EPOS, formerly known as Sennheiser Gaming, has released its first USB microphone for gaming streamers, the B20.
Aimed at the more premium end of the market with an MSRP of £ 179 or $ 199, the B20 boasts “studio broadcast quality” inside an aluminum frame.
To try to make this claim, the B20 has three internal microphone capsules capable of picking up frequencies between 50Hz and 20KHz in order to preserve both the high and the low of the sounds you are recording.
Like other popular USB microphones, the B20 can switch between four different shooting modes, including Cardioid to capture anything in front of the mic, Stereo for a wider range, Bidirectional for recording with another person, and Omnidirectional. to capture an entire room.
In addition to the PC, the new mic is designed to work with the streaming functionality built into the PS4, with a patch to officially support streaming on the PS5.
Interestingly, EPOS is also tipping its hat on the style-conscious streamer, claiming that the B20 is designed not only for audio quality, but “streaming as well”.
Additionally, the B20 fits into pre-existing EPOS Gaming Suite software, where you can adjust the unit’s gain and tone without having to turn the physical dials.
It also allows you to add more features to your sound, like an extra warm or clear Voice Enhancer, noise cancellation or setting a noise gate to cut out any interfering background intrusion.
“The B20 is ideal for gamers looking to improve the quality of their recording, streaming and audio communications,” said Maja Sand-Grimnitz, Director of Global Marketing at EPOS.
“We’re proud to develop products that fully immerse people in gaming, and we’re proud that the B20 continues that legacy.”
The microphone is available online from June 1, and you can read our full EPOS B20 review here.