Readers of this site may be aware of the HyperX QuadCast microphone by now, if for no other reason than 50% of our current podcast regulars make use of one. And while I have been using the original QuadCast (reviewed here) for nearly two years now, the QuadCast S is a stylish new alternative.
The difference is simple: rather than the red-only lighting option of the original, the S version is fully customizable with multiple RGB zones. Oh, and now it uses a USB-C connection, rather than micro USB.
“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.”