HyperX Cloud Core
vs
HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud Core
HyperX Cloud Alpha
Cloud Core Cloud Alpha Difference
Model HyperX Cloud Core HyperX Cloud Alpha
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.8 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.15 (4%)
Gaming Quality 3.4 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.2 (6%)
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 3.1 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Price $ 70.0 $ 89.0 19 (27%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 0.0 Hours 0 (0%)
Ear Breathability 3.1 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Controls 0.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 2.95 (295000%)
Noise Handling 4.3 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 0.15 (3%)
Microphone Quality 4.3 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.55 (13%)

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

HyperX Cloud Alpha

The HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent noise cancelling capability. 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. 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. 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.

HyperX Cloud Core vs HyperX Cloud Alpha Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
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 Cloud Alpha
High-Bass2.58 dB2.2 dB
Low-Bass0.23 dB0.76 dB
Low-Frequency Extension14.56 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass1.87 dB0.63 dB
Std. Err.1.85 dB1.32 dB

Battery

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

Breathability

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Avg.Temp.Difference6.7 C6.2 C

Cable

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableNoYes
Length3.6 ft4.4 ft

Case

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypeNo casePouch
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Clamping Force1.0 lbs0.9 lbs
Weight0.69 lbs0.7 lbs

Controls

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

Frequency Response Consistency

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Avg. Std. Deviation1.18 dB1.03 dB

Latency

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Default Latency0 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Overall Leakage @ 1ft40.67 dB35.21 dB

Mid

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
High-Mid-1.41 dB0.68 dB
Low-Mid-0.82 dB1.75 dB
Mid-Mid-1.06 dB-0.47 dB
Std. Err.1.35 dB1.45 dB

Noise Handling

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
SpNR36.33 dB32.11 dB

Noise Isolation

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Bass0.93 dB0.56 dB
Mid-9.99 dB-5.15 dB
Overall Attenuation-13.39 dB-11.06 dB
Self-Noise0 dB0 dB
Treble-32.02 dB-28.86 dB

Portability

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
H3.2 "3.2 "
L7.1 "7.3 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume125 Cu. Inches142 Cu. Inches
W5.5 "6 "

Recording Quality

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
FR Std. Dev.2.62 dB3.04 dB
Gain29.86 dB30.13 dB
HFE9665.27 Hz10388.94 Hz
LFE96.52 Hz359.19 Hz
Weighted THD0.3750.46

Soundstage

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)1.49 dB3.09 dB
PRTF Distance9.22 dB12.45 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)4.06 dB3.79 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
Weighted THD @ 1005.4921.106
Weighted THD @ 900.7660.652

Treble

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
High-Treble0.36 dB-2.32 dB
Low-Treble-2.98 dB-2.0 dB
Mid-Treble1.99 dB-1.12 dB
Std. Err.4.56 dB4.45 dB

Wired

Cloud Core Cloud Alpha
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 Cloud Alpha
Line of Sight RangeN/AN/A
Obstructed RangeN/AN/A

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