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Razer Kraken X
HyperX Cloud Core KHX-HSCC-BK
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Razer Kraken X vs HyperX Cloud Core (2016)

Analysis:

The Razer Kraken X has done remarkably well in a large number of roundups done by reliable sources that perform their own hands-on testing, such as Android Central, SoundGuys, Tom's Guide, PC Gamer, and Digital Camera World. It earned numerous awards - "Best budget option" from Android Central, "Best Super Cheap Option" from SoundGuys, and "The best cheap gaming headset for serious sound" from Tom's Guide.

As for the HyperX Cloud Core KHX-HSCC-BK, it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at Techradar, Rtings, and Wirecutter (NYTimes) enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

We conducted an analysis of all of the review data that we could find on these two products. First, we focused on sources that tested and rated both of them, like Rtings, and learned that they all showed a preference for the HyperX Cloud Core KHX-HSCC-BK.

Then we took a look at the highest review scores that these two Gaming Headsets received. We found that the Razer Kraken X managed to earn a rating of 9 from Android Central, whereas the HyperX Cloud Core KHX-HSCC-BK got its highest, 8, score from reviewers at Techradar.

Finally, we compared them to other Gaming Headsets on the market and found that the two of them got reviewed similarly to the majority of their competitors. The overall average review score for Gaming Headsets in general is 7.2 out of 10, whereas the Razer Kraken X and HyperX Cloud Core KHX-HSCC-BK managed averages of 7.2 and 6.8 points, respectively.

It should be noted that it might not be entirely fair to do a direct Razer Kraken X vs. HyperX Cloud Core KHX-HSCC-BK comparison due to the difference in their pricing; some sources have a tendency to review more premium products better than more affordable ones.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
SoundGuys
Tom's Guide
Digital Camera World
Rtings
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Android Central
PC Gamer
Android Authority
PCWorld
Techradar
Tech. Specs Comparison
Razer Kraken X
$42
HyperX Cloud Core KHX-HSCC-BK
3.5mm Jack
Yes
Yes
Supported Consoles
  • PS4
  • Xbox One
  • PS4
  • Xbox One
Wireless
-
No
Has average expert review score
7.2
Overall Avg. for Gaming Headsets
7.2
Avg. Review Score
Score
Has average expert review score
7.2
Overall Avg. for Gaming Headsets
6.8
Avg. Review Score
Score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The best cheap gaming headsets” 
Last updated: 10 Dec 2020
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best cheap gaming headset for serious sound
in “The best cheap gaming headsets in 2021” 
Last updated: 11 days ago
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best PS4 Headsets 2021” 
Last updated: 4 Dec 2020
PC Gamer
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best cheap gaming headset with 7.1 surround sound.
in “The best gaming headsets in 2021” 
Last updated: 10 days ago
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Gaming
in “Best headphones under $50” 
Last updated: 10 Dec 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best budget option
in “Best PS5 Headsets 2021” 
Last updated: 12 Dec 2020
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Bang for your buck
in “Best Nintendo Switch gaming headsets 2020” 
Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Super Cheap Option
in “Best gaming headsets 2020” 
Last updated: 21 Sep 2020
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 7.1 out of 10
in “Best PC gaming headsets available now” 
Last updated: 17 Dec 2020
Rtings
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 5 Best Gaming Headsets Under $50 - Winter 2021” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Gaming Headsets” 
Last updated: 2 Nov 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best PS5 Accessories 2021” 
Last updated: 7 Dec 2020
Recommended by trusted experts
BestReviews
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best HyperX Headsets” 
Last updated: 4 Nov 2020
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Gaming Headsets” 
Last updated: 2 Nov 2020

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