HyperX Cloud Alpha
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SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless

HyperX Cloud Alpha
SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Alpha SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 0.35 (12%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.9 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
Gaming Quality 3.6 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
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 0.3 (10%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.1 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.45 (15%)
Price $ 89.0 $ 90.0 1 (1%)
Year 2017 2018 1 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No Yes
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 6.5 Hours 6.5 (650000%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.25 (6%)
Controls 3.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 1 (34%)
Noise Handling 4.2 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 0.2 (5%)
Microphone Quality 3.7 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 0.65 (18%)

HyperX Cloud Alpha

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. The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a relatively new headset. 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. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the HyperX Cloud Alpha is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless

For gaming, the SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless has excellent noise cancelling capability. In terms of sound quality, the SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The sound isolation in SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless is great overall and there is minimum sound leakage. The SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless is a relatively new headset. The wireless support in SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless is very convenient. The SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. The SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports.

HyperX Cloud Alpha vs SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition 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 Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
High-Bass2.2 dB2.57 dB
Low-Bass0.76 dB-5.3 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz58.23 Hz
Mid-Bass0.63 dB-1.87 dB
Std. Err.1.32 dB3.23 dB

Battery

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Audio while chargingN/ANo
Battery LifeN/A42.3 hrs
Battery TypeN/ARechargable
Charge TimeN/A3.8 hrs
Passive PlaybackN/AYes
Power Saving FeatureN/ANo

Bluetooth

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Bluetooth VersionN/A4.1
Multi-Device PairingN/ANo
NFC PairingN/ANo

Breathability

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Avg.Temp.Difference6.2 C6.2 C

Cable

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.4 ft4.1 ft

Case

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypePouchNo case
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Clamping Force0.9 lbs1.0 lbs
Weight0.7 lbs0.65 lbs

Controls

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Additional ButtonsNoN/A
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingNoNo
Ease of useDecentGood
FeedbackOkayGood
Microphone ControlYesYes
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Avg. Std. Deviation1.03 dB1.88 dB

Latency

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Default Latency0 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.21 dB39.67 dB

Mid

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
High-Mid0.68 dB-1.43 dB
Low-Mid1.75 dB3.76 dB
Mid-Mid-0.47 dB0.82 dB
Std. Err.1.45 dB2.74 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
SpNR32.11 dB38.79 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Bass0.56 dB0.57 dB
Mid-5.15 dB-8.97 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.06 dB-13.31 dB
Self-Noise0 dB0 dB
Treble-28.86 dB-32.26 dB

Portability

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
H3.2 "4.0 "
L7.3 "7.6 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume142 Cu. Inches237 Cu. Inches
W6 "7.8 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB2.88 dB
Gain30.13 dB26.78 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz9948.49 Hz
LFE359.19 Hz20 Hz
Weighted THD0.460.17

Soundstage

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.09 dB3.97 dB
PRTF Distance12.45 dB19.94 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.79 dB8.18 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Weighted THD @ 1001.1061.779
Weighted THD @ 900.6520.566

Treble

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
High-Treble-2.32 dB0.48 dB
Low-Treble-2.0 dB0.28 dB
Mid-Treble-1.12 dB3.69 dB
Std. Err.4.45 dB2.66 dB

Wired

Cloud Alpha Arctis 3 2019 Edition 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 Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless
Line of Sight RangeN/A186 ft
Obstructed RangeN/A52 ft

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