Very good purchase
By: Jeremy Duncan from Houston, Tx
Your general opinion of this product.
I purchased this microphone mainly for the cardiod direction. Although I've already used several of the other settings. I like it a lot. It gives a good clean recording, and the gain control helps reduce unwanted noise.
I mainly use this to make tutorial screencasts, and I have two young daughters who like to make loud noises at unexpected times. When they are home, I just set the gain all the way down. The audio is still recorded well when I speak in a normal voice, and I don't need to be super close to the microphone. Unless you turn the volume up very high, you can't even hear my daughters in the recording.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Very sturdy. I bought a scratch and dent, and it is still in great shape.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
Plug and play. Plugged it into a mac running mountain lion, a google chromebook, and a Surface Pro running windows 8. Instantly recognized and usable by all three.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
You can toggle multiple directions. I also like the live monitoring via, audio out port on the microphone.
How is the tone?