HyperX Quadcast S, a top microphone for gaming and podcasting [Review]

The microphone can make a difference, especially when we talk about podcasting, gaming or streaming of any kind, especially in these times where Twitch is becoming so important and the difference between higher or lower quality devices is remarkable. For this reason, having this type of dedicated microphones can make our task easier and, above all, significantly improve the results obtained with our work.

In this case we tested the revamped HyperX Quadcast S, a premium microphone for content creators of all kinds. Find out in our in-depth analysis in which we are going to show you if a product with these characteristics is really worth it.

Materials and design

This device, like many other well-known ones from the firm and according to the price it presents, has a very good construction. It comes directly mounted in the package, something that is appreciated and that, on the other hand, is the first time that I have seen in a microphone with these characteristics.

Actually, what supports the microphone is not the base itself, but rather it has a kind of ring with elastic rubber anchors. These rubber bands fit into an external chassis that is screwed to the microphone and thus the microphone itself floats on the elastic bands with the intention of minimize the impact of vibrations of the table in the final performance of the microphone.

The upper part is for a touch button of silence, accessible and very well located for emergencies that may occur during use. On the back we have a 3,5-millimeter jack port for headphones and a USB-C port to connect the microphone to the PC or Mac that we are going to use. In this same rear part we will also find the sound pickup options that we will talk about later.

Finally, We have a gain selector in the lower part, to modulate depending on the location of the microphone or our tone of voice. We have two variants, the microphone in black and white. As you can see, we are analyzing the matte white version, which seems resistant, made mainly of metal and plastic.

The weight of the microphone is 254 grams, to which we must add the 360 ​​grams of the support and as many grams of the cable. It's certainly not a lightweight device, but no self-respecting audio device should be lightweight.

lights and action

How could it be otherwise, the microphone has two LED lighting zones along the pickup system itself. This lighting will alternate randomly, and we can also change it by tapping on the mute button located at the top.

The quantity and quality of lighting we will be able to manage through the HyperX Ngeunity app, not the rest of the microphone parameters. This application can be downloaded on the HyperX website in full free. One more addition that can improve our experience depending on the content but that is far from being the most decisive part of our Quadcast S.

Technical characteristics

This microphone has three independent 14-millimeter condensers, which will allow obtaining audio in a very personalized way and, most importantly, with a lot of quality. The frequency response will range between 20Hz and 20kHz, and the microphone sensitivity is 36dB (1V/Pa at 1kHz).

That said, we have a device that works practically plug-&-play, that is, we will not need to make any connection. When connecting it to the USB port of our PC or Mac, it will identify it as an independent microphone, this will mean that we do not stop listening to the content of our device, however, we will be able to speak directly into the microphone.

In fact, if we connect a headset to our PC or Mac, we are going to listen to our own voice captured through the microphone, which will help us a lot and will allow us to make the audio adjustments that we deem convenient, without losing an iota of personalization.

Editor's opinion

This mic has been hailed by most reviewers as one of the best (if not the best) mic for content creators, and I'm not going to come here to give the note. Nothing is further from reality, So good is the visual and functional result of this HyperX Quadcast S that it has become part of our recording team.

This means that both in the Podcast that we do weekly in collaboration with Actualidad iPhone and Soy de Mac, as well as in our videos, you will be able to see it and check its result.

If you want to see how it works just go to our channels and you will see that we are not exaggerating. You can purchase the HyperX Quadcast S from €109,65 in both the official website of HyperX as

Quadcast S
  • Editor's rating
  • 5 star rating
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  • Quadcast S
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  • Last modification: August 30st, 2022
  • Design
    Publisher: 95%
  • Quality
    Publisher: 99%
  • Performance
    Publisher: 95%
  • Configuration
    Publisher: 99%
  • Portability (size / weight)
    Publisher: 80%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 95%

Pros and cons

Pros

  • High-quality materials and design
  • Spectacular audio pickup
  • Compatibility and ease of use

Cons

  • The included cable is USB-A to USB-C

Pros

  • High-quality materials and design
  • Spectacular audio pickup
  • Compatibility and ease of use

Cons

  • The included cable is USB-A to USB-C

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