Elgato has carved out a pretty significant space in livestreaming across a handful of niche product categories: capture cards and devices, lighting and its lineup of Stream Decks. Now, it’s jumping into a much bigger product category with the launch of the Wave 1 and the Wave 3, a pair of microphones the company says were designed specifically for streamers. I spent some time with the more expensive model — the Wave 3 — and it feels like Elgato really came out swinging. You can watch my review video above.
As I mentioned in the video, just about every microphone on the market currently isn’t designed for streamers — they’re made for voiceovers, singing, podcasting and other, more niche use cases. The Wave 3 is a much-needed challenger to other midrange mics in its class and Elgato’s Clipguard technology makes it an extremely appealing option for the more… excitable streamers among us.