July 1, 2022

MIC WARS | $10 vs. $100 Dynamic Microphone

MIC WARS | Phonic UM99 vs. Shure SM58

MIC WARS! The Phonic UM-99 cheap dynamic microphone vs. the legendary Shure SM58 dynamic microphone. 

The Phonic UM-99 is a cheap $10 dynamic microphone. It is XLR and does NOT require phantom power. It has a frequency response of 50Hz-15KHz 

The Shure SM58 is a legendary dynamic microphone. It is an XLR microphone and does NOT require phantom power. It has a frequency response of 50Hz-15KHz 

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. 

The Phonic UM-99 is an inexpensive dynamic microphone.
It has a frequency response of 50Hz-15KHz and costs about $10
um99 stand pro tools
um99 specs 1
um99 frequency response
phonic um99 grey
phonic um99 black

The Shure SM58 is a legendary microphone

It has a frequency response of 50Hz to 15KHz

shure sm58 lay
sm58 polar pattern shure
shure sm58 frequency response
shure sm58 close pro tools
shure sm58 pro tools
shure sm58 black

Which of these microphones sound better to you?

Cheap dynamic vs expensive dynamic… Let’s start… 

The MIC WAR!