Secret HyperX QuadCast Mic Settings You MUST Know!

hyperx quadcast mic settings

Wondering what are the best HyperX QuadCast mic settings? Stay until the end of this guide!

The configuration of the audio settings of the HyperX QuadCast allows for higher-quality input and broadcasting, free of interruptions or unwanted background noises.

This guide will help you achieve the most optimal settings configuration for the QuadCast from multiple software apps.

To achieve optimal HyperX QuadCast settings, set the “Polar Pattern” to “Cardioid” and regulate the “Gain” knob of the mic.

Then, adjust the microphone’s settings through your device’s OS and NGENUITY, or use OBS to set up microphone filters.

Keep reading for a detailed review of the QuadCast’s settings configuration!

What are the Best HyperX QuadCast Mic Settings?

best hyperx quadcast mic settings

Whilst the perfect mic configuration is strongly individual and different for everyone, there is a way to make the HyperX QuadCast sound much clearer without any background noise/buzz.

Note that some of the microphone’s audio modifications may not be possible with the default mic stand of the HyperX QuadCast, so you should consider purchasing a replacement stand.

First, let’s start with configuring the default audio settings!

Best HyperX QuadCast Default Audio Settings:

You can adjust some of the microphone’s default settings through the built-in adjustment knobs on the outer periphery of the QuadCast.

Some of them allow you to regulate the Mute state of the microphone, Gain adjustment, and select a Polar Pattern.

So let’s learn how to make HyperX QuadCast sound better!

HyperX Polar Pattern Knob 

hyperx polar pattern knob

You can pick from up to 4 selectable polar pattern modes on the HyperX, each one featuring a different audio pickup technology.

For optimal performance during any type of usage, set the HyperX QuadCast to “Cardioid” mode.

HyperX “Gain” Knob 

You can regulate the pickup frequency and sensitivity of the HyperX by pushing the knob at the bottom toward the left or right.

  • The higher the gain is, the stronger audio will the HyperX pick up from a greater distance.

HyperX “Mute” functionality

For quicker user access, HyperX has integrated a “Mute” functionality by tapping the top of the microphone.

If the LED backlight goes off, it means that the HyperX has entered “Mute” mode and must be tapped again to unmute.

Tip: If the LED backlight is off, it could also mean that there’s an issue with QuadCast’s power!

Best QuadCast Windows/macOS Audio Settings:

quadcast windows/macos audio settings

It is extremely important to configure the QuadCast’s audio settings through the microphone configuration of your desktop device.

This allows for higher precision in producing clear input and eliminating audio distortion or unwanted background noises.

How to Adjust QuadCast Audio Settings On Windows?

  1. Right-click the speaker icon within your Windows taskbar.
  2. Click on “Sound” and select the “Recording” tab at the top.
  3. Scroll down and find the HyperX QuadCast within the menu.
  4. Right-click and select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click on “Advanced” and locate the “Default Format” section.
  • Set the “Default Format” to “2 channel, 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality.)
  • Enable both checkboxes under the “Default Format” menu in “Advanced.”
  • Regulate the microphone’s input through the “Levels” tab within the menu.

How to Adjust QuadCast Audio Settings On macOS?

adjust quadcast audio settings on macos
  1. Click on “System Preferences” through the Apple Menu.
  2. After that, navigate to “Sound” and then press on “Input.”
  3. Select the HyperX QuadCast from the microphone menu.
  • Configure the QuadCast’s “Input Volume” from the menu.
  • Configure the QuadCast’s “Input Level” from the menu.
  • Set up “Use ambient noise reduction” to stabilize the input.
Tip: Save all microphone changes and configurations under your personal OS profile!

Best OBS Mic Settings for HyperX QuadCast:

Well, the most important settings for the HyperX QuadCast are the broadcasting, streaming, and recording configuration within the OBS Studio.

Modifying the settings of the microphone through OBS can improve the input quality significantly and resolve background noises/buzzing.

best obs mic settings for hyperx quadcast

To access the settings of the QuadCast, open  OBS Studio on your device, click the cogwheel icon, and select “Filters.”

Next to the QuadCast under “Audio Mixer.” You will be automatically redirected to the settings menu of the microphone.

Here are the best settings to apply to the QuadCast through the OBS Studio!

Noise Suppression

This filter regulates the rate at which the microphone picks up background noises or produces static noise.

For optimal performance, set the feature to “RNNoise” (good quality, more CPU usage).

Noise Gate

hyperx quadcast gate noise

To prevent the QuadCast from picking up noise from your keyboard/mouse, you must configure a “Close” and “Open” noise gate threshold.

For optimal performance, set the “Close” feature to “-35 dB” and “Open” to “-26 dB”


The “Compressor” filter allows for reducing loud or high-pitched noises picked up by the QuadCast.

More minus is added to the compressor’s threshold, more compressed will be the mic’s input sounds!


Like the “Compressor” filter, the “Expander” feature does the same thing, but in the opposite direction.

The more minus is added to the filter’s “dB,” the more noise will be allowed to go through the microphone.


Similar to the built-in knob of the QuadCast, you can also adjust the device’s gain through OBS as well.

For a higher level of gain precision, you can adjust the feature through both sources and measure the input sensitivity. 

Note: Ensure all filter and audio settings are configured under an OBS user profile!

Best HyperX NGENUITY Microphone Settings:

best hyperx ngenuity microphone settings

The HyperX NGENUITY available through the Microsoft Store provides extra customizations for QuadCast’s audio and input settings.

You can download the driver completely for free on your computer and complete the automatic setup to recognize and pair the QuadCast microphone.

After accessing the driver, click “Audio” at the top and ensure the “Don’t Use Base Settings” slider is set to “Off.”

This allows for custom modifications of the audio settings.

Note: Ensure the QuadCast is physically connected to your device before starting the prompt!

Here are the best QuadCast settings available through the HyperX NGENUITY:


You can regulate the input strength of the HyperX QuadCast by pushing the mic volume slider toward the right.

Increasing it amplifies the microphone’s input and boosts the voice’s strength.


ngenuity “mic monitoring”

Well, boosting your QuadCast’s monitoring allows you to hear the microphone’s audio through a connected speaker/headset.

  • This feature is primarily used for testing purposes and should not be enabled by default.


As the title says, this slider in the “Audio” tab regulates the output strength of the connected headset.

Push the slider back to decrease the output strength and move it to the right for an increase.

Tip: The headphone volume in NGENUITY must be adjusted according to the device’s settings!

Quick Recap

To achieve the best HyperX QuadCast mic settings, adjust the mic’s audio through the built-in buttons and the NGENUITY driver.

Furthermore, you can also assign different audio functions to the mic through OBS or the Windows/macOS settings.

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