Top 8 Streaming Equipment Must Haves
The best streaming equipment you can get for content creators!
Thu Nov 24 2022
4 min read
With Christmas creeping up, we’ve put together 8 pieces of equipment that’ll make a big difference to your streaming set up.
Content creation can be a hobby, but for some of us, it’s a full time gig… or on the road to be! This is why it’s important to invest some $$$ into some top-tier equipment to help make your streams and content that little bit better.
We’ve taken a mix of our very own Partner recommendations, along with some of our own! Let’s get to it:
Hyper X QuadCast - $89
For those content creators looking for a decent microphone that’ll make a great addition to their rig, HyperX’s QuadCast has your name on it. This microphone is literally made for gamers who stream.
With a decent price point, it’s suitable for all aspiring streamers who are looking for a condenser microphone with quality sound. It also comes with an anti-vibration shock mount to help reduce rumbles - and the funky LED indicator lets you know when you’re muted or not, which can come in handy for when your mom shouts up to the room ‘DINNER IS READY!’ 🤣
There’s also the Hyper X Quadcast S, which for around $40 extra, gives you the addition of RGB - you can never have too much RGB!
FreshCut Partner Recommends: Shure SM7B microphone - $379
‘If you have echo problems like me and want to make your voice sound nice, this makes everything so much easier and makes everything sound amazing! You can literally have all your audio on one device and makes streaming easy.’ - KimMeoww
SteelSeries Arctics 7 Wireless - $169.99
The SteelSeries Artics 7 Wireless headset is said to be the best wireless gaming headset around - along with the best microphone on a headset, making it perfect for streamers who don't have the full microphone setup!
It's also been Discord-certified, so you know it's gotta be good.
The headset has next-generation DTS 2.0 surround sound, so you'll have no problem listening for those pesky enemies sneaking around corners. 24 hour battery life is perfect for stream marathons!
Now, Elgato is definitely a household name when it comes to the best streaming equipment, and for good reason.
The Elgato FaceCam is said to be the world's most powerful webccam, with video quality that speaks for itself. With its pro-grade lens and cutting-edge image sensor, you'll be looking mighty fine on stream!
Elgato always craft their products with creators in mind, and their custom built heat sinks within the camera are awesome for those who do longer stream sessions.
Elgato Key Light - $199.99
When building up your streaming rig, lighting is KEY. It can really make your camera pop on screen and helps viewers see your expression in detail.
With a dynamic design, Elgato have really put some thought into this one so it doesn't clutter your setup. You can attach this to your desk and have it flushed to the wall, it's super easy to setup. Elgato's control center gives plenty of adjustment options to create the lighting that suits you best!
When you begin to feel a bit more comfortable in the streaming space, I strongly recommend investing in an Elgato Key Light. This will help provide a clearer image of yourself and make a webcam look even cleaner. It doesn’t take up any room and it’s extremely simple to set up. You can even adjust the settings and power it on or off via your phone. - Amethyst
And, it works with Stream Deck! Which brings us to the next note-worthy mention...
Elgato Stream Deck - $139.99
It may seem we're biased to Elgato here, but the Elgato Stream Deck is seriously one of the best products you can buy to really evolve your content. You can really unlock your inner creative genius with this one!
With 15 LCD keys at your fingertips to customise as you please, it's honestly a game-changer. You can change scenes, listen to music and have your favorite GIFs pop up with a touch of a finger. Elgato's Key Creator is an easy tool to use to customise your Stream Deck experience.
Bonus: Nanoleafs - $149.99
So this may not technically benefit your streams as such, but it can give your gaming room a whole vibe 😏. These light panels will add some flair, and you can also sync them up to music through Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant.
If you’re a Razer fnatic, you can also sync them up to Razer Chroma… making your room look like a spaceship about to take off from the outside.
What streaming equipment are you rocking at the moment? Let us know on our socials!
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