How to set up HyperX headphones

Using the HyperX Cloud Alpha S model (Nahimic 3 & NGENUITY) as an example

HyperX headphones deliver the best sound for games, music, movies and conversations. No matter how good they are, you can customize the sound for yourself. And still no one canceled the equalizer setting. The main thing is that the motherboard and headphone manufacturer takes care of this.

This article will tell you how to set up the HyperX Cloud Alpha S headphones. Let’s take a direct connection and with a complete sound card. With MSI and Nahimic, the quality of your audio devices doesn’t matter much. HyperX NGENUITY software has been released recently.


How to set up HyperX Cloud Alpha S headphones

My motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX can work with two sound drivers. Namely Realtek High Definition Audio or Realtek HD Universal Driver  include Nahimic. We are interested in an updatable universal, since it supports the Nahimic software.

Realtek Audio Console does not support this computer

The process of installing drivers is classic: download, run, install and restart several times. It doesn’t matter what kind of headphones you want to tune. Sound drivers are indispensable. Actually, the sound effects are only available in the Nahimic 3 app.

Nahimic 3 for MSI

This audio software is a collaboration between MSI and Nahimic. You can customize the sound of connected speakers and headphones on Windows 10. Provides high quality sound and many advanced features.

how to use nahimic 3

How to adjust the sound of the headphones . My old HyperX CloudX sounds more interesting with these optimizations. I turn on surround sound and sound stabilization myself. Plus I set the value of the clarity of the voice, bass and treble to [4] . Well, or immediately activate the SMART mode.

Preset profiles:
Music, Movie, Communication, Game, Smart *
* Nahimic dynamically adjusts sound parameters to provide the best sound in any situation. Relax and enjoy the sound.
Surround soundCreates the impression that the sound surrounds you from all directions for a better immersion. The quality of your audio devices does not matter much.
Sound stabilizerThe sound will never be too strong or weak. In NIGHT mode, you will never disturb others.
Clarity | Makes the voice more distant or closer (dialogues, chorus, chats)Basses | Makes them subdued or more powerful (explosions, engine noise, shock)High | Makes them barely audible or clearer (sound of footsteps, whistling, cymbals)

Has an advanced equalizer with a wide range from the lowest to the highest zones. What is relevant for modern shooters. In it, you can raise / lower frequencies and test immediately. For example, in battle royale, I raise the treble a little.

nahimic equalizer setting


It is a handy software for configuring HyperX products. For example, creating key bindings, writing macros, customizing lighting or sound effects. Unfortunately, the sound settings are minimal here, but this may change (I hope for HyperX).

hyperx ngenuity headphone setup

Actually, NGYNUITY has optimized surround sound settings for games: Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, CS: GO and Overwatch. Auto-Optimize allows these settings to be applied immediately when running a supported game …

Sound enhancements

Depending on the motherboard, there are Windows 10 sound quality settings available. My motherboard simply lacks an enhancements section. Everything may be different on yours. Expand the Properties of the headphone (audio device) and go to the Enhancements tab .

no improvements in windows 10 sound settings

Improvements include Windows 10 spatial audio . Technology can give games amazing range, precision and realism. Plus dialogs, music and actions will flow not only around you, but also around you. Especially Dolby Atmos for Headphones.

For example, the ASUS X570 TUF Gaming motherboard has a couple of improvements here. But there are already more of them than in the proprietary software: DTS CUSTOM. It has three modes and a primitive equalizer. MSI has transferred all the sound effects to Nahimic 3, which you can use.


The quality of all my HyperX headphones from the start is really great. But try installing the headphone software. Also see if your motherboard supports Nahimic technology. There are no improvements to Windows 10 sound settings on my board.

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