Hyperx Cloud Core Vs Cloud Pro: What is the Difference?

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Cloud headsets are the most popular and most selling headsets in the Kingston company. So, even though all these Cloud headsets look the same but there are some differences and pros and cons in each and every Cloud headsets. So, you can take a clear decision from this detailed review.

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Hyperx Cloud CoreHyperX Cloud Pro
Good audio.
Solid and sturdy build.
Surprisingly good microphone.
Plush memory foam.
Nearly identical to the CloudX.
Great sound.
Comfortable earcups.
Durable aluminum frame. Comes with a Y-Splitter for PC use.
Big price increase compared to the HS50.
Higher price.


Headphones Form FactorFull sizeFull size
Connectivity Technology
Sound Output Modestereo
Frequency Response15 Hz15Hz–25,000 Hz
Sensitivity98 dB98 dB
Impedance60 Ohm60 Ohm
Diaphragm2.1 in
Microphone Technologyelectret condenserelectret condenser
Response Bandwidth100 – 12k Hz50Hz-18KHz
Weight11.29 oz10.89 oz
FeaturesGame without pain with Cloud’s comfortable memory foam ear cushions and leatherette padded headband.

Solid, durable aluminum frame to withstand the blows of daily use.

Hi-Fi capable with 53mm drivers for supreme quality and immersive in-game audio.

Pro-Gaming optimized with closed cup design for passive noise cancellation.

Detachable noise-cancellation microphone – remove when you’re just listening to music.

TeamSpeak and Discord certified so you’ll be heard loud and clear.

Compatible with PC, Xbox One, Xbox One S, PS4, PS4 Pro, Mac, Mobile** and VR***
Extremely comfortable light weight headset with leatherette memory foam ear cups.

Over-the Ear headphone with noise isolating ear cups.

HiFi capable with 53mm drivers and delivers superior audio performance in gaming or professional audio environments.

Tangle free braided cables with inline volume control and mic-mute controls.

Stereo 3.5 mm plug. Compatibility for PC/PS4/MAC/iPhone/Xbox One(Xbox One stereo adapter required, not included).

Expert Reviews of Hyperx Cloud Core:

By Xiaomi Today
The Kingston HYPERX Cloud Core KHX Gaming Headset combines the functionality of both earphones and headphones. It’s majorly designed for video games, and since the audio section of video games are essential in getting the necessary fun during gameplay,…

By Play3r
The HyperX Cloud Core gaming headset has a lot of good things going for it, but it’s not all “good” for those wanting an exceptional bargain. First of all, the bass is a little flat throughout different types of music such as EDM, hardstyle, dance…

By Funkykit.com
If there’s one set of entry-level gaming headset you get, then the HyperX Cloud Core should be it, it really does fulfill being ‘budget’ and ‘quality’.The only downside to the HyperX Cloud Core is the ear cups’ lack of ventilation; whilst the memory…

By Absolutegizmos
These headphones approx cost around 5,000rs on various E-Commerce. The price could be even less than that. The only down point I thought they should include a travel pouch as Gamers do carry there headphones from place to place for leagues or…

By Gadgetynews
I don’t think you can do better for the price point. These are a great entry level headset, the look and feel are good but the audio is worthy of a higher end price tag. Just a shame I didn’t have any friends to test the microphone!I don’t buy headsets…

Expert Reviews of Hyperx Cloud Pro:

By Gaming Nexus
First off, these headphones have no business pricing themselves in the $75-$100 range. They should cost twice that. They’re punching below their weight class. The unboxing experience alone is enough to tell you that much. And then, when you put them on,…

By ThinkComputers
Over the past few weeks I have been testing out the Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset. One of the first things you will notice with the headset is that the overall build quality is amazing with the aluminum design and also being able to switch…

By NikkTech
Kingston doesn’t have their very own headset production line and they never did pretend to since they have stated right from the moment they announced the HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset that it was designed and manufactured with the help of our old…

By Madboxpc
HyperX se mete de fondo al mundo del audio con su nuevo headset HyperX Cloud , fabricados en conjunto a la famosa marca de periféricos QPAD . Con materiales de alta calidad, increíble sonido y compatibilidad con varias plataformas , los HyperX Cloud se…

By eTeknix
Price The HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset is available from most major retailers for around £80. We found it in stock at Scan.co.uk for a very reasonable £79.99, which isn’t cheap, but is certainly reflective of the acoustic performance and overall…

Detail Review:


Hyperx Cloud Core

The HyperX cloud which is basically your base model of the HyperX series, it’s entry-level from Kingston which was amazing headset of its time, then later they introduced the HyperX cloud 2 headsets which came with a 7.1 surround sound USB dongle which also had the 3.5-millimeter jack which allowed us to connect it to all consoles.

This one offers exactly the same thing which is offered by the Hyperx Cloud 2. The only difference is surround sound facility which means there will be a difference in the sound quality.

Hyperx Cloud Pro

I can’t say that this is entirely Kingston technology other than the logos on the side but they did pick some good companies to work with to make a gaming headset and they also chose companies that make audiophile-grade headphones. So, all these are very interesting good things.

This headset has some more features added from the Hyperx Cloud model. So, this one will be better than the Hyperx Cloud. Overall, the sound quality and every feature are nice and good for the price you pay.

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Hyperx Cloud Core

Now, this headset looks exactly the same still with its great build, leather padding, and also a nicely stitched headband as well. There is no difference between any of the Cloud headphones, the only difference is that it’s missing the USB dongle which allows you for 7.1 surround sound and the extra ear cups that you get with the Cloud 1 and 2 headphones.

Hyperx Cloud Pro

This thing is made out of aluminum. It’s 350 grams, not too heavy. They feel a pretty good, very sturdy set of headphones. The cups themselves have like plastic on the outside and it’s kind of a rubberized surface. So, it feels pretty good. We’ve got the aluminum inside of the adjustment and then you can adjust it. We have a plastic bit right above that holds it together with a couple of screws and all the way through the headband is a bit of metal. So, we got metal in the inside there, leather on the top.

On the top, you can see the red stitching there and the HyperX style, and then we have the HyperX logo embroidered into the top there looks pretty interesting. These are not quite as good as the premiums but pretty close, these are extremely well made for a hundred dollars.


Hyperx Cloud Core

You do have the leather padding which I do really love, however, in summer it does get a bit hot which then allows me to change it to the material padding which comes with the HyperX cloud two and one headset. The core itself is like what the name mentions, it is the basic model of the headset however you do get everything that the headset has to offer.

I do really love the HyperX cloud series headphones. It has a great build to work, a great body, a great headband, and super comfortable for long gaming sessions which I really love it as well.

Hyperx Cloud Pro

The ear cups and padding and everything regarding comfort are like the Hyperx Cloud 2. Every material used in this headset lets you feel comfortable. The headset is also lightweight as it mentions in the name Cloud Core.

These ear cups have the pleather material which will be very comfortable and it may get hot after the use of sometimes which will be according to your room temperature.

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Hyperx Cloud Core

Inside the box, you’ve got a couple of paperwork, nicely padded inside thereof the headset but you just have the headset itself and you’ve got its detachable mic which is also really great. Now, this looks like the same mic of the HyperX Cloud 2 headset.

Inside the box, you also do get a 3 pin headphone jack to microphone and headphone, so you can plug this into your PC as well. Now, with the HyperX Cloud 2 headset, you do have a USB interface that offers 7.1 surround sound whereas here you’ve just got the cable to make it. So, you can work on your PC or Mac. If you do have a PlayStation 4 controller, you can plug the headset directly into your controller and get great sound directly to your HyperX cloud core headset. If you do have an Xbox One, you will need a controller adapter to you to plug in any headphones which will then allow you to plug in the HyperX Cloud Core headset.

Now, the only improvement I would say about the headphones themselves, Kingston has gone with if it ain’t broke don’t fix it is this little flap which allows us to unplug and plug the microphone. This little flap is so easy to lose. So, I really wish they had just given the extra one.

Hyperx Cloud Pro

These have 53-millimeter drivers. They come with valor ear pads and also leather. The leather is on there when you get them out of the box and the leather is nice and soft, the foam underneath the leather isn’t nice and soft. The frequency response range is 15 to 25 Hertz and the sound pressure level is 98 give or take 3 decibels, impedance is 60 ohms and it’s higher than most gaming headsets out there.

It comes with a 1-meter long cable and we have a microphone and a headphone jack right here on the end and we have an additional 2 meters extension cable. Now, the normal cable is braided, the 2-meter extension is not braided. and then we also have an adapter which is called an airplane.

We have splitter here that takes the headphone and microphone and turns it into one cable, this can be used for the Xbox and the ps4. This is the cable that they use but it works on a lot of tablets and laptops and that sort of thing that only has one plug that services microphone and headphones. There’s also another cable that’s almost a meter and that cable includes a little module here for volume control and mute and it’s got a nice rubberized texture to it. This is not a USB headset, there’s no power for such things.

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Hyperx Cloud Core

It sounds exactly the same as the Cloud 2 headset because it is the exact same microphone, the exact same headset. However, this is the base model of this entire series.

Now, you can still move the microphone away and from you out. So, you can have it in a position where it’s suitable for you and also get a great volume input when talking to your teammates. Now, the one thing about this headset is it does not have a mute function on the cable itself as you would have to mute it through the computer.

Hyperx Cloud Pro

The microphone is detachable. The mic is very bendable. This is a condenser mic and the polar pattern is cardioid. So, make sure it’s pointing at your mouth, or else it’s gonna sound funky. Nominal impedance is 2.2 K ohms, frequency response range 100 to 12000 Hertz, the length is 150 millimeters that include the gooseneck and it has a mini stereo jack that’s 3.5 millimeters if you wanted to you could probably swap this out for a different microphone with the same 3.5-millimeter connector.


Hyperx Cloud Core

With 53 millimeter drivers, you get a great sound out of these headphones. The sound was well-balanced, the bass was quite responsive and it gave a great over warming feel to the sound when playing gaming.

Now, I also use this when we listen to music as well and I do prefer a little bit of bass in my headphones and the HyperX cloud core headset was really great with that because essentially it is the same headset that we all have with the Hyperx Cloud 2 and 1 headset itself.

Hyperx Cloud Pro

I mentioned that these are 60-ohm headphones and that means they require a bit more power than just about everything else out there like almost everything on the market is 32 ohm and if you have no idea what that means, basically the higher the number the more power you’re gonna need. Once you get over 100, it’s probably gonna be beneficial to have a dedicated amplifier just for your headphones.

I have these up to an iPod and they sounded a little weak and a little muddy but not too bad, you could still hear everything sounded fairly decent considering it’s a gaming headset. They sounded better than just about every other gaming headset. So, plugging it into like a laptop still the same, it sounded pretty good but it was a little bit muddy like some of the frequency sounded like they were blending together, the bass was there but it was a bit floppy, it just wasn’t as tight and clean as I thought. Then,

I plugged it up to a newer motherboard that has a dedicated headphone amplifier on it, all of a sudden everything sounds way better, it sounded way more clean had a nice bright sound to it and the treble is there for sure. These drivers are 53 millimeters. So, you get nice boomy bass but once I plugged it into something that it was able to power it, the bass was a lot tighter and just all of sudden it was no longer muddy it sounded way better.

The best experience I had with these was I plug them into the Mayflower Electronics O2 amp DAC and they sound ridiculously good coming out of there. They also seem decently balanced, a little bit of an extra treble and a little bit extra the high end sounds a little bit turned up. So, that’s probably what you want if you’re playing games to give boomy explosions and footsteps and all that sort of thing.

They do have a pretty decent sound signature. In my opinion, the soundstage is somewhat closed, however, because these are very closed headphones. So, you’re not really gonna get the spatial awareness that I would like to have, I mean, most gaming headsets are closed and you generally have to spend a bit more money to get an open set of headphones. With open headphones, you’re able to pinpoint where the enemies are because the soundstage is bigger that’s the perceived area that you’re in. So, while these are not the worst as far as that goes, they’re also not the best. So, if you’re looking for something where you can really pinpoint where the bad guys are, these are good but if you get a pair of open headphones for a little bit more money somewhere you may be able to do a better job.

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Both these headset are from the series of models which Cloud headsets but there is some difference in between these all. I think Hyperx Cloud Core will be great to buy than the Cloud Pro. There are several reasons why I choose Cloud Core. First of all, Cloud Core is the advanced version of Cloud Pro. Second, the sound quality is better than Cloud Pro.