78points

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha

83points

Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
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Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha vs Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
78
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Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
83
points
Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Why is Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha better than Kingston HyperX Cloud II?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    27000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    13Hzvs15Hz
  • 14g lighter
    336gvs350g
  • 1m longer cable
    ?

    2mvs1m
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Compatible with Xbox Live
    ?

Why is Kingston HyperX Cloud II better than Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 5 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    60 Ohmsvs65 Ohms
  • 3mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    53mmvs50mm
  • 4dBV/Pa higher microphone sensitivity
    ?

    -39dBV/Pavs-43dBV/Pa
  • Has included ear pads
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
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Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
2.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
3.weight
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Best

Roccat Syva

5g

336g

350g

4.cable length
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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Razer StarCraft II Razer Banshee

12.13m

2m

1m

5.has a detachable cable
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With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
6.has a straight plug
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A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
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The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Audeze iSine VR

50000Hz

27000Hz

25000Hz

2.impedance
?

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Audeze iSine VR

16 Ohms

65 Ohms

60 Ohms

3.has passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
4.lowest frequency
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The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd Generation)

5Hz

13Hz

15Hz

5.sound pressure level
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Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

Asus ROG Delta

127dB/mW

98dB/mW

98dB/mW

6.driver unit size
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The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Asus ROG Strix Wireless

60mm

50mm

53mm

Microphone

1.has a noise canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
2.highest frequency mic
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The highest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording treble.

Best

Razer Kraken Pro V2

100000Hz

18000Hz

18000Hz

3.mic sensitivity
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It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.

Best

Creative Sound BlasterX H7

94dBV/Pa

-43dBV/Pa

-39dBV/Pa

4.lowest frequency mic
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The lowest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording bass. If a microphone is going to be used for speech, a voice microphone, it must have great gain for bass, since human voice is in the low frequencies.

Best

Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

10Hz

50Hz

50Hz

5.has a removable microphone
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The microphone can be attached or detached if necessary.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
6.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

ASTRO Gaming A38

4

1

1

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
2.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

Razer Nari

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
3.compatible with PlayStation
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The headset can be used for playing games on PlayStation video game consoles.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
4.compatible with Xbox Live
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You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

For example

ASTRO Gaming A38

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Features

1.can be used as a headset
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A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
2.has a mute function
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The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
3.warranty period
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When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Logitech G430

3

2

2

4.has included ear pads
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Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
5.control panel placed on a device
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There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

For example

Razer Kraken X

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
6.has an in-line control panel
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There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Miscellaneous

1.supports Dolby Digital
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If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.

For example

SteelSeries Arctis 3

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Kingston HyperX Cloud II

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