HyperX Cloud Core
vs
Astro A20 Wireless

HyperX Cloud Core
Astro A20 Wireless
Cloud Core A20 Wireless Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Core Astro A20 Wireless
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 2.8 / 5.0 0.2 (7%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.8 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Gaming Quality 3.4 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.25 (7%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.2 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 2.9 / 5.0 2.8 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.0 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.3 (10%)
Price $ 70.0 $ 66.5 3.5 (5%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No Yes
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 7.5 Hours 7.5 (750000%)
Ear Breathability 3.1 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 0.35 (11%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 0.5 (12%)
Controls 0.0 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 3.4 (340000%)
Noise Handling 4.3 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 0.35 (8%)
Microphone Quality 4.3 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.7 (16%)

HyperX Cloud Core

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

Astro A20 Wireless

The wireless support in Astro A20 Wireless is very convenient. For gaming, the Astro A20 Wireless has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The Astro A20 Wireless has excellent noise cancelling capability. In terms of sound quality, the Astro A20 Wireless is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Astro A20 Wireless is a relatively new headset. The Astro A20 Wireless is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. The Astro A20 Wireless 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 Astro A20 Wireless is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports.

HyperX Cloud Core vs Astro A20 Wireless Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Dock ChargingN/ANo
Line InNoNo
Line OutNoNo
Optical InputNoYes
PC CompatibleN/AAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleN/AAudio Only
Power SupplyN/AUSB
RCA InputNoNo
TypeN/AWireless Dock
USB InputNoYes
Xbox One CompatibleN/AAudio + Microphone

Bass

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
High-Bass2.58 dB1.74 dB
Low-Bass0.23 dB-0.97 dB
Low-Frequency Extension14.56 Hz25.2 Hz
Mid-Bass1.87 dB2.49 dB
Std. Err.1.85 dB1.89 dB

Battery

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Audio while chargingN/AYes
Battery LifeN/A14 hrs
Battery TypeN/ARechargable
Charge TimeN/A3 hrs
Passive PlaybackN/ANo
Power Saving FeatureN/AAuto-Off Timer

Bluetooth

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Avg.Temp.Difference6.7 C4.6 C

Cable

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Connection1/8" TRRSUSB
DetachableNoYes
Length3.6 ft3.3 ft

Case

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypeNo caseNo case
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Clamping Force1.0 lbs1.2 lbs
Weight0.69 lbs0.8 lbs

Controls

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Additional ButtonsN/AN/A
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingN/AYes
Ease of useN/AGood
FeedbackN/AGood
Microphone ControlNoYes
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlNoYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Avg. Std. Deviation1.18 dB0.57 dB

Latency

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Default Latency0 ms62 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Overall Leakage @ 1ft40.67 dB48.78 dB

Mid

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
High-Mid-1.41 dB-3.49 dB
Low-Mid-0.82 dB-1.47 dB
Mid-Mid-1.06 dB-1.25 dB
Std. Err.1.35 dB2.57 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
SpNR36.33 dB27.21 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Bass0.93 dB0.27 dB
Mid-9.99 dB-4.06 dB
Overall Attenuation-13.39 dB-10.42 dB
Self-Noise0 dB20.14 dB
Treble-32.02 dB-27.58 dB

Portability

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
H3.2 "2.8 "
L7.1 "6 "
Transmitter requiredN/AYes
Volume125 Cu. Inches116 Cu. Inches
W5.5 "6.9 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
FR Std. Dev.2.62 dB1.96 dB
Gain29.86 dB43.26 dB
HFE9665.27 Hz1974.03 Hz
LFE96.52 Hz91.1 Hz
Weighted THD0.3750.157

Soundstage

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)1.49 dB2.03 dB
PRTF Distance9.22 dB13.28 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)4.06 dB4.67 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Weighted THD @ 1005.4923.593
Weighted THD @ 900.7661.203

Treble

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
High-Treble0.36 dB-1.12 dB
Low-Treble-2.98 dB-0.65 dB
Mid-Treble1.99 dB5.46 dB
Std. Err.4.56 dB3.77 dB

Wired

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Analog AudioYesN/A
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificN/A
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
USB AudioNoN/A
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A

Wireless Range

Cloud Core A20 Wireless
Line of Sight RangeN/A105 ft
Obstructed RangeN/A31 ft

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