HyperX Cloud Alpha Specifications, Tests and Review

Headphone type
Full size
Frequency Response
13 - 27000 Hz
98 dB
65 Ohm

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HyperX Cloud Alpha Full Specifications and Details

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Product Type Headset - wired - 3.5 mm jack
Weight 336 g Worse than 91 % of headphones rated.
Colour Black, red | Black
Body Material Aluminium
Earpad Material Memory foam
Headband Material Leatherette
Recommended Use Game console, portable electronics, computer

The HyperX Cloud Alpha are wired headphones. In the case of studio and professional DJ headphones, a wired connection is a standard and a necessity. In this case, connecting via cable reduces audio transmission delays and prevents unwanted battery drain as it would be in case of wireless headphones. The same is de facto true for gaming headsets. In case of headphones for normal music listening, the cable is rather a relic, although it still has its fans. However, the wireless option is much more popular for everyday use in today’s world.

These headphones are designed to fit around the ears. Thanks to the design, they can isolate better from external noise than, for example, over-ear headphones. This allows for better listening quality without interference. However, this design tends to make headphones heavier and less practical for frequent carrying The weight of the headphones is 336 g.

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SOUND QUALITY HyperX Cloud Alpha
Headphones Form Factor Full size
Headphones Technology Dynamic
Ear Cups Type Closed
Adjustable Headband Yes
Connectivity Technology Wired
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Frequency Response 13 - 27000 Hz Better than 90 % of headphones rated.
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <1%
Sensitivity 98 dB Worse than 78 % of headphones rated.
Impedance 65 Ohm
Diaphragm 50 mm Better than 96 % of headphones rated.
Magnet Material Neodymium
In-Cord Volume Control Yes

The sound quality can be affected by many factors. For many users the frequency range is a key feature of headphones. The wider the range, the more detail and nuance you will hear while listening. However, every individual perceives frequencies differently, so the frequency range of headphones varies according to individual needs. The average person perceives frequencies in the range of 16 to 20,000 Hz, so headphones with a frequency range of 20 to 20,000 Hz are most commonly available. If you are looking for headphones with a good bass performance, you should aim for lower range values (bass represents frequencies up to about 256 Hz), while high range values (frequencies roughly above 2,048 Hz) will be better for reproducing high tones. The frequency range of headphones HyperX Cloud Alpha is 13 - 27000 Hz. The headphone's sensitivity determines how effectively they can receive a signal from a source. The higher the sensitivity of the headphones, the louder they can play at lower power consumption. However, at high volumes, power consumption increases, which can be a problem when listening to music from a cell phone. A sensitivity value of around 85 dB is suitable for quiet environments, while a value of around 90 dB allows for quality listening even in noisy environments. Headphones with a sensitivity value of 100 dB and above are suitable for extremely noisy environments such as concerts. Headphones HyperX Cloud Alpha are designed with sensitivity about 98 dB. To control the optimum playback volume you can use the manual control directly on the cable.

The device connected to the headphones also plays a role most times. The lower impedance value (approximately 100 to 150 Ohms) is suitable for playback from mobile phones, laptops or other portable players that do not have a powerful enough amplifier. The lower impedance will ensure that the required volume level is achieved with less power, thus extending the life of the player. However, at the same time, with lower impedance, there is more distortion of the sound. Headphones with a higher impedance of around 250 Ohms and above are then more suitable for playback from really powerful signal sources or using a headphone amplifier, otherwise the sound coming out of them might not be loud enough. At the same time, higher-impedance headphones will also ensure less distortion in the sound. In the case of these headphones, the impedance reaches the 65 Ohm value.

Headphones consist of many important parts, including the diaphragm, which is responsible for converting electrical signals into sound. The diaphragm, with a thickness of around 6 mm, is very sensitive to changes in high frequencies but less sensitive to bass. For a relatively balanced sound profile, a medium-thick diaphragm of around 10 mm is used, which can reproduce both bass and treble. A diaphragm with a thickness of around 20 mm is not as quick to respond to changes in the audio signal, and this results in poorer bass listening. However, it is very sensitive to higher frequencies. In the case of this model, the diaphragm is the 50 mm. Total Harmonic Distortion of these headphones is Audio Output | Total Harmonic Distortion. The value quoted by the manufacturer is usually the average distortion over all reproducible frequency bands. This is not a crucial parameter to decide on when making a decision, but on the other hand, keep in mind that higher harmonic distortion can negatively affect sound quality.

The design of the headphones and their ear cups can also affect the quality of the audio output. The closed design does not allow ambient noise or sound from the headphones to flow outwards. Not only will you enjoy music in noisy environments, but you won't disturb anyone while enjoying listening session. The closed-back design makes the headphones suitable for the office or for travel.

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MICROPHONE HyperX Cloud Alpha
Form Factor Detachable headset microphone
Type Boom
Microphone Technology Electret condenser
Microphone Operation Mode Bi-directional
Noise Cancelling Yes Better than 94 % of headphones rated.
Frequency Response 50 - 18000 Hz Better than 93 % of headphones rated.
Sensitivity -43 dBV/Pascal

HyperX Cloud Alpha has a boom–type microphone. The microphone sensitivity is -43 dBV/Pascal. A lower microphone sensitivity will generally ensure that even quieter sounds are caught. On the other hand, in noisier environments, distortion of the recording may occur. With a higher sensitivity, the microphone will not distort the recording even in noisy environments. On the other hand, the microphone will not pick up quieter sounds. So it depends on the environment and the purposes you plan to use the headphones for. A nice benefit of the microphone of the Headphones HyperX Cloud Alpha is the Noise Canceling technology that suppresses ambient noise and allows a clearer sound recording to be captured.

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Controls Volume, microphone on/off
CABLE HyperX Cloud Alpha
Cable Type Headset cable - detachable - 1.3 m
Headset extension cable - 2 m
Cable Length 1.3 m
Detachable Cable Yes
CONNECTIONS HyperX Cloud Alpha
Connector Type Headset (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 4-pole)
OTHERS HyperX Cloud Alpha
Included Accessories Detachable microphone
Compatibility Mac, Windows
Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years

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