Elgato Wave:1

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Key specs

Application microphone
Gaming, Studio, Studio vocals
Directional characteristic
Cardioid
Microphone recording type
Mono
Type of microphone connection
USB

Pros and cons

According to our Studio microphone expert
  • Thanks to the 24-bit depth and 48kHz sample rate, you record high-quality audio.
  • The Clipguard technology keeps you from recording sounds too loudly, which would make your recordings unusable.
  • You connect the device via the USB port on your laptop or computer, so you don't need a sound card.
  • The microphone doesn't have a pop filter.
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Description

The Elgato Wave:1 records voices in CD quality thanks to the 24 bit/48kHz sample rate. As a result, you're always clearly audible with this USB microphone. That makes it the ideal solution for recording a podcast or livestream. The Clipguard technology ensures that your recordings are clear and don't turn out distorted when someone yells or talks too loud. That means you don't have to check the input of the microphone as often and you can record without any worries. Connect the microphone to your computer via USB and start recording right away. You don't need a separate sound card.

The Elgato Wave:1 records voices in CD quality thanks to the 24 bit/48kHz sample rate. As a result, you're always clearly audible with this USB microphone. That makes it the ideal solution for recording a podcast or livestream. The Clipguard technology ensures that your recordings are clear and don't turn out distorted when someone yells or talks too loud. That means you don't have to check the input of the microphone as often and you can record without any worries. Connect the microphone to your computer via USB and start recording right away. You don't need a separate sound card.


Included by default

  • Manual (2.3 MB)
  • USB-C cable
  • Table stand
  • Boom arm adapter

Included by default

  • Manual (2.3 MB)
  • USB-C cable
  • Table stand
  • Boom arm adapter

Key specs

Application microphone
Gaming, Studio, Studio vocals
Directional characteristic
Cardioid
Microphone recording type
Mono
Type of microphone connection
USB

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Reviews

Rating

Most helpful reviews

4 / 5 stars
8,4/10

Good microphone, less good monitoring option

  • Sound quality of recording very good
  • Built-in pop filter which works well
  • Monitoring via the software mix has useless delay

Elgato delivers excellent microphones with the Wave:1 and Wave:3, with a unique 'clipguard' function that ensures that the microphone never starts to 'clip' when the enthusiasm rises. The recording of the microphone just sounds good, and only with much more expensive variants with (more expensive) external (XLR) connections there is a notable difference. This difference is negated if it is used for VOIP (Teams, Discord, Teamspeak, Skype) or live streaming (Youtube, Twitch) because compression is applied here. Unfortunately, the built-in headphone output doesn't provide enough power to drive my headphones sufficiently (volume modulation occurs). The microphone can also be configured to play from the headphone output 100% what the microphone is recording (live without delay) but when it is connected to the input of another sound card there is an ugly 'ground loop' around the corner which constant buzz. If the software mixer (Wave Link) is used to monitor the microphone (sidetone or zero latency), then according to the manufacturer a 25ms delay occurs when using the output on the microphone itself, which can still be done without disturbed your thoughts while talking. But if this output then sends to another output (External sound card, for example) then the delay becomes 80ms according to the manufacturer, but in my opinion it is more like 250-500ms or a quarter/half of a second. This is so big that I want to call it 'unusable', it's like someone is constantly talking through you with the exact same words but just a little later. If you don't need 'zero latency' monitoring (only adjustable via the PC/Mic mix in wavelink), or if you use balanced audio equipment that would filter out the 'ground loop' noise, this is an excellent choice.

  • Mark
  • 7 September 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4 / 5 stars
8,4/10

Good microphone, less good monitoring option

  • Sound quality of recording very good
  • Built-in pop filter which works well
  • Nice neutral design
  • Monitoring via the software mix has useless delay

Elgato delivers excellent microphones with the Wave:1 and Wave:3, with a unique 'clipguard' function that ensures that the microphone never starts to 'clip' when the enthusiasm rises. The recording of the microphone just sounds good, and only with much more expensive variants with (more expensive) external (XLR) connections there is a notable difference. This difference is negated if it is used for VOIP (Teams, Discord, Teamspeak, Skype) or live streaming (Youtube, Twitch) because compression is applied here.

Unfortunately, the built-in headphone output doesn't provide enough power to drive my headphones sufficiently (volume modulation occurs). The microphone can also be configured to play from the headphone output 100% what the microphone is recording (live without delay) but when it is connected to the input of another sound card there is an ugly 'ground loop' around the corner which constant buzz. If the software mixer (Wave Link) is used to monitor the microphone (sidetone or zero latency), then according to the manufacturer a 25ms delay occurs when using the output on the microphone itself, which can still be done without disturbed your thoughts while talking. But if this output then sends to another output (External sound card, for example) then the delay becomes 80ms according to the manufacturer, but in my opinion it is more like 250-500ms or a quarter/half of a second. This is so big that I want to call it 'unusable', it's like someone is constantly talking through you with the exact same words but just a little later.

If you don't need 'zero latency' monitoring (only adjustable via the PC/Mic mix in wavelink), or if you use balanced audio equipment that would filter out the 'ground loop' noise, this is an excellent choice.

  • Mark
  • 7 September 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch

Specifications

Product

Product number
864540
Manufacturer code
10MAA9901
Brand
Elgato
Warranty
2 years
Processing of your defect
Via Coolblue

Recording quality

Bit rate
24 Mbit/s

Properties

Transducer
Condenser
Directional characteristic
Cardioid
Number of recording modes
1
Microphone recording type
Mono
Application microphone
Gaming, Studio, Studio vocals
Wireless microphone system
No

User-friendliness

Mute button
Yes

Mount microphone stand

Tripod included
Yes

Connectors

Type of microphone connection
USB
Headphone jack
Yes

Physical properties

Height
14,1 cm
Width
6,6 cm
Depth
4 cm
Material
Plastic

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