ 1001.1060.206
Weighted THD @ 900.6520.413

Treble

Cloud Alpha EP
High-Treble-2.32 dB-4.09 dB
Low-Treble-2.0 dB-1.26 dB
Mid-Treble-1.12 dB-1.1 dB
Std. Err.4.45 dB2.82 dB

Wired

Cloud Alpha EP
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificiOS
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only

Wireless Range

Cloud Alpha EP
Line of Sight RangeN/AN/A
Obstructed RangeN/AN/A

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