Product Comparison: HyperX Cloud Alpha vs SteelSeries Arctis 5


General Specifications
Brand
HyperX
Steelseries
Model
Cloud Alpha
Arctis 5
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.
Arctis 5 challenges everything you know about gaming headsets with completely overhauled audio, a new mic design with unmatched clarity, and improved comfort with materials inspired by athletic clothing. Arctis 5 features RGB illumination, Game/Chat audio balance, and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound.
Key Specs
Noise Canceling
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Headband
Yes
Yes
Detachable Microphone
Yes
No
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.
Size & Weight
Height
9.2 in.
7.75 in.
Width
8.2 in.
8.5 in.
Depth
4.7 in.
1.7 in.
Weight
11.8 oz.
10.7 oz.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

Headset
Ear Cushion Material
Memory foam & Leather
Fabric AirWeave
Min. Frequency Response
13 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
27 KHz
22 KHz
Sensitivity
98 dB
98 dB
Impedance
65 Ω
32 Ω
Headphone Driver
50 mm.
40 mm.
Operating Principle
Closed
Closed

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

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.
Microphone
Capsule Diameter
6 mm.
Microphone Output Sensitivity
-43 dB
-48 dB
Nominal Impedance
2.2 kΩ
2.2 kΩ
Frequency Response
50–18000 Hz
100-15000 Hz

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

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.
Features
Connector Size
3.5
3.5, USB
Cord Length
3.3 feet
10 feet
Controls
Mute button, Headphones volume control, Volume roller
Headphones volume control, Microphone volume control, Mute button
Compatible Platform(s)
PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile devices, 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
7.1 Surround RGB Gaming Headset, Prism RGB Illumination, ClearCast, the Best Mic in Gaming, S1 Speaker Drivers + DTS Headphone X, Ski Goggle Headband, AirWeave Ear Cushions

HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5

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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC, EAC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.99 $
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