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Looking For A Good Microphone For Internet Radio For Under $50

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Looking For A Good Microphone For Internet Radio For Under $50

I am looking for a good microphone for internet radio from under $50 which microphone do you recommend??  I like this Shure 522 desktop microphone http://www.guitarcenter.com/Shure/522-Desktop-Microphone-1274034493862.gc I can get one with a xlr connector on Ebay for under $60 would it sound decent for internet radio?? I am a cb radio users I like the loop of the cb radio desktop microphone it would be cool to use one of them with my interner radio station. 

They Exist

They Exist

There are good radio microphones for under $50.

If you wait until I gather some information I will post it in this thread.

Carl Blare

http://www.samsontech.com

Druid Hills Radio AM-1710- Dade City, FL. Unlicensed operation authorized by the Part 15 Department of the FCC and our Resident Hobby Agent.  

Samson

Thanks for posting this John.  I could not find a price on their website so I bought one through Amazon.  I am disappointed that while this was listed as an Amazon Prime item and I am a member, whe I went to check out it said delivery would be between June 27 and July 30. This same thing  happened with another item I ordered 2 weeks ago.

Jim Henry HBR Radio 1610, serving Honey Brook, PA. and NW Chester County.

Locally somone is selling

Locally somone is selling this package for $40 I will see if I can get it

https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Condenser-Microphone-Podcasting-Reco...

Microphone is pretty good for the price but I have heard the microphone boom arm is junk. 

Possibly Very Good Choice

DJboutit I have looked into the Chinese inexpensive condenser microphones like the TONOR you are getting and they are surprisingly good.

The suspension arm might also be good, the YouTube reviews I've seen liked it.

Carl Blare

Good point about the arm.

Good point about the arm. Anyone know how much you really move the arm around on one of these or similar? I'm guessing you'd put it where you like it and leave it. Perhaps not.

 

 

Centinel

We use them here at work for

We use them here at work for quick podcasts.

Druid Hills Radio AM-1710- Dade City, FL. Unlicensed operation authorized by the Part 15 Department of the FCC and our Resident Hobby Agent.  

Moving the Suspension Arm

In a voice studio I know we used the suspension arm to pull the mic forward for use and push it back out of the way when we were done speaking.

Carl Blare

Blue Snowball Mic

I bought this one via Amazon and it arrived today:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014PYGTUQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s...

I LIKE it!  It sounds great and much better than what I was using.

Jim Henry HBR Radio 1610, serving Honey Brook, PA. and NW Chester County.

I have seen 2 Youtube reviews

I have seen 2 Youtube reviews of the blue mic and it sucks audio out sounds really tiny. 

Blue Snowball Mic

That hasn't been my experience, but I'm not using it for music, just spoken word.

Jim Henry HBR Radio 1610, serving Honey Brook, PA. and NW Chester County.

The Tonor microphone is dead

The Tonor microphone is dead I got a Samson C01U USB microphone and it works just fine

http://flic.kr/p/V3BBbq

http://flic.kr/p/Um9NKA

 

About the Blue Snowball Mic

Jim Henry, my recommended settings, after learning about the "settings switch" by watching a YouTube Video about the Blue Mic, are as follows:

- When miking 2 or more people in a conversation using as many Blue Snowballs, use the CARDIOID settings (Setting 1) to minimize the phase-cancelation among the microphones;

- When miking only 1 voice use the Omni-Directional setting (Setting 3) for the fullest most robust sound quality.

Carl Blare

Don't Drive Carl Insane

DJbout it... what does it mean:  "The Tonor microphone is dead."

How is anyone supposed to know what that means unless you explain it?

Carl Blare

No matter what I did I could

No matter what I did I could not get it to work no sound out of it. 

Phantom Power

DJbout it, did you have the needed Phantom Power Supply?

Carl Blare

Yes I hook it up to a

Yes I hook it up to a Innogear I226 phanton power supply and I could not get sound.

Did All You Could Do

You gave the TONOR Microphone a fair chance and did everything right, DJbout it.

Now we know that some of them don't work.

Happy you found a microphone that you like and that does the job.

Carl Blare

Blue Snowball Mic

Tonight I received 4 more PSAs from my township to record and broadcast and I still have to say that this mic sounds great.

Jim Henry HBR Radio 1610, serving Honey Brook, PA. and NW Chester County.

Did You See

Jim Henry did you see my Reply # 14 about the Blue Snowball Mic?

Carl Blare

This Samson usb microphone is

This Samson usb microphone is heavy it is like 2 to 2 1/2 times heavier than Tonor micrphone it puts like 35% more strain on my boom arm not good long trem.  I bet this Samson is really a condenser microphone to get it to work as a usb there is a small phantom power supply inside. 

This Samson usb microphone is

Double post sorry

Blue Snowball Mic settings

Carl, yes I did but that confused me. There are no switches to change anything on the microphone and it came with no software. I just plugged it into my USB port and it just worked, and worked great.

Jim Henry HBR Radio 1610, serving Honey Brook, PA. and NW Chester County.

Different Versions

Jim notes:  "There are no switches to change anything."

Oh, that means the version I saw on YouTube was a different model.

It sounds good?

Don't change anything!

Carl Blare

I can highly suggest the MXL

I can highly suggest the MXL line of mics as well, their condensors are outstanding, and very fair priced.

Bow

BME

Amatuer Radio, Hi-Fi 11 Meter Radio, Part 15 Radio, Boneless Chicken Farmer

The BCD-1 mic I use seems to

The BCD-1 mic I use seems to be even more sensitive than my EV RE20!!

But I still use the RE20 as my "main" mic --- the MXL is a back-up......

Agreed! I have a BCD-1 as

Agreed! I have a BCD-1 as well, outstanding mic, I was using for SSB on the Ham bands for over a year, then decided to change it up and droppe din a MXL 910.

I just ordered an FM TX, so The BCD-1 might get pressed back into use...

Bow

BME

Amatuer Radio, Hi-Fi 11 Meter Radio, Part 15 Radio, Boneless Chicken Farmer

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