Call us unaware, but this is the first time we’ve seen a wireless microphone that uses USB connectivity (at least worth looking at). One of our favorite brands over at Samson Tech has recently released this, so we wanted to give it a review to see exactly what it was about. The reason they call it ‘stage’ is because it’s a handheld microphone that can operate wirelessly up to 100 meters away. Although that’s awesome for performances, we still love this as a multi-use mic for studios, computers with gaming and pocasts, and more. Let’s analyze the specs of the Samson Stage X1U Microphone.
A lavalier microphone is extremely nifty, and as obsessed as we are with all types of microphones, whether it’s their shape, size or overall build, there’s nothing quite like having one in our toolbox. For lavs, it’s their convenience, small size, discrete fit on a person and the overall quality they can provide our performances, speeches and recordings is what makes them special. Today we review the top 10 best lavalier microphones in the market to help your shopping endeavors.
If you’re filming anything remotely serious, a DSLR microphone is a must. Although it really depends on which camera you have, most of the DSLR video cameras come with decent sound quality. It’s bearable, a lot better than smart device mics, and not too noticeable to the outside world if you’re merely making some YouTube videos and what not. However, the word decent may not cut it for you. If you want to take your audio quality game to the next level, there are numerous solutions out there for your DSLR video camera. Let’s take a look at the top 10 best mics for DSLR video cameras and how to choose yours.
We’re always big geeks when it comes to Zoom Electronics gear, and obviously combined with it being a microphone we just couldn’t say no to a review. In terms of microphones, Zoom likes to make models that are said to be only compatible with their own gear and this is no different. If you own a Zoom H5, H6, or Q8, you’re in luck. You can then record using the superb microphone quality, or if you have a DLSR, attach it on top of that to have one beast of a machine. Although only tailored to a smaller crowd out there, we know there are some Zoom fans like us who wanted some thoughts on the mic before purchasing. Let’s get into the details.
One of our most favorite brands in the market, Blue Microphones, has come out with a brand new small diaphragm condenser microphone for us to enjoy. The biggest facet of Blue mics is probably their overall builds and sound quality — we saw with their Yeti dominate the USB microphone world and for good reason, not to mention their snowball and even Mikey model which made an appearance in our top 10 best iOS microphones article. This particular mic is suited towards pianos, drum overheads and more. Let’s take a look at the Blue Hummingbird Microphone.