The game streaming industry is one that has grown exponentially in recent years. Showing no signs of slowing down, more and more gamers are buying themselves some top-tier gear so they can get in on the fun, taking to streaming websites such as Twitch and YouTube in a bid to try and make a career out of the thing they enjoy doing most.
One of the most essential pieces of kit a streamer can have, is a microphone. There are plenty of cheap options out there if you’re just a casual streamer but, when it comes to taking your set-up to the next level; that’s where things start to get a little tricky. Prices ramp up and you’re left unsure whether or not you should drop a couple hundred on an item you’ve not yet had the opportunity to try out.
So, when we got the opportunity to test out the EPOS B20 Streaming Microphone, we were excited to say the very least!
Instantly, the microphone is an impressive one. EPOS stick to their sleek and subtle design, rather than going for the garish that a lot of other brands seem to enjoy. The result is a premium look - and feel - that allows the user to become comfortable with their purchase straight away.
Of course, where the real substance lies is in how the microphone performs. It’s all very well and good looking like a luxury product, but does it actually get the job done? Thankfully, yes!
If you’re setting up a studio, then you can’t go wrong with this mic. It has built-in audio output in the form of a 3.5mm jack, so that you can plug your headset directly into the mic for near latency-free monitoring of both your microphone input and content audio output. Usually, you’d be left scratching your head and rereading your instruction manual to set up such a useful piece of equipment but, with the USB plug and play simplicity here, you’re all set to go.
Make sure to download the EPOS Gaming Suite upon set-up though; this is your go-to for all of your audio customisation, allowing you to edit your input and output with just a few clicks of a button.
Reliable, robust and easily a microphone you could use for many years to come, this affordable streaming microphone is yet another massive success for EPOS, who continue to hit it out of the park.
The EPOS B20 Streaming Microphone is available now, priced at £179. Female First were given a unit for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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