Sony MDR-7506
vs
HyperX Cloud Alpha

Sony MDR-7506
HyperX Cloud Alpha
MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha Difference
Model Sony MDR-7506 HyperX Cloud Alpha
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 2.7 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.3 (11%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.7 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.2 (5%)
Gaming Quality 2.8 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.8 (29%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 2.9 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.35 (12%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 2.8 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.25 (9%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.0 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Price $ 89.1 $ 89.0 0.099999999999994 (0%)
Year 2019 2017 2 (0%)
Microphone No Yes
Wireless No No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 0.0 Hours 0 (0%)
Ear Breathability 3.3 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.15 (5%)
Comfort 3.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 0.5 (14%)
Controls 0.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 2.95 (295000%)
Noise Handling 0.0 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 4.15 (415000%)
Microphone Quality 0.0 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 3.7 (370000%)

Sony MDR-7506

In terms of sound quality, the Sony MDR-7506 is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Sony MDR-7506 is a relatively new headset. The Sony MDR-7506 is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. The Sony MDR-7506 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Sony MDR-7506 is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. In terms of noise cancelling, the Sony MDR-7506 has underwhelming sound performance and below average noise handling. For gaming, the Sony MDR-7506 is not up to par with other similar headsets.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

The HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent noise cancelling capability. The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a relatively new headset. In terms of sound quality, the HyperX Cloud Alpha is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. For gaming, the HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The HyperX Cloud Alpha is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. 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 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments.

Sony MDR-7506 vs HyperX Cloud Alpha Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
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

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
High-Bass-0.35 dB2.2 dB
Low-Bass3.18 dB0.76 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10.91 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass2.45 dB0.63 dB
Std. Err.2.34 dB1.32 dB

Battery

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
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

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Avg.Temp.Difference5.3 C6.2 C

Cable

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Connection1/8" TRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableNoYes
Length4.17 ft4.4 ft

Case

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypeNo casePouch
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Clamping Force0.85 lbs0.9 lbs
Weight0.46 lbs0.7 lbs

Controls

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Additional ButtonsN/ANo
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingN/ANo
Ease of useN/ADecent
FeedbackN/AOkay
Microphone ControlN/AYes
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlNoYes

Frequency Response Consistency

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Avg. Std. Deviation0.51 dB1.03 dB

Latency

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Default Latency0 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Overall Leakage @ 1ft37.13 dB35.21 dB

Mid

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
High-Mid-0.25 dB0.68 dB
Low-Mid-0.97 dB1.75 dB
Mid-Mid-0.93 dB-0.47 dB
Std. Err.1.42 dB1.45 dB

Noise Handling

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
SpNRN/A32.11 dB

Noise Isolation

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Bass0.53 dB0.56 dB
Mid-7.14 dB-5.15 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.75 dB-11.06 dB
Self-Noise0 dB0 dB
Treble-29.17 dB-28.86 dB

Portability

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
H2.9 "3.2 "
L5 "7.3 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume82 Cu. Inches142 Cu. Inches
W5.7 "6 "

Recording Quality

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
FR Std. Dev.N/A3.04 dB
GainN/A30.13 dB
HFEN/A10388.94 Hz
LFEN/A359.19 Hz
Weighted THDN/A0.46

Soundstage

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)2.87 dB3.09 dB
PRTF Distance9.66 dB12.45 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)1.72 dB3.79 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Weighted THD @ 1004.1931.106
Weighted THD @ 900.670.652

Treble

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
High-Treble-7.66 dB-2.32 dB
Low-Treble2.43 dB-2.0 dB
Mid-Treble-0.62 dB-1.12 dB
Std. Err.4.27 dB4.45 dB

Wired

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio + Microphone
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio + Microphone

Wireless Range

MDR-7506 Cloud Alpha
Line of Sight RangeN/AN/A
Obstructed RangeN/AN/A

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