Auna MIC 900 USB Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone
I’ve done a lot of recording in the past, and know the value of a good microphone. Sound quality of recordings can vary widely depending on your equipment, and decent equipment is expensive.
Previous microphones I’ve owned have cost more than £100. The Auna MIC 900 USB condenser microphone comes in at half that price, and though the quality perhaps isn’t the same, it’s certainly not only half as good.
This microphone produces perfectly serviceable quality for the amateur podcaster looking to up their game a bit. It’s really easy to install – just plug it in to a USB drive and the drivers install automatically. It’s then just a case of switching your settings so the built-in Mic is no longer your automatic sound input device (if your computer has one). The convenience of inputting straight to the computer is also useful, bypassing the need for mixer desks.
The microphone is really stylish, especially with the mount that comes with it, so if you were planning on using it for vlogging or Youtube, its going to look good as well. The USB cable it comes with is 3m long, so it would work with most microphone stand set ups. The mount has a standard 16mm thread so should also be compatible with most microphone stands.
The microphone comes with a fairly robust case to protect it. The only downside is you will need to buy a separate pop-guard if you really want to make your recording quality good, but they’re very inexpensive, so it won’t cost much to perfect your set up.
(I was sent this product free in exchange for an honest review.)