If you’re a streamer or content creator then, much as a chef needs top notch knives, you need a top notch microphone. The HyperX Quadcast has the runs on the board, but now it’s more, well, colourful!
Yes, everything else is doing it, so why can’t one of the best mics around get with the colourful RGB program?
Other than the addition of this RGB lighting, which is easily played with via the user-friendly Hyper X NGENUITY software, the Quadcast S is basically the same tried and trusty design award-winning condenser microphone that many already know and love – and that’s a very good thing. If it ain’t broke, and all that.
This means that you get the classically styled mic, complete with desk stand or an adapter (3/8-inch and 5/8-inch) that allows connection to a mic boom. The Quadcast S is a super-stylish piece of kit, and should it be your wish you could easily carry out all of your classic sportscaster fantasies with it set up in front of you. Well maybe not all of them, but you’ll certainly look the part!
Looking good is one thing, but delivering on great audio is another. We’re pleased to report that the Quadcast S remains brilliant for its purpose. There are four polar pattern settings to choose from (stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid and bidirectional), and the isolation of what’s meant to be heard from extraneous background noises is exceptional. It also has a built-in pop filter, which serves really well in dampening those pesky, pernickety and perplexing poppy plosives.
Possibly the best thing about the Quadcast S is that it’s just so easy to setup and get going. With a pleasingly long three-metre USB-A to USB-C cable, you just plug and play. Whether you run it through any form of audio processing is up to you, but beyond that you’re set, right out of the box. It also boasts a very handy tap-to-mute function.
Ultimately, HyperX have taken a mighty fine microphone and, with the addition of the RGB lighting, made it even cooler. If you’re looking to add some pizazz to your streaming setup, it’s hard to go past this beauty.
The HyperX Quadcast S RGB USB microphone is available from November 30 at JB Hi-Fi.