Hyperx Cloud Alpha Vs Cloud 2: Which One is Better?

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This is the comparison review of Hyperx Cloud Alpha and Hyperx Cloud 2 headsets. Both are specially for gaming and both work well and had different features. Before taking a decision on which one will be better for you, look at a detailed review of both the headsets.

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Hyperx Cloud AlphaHyperx Cloud 2
Sleek, premium design.
Soft and cushy ear cups.
Impressive audio quality.
Versatile cables.
Great sound quality.
Luxurious finish.
Thoughtful extras.
Ear cups can feel snug.
Microphone picks up some noise.
Headphone cord doesn’t detach.
Flimsy carry case.


ModelCloud AlphaCloud II
Headphones Form FactorFull sizeFull size
Connectivity TechnologyWiredWired
Sound Output Modestereostereo
Frequency Response13Hz-27KHz15Hz–25,000 Hz
Sensitivity98dB S.P.L. at 1KHz
Impedance65 Ohm60 Ohm
Diaphragm2 in2.1 in
Microphone Technologyelectret condenser
Response Bandwidth50Hz-18KHz50Hz-18KHz
Weight10.51 oz11.29 oz
FeaturesHyperX 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.

Detachable noise cancellation microphone.

Discord and TeamSpeakTM Certified.

Multi-platform compatibility – dominate on PC or console1.

Advanced USB audio control box with built-in DSP sound card.

Hi-Fi capable with 53mm drivers for supreme audio quality.

Hardware-driven virtual 7.1 surround sound.

Comfortable, 100% memory foam on headband and leatherette cushions.

Intuitive volume control on headset ear cup.

Compatible – USB connectivity for PC & Mac. Stereo compatible with PS4, Xbox One and mobile.

Xbox One stereo adapter required; not included.

Expert Reviews of Hyperx Cloud Alpha:

By Pokde 
The HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset is arguably one of, if not the best analogue gaming headset around and its performance is only limited by the device that you are connecting it to.

By GadgetsNow
The Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha professional gaming headset is a great all-round headset built for serious gaming. For a price of under Rs 9000, the HyperX Cloud Alpha is a good choice for someone looking to buy a professional analogue gaming headset.

By TomsHardware
Although we don’t expect perfection from a $100 gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud Alpha’s sound quality comes close. Moreover, Kingston uses reasonably high-quality materials put together in a solid way. Our award is well-deserved.

A truly magnificent headset for both gaming and music. Needs either rotatable or foldable earcups design and a hard shell case to truly be a portable headset that I can stuff in my bag and carry around. Overall, great comfort and great sound quality, comes with a decent detachable microphone too.

By TheStraitsTimes
The HyperX Cloud Alpha is probably the best value-for-money gaming headset in the market now.

Expert Reviews of HyperX Cloud 2: 

By Techspot 
For me, it’s between the Kingston HyperX Cloud II and Polk Striker P1 Multiplatform. The HyperX Cloud II looks and feels better in my opinion, but you have to use USB audio instead of your sound card if you want the inline control box. When spending this much on a headset we’d rather not have to choose between having less features or lower quality audio.

The HyperX Cloud II is attractive for many reasons, including its modular and comfortable design, premium build quality, great 7.1 surround and stereo sound, and affordable price. It’s also great for laptop gamers since it obviates the need for a dedicated sound card, and overall is one of the best headsets I’ve ever used.

By Enos Tech 
When all is said and done, the HyperX Cloud II headset offers the full package. As mentioned, they only thing that tops their quality looks is the quality of the performance which comes at a very fair price when considering other options currently on the market. The Cloud II is a well worthy headset and its versatility only helps to make sure you get the most from them possible.

By WCCFtech 
Then it struck me. That comic book I bought so long ago, it was so cheap and yet I got so much enjoyment out of it. I don’t want to use the word cheap because that has some negative connotations to it, but the value it provided for the price was genuinely amazing. The Cloud II’s are the same and at this moment in time, they are without a doubt my favorite headphones for gaming and general PC usage.

By TheStraitsTimes
The Kingston HyperX Cloud II is one of the most well-rounded gaming headsets on the market.It is a very comfortable and understated headset, backed by solid construction and performance. It is also pitched at a price that will not break the…

Detail Review:


Hyperx Cloud Alpha

This headset has amazing features fro gaming and the comfort level, especially at $99 price range. Also, the design is like that you can use this outside also like normal headphones.

Hyperx Cloud 2

This headset has a 7.1 sound card and nice sound quality. The design and comfort are almost like the Hyperx Cloud Alpha. Other than that, everything is decent and for this price range, everything is good enough.

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Hyperx Cloud Alpha

They’re made out of very durable and very light aluminum. In fact, it’s red anodized aluminum for you all out there who like that red and black design. This is gonna be something really nice and it’s also very durable.

Hyperx Cloud 2

At the top of the gaming headset, you’ve got the HyperX cloud logo and on the sides, you have red stitching which is really nice because these headsets have two colors red and black. I really like them because it really gives a game product view which means that this is basically only for games.

I really like the quality of this product, looks premium and other than that, this is really flexible, try to bend it over. So, you will not have any problems with breaking this gaming headset. For the price range which is $100, this is an awesome product because you’ve got a really premium quality product, the build quality is really awesome.


Hyperx Cloud Alpha

The band on top is actually double seen and inside, it’s very soft, everything in here is actually called warm leatherette. This leatherette is actually very nice on your ears, the cups when they’re on your ears you don’t sweat and you don’t really feel them, it’s so really natural soft. It’s almost like even softer than skin. So, you can wear these for a really long time in your head with getting a bunch of discomforts.

If you’re playing long gaming sessions, I know a lot of times some headphones you get that sweat going around your ear and you don’t get that feeling at all with these. Now, they’re not super ultra-lightweight but they are pretty lightweight and something that definitely sets them apart from the pack are the drivers inside the headphones.

Hyperx Cloud 2

The other thing is about the ear cups, the ear cups have a really nice foam with the memory foam. This is a memory foam which is really nice, a lot of gaming headsets are coming with this type of foam because when you put on your head, they will memory your ear and your glasses.

It’s really nice and really comfortable to use. So, you can put in your head and see the best position, it will automatically fit in your head and make the best position for your ears. The headband is really nice and comfortable. You almost don’t feel it, it really fits in your head and it’s really nice and light.

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Hyperx Cloud Alpha

This headset is really nice. They have a lot of features and they’re also totally certified for discord and Teamspeak. So, when you’re online you want to play with your friends and be able to communicate with them, you’re gonna be able to do it very easily with these.

Now, it also has a braided cable, very durable, and all the controls for muting your mic and volume and all that are also all contained within the cables. It can all be very easily done. There are few other headphones with a $99 like Arctis 5 and the Logitech G433. If you look around the features all the way across the board, the Cloud Alpha will be at the top.

Hyperx Cloud 2

Inside the box, you get gaming headset, the microphone, the pads, and 3.5 jack, splitter. If you want to connect to your PC, you will have to use this little splitter because in the jack 3.5 you’ve got the mic and audio together. So, you have to split and you will be able to connect to your computer but if you don’t want to use the other product that they sent in the box too that is the mini amplifier that will convert your stereo audio to 7.1. I mean, if you’re going to buy this set for gameplay obviously you will use this the surround sound controller and never use the splitter. Anyhow you have different options.

Another thing is that they have separated pads. These are fabric pads and the one on the comes on the headset looks like leather pads which means that if you don’t like leather, you can always replace them with fabric pads. The only thing that I’ve noticed was the cable that’s connected to the gaming headset.

This product works for ps4, Xbox, I mean you can use these headsets in your PC or your consoles. You don’t have to buy separated headphones or gaming headsets to use on different platforms.

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Hyperx Cloud Alpha

This headset has a detachable microphone. The microphone itself is actually really nice. It has noise reduction which means that the outside sound will you won’t be hearing that when you’re talking, all the talking and everything you do will be encapsulated right by the microphone. So, if there’s background noise, you’re not actually going to hear that in the microphone that’s much better because when you’re playing online, you don’t want people to hear what’s going on behind you. when you don’t want to use the mic, it’s great that you can just detach it and set it off to the side, a feature I really like.

It works absolutely flawlessly, anyone didn’t complaint somebody that we can’t hear you or anything like that. You definitely want a microphone that people who are on the other side of the microphone can hear you and understand you’re saying in-game and this microphone does that absolutely flawlessly.

Hyperx Cloud 2

You can put the microphone or remove the microphone. One of the things that you have careful is that you must put this microphone a little far away because if you put very closer it together through your mouth, it will give you a lot of sounds and the breathing sound, this will be not the best position for your microphone. So, remember to always get some distance between your mouth and this microphone.

I think when you connect directly to the motherboard then the sound of the mic is more clear more crispy than you connect it directly but you will have some more noise that’s the problem when you connect directly to the motherboard. Overall the mic sound is nice and clear and in-game, it works well.


Hyperx Cloud Alpha

Inside of these headphones is 50-millimeter drivers. Most headphones up in the market feature 40-millimeter drivers and these are actually much bigger which means you’re going to get more sound being pushed through the cups which means actually more dynamic sound in your head.

The design of these is also very different than most traditional headphones as well. Most the time, you see a pair of headphones and they have either the subwoofer or the woofer and the tweeter right next to each other, the design of these headphones is completely different, it’s completely chambered up. So, your bass speakers in one chamber, the next chamber contains your tweeter and so on which means that your sounds totally separated. So, you get none of that weird flubbing stuff because it’s just not there.

When you hear the bass and everything on this it’s just solid and no matter how big the explosion is or what’s going on, it never distorts. To me, when you’re in-game that’s really the most important part, you never have to worry about that whatsoever with these Cloud Alpha. These things are just really nice.

Hyperx Cloud 2

This headset is closed-back. Usually, I always prefer open-back gaming headsets because they give you a really nice audio stage but in this case, you’ve got the 7.1 surround sound. This is a really awesome feature sigh, this is close it back and it will not feel that they are closed.

I try it on the battlefield. I’ve always used these games to compare this product with other products and to check the difference between the sound quality. This has a really great sound, the mids and the highs are really awesome but I think, there’s a lack of low frequency in these headphones. I mean, the sound quality is really awesome but for example, when you are playing games like Battlefield that have a lot of explosions, heavy guns, grenades, you don’t feel so much the low frequencies, you feel really nice and you like the sound quality’s really clear and crispy but the only thing that I miss here is more low frequencies.

This product comes with your 7.1 surround sound and you can activate or deactivate the 7.1 surround sound. I tried like two of the games and when I activate and deactivate, the only thing that I feel was they were already surround sound when it’s deactivated. When you activate, you feel that your sound instead of being like in a closed space is more open wides. I feel that the sound quality is an asset and you hear more sounds but the surround sound, I didn’t feel too many difference. For me, this was the difference between having activated or deactivated.

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Both the headset are nice and there are little bit changes in between these headsets and the price range is the same. Sound quality-wise, I think Hyperx Cloud Alpha will be better than the Hyperx Cloud 2 headset and also because of the sound technology that Cloud Alpha had. But, if you want and like 7.1 surround sound then Hyperx Cloud 2 is also a nice headset.