Hi, I've just been looking into this online, I'm sure it's old news to most but might be handy for anyone getting them for Christmas. I bought a Cloud II a month ago, and was hoping to get 7.1 but no dice, then googling a bit turned up the below.
The Cloud II can (kind of) do surround sound 7.1 on PS4, via the USB cable, it's a firmware update that actually requests you downgrade to what looks like a previous version to allow the USB to work effectively. At the very least, it allows you to control the voice/FX volume etc via the soundcard on the cable, rather than using the XMB. Also it seems to attempt 7.1 on the headset as per the conversation below.
3 points 1 year ago
Ohhhh 7.1 works #trust… The audio is processed on the USB dongle, not the PS4. Basically taking two channels and re-mixing the audio
<–>dagmd 1 point 1 year ago
So it’s not 7.1 Audio converted to 2.0 HRTF but it is 2.0 upscale to 7.1? This probably can’t work very well.
The firmware version I had on my headset was version 0030, the version on the website is 0010.
It's not well explained on the page for it on their website, it's buried in "Other questions", in a FAQ:
The firmware version available for download is a special firmware version only to make the USB dongle work with PS4. The production firmware versions are separate for this and do not allow for PS4 compatibility. FAQ: KHX-030118-HDST-18
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