Aiming at home audio and video broadcasting as a hobby or for work, HyperX, the gaming arm of the Kingston Technology, has expanded its USB Condenser Microphone series with the HyperX QuadCast S. This new HyperX QuadCast microphone features dual-zone RGB lighting that can be controlled using HyperX NGENUITY software.
The QuadCast HyperX microphone has a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, pop filter, mute sensor, and LED status. The new Hyper X Quad Caster product is said to “provide clear and stable audio for streaming and video conferencing.”
The frequency response of the Hyper X mic is 20–20,000 Hz, the sensitivity is -36 dB (1 V / Pa at 1 kHz). The QuadCast S housing actually comes with three condenser microphones with 14 mm diaphragms. This allows you to choose from four radiation patterns: stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bi-directional. Supports 48 kHz sampling rate with 16-bit data representation.
The USB Condenser Microphone also boasts a 3.5mm headphone output for real-time audio monitoring. The kit includes a stand and a universal adapter that fits both 3/8″ and 5/8″ threads, making it fit on most stands.
The HyperX QuadCast microphone weighs 254 g, or with the shock mount and stand – 360 g. The weight together with the 3-meter cable is 710 g.
If you’re looking for a slightly higher variant, then we have the product from the Warm Audio, which has recently introduced a clone of the Newman U87 – called the WA-87 R2 Condenser Microphone. They are a classic and very expensive microphone that sounds very attractive and is definitely a reason for success. Warm Audio was of the opinion that some things could be improved and is now offering an update with the WA-87 R2.