Palms-on with the Elgato Wave 3: Your subsequent streaming mic

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We’ve been getting hands-on with the all-new Elgato Wave 3 streaming mic lately. Elgato has managed to garner a big consumer base and optimistic evaluations for its streaming gear ecosystem.

The Elgato Wave 3 is the newest addition to this ecosystem and there are a couple of explanation why it must be your subsequent streaming improve. Let’s take a more in-depth look.

Elgato Wave 3 specs

Elgato Wave 3 streaming mic


-25dBFS (min acquire) | 15dBFS (max acquire)


3.5mm audio jack, USB Sort-C

-25dBFS (min acquire) | 15dBFS (max acquire)

3.5mm audio jack, USB Sort-C

153 x 66 x 40 mm / 6.0 x 2.6 x 1.6 in

Mic & U-Mount 280 g / 9.88 oz | Base 305 g / 10.76 oz

Setup & unboxing

We’ll begin the identical place you’ll be beginning: The unboxing and setup of the Elgato Wave 3. Fortunately, organising audio gear has come a good distance lately so the Wave 3 has a fairly streamlined setup expertise.

Pleasingly, the Wave 3 comes with nearly no extraneous stuff within the field, simply the issues you must get going:

Field contents

  • Elgato Wave 3 mic
  • USB-A to USB Sort-C cable
  • Desktop mic stand
  • Growth arm adapter
  • Fast-start information

Opening the field, we then discover a second field, opening that one reveals a quick-start information, which is hiding – watch for it – a mini field.

This incorporates the cable, increase adapter, and a small security information. Eradicating this and the protecting cardboard insert beneath lastly reveal the star of the present, The Elgato Wave 3 streaming mic.