Many more people are using microphones to record videos or improve the quality of Zoom calls. We have tested a couple out to see which one will suit your needs.
Trust GXT 258 Fyru 4-in-1
The multifunctional GXT 258 Fyru allows users to stream content smoothly in the highest and purest sound quality with 4 different recording patterns.
Whether recording a podcast, a music track or streaming a gaming session, the Fyru’s multi-purpose microphone can pick up every sound in exceptional quality. With four different recording patterns, the microphone accommodates solo streaming as well as group interviews or stereo music recordings. The microphone’s internal pop filter will also even filter out unwanted background sounds for even smoother results and real clarity on the desired recording.
The Fyru multi-purpose microphone with its robust design is both stylish and durable. The metal grille front gives it a sturdy feel, and the tripod stand guarantees optimal stability for streaming or recording sessions. With the universal screw mount, users will be able to easily mount the Fyru to any compatible microphone arm as well. It also features adjustable LED lighting to allow users to light their recordings in 5 different colours.
To get the best possible recordings, the Fyru features a zero-latency headphone monitoring port. The easily accessible port allows users to listen to their recordings on headphones, making sure to focus the sound on the targeted recording. Settings can be changed using the microphone gain, mute and headphone volume knobs on the front of the microphone.
The Fyru is easy to set up on PC and PS4 because it’s plug and play. There was more background hum when connected to the PC and noticed that was because Windows 10 randomly decided to increase the gain the mic of its own accord.
Sound quality is exceptionally good from a distance and has nice lows when up close. It has a built-in pop filter, but we would advocate adding an external one onto this as it will notice pops without it.
Shure Motiv MV88+
The MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit is a premium Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone. Your new mobile recording rig directly connects to any Apple device via a Lightning connector, or via USB-C to select additional devices. The MV88+ has all you need to capture great content right out of the box. The included phone mount is also compatible with your existing set-up, allowing to connect to any standard ¼” tripod.
It is everything in a box that you need to create self-tapes, video content or voice over or podcasting. It’s a clever piece of equipment that has preset for Speech, Singing, Music, etc. It comes complete with the cables, micro B to USB and Lighting, the phone holder with cold shoe and Pixi Manfrotto tripod desktop stand.
The complete set up can easily fit inside a case or even a handbag. In fact, there are many ways the kit can be set up for whatever use you require it for.
Excellent kit for audio and video recording. The Shure mic records voice in superb quality. I’ve used it connected directly to a laptop for handsfree (and headset free) conference calls and recording of video blogs. Also, with the phone holder and tripod kit for mobile video blogs. Simple to use, very portable and excellent quality recording. Recommended.