Overall and Final Verdict

Considering MSI has slowly ended up with a product line that covers just about anything you might need for in or around your PC, the GV60 is a great addition to that product line. Streaming has gotten more and more popular each year not to mention content making for platforms like Youtube. But streaming and content creating are only a few reasons you might need a good microphone. Just gaming itself benefits from being able to better communicate with your teammates and remote work and school is extremely common now that we are two years into Covid. If anything I’m surprised that MSI didn’t get into the market earlier.

The GV60 is an interesting option though. Aesthetically I do like the all blacked out styling but the microphone itself looks just like all of the older Yeti clones. Hardware wise it isn’t that at all, but it is the impression I get when I initially look at it. MSI set the GV60 up with a solid condenser microphone that has a wider frequency range than all but the higher-end gaming focused USB desktop microphones. Namely, it has more range down in the lower frequencies and it showed in my testing. My recordings had a little more bass in my voice. The microphone is also surprisingly sensitive. For my testing I ended up recording with it set to half volume, lower than any other microphone was set to get a similar volume level. The four directionality options are nice to have as well. I think most people should stick to unidirectional, but having stereo, omnidirectional, and bidirectional options expand on what you can do and fit well with the streaming focus. MSI includes a foam pop filter which is a nice touch as well.

MSI did a good job in making the Immerse GV60 each to set up. Unlike any other desktop microphone that I have tested to date, they went with USB type-C for the connection to the microphone. I think this will hold up a little better. But it also makes plugging it in easy. Then once you are hooked up, the GV60 just works, no software is needed. I will say that if you plan on using the included desk stand Nvidia Broadcast or similar software wouldn’t be a bad choice though because the heavy steel stand does pick up a lot through your desk. Or at least put a rubber or foam pad under the microphone. That was the only issue I ran into.

As for pricing, the GV60 isn’t exactly cheap with its MSRP being $129.99. This isn’t outrageous once you consider what they are competing against. But it might surprise someone who hasn’t picked up a nice condenser microphone before. At $129.99 it is priced right with the standard Blue Yeti, but spec-wise the GV60 is running closer to the Blue Yeti X which is normally closer to $175, and even with the Yeti X being on sale as I write this it is still more expensive. The same goes for other competitors like Razer, their closest option is the Seiren V2 Pro which is $20 more. The only microphone that is similar in specs and price is the NZXT Capsule but with that, you won’t have the other pickup patterns.



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