+ Very intuitive mute/unmute system, convenient gain control dial
+ Warmer sound, but overall has a good balance to sound natural
+ Four polar patterns to choose from, which is handy for things other than gaming
+ Build quality looks solid but still is quite light
+ Built-in audio jack for a monitor mode
+ Shock mount and pop filter included!
- Red lighting unable to be changed
- Gain control printing is inaccurate
- Mute/unmute area is matte and gets easily smudged
- A bit on the higher end for pricing on "gamer stand-up mics", however there are additional features for the premium pricing
With these in mind, I still believe this microphone is a very solid 9.5/10 as most arguments are trivial and doesn't detract at all from the function of the mic. Great work HyperX!