HyperX Cloud II vs Hyper X Cloud Alpha

Do you absolutely need to use a game-specific headset to play some games? This is debatable among gamers and often to be debated in such game forums. Its own reason is comfortable feeling while playing the game itself. Using a game-specific headset can make you focus more on footsteps, source of sound coming from, comfortable feeling, and clear voice of microphone. For example, when you are hearing footsteps, you know exactly where the sounds are coming from, it could be from behind, from left or right. For lots game lovers, this one becomes very essential. There is no reason to not have a game-specific headset for this. What’s more, believe it or not, surely you will also think about the cool factor or design of the gaming headset.

Here, we are going to get you know more about game-specific headset, coming from the same brand which is HyperX in series HyperX Cloud II and HyperX Cloud Alpha. knowing them, seeing by:

  1. How legit is the design?
  2. How’s its specification?
  3. How’s its feature?
  4. Is it worth the price?
  5. Is there product warranty?

Now, let’s talk a bit deeper.

HyperX Cloud II

Design

Similar to almost all HyperX product, such as mouse and keyboard, this HyperX Cloud II is truly manly. It shapes regularly, with HyperX logo in the middle. It is dominated by black color with a bit touch of red in the side line of ear bud outlook. It is not only red, but also black if you like all black. Ear bud itself feels so comfortable for hours used. Coming in size 4.3 x 4.3 x 3.5 inches and its weight 11.4 ounces.

Specification

This HyperX Cloud II is completed by 7.1 surround sound and 53 mm driver size. This is more that game-specific headset from another brand. It has 15.000 – 25.000 Hz frequency response. Also, this HyperX Cloud II is completed by noise cancelling and echo cancelling. What a clear sound it will produce. This HyperX Cloud II is completed by changeable ear pad, offering more comfortable feeling for hours used, with a lots of color choice of ear pad such as red and yellow. Read also: Corsair HS 35 vs Corsair HS 60 

Features

This HyperX Cloud II is completed by USB plug, microphone and headset volume control. Easier the user to adjust volume and mute. This HyperX Cloud II is provided by removable microphone, possible the user to use it more than just game-specific headset, but chat and listening to music. As its capability to connect to PC, laptop, Xbox One, Xbox 1s, PS4, PS4 Pro, Mac, Mobile device and VR. 

Price

This HyperX Cloud II costs $99.99. This is a nice offer, seeing how good specification and feature it gives. This HyperX Cloud II is worth the price. 

Warranty

This HyperX Cloud II is completed by 30 days warranty from amazon after it is purchased, if you do online shopping from amazon. Manufacturer warranty is available so limited and by request. You need to contact its customer service first to ask for manufacturer warranty. Unfortunately, I could not find any information relate to how long they will offer you a warranty. Similar to its warranty that is so limited, its information is so limited too.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

Design

Similar to HyperX Cloud II, This HyperX Cloud Alpha shapes regularly as well as HyperX Cloud II. With HyperX logo in the middle. It is dominated by black or white color with a bit touch of red, purple or blue in the side line of earbud outlook. More choice for its color, this gives more option if you want to look manly or cute or stylish. Possibly girl gamer to still look cute and elegant. Earbud itself feels so comfortable for hours used. Coming in size 5.3 x 3.6 x 7.8 inches and its weight 10.9 ounces which are a bit bigger than HyperX Cloud II, but less heavy. Even the size is a bit bigger than HyperX Cloud II, this HyperX Cloud Alpha still fits as well to the user. 

Specification

This HyperX Cloud Alpha is completed by 7.1 surround sound and stereo sound. One product with two kinds of sound. This HyperX Cloud Alpha has dual chamber drivers, in size 50 mm driver size. A bit smaller than HyperX Cloud II. It has 13.000 – 27.000 Hz frequency response, larger frequency range than HyperX Cloud II. Clearer sound than HyperX Cloud II. Also, this HyperX Cloud Alpha is completed by noise cancelling and echo cancelling as well. What a clear sound it will produce. This HyperX Cloud Alpha is completed by bass adjustment sliders as a bass boost. Balance game and chat.

Features

Similar to HyperX Cloud II, this HyperX Cloud Alpha is also completed by USB plug, microphone and headset volume control. Possibly the user to adjust volume and mute easier. This HyperX Cloud Alpha is provided by removable microphone, the same as HyperX Cloud II. As its capability to connect to PC, laptop, Xbox One, Xbox 1s, PS4, PS4 Pro, Mac, Mobile device and VR, possible the user to use it not only as a game-specific headset, but also a headset for chatting and listening music. Its stereo sound and bass adjustment are an excellent combination of gaming and listening music experience.

Price

This HyperX Cloud Alpha costs $129.00. This HyperX Cloud Alpha is more expensive than HyperX Cloud II. But this is still a nice offer, in line to the specification and feature available in this headset which is unavailable in HyperX Cloud II version. This is still worth the price.

Warranty

Similar to HyperX Cloud II, this HyperX Cloud Alpha is also completed by 30 days warranty from amazon after it is purchased. As same as the previous one, manufacturer warranty is available by request.

HyperX Cloud II vs Hyper X Cloud Alpha

- Usb Audio sound card with 7; 1 virtual surround sound
- 53 millimeter drivers neodymium magnets
- Noise cancelling microphone via inline sound card
- 15 25 kilohertz Frequency Response; Interchangeable Ear Pads
- HyperX Dual Chamber Drivers for more distinction and less distortion
- Signature Award Winning HyperX comfort
- Durable aluminum frame with expanded headband
- Detachable braided cable with convenient in line audio control

Conclusion

I personally prefer HyperX Cloud Alpha. Even the price is more expensive than HyperX Cloud II, HyperX Cloud Alpha is still in line to the specification and feature given. As a game lover, bass is becoming one of fun thing, its more exciting and comfortable. Moreover, it is stereo sound. 

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