microphones designed for gaming and streaming

Whether it is to play online, stream games or record a podcast, an accessory is essential: a good quality microphone. Do not expect to capture your audience with poor sound quality, this is the most important factor for viewers and listeners, even on video. This is why it is advisable to invest in equipment offering good performance. And as always, turning to the HyperX brand is a good idea, here with the QuadCast, QuadCast S and Solocast mics.

The HyperX QuadCast S, for the best sensations

The QuadCast S is an electret condenser microphone equipped with three 14mm condensers. It is distinguished by the possibility of switching to a different directivity or as needed, making this reference a model of versatility and a good option for those who do not know which kind of directivity to turn to. Between stereo, omnidirectional, bidirectional and cardioid, the user can experiment to determine which one is best for him, and change at any time if a new configuration is found.

Its shock-absorbing foot promotes the absorption of vibrations and its integrated anti-pop filter eliminates unwanted noise in order to leave a clear voice without disturbing artifices. With its 48 kHz sample rate and 16-bit bit rate for a frequency response of 20Hz -20kHz, the HyperX QuadCast S delivers excellent audio quality.

HyperX QuadCast S

And that’s not all. Its design is very practical for making adjustments easily and quickly in the middle of a streaming or recording session. This is thanks to a well-placed gain control knob whose role is to adjust the input sensitivity. Special mention also to the pressure mute function sensor positioned on the top of the microphone, which allows it to be turned off with a tap. The LED indicator skillfully indicates whether the microphone is recording or not.

And we must of course mention one of the great exclusives of the QuadCast S, namely its system of brilliant RGB light effects with dynamic effects, customizable via the interface of the HyperX NGENUITY software. A feature that gives the user the opportunity to create a unique atmosphere that blends in well with his environment.

The QuadCast S microphone is available for $ 179.99.

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HyperX QuadCast, more affordable premium quality

The HyperX QuadCast takes many of the elements of the QuadCast S. It also benefits from the four different directivities (stereo, omnidirectional, bidirectional and cardioid), a damping foot against vibrations, an internal pop filter, the gain adjustment knob or the mute function sensor by pressing and LED indicator.

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The technical specifications are equal and the compatibility with devices (PC, PS5, PS4 and Mac) and software environments (podcast programs, streaming such as OBS, XSplit and Streamlabs, Discord and TeamSpeak certification…) is the same.

In fact, we mostly lose the RGB lighting effects, the absence of which significantly reduces the price of the microphone. the HyperX QuadCast is sold for 139.99 euros, an attractive price for the sound quality offered.

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HyperX SoloCast, affordable sound quality

For small budgets, the SoloCast presents a very interesting quality-price ratio. We are dealing here with an electret condenser microphone with a cardioid type directivity. This is the kind of microphone most used in home studio, which will pick up front sounds and ignore side and back sounds. This helps isolate the voice and get rid of surrounding noise, which will suit the majority of video editors, streamers, and gamers.

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The HyperX SoloCast comes with its flexible and adjustable stand and is compatible with most rods on the market. A simple press on the top of the microphone allows to deactivate the recording, an LED light taking care of indicating if the device has stopped capturing the audio or not. The hardware and software compatibility is identical to the other models, and we remain on a sampling rate of up to 48 kHz, a 16-bit depth and a frequency response between 20 Hz and 20 kHz.

the HyperX SoloCast is marketed at a price of 74.99 euros, which makes it an ideal product for a first purchase of a dedicated microphone.

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This article was written in partnership with HyperX.

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