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Elgato Wave:3 USB Microphone (Black)

BH #ELWAVE3 • MFR #10MAB9901
Elgato Wave:3 USB Microphone (Black)
Key Features
  • For Gaming, Podcasting & Recording
  • Detachable Desktop Stand
  • USB Type-C Port + 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Computer Audio Return via USB
The black Elgato Wave:3 is a versatile USB electret-condenser microphone designed for a wide variety of podcasting, streaming, gaming, and recording applications. The mic connects to your computer via a USB Type-C connector for recording at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. The USB port also supplies a computer return to the microphone, which you can monitor along with your voice, through the 3.5mm headphone jack. Gain control for the microphone, headphone volume, and the blend between your live vocal and the computer is controlled by a convenient knob and easy-to-read LED indicators. A button on top of the mic engages a capacitive mute function.
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Elgato Wave:3 Overview

The black Elgato Wave:3 is a versatile USB electret-condenser microphone designed for a wide variety of podcasting, streaming, gaming, and recording applications. The mic connects to your computer via a USB Type-C connector for recording at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. The USB port also supplies a computer return to the microphone, which you can monitor along with your voice, through the 3.5mm headphone jack. Gain control for the microphone, headphone volume, and the blend between your live vocal and the computer is controlled by a convenient knob and easy-to-read LED indicators. A button on top of the mic engages a capacitive mute function.

Elgato's Wave Link app gives podcasters and streamers control over 9 independent input channels in their Mac or PC, allowing for game audio, voice chat, music, alerts, samples, and more to be blended together in the mix. The included desktop stand features an adjustable U-mount for precise positioning and a padded base to reduce vibration noise. Detach the stand and use the included adapter to attach the Wave:3 to boom stands and suspension arms. A steel grille protects the electret-condenser mic capsule while reducing breath and plosive noise for clearer, more intelligible speech.

Features at a Glance
  • Lewitt-made electret-condenser mic capsule fine-tuned for speech with cardioid pickup pattern for focused audio capture
  • 70 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response cuts unwanted low-end for clearer speech
  • Steel grille provides smooth sound diffusion and capsule protection
  • Heavy-duty desktop stand with an adjustable U-mount and padded base
  • Multifunction control dial for mic gain, headphone volume, and mic/computer blend
  • Capacitive mute function with dedicated button
  • Multilayered noise shield keeps plosives and breath noise at bay
  • When input levels peak, proprietary Clipguard technology instantly reroutes sound through a second signal path that runs at a lower volume
  • 24-bit resolution
  • 48 or 96 kHz sampling rate options
  • USB Type-C connector to computer
  • Boom arm adapter and USB cable included
  • Zero-latency monitoring from 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Multichannel control with VST effect options for content creation, streaming, and podcasting via included Wave Link software
  • Create two completely independent output mixes—one for you, one for your audience—and monitor each on the fly
UPC: 840006618072

Elgato Wave:3 Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Podcast, Web-Streaming
Form FactorDesktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesSpeech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Diaphragm0.7" / 17 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Gain AdjustmentYes
Indicators1 x Multi-Segment LED (Signal Level)
3 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsDirect Monitor Blend, Gain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute
WindscreenBuilt-In
Performance
Frequency Range70 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL140 dB SPL
Sensitivity-25 dBFS (Min Gain)
15 dBFS (Max Gain)
Dynamic Range115 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)None
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-C Female (on Mic)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Wireless ConnectivityNone
BluetoothNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate48 / 96 kHz
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows 10.15 or Later (64-Bit Only)
*As of September, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
RAM Requirement4 GB Minimum
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingDesktop Stand (Included)
Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size1/4"-20 Female
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
DimensionsH: 6 x W: 1.6 x L: 2.6" / H: 153 x W: 40 x L: 66 mm
Weight9.9 oz / 280 g (Microphone, Mount)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11 x 6.4 x 4.8"

Elgato Wave:3 Reviews

Simple and effective

By Mothman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-01

I bought this microphone looking for a simple alternative to the microphone built-in to my headphones, and this has fulfilled and somewhat exceeded my expectations. The sound quality is quite nice for such a simple microphone, and the setup is very easy. Overall an amazing microphone for anyone looking for something decent.

Amazing mic for beginners & veterans alike

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Coming from an XLR mic back to a USB I honestly didn't expect the level of quality the Wave:3 delivers, it's compact, incredibly customisable using the Wave software which is arguably one of the best features added to ANY microphone, it's easy to configure & works seamlessly with the rest of the Elgato product suite & software ecosystem. A fantastic piece of kit for new & veteran creators alike.

Incredible Mic

By mel-c
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-05

Wow this is the first incredible microphone I bought. Sound production really great without any loss of quality, does it says

SAVED MY AUDIO

By SickEmErik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

I recently bought the Wave:3 after hearing about it from one of my friends. When I tell you that this mic has SAVED so many of my clips where I should have peaked in my audio! The Wave:3 link syncs up with all of your audio applications on your computer and its respective application helps you change the audio levels of each for both you as well as your audience to hear. After using this product, I have noticed that my streams have a greatly improved quality. I am still learning more about the audio levels with this device and it sometimes resets my settings when my PC updates but other than that it's a quality device that can help out any and every content creator have crisper audio levels.

Another ELITE level product from Elgato

By SpoderBrad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-06

Bought the Elgato Wave 3 in replacement of my Blue Yeti and I did not look back! I had a big issue with background noise as I have a fan and dehumidifier, and the Wave Link software completely wiped out background noise. The Wave Link software is incredible, the fact that it comes with a built in mixer is insane! I can mute, and edit input levels with my stream deck or with just a click of a mouse. Another must own product for any Streamer or Creator!

The Ultimate USB Microphone

By LPxDC
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-06

I purchased my elgato wave:3 the first day it launched, from the time it was released to now, it has EVERYTHING you could need. From VST's to being able to use the wavelink program to customize your audio mix in a pinch is fantastic. I can even control the mix on my Elgato HD60 Pro now as well!

Stand broke in 1 year

By Anonymous
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-16

It is a good mic, but bad material quality to put on the boomarm :( maybe they should make it in steel or something..

this mic is incredible

By itssunpi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

Id give the mic a 5/5 & all in all the best mic ive had for the reasons below - high quality, no cracking very VERY clear sound. - sleek design - light weight but still very high quality and study - the mute button is on top and I guess.. flat? you don't have to push it so it gives no feed back its just a tap and its muted. - condenser capsule so perfect for streams as they can get noisy so it focuses on the voice! among lots of other things - I love the wave link software which has a mixer and makes it super easy to control all in all 100% would recommend to ANY creative!

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