December 3, 2022

MIC WARS | Zoom H1 X/Y Mic vs. Large Diaphragm Condenser

MIC WARS | Zoom H1 X/Y Mic vs. Large Diaphragm Condenser

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MIC WARS! The Zoom H1 X/Y mic vs the Behringer B-2 Pro!

The Zoom H1 is a self-contained recorder with a stereo XY condenser microphone. It can also be used as a USB microphone and audio interface. 

The Behringer B-2 Pro is a large diaphragm condenser microphone with a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz. It is an XLR microphone, and requires phantom power.  

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 ZOOM H1 Handy Recorder
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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

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Which of these microphones sound better to you?

Zoom H1 vs large diaphragm condenser… Let’s start… 

The MIC WAR! 

More about the Zoom H1

The Zoom H1 has been replaced by the Zoom H1n

More about the Behringer B-2 Pro


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