STREAMING GEAR FOR NEWBIES
Gear can be a little tricky to navigate when you’re new to streaming. You might be thinking, “what should I get first?” or “when should I upgrade?” Here’s a guide for how to prioritize your streaming gear purchases as an up-and-coming streamer.
Audio quality is key.
People underestimate good audio quality. But if your mic sounds like a potato and people can’t understand you, it’s not going to be a good experience. It might even drive viewers away. Getting good audio quality makes your stream feel way more professional.
You’ll need a good mic.
The Blue Yeti USB Microphone features incredible quality for the price. The mic arm makes it easy to move in and out. Plus, it looks really cool. Bonus!
Did we mention a headset?
PRO X Headset is designed for gaming. Not only does PRO X look super sleek and cool, it’s also cushy, flexible, and comfortable to wear for a long period. That’s important. PRO X sounds great in gameplay and in clip compilations, thanks to Blue mic technology. It’s like a studio mic built into your headset. Unreal, right?
Getting good audio quality makes your stream feel way more professional.
PRO X is also great for travel.
The detachable microphone plugs in really easily, and there’s a ton of customizing you can do with G HUB. Plus, the travel bag makes it even easier to take with you and stream on the go.
Let’s talk about your webcam.
It’s one of the most important components of your stream. C920s and C922 have great video quality, and they’re easy to modify in G HUB. They’re also easy to mount and move around.
What do you want your stream set to look like?
Green screen? Actual set? It depends on what look you’re looking for. A green screen is a great way to give your stream a professional look. Or if you want your stream to feel more personal, you can use a room in your home like your bedroom as a backdrop.
A green screen is a great way to give your stream a professional look.
Stream with ethernet.
Not gear per se, but just as important. WiFi fluctuates a lot, and the last thing you want is to have your stream thrown offline. Use ethernet. And while you’re at it, check that your internet speed and game settings are good for streaming.
PRODUCTS USED IN THIS ARTICLE
Pro streaming bundle with Yeti USB Microphone, Radius III & Compass.
Professional multi-pattern USB Mic for recording & streaming.
Logitech G Pro X
PRO X Gaming Headset with Blue Vo!ce
Serious streaming webcam with hyper-fast HD 720p at 60fps.
The highest quality video calling available at Full HD 1080p with privacy shutter.
Full HD Camera with USB-C for live streaming and content creation
Blue Yeti X
The utilmate microphone for gaming and streaming
Logitech G Pro X
Gaming headset with Blue VOICE microphone technology
Instant Streaming Studio
Logitech C920s Webcam
Blue Snowball iCE Microphone
Instant Streaming Studio X
Logitech C922 Webcam
Logitech G Pro X Headset