HyperX Cloud Alpha
vs
HyperX Cloud Core

HyperX Cloud Alpha
HyperX Cloud Core
Cloud Alpha Cloud Core Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Alpha HyperX Cloud Core
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
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 0.2 (6%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.1 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 0.15 (5%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.1 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Price $ 89.0 $ 70.0 19 (21%)
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 3.1 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Controls 3.0 / 5.0 0.0 / 5.0 2.95 (100%)
Noise Handling 4.2 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
Microphone Quality 3.7 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 0.55 (15%)

HyperX Cloud Alpha

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. 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 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 Core

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

HyperX Cloud Alpha vs HyperX Cloud Core Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

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

Bass

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
High-Bass2.2 dB2.58 dB
Low-Bass0.76 dB0.23 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz14.56 Hz
Mid-Bass0.63 dB1.87 dB
Std. Err.1.32 dB1.85 dB

Battery

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

Breathability

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Avg.Temp.Difference6.2 C6.7 C

Cable

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesNo
Length4.4 ft3.6 ft

Case

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypePouchNo case
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Clamping Force0.9 lbs1.0 lbs
Weight0.7 lbs0.69 lbs

Controls

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Additional ButtonsNoN/A
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingNoN/A
Ease of useDecentN/A
FeedbackOkayN/A
Microphone ControlYesNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesNo

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Avg. Std. Deviation1.03 dB1.18 dB

Latency

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

Leakage

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.21 dB40.67 dB

Mid

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
High-Mid0.68 dB-1.41 dB
Low-Mid1.75 dB-0.82 dB
Mid-Mid-0.47 dB-1.06 dB
Std. Err.1.45 dB1.35 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
SpNR32.11 dB36.33 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Bass0.56 dB0.93 dB
Mid-5.15 dB-9.99 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.06 dB-13.39 dB
Self-Noise0 dB0 dB
Treble-28.86 dB-32.02 dB

Portability

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
H3.2 "3.2 "
L7.3 "7.1 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume142 Cu. Inches125 Cu. Inches
W6 "5.5 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB2.62 dB
Gain30.13 dB29.86 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz9665.27 Hz
LFE359.19 Hz96.52 Hz
Weighted THD0.460.375

Soundstage

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.09 dB1.49 dB
PRTF Distance12.45 dB9.22 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.79 dB4.06 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
Weighted THD @ 1001.1065.492
Weighted THD @ 900.6520.766

Treble

Cloud Alpha Cloud Core
High-Treble-2.32 dB0.36 dB
Low-Treble-2.0 dB-2.98 dB
Mid-Treble-1.12 dB1.99 dB
Std. Err.4.45 dB4.56 dB

Wired

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

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