HyperX Quadcast is a simple mic for pro game streamers on view at CES 2019

At CES 2019, HyperX has announced its first standalone microphone for game streamers, the HyperX Quadcast.

The mic is built with an anti-vibration shock mount and a 3-metre cable with a headphone jack. This gives you a lot of options when it comes to set-up. You can connect the mic to a PC, console, or Mac.

Quadcast features

The Quadcast has four selectable polar patterns to capture audio from different angles. Plus it has a tap-to-mute ability and LED lighting that’ll show broadcast condition.

This mic isn’t an XLR mic. That means it doesn’t require a mixing board. Ultimately, set-up should be simple: simple as plug in and record. But according to HyperX, the mic’s aim is to better the quality of audio to meet the demands of serious Twitch, YouTube or Mixer streamers. So while set-up may be simple, HyperX claims the mic will be great for both beginner and professional streamers.

HyperX also launched more gaming headsets

Cloud Orbit and Could Orbit S

HyperX launched the wired Cloud Orbit and Cloud Orbit S. They sport the same 100mm planar magnetic drivers in Audeze’s wireless Mobius model. The two models are very similar, but the Cloud Orbit S additionally sport Mobius’ head-tracking technology to deliver 360-degree sound.

HyperX Cloud Orbit
HyperX Cloud Orbit

Both headsets have USB-A, USB-C and an analog 3.5mm connector, as well as a detachable noise-canceling mic with a pop filter and up to 10 hours of battery.

Pricing and Availability

The Quadcast will be released this March for $140.

Also, the Cloud Orbit and Orbit S have launched for $300 and $330.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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