The new SteelSeries Alias Pro microphone. | Image: SteelSeries

I’ve been a big fan of SteelSeries’ gaming headsets over the years, but I’ve always paired them with a dedicated XLR microphone for improved quality when I game with friends on Discord, hop on Zoom calls for work, or occasionally stream on Twitch. Now, SteelSeries is filling the gap in its gaming lineup of accessories today with the new Alias and Alias Pro microphones, designed with gamers and streamers in mind.

Both of SteelSeries’ new microphones are a first for the company, with a pill-shaped design that nests into a sturdy stand or attaches to a boom arm. Both use a custom one-inch condenser capsule that’s bigger than what we typically see on gamer-focused microphones, combined with a cardioid pattern.

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