Excellent and very quiet beginner mic
By: Kevin from Cincinnati, OH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The mic seems solid and isn't cheap. I never had an issue with any of the components.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The shockmount is solid and worth atleast $100. The bass roll-off and pad on the mic work great if you're in a tricky recording environment. It also comes with a flight case that's great for storing until you're ready to use again.
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?
Pretty much right out of the box. Everything is very visible and easy to figure out.
How is the tone?
Here's where the mic shines... for the price, you can't beat it. It's not the best sounding microphone I've ever used... especially SE's best, but it's worth more than any low-end or mic in it's price range. It blows any MXL or Sterling mic out of the water in terms of clarity. It does have a pretty big boost around 5k, so you may need to deess or eq depending on your situation. The boost doesn't seem to be harsh though.