Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
vs
HyperX Cloud Alpha

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
HyperX Cloud Alpha
HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha Difference
Model Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC HyperX Cloud Alpha
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.6 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.55 (15%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.6 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.3 (8%)
Gaming Quality 2.9 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.75 (26%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.6 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0.3 (8%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.5 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.45 (13%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.0 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Price $ 103.8 $ 89.0 14.8 (14%)
Year 2014 2017 3 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless Yes No
Battery Life 7.0 Hours 0.0 Hours 7 (100%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.05 (2%)
Comfort 3.5 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 0.5 (14%)
Controls 3.3 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.35 (11%)
Noise Handling 3.6 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 0.6 (17%)
Microphone Quality 3.0 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.75 (25%)

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has excellent noise cancelling capability. The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has excellent outside noise isolation and suitable for traveling and commuting in noisy environments. The sound isolation in Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is great overall and there is minimum sound leakage. The wireless support in Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is very convenient. In terms of sound quality, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. For gaming, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not up to par with other similar headsets. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC performs reasonably well against the competition. The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a relatively new headset. The HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent noise cancelling capability. For gaming, the HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. In terms of sound quality, the HyperX Cloud Alpha is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The HyperX Cloud Alpha is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the HyperX Cloud Alpha is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. The HyperX Cloud Alpha suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs HyperX Cloud Alpha Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Dock ChargingN/AN/A
Line InN/AN/A
Line OutN/AN/A
Optical InputN/AN/A
PC CompatibleN/AN/A
PS4 CompatibleN/AN/A
Power SupplyN/AN/A
RCA InputN/AN/A
TypeN/AN/A
USB InputN/AN/A
Xbox One CompatibleN/AN/A

Bass

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
High-Bass-0.03 dB2.2 dB
Low-Bass2.17 dB0.76 dB
Low-Frequency Extension12.6 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass1.09 dB0.63 dB
Std. Err.1.3 dB1.32 dB

Battery

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Audio while chargingNoN/A
Battery Life22.3 hrsN/A
Battery TypeRechargableN/A
Charge Time2.2 hrsN/A
Passive PlaybackYesN/A
Power Saving FeatureNoN/A

Bluetooth

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Bluetooth Version4.0N/A
Multi-Device Pairing2 DevicesN/A
NFC PairingYesN/A

Breathability

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Avg.Temp.Difference5.8 C6.2 C

Cable

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Connection1/8" TRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.5 ft4.4 ft

Case

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
H3.5 "N/A
L4.8 "N/A
TypeSoft casePouch
Volume118 Cu. InchesN/A
W7 "N/A

Comfort

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Clamping Force1.1 lbs0.9 lbs
Weight0.5 lbs0.7 lbs

Controls

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Additional ButtonsN/ANo
Call/Music ControlYesNo
Channel MixingN/ANo
Ease of useMediocreDecent
FeedbackSubparOkay
Microphone ControlNoYes
Noise Canceling ControlYesN/A
Talk-ThroughNoN/A
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Avg. Std. Deviation0.52 dB1.03 dB

Latency

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Default Latency161 ms0 ms
aptX Latency140 msN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Overall Leakage @ 1ft30.71 dB35.21 dB

Mid

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
High-Mid4.35 dB0.68 dB
Low-Mid-0.86 dB1.75 dB
Mid-Mid1.49 dB-0.47 dB
Std. Err.2.89 dB1.45 dB

Noise Handling

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
SpNR21.02 dB32.11 dB

Noise Isolation

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Bass-9.11 dB0.56 dB
Mid-15.78 dB-5.15 dB
Overall Attenuation-19.38 dB-11.06 dB
Self-Noise17.11 dB0 dB
Treble-33.72 dB-28.86 dB

Portability

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
H3.2 "3.2 "
L4.5 "7.3 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume86 Cu. Inches142 Cu. Inches
W6 "6 "

Recording Quality

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
FR Std. Dev.5.02 dB3.04 dB
Gain38.48 dB30.13 dB
HFE3368.2 Hz10388.94 Hz
LFE329.38 Hz359.19 Hz
Weighted THD8.9240.46

Soundstage

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.99 dB3.09 dB
PRTF Distance10.78 dB12.45 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)3.54 dB3.79 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Weighted THD @ 10011.3011.106
Weighted THD @ 903.3080.652

Treble

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
High-Treble-4.4 dB-2.32 dB
Low-Treble-1.74 dB-2.0 dB
Mid-Treble-2.79 dB-1.12 dB
Std. Err.4.86 dB4.45 dB

Wired

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio + Microphone
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio OnlyAudio + Microphone

Wireless Range

HD 4.50 BTNC Cloud Alpha
Line of Sight Range120 ftN/A
Obstructed Range42 ftN/A

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