Here is our review of the HyperX Quadcast S Microphone.
The HyperX QuadCast is the ideal all-inclusive standalone microphone for the aspiring streamer or podcaster looking for a condenser mic with quality sound. QuadCast comes with its own anti-vibration shock mount to help reduce the rumbles of daily life and a built-in pop filter to muffle pesky plosive sounds. Instantly know your mic status with the LED indicator, and simply tap-to-mute to avoid awkward broadcasting accidents. With four selectable polar patterns, this mic’s prepared for nearly any recording situation and also features a conveniently-located gain control dial to quickly adjust your mic input sensitivity. The included mount adapter fits 3/8” and 5/8” thread sizes and is compatible with most stands. The QuadCast S model provides RGB lighting and dynamic effects that are customizable through HyperX NGENUITY software.
The QuadCast family is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak so you can ensure that your microphone is broadcasting loud and clear for all your followers and listeners, and you can also monitor your mic in real time using the convenient headphone jack on the back of the mic. Compatible with PC, PS4, and Mac as well as major streaming platforms like Streamlabs OBS, OBS Studio, and XSplit so you’ll be able to deliver quality sound to anyone tuning in.
- Dynamic RGB lighting effects customizable with HyperX NGENUITY Software1
- Anti-Vibration shock mount
- Tap-to-Mute sensor with LED indicator
- Four selectable polar patterns
- Mount adapter included
- Convenient gain control adjustment
- Internal pop filter
- Built-in headphone jack
- Multi-device and program compatibility
What’s in the box?
The box contains the microphone, a cable, instructions and a mount adaptor.
A Closer Look
The QuadCast S comes ready to use out of the box – you just need to connect the USB cable to your device and you are ready to start using it.
The QuadCast S has customisable lighting and effects that can be programmed using the NGENUITY software, just download it and set it up however you want. This can make for an interesting addition to any live stream you might be doing.
The QuadCast S also comes with an anti-vibration shock mount which isolates the mic and stops those annoying sounds that might get if there is some movement wherever you have placed the mic.
The top of the mic has a really useful feature called Tap to Mute. Basically a single tap mutes, or un-mutes the mic and you can easily see if your mic is live or not from the light.
There are four polar patterns that can easily be selected from a dial on the mic – stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, bidirectional. Just choose whichever one you need and that’s it, the mic does the rest. There is also a mic gain dial as well so it’s very easy to have the mic set up for whatever you need with very little effort.
There is also a mount adaptor included in the box so you can fit the QuadCast to your existing setup.
The quality of the mic is fantastic – it’s one of the best mic’s I have used for recording audio, it comes with a built-in internal pop filter so you don’t need to add that on afterwards. For me personally I don’t really need the RGB customisable lighting, so if you don’t need that function either you might want to consider the QuadCast rather than the QuadCast S.
The HyperX Quadcast S Microphone is available now priced around £159.99 and is compatible with PC, Mac and PS4.