Microphone Reviews

HyperX QuadCast USB Microphone Review (2023 Update)

HyperX QuadCast USB Microphone

HyperX QuadCast – USB Condenser Gaming Microphone, for PC, PS4, PS5 and Mac, Anti-Vibration Shock Mount, Four Polar Patterns, Pop Filter, Gain Control, Podcasts, Twitch, YouTube, Discord, Red LED

Product Overview

The HyperX Quad Cast is the ideal all-inclusive standalone microphone for streamers, podcasters and gamers that are looking for a condenser mic with impressive quality sound.

The Quad Cast includes its own anti-vibration shock mount to help reduce the sound of any movements.

It has a built-in pop filter that reduces any muffles or popping noises for clearer voice quality.

Instantly know your mic status with the LED indicator and with the tap-to-mute to easily mute yourself without any delay.

Choose between the four polar patterns (Cardioid, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional and Stereo) to fit your streaming needs and adjust the sensitivity by using the gain control knob.

Includes a mount adapter that fits both 3/8” and 5/8” thread sizes and is compatible with most microphone stands. Quad Cast is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak to ensure that the Quad Cast is the perfect microphone for broadcasting loud and clear for all your followers and listeners. Whether you’re plugging into a PC, PS4, or Mac, you’ll be able to deliver quality sound to anyone tuning in.

What’s it all about?

  • Radiant red lighting with dynamic effects: Stunning red lighting and dynamic effects for an eye-catching shot of customizable style.
  • Built-in anti-vibration shock mount: Isolate the mic and suppress the sound of unintentional rumbles and bumps with the elastic rope suspension.
  • Tap-to-mute sensor with LED status indicator: Use the convenient tap-to-mute functionality to prevent an audio accident along with the help of the LED mic status indicator. If the light is on, the mic is active, if the light is off, the mic is muted.
  • Four selectable polar patterns: Choose between four polar patterns (stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, bidirectional) to optimize your broadcast setup and keep the focus on the sounds you want to be heard.
  • Gain control adjustment: Easily adjust your mic sensitivity by turning the dial at the bottom of the QuadCast.
  • Versatile adapter fits 3/8-inch and 5/8-inch threaded setups, compatible with most mic stands or boom arms. The internal pop filter helps block plosive sounds from hitting the mic, and you can monitor the mic via the headphone jack.
  • Get great sound whether you’re connecting to a PC, PS5, PS4, or Mac. QuadCast is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak, and works on major streaming platforms like Streamlabs OBS, OBS Studio, and XSplit.

Four separate polar patterns

What we think

The HyperX QuadCast USB Microphone is a great advanced microphone for singing, recording instruments, multi-person podcasts or conference calls as well as gaming or streaming. It benefits from great recording quality, and especially stands out due to its 4 available polar patterns for different applications.

We think this is a great value purchase for anyone who is serious about their recordings!

Microphone Reviews

MAONO USB Microphone Review (2023 Update)

MAONO USB Microphone

MAONO Computer Microphone for PC, All in One USB Mic 192kHz/24bit with Metal Pop Filter, Tripod, Gain Knob & 0-Latency Monitoring for Zoom Meeting, Podcasting, Streaming, YouTube, Voice Over, Gaming

Product Overview

This podcast microphone is a classic microphone launched by MAONO. It is plug and play, easy to install and set up, and very suitable for beginners. Loved by numerous users since its release, it is ideal for podcasting, but also for gaming, singing and any kind of Youtube recording.

What’s it all about?

  • Professional Sound Chipset 192kHz/24Bit: This Condenser Microphone has been designed with professional sound chipset, which let the USB microphone hold high resolution sampling rate. SAMPLING RATE: 192kHz/24bit!!! Smooth, flat frequency response of 30Hz-16kHz–Extended frequency response is excellent for singing, speech and Voice over, Performed perfectly in reproduces sound, high quality mic ensure your exquisite sound reproduces on the internet.
  • Plug And Play : The microphone has USB 2.0 data port which is easy to connect with your computer and Linux operation system, and no need extra driver software, and no need for an external sound card. Double shielding USB cable reduces interference. That makes it easy to sound good on a podcast, livestream, video call, or most any other kind of recording.
  • 16mm Electret Condenser Transducer & Magnet Ring: With the 16mm electret condenser transducer, the USB microphone can give you a strong bass response. This professional condenser microphone picks up crystal clear audio. The magnet ring, on the USB microphone cable, have a strong anti-interference function, which makes you have a better feel.
  • Sturdy Boom Arm Set: With a pop filter and a foam windscreen, the condenser mic records your voice and the sound is crystal clear, the shock mount holds the microphone steady with damping function. Particularly good for video voiceovers; podcasts; YouTube video; skype conferences and so on.
  • Compatible With MOST OS: For all Laptop, PC and Mobile phones. But if you want connect with phone, you need an OTG adapter (not included). Strong output, no distortion, low power consumption. PACKING LIST: Condenser Mic + Adjustable Scissor Arm Stand + Metal Shock Mount + Pop Filter + Foam Mic Windscreen + Table Mounting Clamp + USB-B to USB-A Cable.

Items included in the offer

What we think

The MAONO USB Microphone is a great value beginners microphone for podcasts, singing, Youtube recordings, gamings and so much more. It benefits from great recording quality as well as a wide set of accessories such as the

  • Adjustable Angle and Foldable Arm Band
  • Premium shock mount
  • USB-A to USB-B cable
  • And more..

For under $60 we think this is a great value purchase for anyone!

Microphone Reviews

Razer Seiren Mini USB Microphone Review (2023 Update)

Razer Serien Mini USB Microphone

Razer Seiren Mini USB Condenser Microphone: for Streaming and Gaming on PC – Professional Recording Quality – Precise Supercardioid Pickup Pattern – Tilting Stand – Shock Resistant – Classic Black, White or Pink

Product Overview

With the Razer Seiren Mini, big sounds can come in small packages. Introducing our ultra-compact condenser mic made for streaming with smaller or portable setups, and capable of producing professional-grade audio – thanks to a supercardioid pickup pattern and a 14mm condenser capsule.

What’s it all about?

  • Ultra-Precise Supercardioid Pickup Pattern: The Razer Seiren Mini is tuned with a tighter pickup angle, so it can focus on your voice while ensuring that background noises like typing and mouse clicks don’t get picked up.
  • Professional Recording Quality: With its 14mm condenser capsule and flat frequency response, the mic broadcasts your voice with stellar clarity that’s filled with crisp highs and deep lows.
  • Ultra-Compact Build: Made for minimalist or smaller setups, it barely takes up any desk space and is discreet on-camera, putting more focus on you. Easy to bring along if you need take your streaming elsewhere.
  • Heavy-Duty Tilting Stand: Sitting on a sturdy support, the mic can be angled to find the perfect sweetspot for your voice. It can also be detached and mounted on a boom arm or mic stand that uses a standard 5,8-inch thread. Connectivity technology: USB


What we think

The Razer Seiren USB Microphone convinces with its minimalist design yet excellent acoustics.

With this microphone big sounds come in a small package. It’s great for streaming on the go with smaller or portable setups, especially laptops, and capable of producing professional-grade audio.

We think this is a great value purchase for anyone who wants to record while on the go or wants to reduce clutter or save space on their home recording setup!

Features News

Webcam Test added

We are proud to announce that we have added a webcam test to our site.

You can find it here:

With this test you can prepare for video calls, e.g. Zoom calls, by testing both the video feed and quality, as well as your microphone.

This is ideal for work, school or just calling your friends & family via a video conferencing call.

We hope you’ll enjoy this new test!


Coming Soon: Webcam Test

We are working on a webcam test for our users, as we’ve seen quite a lot of demand for it in addition to our microphone test.

With this test you’ll be able to not only test your microphone, but also the video feed from your webcam.

This will be ideal for video calls for school or work, for example Zoom calls.

So stay tuned, we will be releasing our webcam test very soon!


How this Microphone Test works

You may be wondering how our microphone test works. It’s quite simple. First, when you arrive to our site, you are requested to grant access to your microphone so that we can check it. Then our site checks whether a microphone is connected and can be detected, followed by a sound and volume check.

If all is well, you will see that your microphone is working. If not, you will receive an error message telling you what happened.

It’s quite simple and quick, which is something we are quite proud of because users can get an answer to whether their microphone works or not within a mere few seconds.


Welcome to

We built this simple yet powerful online microphone test tool so that anyone can quickly test their mic anytime and from anywhere without fuss. We are proud that our microphone test is quick, simple to use, and without unneccessary complications or complexities. It just works.

Our mic test tells you whether your microphone was detected or not, and whether any sound/volume was detected. Nothing more and nothing less.

We hope you enjoy our microphone test!