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FeBolas
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:39 pm    Post subject: Best USB mics for E-lessons? Reply with quote

My students' spring break ends this week, so we'll be starting up lessons next week, but electronically. Since that's the plan for the foreseeable future, I'd like to invest in a better mic for myself, as well has have cost-conscious recommendations for my students.

This was reviewed well online:
https://amzn.to/2Uoao6K

Also reviewed well, but at little more expensive--but also eligible for Prime delivery:
https://amzn.to/2WosPeq

More portable, cheaper version of the one just above:
https://amzn.to/2xKZssj

And super good reviews on Amazon, but pricey:
https://amzn.to/2J1IiJu

What are y'all's experiences with USB mics?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know a number of people that have the Blue Snowball and like it. I have not used one myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have started using a Rode NTUSB USB Microphone. They are not cheap as chips junk and do a far better job than onboard hardware.

(Yes, I know Peter freedman, and yes I was involved in one of kid’s education. Frighteningly, I even knew his grandfather who founded the company back in days of valves. the equipment is still good.)

FWIW, they are distributed in the US as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up one of these and like the fact that it operates similarly to the Blue Yeti...you can plug your headphones into the mike and adjust the output volume, and can control the mic level and mute the mic as well, right from the front of the mic. The price is good and it has 4+ stars for ratings.

https://smile.amazon.com/Microphone-MAONO-Condenser-Headphone-Livestream/dp/B07SGB9329/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=AU-902&qid=1585154411&s=electronics&sr=1-2
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What are y'all's experiences with USB mics?


I find that the Blue Yeti works really well for lessons. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really enjoying my Audio Technica 2020USB+. With an adjustable boom that clamps onto my desk, extra cable, small tripod, and case, about $200 from Amazon. Great, clean sound and easy to use!

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JMQ8F62/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve used a Zoom H5, Shure MV88, and now a Blue Yeti Nano. So far the Nano works best with the lowest level of maintenance.
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