The manufacturer has introduced a brand new microphone with the HyperX DuoCast USB microphone. HP’s gaming division also adds a new color to its lineup of HyperX SoloCast and QuadCast S USB microphones, which you can now get in a white color scheme. Additionally, the SoloCast now supports Hi-Res audio recording thanks to a software update.
New to the HyperX microphone lineup: HyperX DuoCast USB Microphone
The compact HyperX QuadCast S from 2020, like the smaller SoloCast, now comes in a new white color scheme. So if you prefer lighter tones in your gaming or streaming setup, the microphones are finally available in a matching color.
Of course, the QuadCast S comes with the familiar RGB lighting that can be customized with the HyperX NGENUITY software. Otherwise, the USB microphone relies on an integrated anti-vibration shock mount, a built-in pop filter, and a tap-to-mute sensor with LED status indicator.
Conveniently, you can even switch between four polar patterns: stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional. This way, you can adapt the microphone to the respective conditions and optimize it for podcasts, home office or streaming, for example. With gain control and a 3.5mm headphone output for live mic monitoring, you’ll be well prepared for all requirements.
HyperX SoloCast in White and with Hi-Res Audio
Also coming in white is the small HyperX SoloCast, which is currently on sale in black at Amazon for 67.99 euros and is enjoying high popularity. The SoloCast has a cardioid polar pattern, which is more sensitive to sound sources directly in front of the microphone. So it’s ideal for gaming, streaming or recording audio.
The microphone offers a tap-to-mute function that indicates mute status via LED. There is also a new software update for the microphone, which you can download now. It now allows recording in 24-bit quality and with a sampling rate of 96 kHz. You can trigger the update via the companion app HyperX NGENUITY.
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HyperX DuoCast: ProfessionalUSB microphone for many purposes
Brand new, on the other hand, is the HyperX DuoCast, which comes from the factory with Hi-Res sound in 24-bit at 96 kHz and is designed to meet professional streaming demands on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The microphone also features an internal pop filter to ensure clean audio pickup. In addition to a low-profile shock mount, the DuoCast is also equipped with an easy-access gain control and two selectable polar patterns (cardioid and omni-directional).
Of course, you can also expect a tap-to-mute function with LED illumination that informs you of the mute status. An LED light ring, which you can customize via the companion software, rounds out the HyperX DuoCast USB Microphone’s feature set.
Design: two electret condenser capsules
Polar patterns: cardioid and omnidirectional
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Sensitivity: -6 dBFS (1 V/Pa at 1 kHz).
Audio signal level: ≤-70 dBFS (frequency-weighted).
Impedance: 32 Ω
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Maximum output power: 7 mW
Total harmonic distortion (THD): ≤ 0.05 percent (1 kHz/0 dBFS)
Noise (RMS): ≤-110 dBFS (A-weighted).
Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥ 100 dB (1 kHz/0 dBFS, frequency-weighted).
Connections and Features.
Connection type: USB-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
USB specifications: USB 2.0
Sampling rate: 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
Bit rate: 24-bit
Total weight (with USB cable): 502,9 g
Prices and Availability
The new HyperX DuoCast USB microphone positions itself in the middle of the other two microphones with an MSRP of 109.99 euros. Below that is the less expensive HyperX SoloCast, which comes in a white design with an MSRP of 74.99 euros. The top model, the HyperX QuadCast S, is also available in white for an MSRP of 179.99 Euros. The latter is currently available on Amazon for 136.99 Euros.