SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition
vs
HyperX Cloud Alpha

SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition
HyperX Cloud Alpha
Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha Difference
Model SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition HyperX Cloud Alpha
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.8 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Gaming Quality 3.9 / 5.0 3.6 / 5.0 0.25 (6%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.1 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.1 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Price $ 100.0 $ 89.0 11 (11%)
Year 2018 2017 1 (0%)
Microphone Yes Yes
Wireless No No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours 0.0 Hours 0 (0%)
Ear Breathability 2.6 / 5.0 3.2 / 5.0 0.6 (24%)
Comfort 3.8 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 0.25 (7%)
Controls 3.4 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.45 (13%)
Noise Handling 4.3 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0 0.15 (3%)
Microphone Quality 3.8 / 5.0 3.7 / 5.0 0.05 (1%)

SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition

The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition has excellent noise cancelling capability. The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition is a relatively new headset. For gaming, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. In terms of sound quality, the SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. The SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a relatively new headset. For gaming, the HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The HyperX Cloud Alpha has excellent noise cancelling capability. 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. The HyperX Cloud Alpha suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the HyperX Cloud Alpha is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports.

SteelSeries Arctis 5 2019 Edition vs HyperX Cloud Alpha Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Dock ChargingNoN/A
Line InNoN/A
Line OutNoN/A
Optical InputNoN/A
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
Power SupplyUSBN/A
RCA InputNoN/A
TypeN/AN/A
USB InputYesN/A
Xbox One CompatibleNoN/A

Bass

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
High-Bass4.02 dB2.2 dB
Low-Bass-0.61 dB0.76 dB
Low-Frequency Extension10 Hz10 Hz
Mid-Bass2.44 dB0.63 dB
Std. Err.2.59 dB1.32 dB

Battery

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Audio while chargingN/AN/A
Battery LifeN/AN/A
Battery TypeN/AN/A
Charge TimeN/AN/A
Passive PlaybackN/AN/A
Power Saving FeatureN/AN/A

Bluetooth

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Avg.Temp.Difference9.0 C6.2 C

Cable

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRRS
DetachableYesYes
Length5.0 ft4.4 ft

Case

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypeNo casePouch
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Clamping Force1.1 lbs0.9 lbs
Weight0.69 lbs0.7 lbs

Controls

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Additional ButtonsN/ANo
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingAdjustableNo
Ease of useGoodDecent
FeedbackGoodOkay
Microphone ControlYesYes
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesYes

Frequency Response Consistency

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Avg. Std. Deviation1.44 dB1.03 dB

Latency

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Default Latency0 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Overall Leakage @ 1ft35.25 dB35.21 dB

Mid

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
High-Mid-2.46 dB0.68 dB
Low-Mid2.34 dB1.75 dB
Mid-Mid-0.43 dB-0.47 dB
Std. Err.2.29 dB1.45 dB

Noise Handling

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
SpNR35.71 dB32.11 dB

Noise Isolation

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Bass0.71 dB0.56 dB
Mid-5.9 dB-5.15 dB
Overall Attenuation-12.67 dB-11.06 dB
Self-Noise0 dB0 dB
Treble-33.15 dB-28.86 dB

Portability

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
H2.0 "3.2 "
L9.0 "7.3 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume153 Cu. Inches142 Cu. Inches
W8.5 "6 "

Recording Quality

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
FR Std. Dev.2.99 dB3.04 dB
Gain29.38 dB30.13 dB
HFE10388.94 Hz10388.94 Hz
LFE132.62 Hz359.19 Hz
Weighted THD38.0950.46

Soundstage

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB0.0 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)3.18 dB3.09 dB
PRTF Distance22.49 dB12.45 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)11.46 dB3.79 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Weighted THD @ 1000.4951.106
Weighted THD @ 901.2010.652

Treble

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
High-Treble-1.18 dB-2.32 dB
Low-Treble-1.67 dB-2.0 dB
Mid-Treble-1.68 dB-1.12 dB
Std. Err.2.92 dB4.45 dB

Wired

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone
USB AudioYesNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio + Microphone

Wireless Range

Arctis 5 2019 Edition Cloud Alpha
Line of Sight RangeN/AN/A
Obstructed RangeN/AN/A

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