This is being used for my 11 year old daughter to record her singing. I wish this had come with a Phantom Power supply. Not being versed in this technology it took me awhile to find one at a price point I liked with reasonable reviews. I went with Neewer 1- Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply. Amazon ISBN B014H8AWGC. ($18.99)
Knowing what I know now if I were purchasing a microphone for an amateur singer like my daughter I would personally look for a dynamic microphone like CAD U1 USB Dynamic Recording Microphone B000ULQTE0.
I searched for condenser microphones to see if it's industry standard to exclude the Phantom Power supply. It does seem like most manufacture's exclude this item. I only located one bundle LEAGY B00SHF8Q5Q ($66).
Buying the Ohuhu at $24.99 and the Neewer 1- Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply at $18.99 is a $43.98 investment. Still cheaper than the Leagy bundle. If you don't already own a Phantom Power supply just make sure you factor that cost in to your purchase decision. It might be more cost effective to go with a dynamic microphone.
All that being said this microphone works great. It's well made with no quality issues. It's competitive priced with similar condenser microphones on the market. I would recommend this to someone with a need for a condenser microphone.
Competitive price point
Well packaged to avoid shipping damage
Great recording quality
Requires Phantom Power supply
Ratings (Out of five stars):
Packing Quality: *5*
Material Quality: *5*
Recording Quality: *5*
Ease of Use: *5*
Overall rating: 25 out of 25 stars / 5 Star Average
I hope you enjoyed this review. If you have any questions about my experience please leave me a comment. I will be happy to follow up on my experience with this product.
I received this product complimentary from Ohuhu for quality testing purposes; all opinions expressed are my own.
Nice and heavy duty!
I have a radio station on the internet. I really recommend this microphone for people who does podcasting. It works great. good product amazon.
item arrived quickly and is very sturdy. Thanks
Great Microphone, quality and everything works great.
I got this microphone looking for an inexpensive condenser, and am quite pleased with the product. It shipped super fast and the packaging was adequate. The microphone box itself came inside a larger amazon box with large airpacks to keep the mic secure. The box the mic came in was also very secure, with foam inserts for the foam pop cover, shock mount, mic, and XLR to 3.5mm cable. There's a specifications sheet with the cardioid pattern and frequency response charts which is definitely handy. (aside from the broken English) The quality of the mic and shock mount are surprisingly well built for the price. The mic has a nice weight to it, and fits comfortably in your hand if you decide not to use the shock mount.
The shock mount holds the mic firmly and hold position well. The mount comes with an adapter for European mic stand mounts. Mine came with two. Plugging the mic into my mixer, it worked flawlessly. (note: you need phantom power for this mic as it is a condenser mic) Using the mic, I noticed immediately it's super "hot". (high gain) With a few adjustments to my EQ and gain, the mic sounded great. Very crisp, clean, and responsive. The unidirectional cardioid has a pretty sharp fall off on the sides of the diaphragm, and about 1 foot fall off from the front. All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it for anyone looking for a good quality mic on a budget.
Solid Stand, Bargain ...
Mic came perfectly & fast with everything that it said it was goin to come with.. But when you record the mic is too low! I think it would be best to be used with an interface.. But other than that it is an excellent mic!
Great stand. The clamping device is far superior to screw type.