HyperX QuadCast Gaming Microphone Review

There is no denying that streaming is part of the latest wave of content creation, and when we saw HyperX’s QuadCast microphone at CES 2019, we knew that they were on to something. Designed as a standalone microphone for streamers, podcasters, or anyone else looking to get a versatile audio recording device, the QuadCast has a ton of built-in features that will help it compete against a growing lineup of other offerings. If you are in the market for a new microphone to aide you in improving your sound quality, follow along as we take a look at the HyperX QuadCast.

Special thanks to HyperX for providing the QuadCast review sample!

Specifications

Microphone
Power Consumption: 5V, 125mA
Sample/Bit Rate: 48kHz/16-bit
Element: Electret Condenser Microphone
Condenser Type: Three, 14mm Condensers
Polar Patterns: Stereo, Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Bidirectional
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity: -36dB (1V/Pa at 1kHz)
Cable Length: 3m
Weight: Microphone – 254g, Shock Mount and Stand – 364g, Total with USB Cable – 710g

Headphone Output
Impedance: 32 Ohms
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Maximum Output Power: 7mW
THD: ≤ 0.05% (1kHz/0dBFS)
SNR: ≥ 90dB (1kHz, RL=∞)

Packaging

The QuadCast comes packaged in a nice retail box that shows off the microphone quite nicely on the front cover. HyperX also lists a few of the more prominent features of the microphone, as well as the compatibility with not just PCs, but PS4 and Mac devices.

HyperX QuadCast

The back of the box provides a few additional features in various languages, each highlighted by a call-out image that shows where each of the features is located on the QuadCast itself.

HyperX QuadCast

With the outer sleeve removed from the interior box, we are then able to access the microphone and included accessories. The QuadCast is held in place quite nicely, thanks to a form-fitting two-piece styrofoam inner mold.

HyperX QuadCast

Accessories

Included with the QuadCast are a few items that help make this product quite versatile. The first is a 3m long braided USB cable. This nearly 10 foot long cable provides the ability to place the microphone wherever you need it without having to worry about not enough cable length. This is especially helpful if you choose to mount the QuadCast on a microphone arm, and securing the cable along the arm to keep it out of the way.

HyperX QuadCast

Speaking of microphone arms, the QuadCast also comes with an adapter that is compatible with both 3/8″ and 5/8″ thread sizes. This allows the attached desk stand to be removed from the QuadCast and replaced with the adapter for easy mounting to a microphone arm.

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