Product Comparison: HyperX Cloud Alpha vs HyperX Cloud II


General Specifications
Brand
HyperX
HyperX
Model
Cloud Alpha
Cloud II
Origin
China
China
About the Product
HyperX™ Cloud Alpha’s groundbreaking Dual Chamber Drivers design will give your audio more distinction and clarity by reducing the distortion. The dual chambers separate the bass from the mids and highs, allowing optimal tuning for cleaner, smoother sound. The Cloud Alpha headset builds upon HyperX’s foundation of signature award-winning comfort with premium red memory foam, expanded headband and softer, more pliable leatherette. The durable aluminum frame can take the rigors of daily play, and per player request, Cloud Alpha also features a tough, detachable braided cable. The detachable noise-cancellation microphone is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak™, ensuring you’ll have great team communication. It’s also multi-platform compatible with in-line audio controls, so serious gamers on PC, PS4™, Xbox One™ and other platforms with a 3.5mm port will benefit from the bold sound of the Cloud Alpha evolution.
HyperX Cloud II features a redesigned USB sound card audio control box that amplifies audio and voice for an optimal Hi-Fi gaming experience, so you can hear what you’ve been missing. Open up a world of detail other gamers will never know — the rustle of a camper’s boot, the scuttle in a distant vent. Its independent audio and microphone volume control lets you adjust not only sound volume but also mic volume and easily toggle Surround Sound 7.1 or the mic sound on and off.
Key Specs
Noise Canceling
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Headband
Yes
Yes
Detachable Microphone
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset - White/Purple - Limited Edition for PC, PS4 & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • If I was going to wear it for hours while playing, it better feel like soft clouds are resting on my ears. The cushioning is great on these headphones-- really comfortable and ergonomic.
  • I am a huge fan of this headset. It is very comfortable and doesn't get hot even after hours of gaming.
  • They are also super comfortable! They are padded with nice pleather, and the rubber coating the cords seemed like it would hold up very well to daily wear and tear.
  • The earcups and cushions felt good even after being around my ears (yes, they are over-ear) and didn't make my ears feel sweaty.
  • I cannot wear them for long periods of time without feeling extreme discomfort. After a while the drivers basically rub against your ears causing pain.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
  • Noise cancelling for noisy work and study areas (not to mention airplanes), great for gaming, and great for music. sound quality is outstanding.
  • Given the nature of the full-sized cups and conforming pads, surrounding passive noise cancellation is exactly what you'd expect: very good.
  • The noise cancelling is superb, can't hear a damn thing outside once I turn on the headphones.
  • Anti-noise - it has the best passive noise canceling of any headset I've used
  • The quality, the fit, the feel it has when it rests on my head is by far the most comforting and relaxing ever...the noise canceling blocks out sound that I don't want to hear while I'm listening to music, watching amazon video, netflix, hulu gaming on the xbox or computer.
Size & Weight
Height
9.2 in.
4.72 in.
Width
8.2 in.
6.69 in.
Depth
4.7 in.
2.76 in.
Weight
11.8 oz.
11.29 oz.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

Headset
Ear Cushion Material
Memory foam & Leather
Velour
Min. Frequency Response
13 Hz
15 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
27 KHz
25 KHz
Sensitivity
98 dB
98 dB
Impedance
65 Ω
60 Ω
Headphone Driver
50 mm.
53 mm.
Operating Principle
Closed
Closed

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Headset"
HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset - White/Purple - Limited Edition for PC, PS4 & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • I primarily used these in a racing game and was impressed by the depth and clarity of sound that came through. The sound stage felt omni-directional and the bass was GOOD.
  • Very crisp and clear sound and it is insulating enough that it partially blocks out noise from the outside.
  • The sound quality is great, gun shots and footsteps are crisp and clear, and the bass is strong without being overpowering.
  • The headphones are incredible crisp making it easier to hear things like foot steps, making it easier to know where other players are.
  • I absolutely love these things! They have a great sound quality, seriously, playing a racing game with these on makes you feel like you are actually at a racetrack.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
  • The foam pad on the head of the mic is removable, I guess for replacement or simply for those so inclined to do so. When the mic is detached, the headset is great for music without the boom in the way.
  • All the sounds are clear and you can hear everything. The high frequencies on these Are simply beautiful. All in all these are legit the best and would highly recommend to everyone
  • These were a huge upgrade to my old headset in terms of sound quality - especially with the 7.1 option. They do a great job capturing all frequencies of sound and playing them back.
  • If you need in game sensitivity these are the ones
  • I find these head phones have a fairly flat frequency response with dips in the higher frequencies. The bass and mid sound levels are fairly even in terms of loudness which some may dislike if they are looking for bass heavy headphones
  • Sometimes the sensitivity on the mic is way too high bit the volume adjuster also has a mic sensitivity adjuster so just fix it yourself.
Microphone
Capsule Diameter
6 mm.
6 mm.
Microphone Output Sensitivity
-43 dB
-39 dB
Nominal Impedance
2.2 kΩ
2.2 kΩ
Frequency Response
50–18000 Hz
50–18000 Hz

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Microphone"
HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset - White/Purple - Limited Edition for PC, PS4 & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • The microphone is also much clearer, so I don't have to yell into it just to be heard anymore.
  • The microphone works really well, and I really appreciate the feature that allows you to mute and change the volume of the headphones without touching your device.
  • Microphone is good with good noise reduction.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
  • The detachable mic is nifty. It plugs in securely on the left side with a 3.5mm jack and features an infinitely bendable but stable stalk to position it exactly where you want it.
  • The sound is good enough and the mic boom sounds fine for my casual gaming sessions. For competitive matches in CS GO or Overwatch, I do switch over to the G4ME Ones just for the convenience of the mechanical mic mute function for discord.
  • Mic Quality: Superb! I use a LOT of VOIP. Skype, Hangouts, all of it sounds a million times better with this than that old desk mic I was using. I've never had a complaint.
  • I do like the option for the detachable mic, but again, it lacks the ability to adjust voice quality, and sounds like you are talking on an old phone. I have yet to try other drivers for this.
  • My mic has also suddenly stopped functioning effectively. It's now recording my output sound. In other words, whatever I hear on my PC, is what my mic is picking up. I do not have Stereo Mix enabled or anything of that sort. I've gone ahead and reinstalled my audio drivers as well, to no avail
Features
Connector Size
3.5
3.5
Cord Length
3.3 feet
3.3 feet
Controls
Mute button, Headphones volume control, Volume roller
Headphones volume control, Microphone volume control
Compatible Platform(s)
PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, VR Systems
Extras
HyperX Dual Chamber Drivers for more distinction and less distortion, Signature Award-Winning HyperX comfort, Detachable noise cancellation microphone, Multi-platform compatibility — dominate on PC or console
Advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card, 7.1 Virtual surround sound, Digitally enhanced noise-cancelling microphone

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud II

What customers say about "Features"
HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset - White/Purple - Limited Edition for PC, PS4 & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • The sound is clear, the headset is comfortable, and the whole unit has a really impressive build quality.
  • These are also perfect for use with any gaming system or phone, as they are compatible with all oft the common gaming consoles, gaming laptops that have an audio plug, and all of the phones that don`t need an adapator.
  • The materials are great. They definelty seem better made then my turtle beach or other headphones. They were more comfortable to wear then any other headphones I own.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
  • Sound quality is excellent, the mic is flexible and detachable, the cable is nice and long, it comes with velvet ear pads or leather ear pads and a carrying case.
  • The "remote" built into the cord is easy to use and just adds to allure of the headset itself.
  • Listening to a Blu-ray movie on my PC it was great to hear every background sound using the 7.1 feature. Thought it was a gimmick until I tried it and I now believe.
  • Comfort 10/10 This is by far the best feature of this headset. The comfort is like no other headset I've had before. Very comfortable even after all day use. Sometimes I even forget I'm wearing them lol
  • Short cord if using just audio jack
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.99 $
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