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Maonocaster C2 NEO Streaming Mixer Review

Maonocaster C2 NEO is a budget streaming audio mixer with powerful pre-amps to drive even the most demanding microphones and an intuitive interface. At the same time, it packs some flashy features that will help you enhance your streaming and podcasting experience. What’s in the box?  In Maonocaster C2 NEO box, you’ll receive the following: […]

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How Do Microphone Isolation Shields Work?

In order to cater to the most audiophile audiences, modern-day home studios worth their salt are beginning to resemble professional studios of the past more with each passing day, especially if we judge by the amount of equipment they’re being furnished with. Among these pieces of equipment, you’ll usually find a curved panel and acoustic foam balls surrounding the microphone. This

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FIFINE K669D Budget Dynamic XLR Microphone Review

K669D is a dynamic XLR microphone from FIFINE, a Chinese brand established in 2009 that primarily focused on creating affordable, entry-level USB microphones with eye-catching designs and lots of features. However, the company started expanding XLR line of microphones in recent years. Consequently, FIFINE K669D was released in 2023 to compete against other budget XLR

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Can a Microphone Make You Sound Better?

Many people report feeling unpleasantly surprised when they hear their voices in a recording, and they figure it may have something to do with the limited capabilities of the recording device’s integrated microphone. If you’re reading these lines, you might wonder whether a good-quality freestanding microphone could make your voice more pleasant to the ear. In this

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Maono PD200X XLR/USB Dynamic Microphone Review

Maono PD200X is a dynamic microphone with lots of features and XLR/USB connection released in early 2023 by MAONO, a Chinese brand, founded in 2014. The company focuses on audio related gear and sells microphones, audio interfaces, headphones and accessories. A lot of their products are easy to install, feature RGB color effects and prices

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119 Earbuds With Microphone and Transparency Mode

Earbuds have gained huge popularity and became a mainstream product ever since the launch of AirPods earbuds in 2016. Now almost every major headphone brand has released its own earbuds and the more premium ones offer features such as a microphone, transparency mode and ANC (active noise cancelation). In this list, you’ll find all popular

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Which Microphones Have the Highest Sensitivity?

Sensitivity will determine the input and output ratio of the microphone. The more sensitive microphone will require less input for the same output compared to the lower sensitivity microphone. Sensitivity is important for XLR microphones when considering which pre-amplifiers, audio interface or mixer we want to pair it with, especially if it’s a dynamic microphone.

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Which Microphones Have Built-In Pop-Filter?

Microphones with built-in pop-filters are quite prevalent and as many or even more microphones come with custom pop-filters dedicated to the specific model. People love microphones with built-in pop-filters as they don’t cover the design of the microphone and since podcasts have become a thing and gaming was always there, you often want to have

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