HyperX Cloud Core
vs
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

HyperX Cloud Core
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9
Cloud Core ATH-ANC9 Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Core Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.15 (5%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.8 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.05 (1%)
Gaming Quality 3.4 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
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 3.1 / 5.0 0.15 (5%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Price $ 70.0 $ 78.0 8 (11%)
Year 2016 2016 0 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 6.9 Hours 6.9 (690000%)
Ear Breathability 3.1 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.25 (8%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.25 (6%)
Controls 0.0 / 5.0 2.7 / 5.0 2.65 (265000%)
Noise Handling 4.3 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 1.15 (27%)
Microphone Quality 4.3 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0 0.85 (20%)

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. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. 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. The HyperX Cloud Core 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 HyperX Cloud Core performs reasonably well against the competition.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9

In terms of sound quality, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 has excellent noise cancelling capability. For gaming, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is not up to par with other similar headsets. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 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 Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 performs reasonably well against the competition. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors.

HyperX Cloud Core vs Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Dock ChargingN/AN/A
Line InNoN/A
Line OutNoN/A
Optical InputNoN/A
PC CompatibleN/AN/A
PS4 CompatibleN/AN/A
Power SupplyN/AN/A
RCA InputNoN/A
TypeN/AN/A
USB InputNoN/A
Xbox One CompatibleN/AN/A

Bass

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
High-Bass2.58 dB2.03 dB
Low-Bass0.23 dB2.65 dB
Low-Frequency Extension14.56 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass1.87 dB1.24 dB
Std. Err.1.85 dB1.95 dB

Battery

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Audio while chargingN/AN/A
Battery LifeN/A14.95 hrs
Battery TypeN/AAAA
Charge TimeN/AN/A
Passive PlaybackN/AYes
Power Saving FeatureN/ANo

Bluetooth

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Avg.Temp.Difference6.7 C5 C

Cable

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableNoYes
Length3.6 ft4.23 ft

Case

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
HN/A2.56 "
LN/A8.86 "
TypeNo caseSoft case
VolumeN/A187.4 Cu. Inches
WN/A8.27 "

Comfort

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Clamping Force1.0 lbs0.86 lbs
Weight0.69 lbs0.53 lbs

Controls

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Additional ButtonsN/ANo
Call/Music ControlNoYes
Channel MixingN/AN/A
Ease of useN/ADecent
FeedbackN/ASubpar
Microphone ControlNoNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/AAdjustable
Talk-ThroughN/ANo
Volume ControlNoNo

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Avg. Std. Deviation1.18 dB0.39 dB

Latency

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Default Latency0 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Overall Leakage @ 1ft40.67 dB45.0 dB

Mid

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
High-Mid-1.41 dB-0.41 dB
Low-Mid-0.82 dB-1.58 dB
Mid-Mid-1.06 dB-4.8 dB
Std. Err.1.35 dB3.34 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
SpNR36.33 dB15.26 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Bass0.93 dB-14.42 dB
Mid-9.99 dB-17.06 dB
Overall Attenuation-13.39 dB-19.15 dB
Self-Noise0 dB18.69 dB
Treble-32.02 dB-26.14 dB

Portability

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
H3.2 "5.5 "
L7.1 "7.68 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume125 Cu. Inches117.8 Cu. Inches
W5.5 "7.09 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
FR Std. Dev.2.62 dB3.04 dB
Gain29.86 dB16.94 dB
HFE9665.27 Hz12354.61 Hz
LFE96.52 Hz515.36 Hz
Weighted THD0.3750.302

Soundstage

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB-0.09 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)1.49 dB4.56 dB
PRTF Distance9.22 dB8.84 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)4.06 dB1.7 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
Weighted THD @ 1005.49230.809
Weighted THD @ 900.7665.85

Treble

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
High-Treble0.36 dB-0.83 dB
Low-Treble-2.98 dB0.38 dB
Mid-Treble1.99 dB-0.5 dB
Std. Err.4.56 dB2.28 dB

Wired

Cloud Core ATH-ANC9
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 Core ATH-ANC9
Line of Sight RangeN/AN/A
Obstructed RangeN/AN/A

Discussion and Comments

Share Your Comments