The continuing rise in popularity of streaming, podcasting, gaming, etc., has brought with it a number of new digital content creators. And many of those content creators are choosing to utilize the HyperX Quadcast as the microphone of choice. However, to get the most out of the HyperX Quadcast mic, you’ll need a quality boom arm as well.
Therefore, in this article, we will cover the best boom arms for the HyperX Quadcast microphone. We have five recommendations ranging across various qualities and budgets. We have also included a comprehensive guide as to what to look for in a good boom arm for the HyperX Quadcast.
What to look for in a boom arm for the HyperX Quadcast
What makes a good HyperX Quadcast boom arm? Let’s dive into the features that any quality boom arm should have. But first, we should mention that the HyperX Quadcast comes with a shock mount and a built-in pop filter, so you do need a boom arm that supports those accessories as well as its weight.
You may need to adjust your microphone positioning frequently or bump into your desk from time to time. The vibrations from these movements can cause disturbance in your audio. That’s why it’s so important the boom arm has a sturdy, secure, and stable clamp that connects it to your desk. This sturdiness will help keep your mic steady even if there is a disturbance or when making adjustments to its positioning, thus resulting in clear and consistent audio recordings. There is also the added safety of knowing that your microphone is firmly planted and won’t fall easily risking damage due to weak clamps.
Mobility and Flexibility
The mobility and flexibility of a boom arm are very important. A good boom arm allows for 360 degrees rotation of its base and should have at least 2 other joints for ample adjustability of positioning. This makes it easier to find the perfect microphone position. But be wary of the quality of the joints. Make sure they are strong enough to support the whole weight of the microphone even when it is fully extended.
Spring System & Tension
To adequately hold the weight of the HyperX Quadcast microphone without it losing tension over time, a boom arm must have a very good spring system and ample tension of the springs themselves. This is also a necessity to prevent loud noises when adjusting the mic and its stand while recording or streaming.
We’ve briefly mentioned the reach, and yes, it’s quite important. The longer the reach the easier it is to find the perfect position for your microphone. The industry standard is 32” horizontal and vertical movement, but depending on the size of your desk, shorter reach boom arms might be enough.
Durability & Build Quality
It is also imperative to make sure the boom arm is durable. This might be the most important aspect and it varies mostly because of the materials used in the production of the stand such as a steel frame and a good quality spring system. When it comes to boom arms, it is better to spend a bit more to get quality that will last you for years to come. Rather than constantly going for the cheaper option which will undoubtedly wear and maybe even break earlier.
Best Boom Arms for HyperX Quadcast
RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm
The RODE PSA1 is at the top of our list as the best overall option for any streamer, gamer, podcaster, etc. It comes at a higher price point, but considering the features it comes with, it also has great value.
- 360-degree rotation
- Extra attachments can be added, like a shock mount
- Cable management
- Is on the pricier side
Since the 1990s, RODE audio equipment has been a staple in many professional studios or at-home setups. And thanks to this, it’s no wonder that the PSA1 finds itself at the top of our little list.
It has many different features and is built for convenience. It comes with two mounting options, a 55mm thick clamp or a 70mm insert-style desk mount. Next, is this arm’s reach. It has a horizontal reach of 820mm (32.5”), a vertical reach of 840mm (33”), and a full 360-degree rotation. This, along with the mounting options, provide for great mobility and versatility when setting up your ‘studio’.
This boom arm supports most microphones, up to a weight of 700g (1.5lbs), or up to 1.1kg (2.4lbs) when combined with a shock mount. This comes in handy when you already plan on using the HyperX Quadcast microphone.
That microphone comes with a pop filter and a shock mount included and would require a mic stand that can accommodate both of those. Which is what makes this one perfect for your needs. All these features make the RODE PSA1 the best overall on our list.
Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm
The Blue Compass Premium mic stand is a great option for broadcast applications, such as game streaming, podcasting, and more. It is a premium tube-style boom arm with smooth and quiet operation and a sophisticated look.
- Hidden cable management
- Hand-tightened hinged for squeaky-free movements
- 360-degree rotation
- Relatively expensive
This boom arm is very easy to assemble and is of high quality. The Blue Compass is built from extruded aluminum and has a C-clamp desk mount. It has great cable management thanks to its tube-style design which will keep all the cables tucked away from view.
This will surely make your HyperX Quadcast stand out in terms of aesthetics. Also, the sleek and elegant design of the mic stand helps further that premium look and feel.
The hinges of this boom arm are also hand-tightened and won’t make any noise when moving it, which is great because the HyperX microphone will pick up even the slightest of movement squeaks. Another great thing about this mic stand is that it has a horizontal reach of 32” and can hold a mic of up to 2.4lbs, along with the shock mount.
Simply put, the Blue Compass is a premium boom arm for the HyperX Quadcast in terms of both functionalities and looks. And its studio-level design will no doubt make for a great addition to your streaming/gaming setup.
TONOR Microphone Boom Arm with Pop Filter
The TONOR boom arm is problibly the best budget option for the HyperX Quadcast. It is more than strong and flexble enough to support the wieght and moevment of the HyperX Quadcast while also providing great value for the asking price.
- High-quality and super-tension springs
- Made of durable and high-grade steel rods
- Cable management isn’t built-in, only external cable ties
The TONOR boom arms come as a good solution when you are on a budget and are not willing to spend extra on the higher-end competitors. But, considering that you have already bought a quality mic, maybe it would be better if you also bought a better and sturdier stand for it.
But this still is one of the better budget options, so we will cover it on our list and go more in detail about its features. It’s made from high-grade steel rods that are very thick and relatively durable. The desk mount is upgraded from its predecessors and can extend up to a width of 60mm (2.4”).
The clamp is very sturdy, and this arm offers a horizontal and vertical reach of up to 700mm with a full 360-degree rotation. And thanks to the high-quality springs used, the load capacity is increased by 80%, and they make no vibration noise during use.
Which like we said before, is crucial with the HyperX microphone because it tends to pick up even the slightest of hums. The metal adapter is suitable for different kinds of shock mounts and microphones, and it is most definitely compatible with the HyperX Quadcast. It is also worth mentioning that inside the package there will be 4 cable ties and a pop filter included. Though, you won’t need this extra pop filter because the Quadcast already has its built-in filter. Overall, this is a great boom arm if you are on a budget.
InnoGear Microphone Boom Arm
Made of sturdy and premium cast metal, the InnoGear microphone is versatile and easily adjustable. A great choice for your streaming or podcasting needs.
- High-quality steel
- 360-degree rotation angle
- Cable management isn’t built-in, only external cable ties
This mic stand is made from premium cast metal (heavy-duty steel). It is very easy to adjust to a position of your liking because it can be moved, at the halfway point, up and down to a maximum of 180 degrees.
And you can rest assured that this won’t make any sounds because the springs are high-quality, unlike some other cheap mic stands. Great for working with your HyperX Quadcast microphone.
Also, it will be compatible with it thanks to the 5/8” connector, which is also compatible with most of the other microphones sold on the market.
The adjustability of this stand is further improved because of its 360-degree rotation angle and the maximum reach of 28” horizontally and 27” vertically. You would have no problem placing it wherever, and however you wish.
Neewer NW-35 Suspension Boom Scissor Arm
An okay option if you are on a really tight budget and are only just starting your digital content career. Other wise, the options above are considerably better for your HyperX Quadcast microphone.
- A cheaper model
- 360-degree rotation
- A pop filter will be included
- Not the quietest spring system
The Neewer NW-35 falls on the cheaper side of the boom arm market, and you should definitely consider it if you are on a tight budget. Even though it is cheaper, it still offers great functionalities at its price point.
It has a desk mounting clamp of up to 45mm or 1.7” and can be rotated at a 360-degree angle. It is made of steel and can support microphones weighing up to 1.5kg or 3.3lbs. With its weight of 710g, the Quadcast will have no trouble fitting onto this mic stand.
Along with the double-layer pop filter, inside the box, you also get a standard microphone clip that will be able to fit most standard-sized handheld microphones. But, as we mentioned before, you won’t be needing that pop filter because the Quadcast already has it built-in.
And on that note, it is time to finish this review of the 5 best mic stands for the HyperX Quadcast. Along with those options, we also provided you with a buyer’s guide and what you should be looking out for in a good boom arm. But when you have a mic as good as the HyperX Quadcast, you should look for a good mic stand to place it on. Thinks about the ones we have already covered here, but maybe do some research of your own. Hopefully, we were of some help to you, and let us know if there are any other good options on the market. We value your opinion here. Happy gaming/streaming!