Best products from r/obs

We found 21 comments on r/obs discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 34 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

8. Globe Electric 5698601 Heavy Base Architect Desk Lamp, 33.86-Inch, Black

  • CLASSIC DESIGN: with effortlessly simple lines and decorative springs on the body, the Architect 28" Heavy Base Top Moving Spring Balanced Swing Arm Desk Lamp will beautifully illuminate any home office desk or nightstand while its black finish will complement any decor that you currently have for endless styling options.
  • SMALL FOOTPRINT: with a height of 28-inches and a base that is small enough to create a minimal footprint on your desk or nightstand, this lamp allows you to maintain a much cleaner space wherever you choose to place it
  • BULB REQUIREMENTS: this bright and ultra-modern desk light for any home office requires 1x E26/Medium Base 60W Bulb, which is sold separately. The Architect lamp is compatible with LED, Incandescent and Halogen Bulbs however, LED or Incandescent Bulbs are recommended to get the best results out of your adjustable desk light
  • ADJUSTABLE: the adjustable, spring loaded, top portion of the body allows you to point the light in the direction you need it most. The upper desk lamp swing arm can move up and down, making this a functional and minimalist design, great for any office setup
  • ON/OFF SWITCH: the large on and off rotary switch function featured on this stunning swing arm desk lamp is conveniently located on the top of the home office lighting shade for quick and easy access. Simply turn on the switch anytime the desk light is plugged in and ready to be used at your work station
  • ADJUSTABLE: spring balanced swing arm is easily adjustable to direct the light wherever you need it the most
  • CLASSIC DESIGN: with clean, simple lines this classic lamp will beautifully illuminate any desk or nightstand
  • SMALL FOOTPRINT: base is small enough to create a minimal footprint on your desk or nightstand leaving you a much cleaner space
  • ON or OFF SWITCH: large rotary switch conveniently located at the base of the lamp shade for quick and easy use
  • BULB REQUIREMENTS: 1x 60W Bulb (sold separately)
Globe Electric 5698601 Heavy Base Architect Desk Lamp, 33.86-Inch, Black
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11. Plugable Performance NIX Video Game Capture Card 1080P 60FPS, USB C & USB 3.0 and HDMI Passthrough for Monitor - Compatible with Windows, Linux, macOS, OBS Streaming

  • NIX THE LATENCY - The NIX video capture card's HDMI pass-through port streams and records your most essential business meetings without adding latency. Easily connect your DSLR to your Mac or PC. You'll never need to stress how your capture setup will affect your performance. Compete, record, and live capture in full HD at 1080p 60Hz
  • MAX PERFORMANCE - The lowest resource usage around, this video capture device doesn't waste precious memory capacity or processor/graphics card performance to capture your live broadcast or gaming footage. Works with popular software streaming solutions such as OBS, Zoom, YouTube and Google Meet
  • PLATFORM DETAILS - Includes USB 3.0 and USB-C cables to capture, stream, and record with most modern Windows, macOS*, or Linux systems with USB 3.0 ports (USB 2.0 with reduced quality/performance). Captures HDMI sources without HDCP like Sony, Canon, and Nixon
  • COMPATIBILITY - Unencrypted HDMI Output Camera is required. Recording sources that force HDCP like Blu-ray players, iPads/Macs, and streaming boxes aren't supported. Not for industrial use. HDMI pass-through supports a max resolution of 1920x1080 @ 60Hz and can't use DVI/VGA/DP to HDMI adapters. PCM audio is supported.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - We love our Plugable products, and hope you will too. All of our products are backed with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as Seattle-based email support
Plugable Performance NIX Video Game Capture Card 1080P 60FPS, USB C & USB 3.0 and HDMI Passthrough for Monitor - Compatible with Windows, Linux, macOS, OBS Streaming
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u/narcogen · 2 pointsr/obs

This isn't easy or simple, but it is possible. You will need a separate microphone of some kind.

Get one of these:

This separates the audio from an Xbox One controller into separate microphone and headphone plugs.

If your controller is an Elite, you can plug this directly into the controller.

If not, you'll need an adapter like this:

Now run 1/8" stereo cables from the headphone and microphone leads of the Sennheiser adapter and either plug them into the inputs on your PC, if they are available. If not, you can add more inputs by adding a USB audio adapter like this one:

In the Xbox, enable your headset and send party and game chat to the headset only. (You can also use speakers, but then you'll only be able to control the chat audio levels in the Xbox, not in OBS.)

If you're not already using it, get VoiceMeeter Banana and set it up according to its manual:

Voicemeeter provides for three hardware inputs, three hardware outputs, and three audio buses. It creates a virtual device to be used as the default Windows audio output. Check the quick start section of the manual.

Then what you want is to set your Let's Play microphone as hardware input 1, and your Xbox headset as hardware input 2 (either the mic input of your PC or your USB adapter).

Hardware output 1 should be the headphones you use while playing (not the Xbox headset, we're not even going to use it!) and hardware output 2 should be either your PC's headphone port or the USB audio adapter, depending on which you are using.

Now what you want to do is enable the appropriate busses for hardware inputs so they get output to the proper places. That's what the buttons labeled A1, A2, A3, B1 and B2 are for.

You want to make sure that the hardware input for your microphone and the hardware output for your xbox adapter are on the same bus, and that this is a separate bus from the one where the hardware input from your Xbox adapter is on the same bus as the hardware OUTput for your headphones.

This means that you can hear your buddies on Xbox chat, and they can hear you through the microphone you are using to record in OBS.

When you are done, you should ideally have 3 audio inputs in your OBS setup: your microphone, your xbox headset input, and your game audio (from whatever your usual capture method is). You should be able to control volume levels on all three separately, as well as enable or disable them as you wish.

For a more complete guide on the portion of this where you set up OBS and VoiceMeeter Banana, look here:

u/Trexid · 1 pointr/obs

To save yourself a lot of time I recommend throwing money at this if you want to stream from your laptop successfully.

I bought one last year when it was on sale and its great.

Good luck!

u/Cyntax3rr0r · 1 pointr/obs

If you're getting another platter drive, just about any 7200rpm drive will do. The Western Digital WD10EZEX is cheap, reliable, and benchmarks at around 160MB/s. That would be fine for recording 1080p 60fps.

If you're getting SSDs for your OS/games disk, I've used both the Samsung 850 EVO and the ADATA Premier with great results. Both of those systems have 2 SSDs in RAID 0, for double the read/write speeds. That's not necessary, but it is cool to have over 1GB/s in read/write.

Either option should help with the hard drive bottleneck. I haven't checked benchmarks for your 4590, but that's a relatively new chip. You could always add more RAM, but only if you deem that you need it. H264 likes to eat memory. That will improve your encoding times if you're editing your footage in Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas. I think you should be fine after recording to a separate drive though. If you're still having issues, it may be aggressive/overly demanding settings in OBS.

u/iniquous · 4 pointsr/obs

Not knowing anything about your setup I'm going to guess it's a USB bandwidth issue, not power. Not all motherboards are created equal in that some will include more USB controllers (different than ports) than others. The controller can be "split" with a hub, but based on the number of devices across that controller they must all share bandwidth. My first recommendation is to try switching the devices to different USB ports to see if you can get them all happy at once. Don't try to run them all off the same hub because that guarantees the same controller.

Edit: assuming this is your issue and you're on a desktop with a free pci slot:

Is going to be your "end all" solution. Each of the 4 ports has its own usb controller so even a device which uses the whole bandwidth will stay happy plugged in there. I've done a lot of fighting with Oculus Rift and Kinect2.0 which are bandwidth-hungry devices (most HD cameras/capcards over usb are) and this card laughs at usb problems.

u/DraculTempest · 1 pointr/obs

Hopefully I am not too late but I am having the same issues you are. though my PC is not as powerful as yours. i'm reading through the replies and they seem specific to your machine. If anyone can recommend the optimal settings for my PC i would greatly appreciate it. I don't know if it is worth noting but I will be using a capture card as well.

My log File

u/johnypilgrim · 2 pointsr/obs

High lumen LED light bulbs like these, or building your own key light with LED strips is the way to go.

They all run extremely cool. When using bulbs, you'll want something like a positional desk lamp so you can spotlight areas that might have shadows and blast them out of existence.

That's the super budget way to go.

u/flooronthefour · 1 pointr/obs

Almost sounds like you don't need to "stream" but you need to employ video capture. If you take a HDMI out from laptop A, plug it into a capture device, then hook it into laptop B, you will get near real time results. You will want to set Laptop A's dual monitor mode as 'duplicate' rather than 'extended.' You might still have to run OBS but it would be on Laptop B and not Laptop A.

Something like this:

There is one service that offers low latency streaming, but it is expensive. It's around $55 a month and you max out at 2k bitrate. I setup an art education website that runs live art lessons and needed a way for students to talk to the teacher in real time, so I use this: - it works great, but it doesn't sound like it's the right solution.

u/TomServoGD · 3 pointsr/obs

It was hard for me to find something decent in that range, but I use the Pluggable Nix Capture device for $100 which is a great value.

link to Amazon

u/nolageek · 2 pointsr/obs

Honestly I think the more reliable, best looking option would be to get a couple of cheap Logitech 270s along with the macbook cam as the primary.

Two of these are cheaper than the $44 manycam license:

And you could probably resell/return one or both of them when you're done and get some of the money back.

You may want to get other opinions though, since I'm not super familiar with Macs and using multiple cams like this.

u/kurtau22 · 1 pointr/obs

I appreciate all of your help. But surely this is closer? HP Pavilion 17-ar050wm Laptop 17.3" FHD IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080) AMD Quad-Core A10-9620P 8GB RAM 1TB HDD DVD-Writer Windows 10 Home 64

u/Mr401blunts · 1 pointr/obs

Edit: for anyone who comes across this save yourself some headache. Find one component that will do everything that you want. because there are a lot of limitations with Asio4all and you might not be able to get sound.

I still have not found a solution to this.

Trying to get a Behringer 404 HD to talk with a creative sound card and AB/virtual cable using Asio4all within FL Studio I was unsuccessful in getting any sound to pass through to the card.

You can use FL Asio or Asio driver that comes with the card if it has one. But you will not be able to Output to a different Source or have a different source of input.

If anyone has had any luck actually getting this to work please message me and let me know your settings.


DAC was what i have been looking for.

After digging a bit deeper I'm may very well stick with the PCI just because I'm running out of USB ports.

Any recommendations internal or external?

I could just buy the 50$ card but i like how much this one puts out compared to others.

So far I have not encountered any issue as far as noise or interference from other components.

u/JordanFox2 · 2 pointsr/obs

You have to get yourself a capture card.

The setup will pretty much be this : Gaming PC > Capture card > Recording/streaming PC. There are 2 main types of capture card; PCIe and external.

Elgato and AVerMedia are 2 companies that make them although I am sure there are others as well.

u/dorthak42 · 2 pointsr/obs

Yes, just get a small switch. Something like this:

(you don't need 8 ports, 4-5 will do, but this was cheaper than the 5 port one...)

Plug a cable from your modem into any one port, plug PC into another, PS4 into a third.

In general, for all networked devices, ethernet is far better than wifi. I wire everything that has the option to be wired. Especially video.

u/kpopper2013 · 1 pointr/obs

Besides the splitter cable, another solution is to use the optical output on the back of the console. You'd have to get some equipment to convert the SPDIF to RCA/3.5mm headphone (example) and input it back to your computer/elgato. But you're also not tied down this way.

e: I found a good overview video by Elgato here. Also Elgato has a video covering the Chat Link product here.

e2: The slim ps4 dropped the optical output so this method wouldn't work if you have a slim.

u/cl1ckb4ng · 1 pointr/obs

But with a laptop I couldn't check my stream or other programs, right?


I was thinking about something like that as a 2nd monitor...