HyperX Cloud Alpha
vs
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

HyperX Cloud Alpha
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9
Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9 Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Alpha Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.15 (5%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.9 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.2 (5%)
Gaming Quality 3.6 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.35 (10%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.1 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.1 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Price $ 89.0 $ 78.0 11 (12%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 6.9 Hours 6.9 (690000%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.15 (5%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.25 (6%)
Controls 3.0 / 5.0 2.7 / 5.0 0.3 (10%)
Noise Handling 4.2 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 1 (24%)
Microphone Quality 3.7 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 0.3 (8%)

HyperX Cloud Alpha

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. The HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent noise cancelling capability. For gaming, the HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. 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. 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.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 has excellent noise cancelling capability. In terms of sound quality, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. For gaming, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is not up to par with other similar headsets. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 performs reasonably well against the competition.

HyperX Cloud Alpha vs Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
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 ATH-ANC9
High-Bass2.2 dB2.03 dB
Low-Bass0.76 dB2.65 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass0.63 dB1.24 dB
Std. Err.1.32 dB1.95 dB

Battery

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Audio while chargingN/AN/A
Battery LifeN/A14.95 hrs
Battery TypeN/AAAA
Charge TimeN/AN/A
Passive PlaybackN/AYes
Power Saving FeatureN/ANo

Bluetooth

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Avg.Temp.Difference6.2 C5 C

Cable

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.4 ft4.23 ft

Case

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
HN/A2.56 "
LN/A8.86 "
TypePouchSoft case
VolumeN/A187.4 Cu. Inches
WN/A8.27 "

Comfort

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Clamping Force0.9 lbs0.86 lbs
Weight0.7 lbs0.53 lbs

Controls

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Additional ButtonsNoNo
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingNoN/A
Ease of useDecentDecent
FeedbackOkaySubpar
Microphone ControlYesNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AAdjustable
Talk-ThroughN/ANo
Volume ControlYesNo

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Avg. Std. Deviation1.03 dB0.39 dB

Latency

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Default Latency0 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.21 dB45.0 dB

Mid

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
High-Mid0.68 dB-0.41 dB
Low-Mid1.75 dB-1.58 dB
Mid-Mid-0.47 dB-4.8 dB
Std. Err.1.45 dB3.34 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
SpNR32.11 dB15.26 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Bass0.56 dB-14.42 dB
Mid-5.15 dB-17.06 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.06 dB-19.15 dB
Self-Noise0 dB18.69 dB
Treble-28.86 dB-26.14 dB

Portability

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
H3.2 "5.5 "
L7.3 "7.68 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume142 Cu. Inches117.8 Cu. Inches
W6 "7.09 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB3.04 dB
Gain30.13 dB16.94 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz12354.61 Hz
LFE359.19 Hz515.36 Hz
Weighted THD0.460.302

Soundstage

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB-0.09 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.09 dB4.56 dB
PRTF Distance12.45 dB8.84 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.79 dB1.7 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
Weighted THD @ 1001.10630.809
Weighted THD @ 900.6525.85

Treble

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
High-Treble-2.32 dB-0.83 dB
Low-Treble-2.0 dB0.38 dB
Mid-Treble-1.12 dB-0.5 dB
Std. Err.4.45 dB2.28 dB

Wired

Cloud Alpha ATH-ANC9
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 ATH-ANC9
Line of Sight RangeN/AN/A
Obstructed RangeN/AN/A

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