HyperX SoloCast USB Condenser Microphone

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$40
HyperX SoloCast USB Condenser Microphone

HyperX is a brand more associated with gaming. However, with the success of their microphone lines, they are quickly making a name for themselves in the home recording and streaming community.

The HyperX Solocast is a USB Microphone designed for general comms but is versatile enough to record voice overs, vocals and even some instruments.

It is also compatible with a wide variety of devices, various gaming consoles.

Features

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Max SPL: 121dB
  • Power Requirements: 5V USB power
  • Device / Operating System compatibility: Class - Compliant USB ,Windows 10, Mac OS 10.10 or higher with USB 2.0
  • Sampling Rate: 48kHz, 44.1kHz, 32kHz, 16kHz,8kHz
  • Bit Depth: 16-bit
  • Best For: Voice Overs, Vocal recording, Acoustic guitar

Pros

Even though the mic is made by a gaming company, many people have had great results for voice overs thanks to the tonality of the microphone. Some that used the mic for vocal recordings mentioned that the mic sounds good for folk acoustic songs.

Cons

The mic does not have a built in gain knob. Gain is adjusted via your OS or platform settings.

Overall

If you're looking for an affordable, all-round USB microphone for not a lot of cash, the HyperX SoloCast is a reasonable pick.

Note: There are more highly rated options than this which you can see in our guide to The Best USB Microphones for Vocals & Musical Instruments.

About the Author

Raphael PulgarRaphael Pulgar

I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.