HyperX Cloud Alpha
vs
Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless

HyperX Cloud Alpha
Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Alpha Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 0.4 (13%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.9 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.25 (6%)
Gaming Quality 3.6 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 0.7 (19%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.3 (9%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.1 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 0.35 (11%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.1 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Price $ 89.0 $ 80.0 9 (10%)
Year 2017 2018 1 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No Yes
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 7.0 Hours 7 (700000%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 2.6 / 5.0 0.6 (19%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.25 (6%)
Controls 3.0 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.7 (24%)
Noise Handling 4.2 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.65 (16%)
Microphone Quality 3.7 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.4 (11%)

HyperX Cloud Alpha

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 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 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. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the HyperX Cloud Alpha is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. The HyperX Cloud Alpha is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv.

Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless

The Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless is a relatively new headset. The wireless support in Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless is very convenient. The sound isolation in Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless is great overall and there is minimum sound leakage. In terms of sound quality, the Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless has excellent noise cancelling capability. The Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. The Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless 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 Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. For gaming, the Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless is not up to par with other similar headsets.

HyperX Cloud Alpha vs Anker SoundCore Life 2 Wireless Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
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 SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
High-Bass2.2 dB-1.22 dB
Low-Bass0.76 dB4.39 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass0.63 dB3.76 dB
Std. Err.1.32 dB3.18 dB

Battery

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Audio while chargingN/ANo
Battery LifeN/A28.3 hrs
Battery TypeN/ARechargable
Charge TimeN/A2.5 hrs
Passive PlaybackN/AYes
Power Saving FeatureN/ANo

Bluetooth

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Bluetooth VersionN/A4.1
Multi-Device PairingN/ANo
NFC PairingN/ANo

Breathability

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Avg.Temp.Difference6.2 C9.0 C

Cable

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.4 ft4.0 ft

Case

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
HN/A2.4 "
LN/A8.0 "
TypePouchHard case
VolumeN/A117 Cu. Inches
WN/A6.1 "

Comfort

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Clamping Force0.9 lbs1.0 lbs
Weight0.7 lbs0.58 lbs

Controls

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Additional ButtonsNoBass Effect
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingNoN/A
Ease of useDecentDecent
FeedbackOkayGood
Microphone ControlYesNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AYes
Talk-ThroughN/ANo
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Avg. Std. Deviation1.03 dB0.92 dB

Latency

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Default Latency0 ms149 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.21 dB37.1 dB

Mid

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
High-Mid0.68 dB-1.03 dB
Low-Mid1.75 dB-3.84 dB
Mid-Mid-0.47 dB-1.66 dB
Std. Err.1.45 dB2.73 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
SpNR32.11 dB20.68 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Bass0.56 dB-7.21 dB
Mid-5.15 dB-15.35 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.06 dB-19.45 dB
Self-Noise0 dB23.47 dB
Treble-28.86 dB-36.39 dB

Portability

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
H3.2 "2.5 "
L7.3 "5.8 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume142 Cu. Inches86 Cu. Inches
W6 "5.9 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB3.31 dB
Gain30.13 dB42.91 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz3466.89 Hz
LFE359.19 Hz261.43 Hz
Weighted THD0.467.413

Soundstage

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.09 dB2.68 dB
PRTF Distance12.45 dB6.81 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.79 dB5.41 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Weighted THD @ 1001.10617.762
Weighted THD @ 900.6528.345

Treble

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
High-Treble-2.32 dB-2.55 dB
Low-Treble-2.0 dB-0.58 dB
Mid-Treble-1.12 dB0.33 dB
Std. Err.4.45 dB2.81 dB

Wired

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone

Wireless Range

Cloud Alpha SoundCore Life 2 Wireless
Line of Sight RangeN/A153 ft
Obstructed RangeN/A64 ft

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