April 17, 2024

MEGA MIC WARS | 8 Microphones Compared

MEGA MIC WARS | 8 Microphones Compared

MEGA MIC WARS! The Zoom H1 XY mic vs. Shure SM58 vs. Phonic UM-99 vs. Rode Procaster vs. Behringer B-2 Pro vs. MXL USB .006 vs. AT2020 vs. Behringer C-2  

Large diaphragm condenser mic, medium diaphragm condenser mic, small diaphragm condenser mic, dynamic mics, broadcast mic, XY mic, all of these different kinds of microphones will be tested in this EPIC BATTLE!  

We will test these microphones on voice for applications such as podcasts, voice-over, YouTube videos, etc… 

You will hear several samples from different distances. There are raw samples and processed samples. The processed samples use iZotope Nectar 2. 

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The ZOOM H1 Handy Recorder

The Shure SM58 is a legendary microphone

It has a frequency response of 50Hz to 15KHz

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The Phonic UM-99 is an inexpensive dynamic microphone.
It has a frequency response of 50Hz-15KHz and costs about $10
The RODE Procaster Broadcast quality dynamic microphone is a high quality mic. This mic works very well for all kinds of voice work. Just make sure you have enough gain to drive it.
It has a frequency response of 75Hz-18KHz
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Rode Procaster polar pattern
Rode Procaster frequency response
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The Behringer B-2 Pro is a true large diaphragm condenser microphone, meaning you can really take advantage of the proximity effect to make your voice sound large and powerful. 

The Behringer B-2 Pro has a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz

The MXL USB .006 is a cardioid condenser USB microphone.
22mm diaphragm and a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz
This is a USB microphone NOT XLR
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The AT2020 has a 16mm diaphragm, so it’s not technically a large diaphragm condenser.
The proximity effect won’t be as exaggerated as with a large (1″) diaphragm. This can be good or bad depending on what you need and prefer. 
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The Behringer C-2 small diaphragm microphones have a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz

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Which of these microphones sound better to you?

Eight different microphones tested… Let’s start…


More about the AT2020

More about the Behringer B-2 Pro

More about the Behringer C-2

More about the Zoom H6

More about the MXL USB .006

More about the Rode Procaster

More about the Audio-Technica AT2020

More about the Shure SM58

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