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Dynamic vs Condensor

Amulsingh01

2 months ago

I want to get a mic for streaming but I've been reading a lot of conflicting information about various mics. From what I've gathered (please correct me if I'm wrong) dynamic mics are better than condenser mics because the condenser mics such as the Blue Yeti or AT2020 I was looking at pick up a lot of background noise. I have a very noisy Razer mechanical keyboard so I want to ensure I can cancel as much noise as possible. My budget is around <$160. What are your suggestions? Thank you for any feedback.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Condenser mics are actually better quality, but I would stick to a dynamic mic for your purposes. Really what you are looking for is a cardiod (aka unidirectional) microphone. What you DONT want is an omnidirectional microphone, that will pick up noise from every direction, but a cardioid microphone will only pick up from the direction you aim it at. Best brands to buy are Shure, audio Technica and Sennheiser.

Condenser mics are better for mic-ing instruments or ambient sounds and have better frequency response. For your voice you only want to use dynamic.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response. I really like the Rode Podmic which is dynamic (and only $100), so I'll definitely get that when its back in stock. Do you know any inexpensive USB audio interfaces for XLR?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Look at the Behringer UMC202HD there are different configurations, but that one gives you 2 XLR inputs and works great, that's the one I use. Focusrite also has their Scarlett series which is similar.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I just bought the Behringer UM2 since I only need one connection and was relatively cheap with good reviews. Thanks for the help.

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