My reviews aren’t always going to line up with everyone else’s. We’re all just giving you our personal opinions!
If you didn’t like the dongle on the Cloud II, then you’re probably not going to like the MH752 dongle.
I don’t know how I could state things any differently than I did in my review.
The OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) on both the Cloud II and the MH752 is a company called Takstar, and the dongle is based off the same internal hardware.
I don’t think the Cloud II/MH752 dongle is bad in the slightest in stereo mode…it’s just not a good 7.1 device.
It only supports stereo audio, and it applies a basic fake crossfeed upmix when you press the 7.1 button, giving that stereo a wider feel.
I’ve never personally had issues with it making stereo “worse,” so I’m not sure what you’re referring to specifically there, sorry!
If you’ve still got the Cloud II dongle lying around, they did put out a firmware update a while back that I’ll link below.
If the cord on that is too short, you could use a USB extension cable, and if your 3.5mm cord on your headset is too short, 3.5mm extensions or PC splitters can be had for cheap as well.
HSCP Firmware update | HyperX
Part Numbers: Description: We have improved the firmware for the HyperX Cloud II USB sound card to enable PS4…
The only thing I don’t love about this dongle is that they’re both marketed as 7.1 devices even though they don’t technically support 7.1 channels of input, but they’re fine for what they are.
If I were in charge of their marketing, I’d call them Stereo Enhancing, or something.
So if your motherboard output is bad-sounding to you, they’ll probably help.
If you like your current motherboard output there’s no reason to buy the MH752 over the 751. Save yourself the money! Especially since you’ve already got a Cloud II dongle.
I’ve written an entire standalone review of this dongle, I’ve talked about it in the review you commented on, and I’ve even reviewed HyperX’s newer dongle that also has similar features.
I can’t give a second opinion on this hardware because I’ve already written three long opinions…and now four. :)
It honestly sounds to me like you’re trying to talk yourself into spending more money, but I could be wrong.
If you want to experiment with surround software, check out Razer Surround or Windows Sonic.
And if you’re looking for a “full package” solution like the HyperX Cloud II, the MH725 is far from the only option. The market is littered with them.
After the explosive success of the Cloud II, everyone ran to copy it.
Here’s just a few models that include a DAC off the top of my head, with links to those I’ve reviewed:
Logitech G 432
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
And if you want to spend bigger dollars:
Every single one of these above comes with its own included DAC/Amp, and most of them support proper 7.1 input as well in Windows.
A lot of folks like to buy all the components separately because they can then get features/options that they personally want in each part.
I’m never going to criticize people who go either way! I think they’re both fine roads.
There’s a whole world of options out there if you want everything in one box.
Hope that helped in some way! Thanks for reading.