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Suggestion regarding a microphone...
« on: April 03, 2015, 01:34:40 AM »
I have a dilemma; I've been arguing with my friend about a microphone we would like to buy to record our future stage music, but we can't agree on anything.  ;D
Our first problem, is that I believe wired microphones are better than wireless microphones, because they are much cheaper and can easily be replaced in case the wire breaks, whereas the latter is much more expensive and unreliable, and doesn't really bring anything new to the table beside "wireless comfort".
Our second problem, is that we can't agree on the brand we will ultimately buy. I think that Sennheiser microphones, even though they aren't the cheapest, their price is affordable compared to the quality it offers, while he wants to buy Audio Tehnica, which I personally take it with a grain of salt.
What do you guys personally suggest?

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Re: Suggestion regarding a microphone...
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 07:06:33 AM »
I have a dilemma; I've been arguing with my friend about a microphone we would like to buy to record our future stage music, but we can't agree on anything.  ;D
Our first problem, is that I believe wired microphones are better than wireless microphones, because they are much cheaper and can easily be replaced in case the wire breaks, whereas the latter is much more expensive and unreliable, and doesn't really bring anything new to the table beside "wireless comfort".
Our second problem, is that we can't agree on the brand we will ultimately buy. I think that Sennheiser microphones, even though they aren't the cheapest, their price is affordable compared to the quality it offers, while he wants to buy Audio Tehnica, which I personally take it with a grain of salt.
What do you guys personally suggest?


Hey Leftct, welcome to RaP Forums. IMHO, microphone technology doesn't vary all that much. I mean there's a difference in quality just like any other product, and a variety of factors like pickup patterns, transducer principle, impedance-matching, blah blah..but the bigger factor for me has always been the preamp, rather than the mic.


I wrote a piece on different microphones a while back, maybe it'll help you with your decision: http://2infamouz.com/how-microphones-work-different-types-of-microphones/

As far as the wireless / wired, I'd opt for a wired mic personally.

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Re: Suggestion regarding a microphone...
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 01:53:38 AM »
I agree, once you get past $100 you should be fine. And always go wired, wireless is usually cheaper quality due to the technology being used in the mic.

I have used Blu products myself for various projects, and they seem alright. Great even when you include the price.

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Re: Suggestion regarding a microphone...
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 01:09:30 PM »
I would suggest that you get an M-Audio USB microphone. The price is very affordable, plus you get some really quality when you use it for recording. I use it in mine and so far, I don't have any complains.