This is a good strong stand and worth the money my daughter enjoys adjusting it while she stands or sets it moves quite well
This microphone is good for its price, and is just fine for beginners who need to start recording. When it arrived, I wasn't even sure if it was a real condenser mic, because it kind of hada dynamic sound, and came with a strange cord, (an XLR male to 1/8 in. jack) which seems to be made to plug into a computers mic input, even though I'm pretty sure there's no phantom power there, so it wouldn't work. I did end up testing it on my DI box without phantom power, and sure enough it didn't work, meaning it is a real condenser, however cheap. This is not for professional recording, as the sounds isn't that good, but for like video narration, voice chat, or just rough music recordings it's alright. Like I said it would be great for someone who just needs a cheap MIC for whatever. Keep in mind though, it is a condenser, and cannot be just plugged into a computer. You need a DI box, or something supplying the required voltage for condenser mics to work. Overall I was expecting worse for a condenser MIC under $30. (poet edit): After posting this review they contacted me saying since I was not satisfied, they would return my money, and let me keep the microphone. They have already done so, and thusly gained one more star from me, not for the product, but the customer service!
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First off, I'm not a huge mic person. But, I have lots of experience playing with various mics and computers, and I have a friend that does a weekly podcast using his phone, so I thought I'd accept the offer of this item and give it to him. Lots of plastic, but easily assembled. The mount has 5/8 and 3/8 threading, if you're looking to attach it to a stand or arm. Then came the testing. Going back and forth between a generic headset and the Ohuhu, the friend and his partner were very happy with the sound quality. Hooray for me, as I hate giving people things that turn out cruddy.
For the price you cant beat it.. I don't remember if it had mentioned it in the listing but it does need phantom power. The cable that shipped with it was an xlr to 2.5mm "I think" so a standard computer or audio jack will not work because of the need of phantom power. "in my mind that was the totally wrong cable to ship with it" the cable alone is a $10 cable most places, it's ashamed i get it now after buying one earlier this year. The shock mount is very plastic and can be difficult to swap out the mic if you want to use a different mic, but it can be done. as far as i can tell it has sound quality similar to the monoprice songwriters mic in monoprice's favor, but you spend $50 more dollars for that one too.
we are hard on stands here at the school and were trying out alternatives to the Onstage stands that break in 6 months. this one looked attractive because instead of screws into plastic for all the height and angle adjustments this has balls/circles. however to fold up the tripod base there is a vulnerable mechanism with a plastic collar and screws into it and after three weeks this has already busted on this stand, on my third folding of the base. I really wish for a folding music stand that uses metal all around.
UPDATE: Ohuhu contacted me directly after seeing this review and offered a refund. Very classy of them. I'm still using the stand reviewed above because despite the immediate damage to the bottom, the top part is holding up and the design up there is very functional. The tripod part is still technically broken, but we took it to a gig and it still works fine.
Ohuhu sent me a 2nd one for free which has been fine and I've since bought about 5 more. So far so good. I'll update again in some months to tell you how it goes with them
Sounds good. I am happy with it
It is well made and I am satisfied with the microphone, it is a little large for desktop mike, but I liked how it looked
It's a heavy duty, well made stand. I think it will serve well for many years. My only complaint is in the spring arms that hold music on the face plate. I wish they had plastic tips because they scratched the stand in transport, and tend to scratch the music books.
I like the stand; I love the wire holders - they are very strong. The stand portion at the bottom is a little challenging to configure.