THE Elgato Wave 3 is an excellent microphone for streaming and podcasting.
The built-in audio interface makes it easy to connect to your computer or other device, and the built-in audio processing algorithm helps to improve the sound quality of your recordings. The microphone has a mute button, volume knob, and a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring, which makes it easy to adjust your audio in real-time.
The sound quality of the Wave 3 is good, providing clear and accurate audio for your recordings. As with all microphones, you must calibrate them before use and this microphone is no exception. The microphone features a cardioid polar pattern meaning it is most sensitive to sound in front of the microphone. This makes it perfect for streaming and podcasting.
The design of the Wave 3 is sleek and modern, and the construction is solid and well-built. The microphone is easy to set up, and the accompanying software is intuitive and user-friendly. The LED light on the microphone is a nice touch, as it indicates when the microphone is active and the shock mount is easy to install, with a double sided screw to attach to a boom arm – very handy for anyone wanting to keep as much space on their desk as possible.
The one downside to this microphone for me was the amount of time required to adjust the sound output; I had to spend a lot of time researching and downloading plugins in order to make the microphone suitable for use. It took a while to set everything up in the Wave Link App but was seamless after that was calibrated.
In conclusion, the Elgato Wave 3 is an good microphone that is well-suited for streaming and podcasting. It offers a great balance of features, sound quality, and design, making it a great choice for any content creator. If you’re looking for a high-quality microphone and are able to configure multiple programs on your computer, this mircophone is definitely worth considering.
Here are the microphones specifications:
Sample rate: 48 kHz
Bit rate: 16-bit
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Impedance: 2.2 kOhm
Noise level: 16dBA
Max SPL: 110dB
Dimensions: 150 x 150 x 150 mm
Weight: 1.36 lbs
Microphone stand: Included
Compatible with Windows 10, macOS 10.12 or later
Compatible with most software that supports USB microphones
For more information on where to purchase the Elgato Wave 3, head to https://www.elgato.com/en/wave-3.