It’s not often you find budget-priced items that work on par with more mainstream equipment. The Maono AU-HD300T Cardioid Mic is one such example of this diamond in the rough. With excellent sound, an inexpensive cost, and just about everything you need in the box, Maono makes this a deal that is hard to pass up.
ROCCAT has been releasing impressive hardware throughout the year, and their latest is a studio-grade USB microphone, set to light a fire in the space. Aimed at mostly content creators and gamers, it’s an exciting package that’ll appeal to a larger audience. But in the age of working from home either by choice or demand, microphones have become a near-essential component of the home office, so there’s something for all here. The ROCCAT Torch is as affordable and stylish as it is a great microphone too.
The things that that come to mind when you see the names HyperX or Kingston is either memory, headsets, or some other gaming peripheral. Until recently, microphones weren’t anything anyone thought HyperX would offer, but that started to change that with the release of last year’s highly rated Quadcast. Now we get a new model with RGB in the HyperX Quadcast S, building upon an already great microphone. With stellar audio quality, a striking look, and lots of extras at no added cost, the HyperX Quadcast S is an evolution and trailblazer in its class.
When it comes to choosing a microphone for recording or broadcasting, there is a literal sea of options to swim through, and a great many considerations to be made. Sound quality is obviously of utmost importance, but so is budget, which can have a cascading impact on quality, interface, and nearly every other aspect of the device you choose. Options range across the spectrum of quality to ease of use, and ultimately you may find yourself in a position where you purchase something that’s “good enough” but leaves you compromising on features or needing to spend more money on additional software or equipment to make up for shortcomings. Things get more complicated when you want to broadcast yourself on the internet instead of just recording yourself or doing video conferencing.