Construction quality for days and a sound quality that exceeds expectations given its narrow frequency response. Not very streamer-focused, though.
If you strip away all the marketing, there are just two significant differences between the best microphone for streaming contenders like the all-conquering Blue Yeti and a studio mic: connection and latency. It’s the sheer ease of use that makes ‘gaming’ mics so attractive: you plug it into a spare USB slot and it picks up your shrieks while you open FUT packs. End of.
And that has traditionally sidelined XLR mics to the realm of studio, or ‘pro audio’ kit. XLR mics like – and you might want to imagine a dramatic zoom here – the Avermedia Live Streamer Mic 330.