HyperX Cloud Alpha
vs
SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition

HyperX Cloud Alpha
SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Alpha SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition
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 0.1 (3%)
Gaming Quality 3.6 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.25 (7%)
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 3.1 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Price $ 89.0 $ 100.0 11 (12%)
Year 2017 2018 1 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 0.0 Hours 0 (0%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 2.6 / 5.0 0.6 (19%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.25 (6%)
Controls 3.0 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 0.45 (15%)
Noise Handling 4.2 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
Microphone Quality 3.7 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.05 (1%)

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. For gaming, the HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a relatively new headset. The HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent noise cancelling capability. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. 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. The HyperX Cloud Alpha suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments.

SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition

The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition has excellent noise cancelling capability. In terms of sound quality, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition is a relatively new headset. For gaming, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition 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 SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv.

HyperX Cloud Alpha vs SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Dock ChargingN/ANo
Line InN/ANo
Line OutN/ANo
Optical InputN/ANo
PC CompatibleN/AAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleN/AAudio + Microphone
Power SupplyN/AUSB
RCA InputN/ANo
TypeN/AN/A
USB InputN/AYes
Xbox One CompatibleN/ANo

Bass

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
High-Bass2.2 dB4.02 dB
Low-Bass0.76 dB-0.61 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass0.63 dB2.44 dB
Std. Err.1.32 dB2.59 dB

Battery

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
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 Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Avg.Temp.Difference6.2 C9.0 C

Cable

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.4 ft5.0 ft

Case

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypePouchNo case
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Clamping Force0.9 lbs1.1 lbs
Weight0.7 lbs0.69 lbs

Controls

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Additional ButtonsNoN/A
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingNoAdjustable
Ease of useDecentGood
FeedbackOkayGood
Microphone ControlYesYes
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Avg. Std. Deviation1.03 dB1.44 dB

Latency

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Default Latency0 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.21 dB35.25 dB

Mid

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
High-Mid0.68 dB-2.46 dB
Low-Mid1.75 dB2.34 dB
Mid-Mid-0.47 dB-0.43 dB
Std. Err.1.45 dB2.29 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
SpNR32.11 dB35.71 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Bass0.56 dB0.71 dB
Mid-5.15 dB-5.9 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.06 dB-12.67 dB
Self-Noise0 dB0 dB
Treble-28.86 dB-33.15 dB

Portability

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
H3.2 "2.0 "
L7.3 "9.0 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume142 Cu. Inches153 Cu. Inches
W6 "8.5 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
FR Std. Dev.3.04 dB2.99 dB
Gain30.13 dB29.38 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz10388.94 Hz
LFE359.19 Hz132.62 Hz
Weighted THD0.4638.095

Soundstage

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.09 dB3.18 dB
PRTF Distance12.45 dB22.49 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.79 dB11.46 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Weighted THD @ 1001.1060.495
Weighted THD @ 900.6521.201

Treble

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
High-Treble-2.32 dB-1.18 dB
Low-Treble-2.0 dB-1.67 dB
Mid-Treble-1.12 dB-1.68 dB
Std. Err.4.45 dB2.92 dB

Wired

Cloud Alpha Arctis 5 2019 Edition
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 Arctis 5 2019 Edition
Line of Sight RangeN/AN/A
Obstructed RangeN/AN/A

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