HyperX Cloud Alpha
vs
HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha
HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II
Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Alpha HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.9 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.25 (6%)
Gaming Quality 3.6 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.1 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.1 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Price $ 89.0 $ 84.0 5 (6%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 0.0 Hours 0 (0%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Controls 3.0 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.25 (8%)
Noise Handling 4.2 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 0.35 (8%)
Microphone Quality 3.7 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 0.5 (14%)

HyperX Cloud Alpha

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

HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II

For gaming, the HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. In terms of sound quality, the HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II has excellent noise cancelling capability. The HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II 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 2/Cloud II is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II performs reasonably well against the competition. The HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments.

HyperX Cloud Alpha vs HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Dock ChargingN/AN/A
Line InN/AN/A
Line OutN/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 Cloud 2/Cloud II
High-Bass2.2 dB1.97 dB
Low-Bass0.76 dB0.82 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz13.94 Hz
Mid-Bass0.63 dB1.73 dB
Std. Err.1.32 dB1.63 dB

Battery

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
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 Cloud 2/Cloud II
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Avg.Temp.Difference6.2 C6.5 C

Cable

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.4 ft10.1 ft

Case

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypePouchPouch
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Clamping Force0.9 lbs1 lbs
Weight0.7 lbs0.7 lbs

Controls

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Additional ButtonsNoN/A
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingNoYes
Ease of useDecentOkay
FeedbackOkayDecent
Microphone ControlYesYes
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Avg. Std. Deviation1.03 dB1.03 dB

Latency

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Default Latency0 ms7 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.21 dB36.53 dB

Mid

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
High-Mid0.68 dB-1.26 dB
Low-Mid1.75 dB-0.44 dB
Mid-Mid-0.47 dB-1.06 dB
Std. Err.1.45 dB1.48 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
SpNR32.11 dB49.04 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Bass0.56 dB0.7 dB
Mid-5.15 dB-12.88 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.06 dB-15.97 dB
Self-Noise0 dB20.93 dB
Treble-28.86 dB-36.9 dB

Portability

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
H3.2 "4 "
L7.3 "8.4 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume142 Cu. Inches198 Cu. Inches
W6 "5.9 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB2.11 dB
Gain30.13 dB24.35 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz7136.96 Hz
LFE359.19 Hz85.99 Hz
Weighted THD0.460.323

Soundstage

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.09 dB1.94 dB
PRTF Distance12.45 dB7.02 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.79 dB3.79 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Weighted THD @ 1001.10625.669
Weighted THD @ 900.6524.251

Treble

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
High-Treble-2.32 dB0.11 dB
Low-Treble-2.0 dB-3.44 dB
Mid-Treble-1.12 dB2.14 dB
Std. Err.4.45 dB5.32 dB

Wired

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
USB AudioNoYes
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone

Wireless Range

Cloud Alpha Cloud 2/Cloud II
Line of Sight RangeN/AN/A
Obstructed RangeN/AN/A

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