Ok, I'm looking for some headphones in the <$100 budget range with a [preferably] removable microphone. Up until now, I had my sights set on the HyperX Cloud Alpha
trying to get it for ~$80 that the Cloud II seemed to occasionally go on sale for. So far no luck with that, but Newegg's FantasTech sale has the Corsair Void Pro RGB
on sale for $50. The Void Pro hadn't previously been on my radar, but the price is pretty attractive.
Purely spec-wise, the Cloud Alpha seems to be the better choice. But I'm wondering if its higher 65 ohm resistance will be too much for the onboard audio on my AsRock Z77 Pro4-M
? The Void Pro has a more pedestrian 32 ohms of resistance. I see the Cloud Alpha currently comes with a free ($30 value) USB sound card, so the impedance of the cans is probably a non-issue if I get that.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha looks higher quality all around while the Void Pro seems to be victim of the RGB virus, sacrificing BoM from material quality for some RGBs.
Not sure what I should do. Pull the trigger on the Void Pro for $50 or keep waiting for the Cloud Alpha to go on sale?
Main: i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, MSI RX480 8G, 500GB Crucial BX100, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 16GB 1600MHz G.Skill @1.25V, EVGA 550-G2, Silverstone PS07B
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