HyperX Cloud Alpha
vs
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

HyperX Cloud Alpha
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Alpha Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.55 (18%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.9 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.3 (8%)
Gaming Quality 3.6 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 0.75 (21%)
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 3.5 / 5.0 0.45 (15%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.1 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Price $ 89.0 $ 103.8 14.8 (17%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No Yes
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 7.0 Hours 7 (700000%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.5 (12%)
Controls 3.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.35 (12%)
Noise Handling 4.2 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.6 (14%)
Microphone Quality 3.7 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.75 (20%)

HyperX Cloud Alpha

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. In terms of sound quality, the HyperX Cloud Alpha is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. 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 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. 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.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The wireless support in Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is very convenient. In terms of sound quality, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The sound isolation in Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is great overall and there is minimum sound leakage. The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has excellent noise cancelling capability. The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has excellent outside noise isolation and suitable for traveling and commuting in noisy environments. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC performs reasonably well against the competition. For gaming, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not up to par with other similar headsets.

HyperX Cloud Alpha vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
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 HD 4.50 BTNC
High-Bass2.2 dB-0.03 dB
Low-Bass0.76 dB2.17 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz12.6 Hz
Mid-Bass0.63 dB1.09 dB
Std. Err.1.32 dB1.3 dB

Battery

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Audio while chargingN/ANo
Battery LifeN/A22.3 hrs
Battery TypeN/ARechargable
Charge TimeN/A2.2 hrs
Passive PlaybackN/AYes
Power Saving FeatureN/ANo

Bluetooth

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Bluetooth VersionN/A4.0
Multi-Device PairingN/A2 Devices
NFC PairingN/AYes

Breathability

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Avg.Temp.Difference6.2 C5.8 C

Cable

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.4 ft4.5 ft

Case

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
HN/A3.5 "
LN/A4.8 "
TypePouchSoft case
VolumeN/A118 Cu. Inches
WN/A7 "

Comfort

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Clamping Force0.9 lbs1.1 lbs
Weight0.7 lbs0.5 lbs

Controls

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Additional ButtonsNoN/A
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingNoN/A
Ease of useDecentMediocre
FeedbackOkaySubpar
Microphone ControlYesNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AYes
Talk-ThroughN/ANo
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Avg. Std. Deviation1.03 dB0.52 dB

Latency

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Default Latency0 ms161 ms
aptX LatencyN/A140 ms
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.21 dB30.71 dB

Mid

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
High-Mid0.68 dB4.35 dB
Low-Mid1.75 dB-0.86 dB
Mid-Mid-0.47 dB1.49 dB
Std. Err.1.45 dB2.89 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
SpNR32.11 dB21.02 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Bass0.56 dB-9.11 dB
Mid-5.15 dB-15.78 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.06 dB-19.38 dB
Self-Noise0 dB17.11 dB
Treble-28.86 dB-33.72 dB

Portability

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
H3.2 "3.2 "
L7.3 "4.5 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume142 Cu. Inches86 Cu. Inches
W6 "6 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB5.02 dB
Gain30.13 dB38.48 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz3368.2 Hz
LFE359.19 Hz329.38 Hz
Weighted THD0.468.924

Soundstage

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.09 dB3.99 dB
PRTF Distance12.45 dB10.78 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.79 dB3.54 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Weighted THD @ 1001.10611.301
Weighted THD @ 900.6523.308

Treble

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
High-Treble-2.32 dB-4.4 dB
Low-Treble-2.0 dB-1.74 dB
Mid-Treble-1.12 dB-2.79 dB
Std. Err.4.45 dB4.86 dB

Wired

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only

Wireless Range

Cloud Alpha HD 4.50 BTNC
Line of Sight RangeN/A120 ft
Obstructed RangeN/A42 ft

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