HyperX is known for high-quality products in several component categories. This year, however, the brand from Kingston Technology has dedicated itself to fine-tuning the QuadCast standalone microphone, which was launched in 2019. The new QuadCast S version offers a good deal of personal RGB settings, but retains the award-winning design and outstanding features of its predecessor. At that time, it had rightly received the Platinum Award from us.
Accordingly, we are concentrating less on a comparison between the old and new model and more purely on the QuadCast S and its glorious features.
The anticipation in our editorial office was almost uncontrollable when our test object arrived. Our package messenger is used to a lot, but in this case even a Zalando scream seemed harmless. After all, HyperX is known for bombastic sound in headsets and microphones, which the brand provides with only useful extras. And if that’s not enough for you: The QuadCast S can RGB!
We have taken a close look at the condenser microphone for streamers, teachers, lecturers and the like.
|Art||electrolytic capacitor microphone|
|Polar patterns||stereo, omnidirectional, kidney, bidirectional|
|Frequency range||20 Hz – 20.000 Hz|
|Impedance (headphone output)||32 Ohm|
|Frequency range (headphone output)||20 Hz – 20.000 Hz|
|Cable length||3 m|
|Connection type||USB-C to USB-A|
|Weight (microphone)||254 g|
|Weight (bracket and stand)||110 g|
|Dimension (H x W x D)||25 x 12.9 x 10.3 cm|
|RGB control||HyperX NGENUITY|
Packaging & contents
As soon as the parcel arrives, it is of course opened immediately. A red-and-white cardboard box with a picture of the microphone is displayed. Inside, the QuadCast S is unspectacularly packaged – from our point of view a plus point, since elaborately designed packaging is usually intended to distract from the contents. In this case, however, this is already a highlight, so the robust plastic packaging, which allowed the microphone to travel safely, is absolutely sufficient.
HyperX also included a 3-meter USB cable – type C to type A – and a mounting adapter that helps to attach the microphone to a tripod or telescopic arm. The adapter fits both 3/8 and 5/8″ threads, making it compatible with most tripods and mounts.
The inventory of the Unboxing leaves a positive impression. HyperX has added the bare essentials, which is quite sufficient and lets us jump directly to the test of the QuadCast S without having to check out numerous accessories.