Bestselling Multipurpose Condenser Microphones in 2021
Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
- Amazon as the seller is the ONLY authorized Fulfilled By Amazon Dealer
- Purchases from unauthorized dealers carry No Warranty
- High quality studio microphone with the convenience of USB connectivity
- Ultra-low noise. Compatible with Apple iPad
- On-mic mix control
- Includes Tripod stand, pop shield and ring mount
ZaxSound Professional Cardioid Condenser Microphone With Tripod Stand for PC, Laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, Tablets, xBox and YouTube Recording, Black
- First budget Cardioid Microphone with high sensitivity. A Cardioid pickup pattern that picks sound from front with noise cancellation from sides and back.
- Good Design, Perfect Grip Plug and Play Condenser Microphone with 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack Plug, TRRS 3.5mm and USB, No Software is Needed.
- High compatibility with all PCs, Notebooks, all iPhones and Android Smart phones and Tablet made after 2010, game consoles xBox 360 and almost all devices.
- External Microphone with 6 feet cable for Windows 10 / 8.1 /8 / 7 and Mac PC Computers, Laptops Providing Clear Digital Stereo Sound.
- Use Your Smart Phone to Record Your YouTube Videos From 10 Feet Far in a Quite Room. Comes with a Tripod Stand Allows you to Adjust the Angle of the Microphone.
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone, Black
- Condenser microphone with USB output for digital recording
- High quality A/D converter with 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate for superb audio
- Headphone jack with volume control allows you to monitor the microphone signal with no delay
- Mix control allows you to blend your microphone signal and pre-recorded audio
- High-output internal headphone amplifier delivers superior clarity and musical detail as well as more volume overall
G-Touker Pro Condenser Microphone, Microphone sets for iphone, Include desktop mic Tripod Stand with pop filter and shock mount for Recording, podcasting, Youtobe, Facebook,Skype (black)
Professional Gooseneck Microphone Trusner Condenser Conference Microphone
- Professional Condenser Conference Microphone Series
- This series are using professiona condenser capsule,with excellent Cardioid polar pattern,high sensitivity,good frequency response
- Attractive design,flowing lines,exquisite workmanship,clear sound,suitable for conferences,speech,assembly areas such as the use of professional microphone
- Gooseneck assembly for convenient positioning
- Frequency response ideal for capturing fast transients in a wide variety of locations, including podiums and desktops
Audio-Technica PRO 24-CM Stereo Condenser Microphone
- Stereo microphone designed to attach to a camcorder
- For camcorders with an accessory shoe and stereo microphone input
- Lightweight, portable design with rugged all-metal construction
- Pair of cardioid condenser elements provides spatial impact and high-fidelity stereo sound image
- Battery-free operation when used with recording devices that provide plug-in power at the mic input
Portable Mini Condenser Microphone for Iphone Andriod Phone With Stand Built-in Sound Card Echo Recording Karaoke Singing by XIAOKOA(black)
Audio-Technica AT4053B Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone
- Specially engineered to meet the most critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement
- Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
- Direct-coupled, balanced output results in a clean signal even under high-output conditions
- Transformerless circuitry virtually eliminates low-frequency distortion and provides superior correlation of high-speed transients
- Switchable 80 Hz hi-pass filter and 10 dB pad
LyxPro SDPC-2 Stereo Pair of Pencil Condenser Stick Microphones – Interchangeable Omni, Cardioid & Super Cardioid Capsules Included
Shure MX418D/S Supercardioid Condenser Microphone, 18" Gooseneck, Includes Desktop Base with 10' Cable, Logic Functions, Programmable Switch, LED Indicator, Snap-Fit Foam Windscreen
- Desktop Base with 10' Cable, Logic Functions, Programmable Switch, LED Indicator, Snap-Fit Foam Windscreen
- Programmable on/off switch and LED on/off indicator
- New brighter LED improves visibility under strong ambient lighting
- Logic input and output terminals for remote control or use with automatic microphone mixers
- Wide dynamic range and frequency response for accurate sound reproduction across the audio spectrum
- Interchangeable cartridges provide the right polar pattern for every application
- Balanced, transformerless output for increased immunity to electromagnetic hum and RF interference over long cable runs
- Shock mount provides over 20 dB isolation from surface vibration noise
- Locking flange mount for permanently securing microphone to lecterns, pulpits, or conference tables
- Snap-fit foam windscreen
- Wide dynamic range and frequency response for accurate sound reproduction across the audio spectrum.
- Balanced, transformer less output for increased immunity to electromagnetic hum and RF interference over long cable runs
- Shock mount provides over 20 dB isolation from surface. Snap-fit foam windscreen.
- Locking flange mount for permanently securing microphone to lecterns, pulpits, or conference tables.
- Programmable on/off switch and LED on/off indicator. New brighter LED improves visibility under strong ambient lighting.
- Shock mount provides over 20 dB isolation from surface vibration noise.
- Logic input and output terminals for remote control or use with automatic microphone mixers.
The Difference Between Dynamic and Condenser Microphones
Here's a look at the difference between dynamic and condenser mics to help you choose the right type of microphone for your own needs.
1. Technology - Dynamic and condenser mics are fundamentally different in the way that they receive and process sound. Dynamic mics operate by induction, while condenser microphones operate by conduction. We won't get too into the specifics, but it is important to know that condenser microphones require an electrical signal to polarize the film of the mic and record a sound, which makes them exceptionally receptive but means that they either need to have a battery or a source of power. This source of power, commonly known as "phantom power", is provided by a mixer, PA, or recording hardware. Dynamic microphones don't need this source of power, but no damage will be caused by running the phantom power through them, although a hum may be generated. It's important to wait until either mic type is plugged in to turn on phantom power--NEVER turn on phantom power before plugging a microphone in.
A condenser microphone has a quicker response to transients, meaning that most condenser mics are more sensitive than dynamic mics. However, dynamic microphones can usually take quite a bit more damage before breaking. Some dynamic mics, like the Shure SM57, are legendary for their ability to take a fall.
2. Cost - Dynamic microphones are typically less expensive than condenser microphones, since they're less complex technically. Decent dynamic microphones can be had for as little as $100, while good condenser microphones are generally $300 and up. The different applications of the mics contributes heavily to their cost as well, however; the relatively high popularity of dynamic microphones drives their cost down.
3. Application - Condenser microphones are most often used for recording. There are a great array of condenser mics out there, and their application is often specific to the instrument that they were designed to mic; there are extremely expensive condenser mics designed for certain types of vocals, for instance, as well as guitar amps, orchestras, and pretty much anything else. Dynamic microphones can be used for recording as well, though usually they're used to mic instruments with fairly flat responses (drum mics, for instance, are often dynamic). Most live microphones are dynamic mics, because of their relative hardiness and inexpensiveness.
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