microphones

Review: Sennheiser HandMic Digital with “secret” hardware limiter

Review: Sennheiser HandMic Digital with “secret” hardware limiter

The HandMic Digital from Sennheiser is the only dynamic mic I’ve encountered that ships with a Lightning cable, since the others I have used and reviewed have been electret…

Directly attach iRig Pre HD to an ENG omni dynamic mic

Directly attach iRig Pre HD to an ENG omni dynamic mic

After my review of the Senal ENG-18RL omnidirectional dynamic microphone for ENG (electronic news gathering) in 2016, my friend Francisco Javier just had to have one. For informal, single…

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Since the dawn of microphones, there have been two greatly different types of signals: balanced and unbalanced. Since the dawn of powered electret condenser microphones, there have been two very…

Review: RØDE improves VideoMic Pro+ with several new features

Review: RØDE improves VideoMic Pro+ with several new features

For many years, I have been reviewing several different types of microphones. However, this is the very first time I am focusing on the on-camera genre. One of the…

First look: iRig Mic HD 2 digital microphone from IK Multimedia

First look: iRig Mic HD 2 digital microphone from IK Multimedia

Our friends from IK Multimedia in Italy have just announced the successor to the iRig Mic HD microphones, which I have reviewed previously. I wrote the word “microphones” in plural…

ModMic 5 and RØDE HS2: comparing two head microphones

ModMic 5 and RØDE HS2: comparing two head microphones

For many years, I have been intrigued with microphones, and one particular type is the head mounted variety. Few head mounted mics I have tested before today sound great without…

Shure SM58 microphone celebrates its 50th anniversary

Shure SM58 microphone celebrates its 50th anniversary

Both the SM58 and the very similar SM57 are ubiquitous models of classic dynamic handheld microphones. Although its creator is now officially known as Shure Incorporated, the company was born…

Review: Senal ENG-18RL dynamic interview microphone

Review: Senal ENG-18RL dynamic interview microphone

Omnidirectional dynamic microphones with balanced XLR connections remain the first choice for most ENG (electronic news gathering) organizations to connect to broadcast cameras or most professional audio recorders for informal…

Adorama Pro 101: The Basics – Mic vs. Mic

Adorama Pro 101: The Basics – Mic vs. Mic

In chapter 3 of Adorama Pro 101: The Basics, we examine the differences from microphone to microphone…