HyperX Cloud Core gaming headset performance benchmarks

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 gaming, the HyperX Cloud Core is not up to par with other similar headsets. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the HyperX Cloud Core performs reasonably well against the competition. 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 the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the HyperX Cloud Core is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports.

 HyperX Cloud Core gaming headset performance benchmarks
Model HyperX Cloud Core
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.8 / 5.0
Gaming Quality 3.4 / 5.0
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.2 / 5.0
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 2.9 / 5.0
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.0 / 5.0
Price $ 70.0
Year 2016
Microphone Yes
Wireless No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours
Ear Breathability 3.1 / 5.0
Comfort 4.0 / 5.0
Controls 0.0 / 5.0
Noise Handling 4.3 / 5.0
Microphone Quality 4.3 / 5.0


Cloud Core Base/Dock

Dock ChargingN/A
Line InNo
Line OutNo
Optical InputNo
PC CompatibleN/A
PS4 CompatibleN/A
Power SupplyN/A
RCA InputNo
USB InputNo
Xbox One CompatibleN/A

Cloud Core Bass

High-Bass2.58 dB
Low-Bass0.23 dB
Low-Frequency Extension14.56 Hz
Mid-Bass1.87 dB
Std. Err.1.85 dB

Cloud Core Battery

Audio while chargingN/A
Battery LifeN/A
Battery TypeN/A
Charge TimeN/A
Passive PlaybackN/A
Power Saving FeatureN/A

Cloud Core Bluetooth

Bluetooth VersionN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/A
NFC PairingN/A

Cloud Core Breathability

Avg.Temp.Difference6.7 C

Cloud Core Cable

Connection1/8" TRRS
Length3.6 ft

Cloud Core Case

TypeNo case

Cloud Core Comfort

Clamping Force1.0 lbs
Weight0.69 lbs

Cloud Core Controls

Additional ButtonsN/A
Call/Music ControlNo
Channel MixingN/A
Ease of useN/A
Microphone ControlNo
Noise Canceling ControlN/A
Volume ControlNo

Cloud Core Frequency Response Consistency

Avg. Std. Deviation1.18 dB

Cloud Core Latency

Default Latency0 ms
aptX LatencyN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/A

Cloud Core Leakage

Overall Leakage @ 1ft40.67 dB

Cloud Core Mid

High-Mid-1.41 dB
Low-Mid-0.82 dB
Mid-Mid-1.06 dB
Std. Err.1.35 dB

Cloud Core Noise Handling

SpNR36.33 dB

Cloud Core Noise Isolation

Bass0.93 dB
Mid-9.99 dB
Overall Attenuation-13.39 dB
Self-Noise0 dB
Treble-32.02 dB

Cloud Core Portability

H3.2 "
L7.1 "
Transmitter requiredN/A
Volume125 Cu. Inches
W5.5 "

Cloud Core Recording Quality

FR Std. Dev.2.62 dB
Gain29.86 dB
HFE9665.27 Hz
LFE96.52 Hz
Weighted THD0.375

Cloud Core Soundstage

Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)1.49 dB
PRTF Distance9.22 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)4.06 dB

Cloud Core Total Harmonic Distortion

Weighted THD @ 1005.492
Weighted THD @ 900.766

Cloud Core Treble

High-Treble0.36 dB
Low-Treble-2.98 dB
Mid-Treble1.99 dB
Std. Err.4.56 dB

Cloud Core Wired

Analog AudioYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio + Microphone
USB AudioNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + Microphone

Cloud Core Wireless Range

Line of Sight RangeN/A
Obstructed RangeN/A

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Critics Reviews

Conclusion. I’m giving the HyperX Cloud Stinger Core two review scores. Compared to other devices, sure – the Cloud Stinger Core is inferior in many ways. As a headset, when compared to everything else and taking price out of it, it’s probably a 7 or 7.5/10.

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