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Buy this mic!! Don't waste your money on any name brand mic that will be 300 plus dollars. I have had people say "it sounds like I'm in the room with you" from this mic. This is a great mic.
Rich, full sound. Easy, plug and play set up.
I’ve always used the microphone from my computer or Bluetooth headset. With all the ZOOM meetings and working from home these days, I thought it be an opportunity to check out a higher quality mic. I saw these on Amazon and figured it was worth a try as it came with everything – stand, microphone, filters.Straight out of the box with a quick install, the mic worked just as advertised – 100% plug and play into my laptop. To check out the difference in audio quality, I opened up ZOOM and tested the mic. I tested the built-in laptop mic first and head it play back, then selected the new mic and listened to the play back. I was amazed at the difference!The computer mic sounds like you’re taking in an aluminum can. This USB condensing mic produces a full, rich voice recording. I was stunned at the difference. I can’t tell you how different it is from something like the YETI, but it’s worlds different than your computer mic. The set up is also quite convenient as you can push the mic away when not in use and pull it back to your face when you want to use it. Another great feature is that the mic is sensitive enough that it’ll pick up your voice as you look at your monitor and talk – you don’t have be shouting towards the mic.After a week or so of testing the mic, I also learned a few things to be aware of. 1) The mic is sensitive (as with all condensing microphones) so it will catch background noise (like a loud fan). 2) The stand could definitely use an upgrade. It’s great this comes with a stand, but I would say this is probably entry level or slightly better. It works just fine, but I notice that sometimes the mic starts to sag. You’ll have to tighten the finger screws a little once in a while. I did some research for better stands and they cost more than this entire set up alone. 3) You can mute/unmute the mic by holding down on the volume buttons. If you don’t hear anything for your recording, look for the blue light to confirm it’s on and hold down the volume button to unmute.Overall, the mic+stand set is great. The mic produces a rich, full sound and the stand works as intended. It’s 100% plug and play… all you have to do is set up and plug it in.