Setup & Software Software
Getting the Cloud Flight S up and running is quite easy. Make sure you have the headset charged, you can do this by using the supplied USB cable, or charging it wirelessly. We used HyperX’s own ChargePlay Base and it worked no problem. We were also able to test it with another wireless charger and it worked flawlessly.
With the headset all charged up plug the wireless dongle into an open USB port on your PC or laptop. Windows will automatically recognize the dongle and you should be go to go. You’ll see two devices appear in your audio devices, these will be “HyperX Cloud Flight S Game” and “HyperX Cloud Flight S Chat”. The reason you have two is so you have one for your main audio and another one for in-game chat. That way you can turn either up or down without affecting the other. One thing that is really nice is that you don’t need software to enable the 7.1 audio. Simply press the button on the headset and you’ll switch over to 7.1 audio.
If you want to do any type of customization with the headset you’ll need to download HyperX’s NGENUITY software. Opening the software up the headset should appear in under “Connected Products”. The main tab you are brought into is “Audio”. Here you have a volume slider, microphone slider, the ability to turn sidetone on and off, turn 7.1 on and all and select the balance between game and chat. You can also see the battery level towards the top right.
There is also a auto-optimize check box. Apparently this enables optimized surround sound settings when you load certain games. These games include Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, CS:GO, and Overwatch.
The other tab you are given is “Buttons”. Here you can customize what the four buttons on the left earcup. All of the controls have to do with the headset or media, so it is a bit limited. It would have been nice to have the buttons do other things as well.
I have to say for a headset the NGENUITY software is pretty limited. There are no EQ settings, specific settings for games, or even when to turn the headset off after no activity.