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The 3 microphone types compared in different use cases

Understanding the differences between various types of microphones is crucial for choosing the right one for your recording needs.

Dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones are the three main types, each offering unique characteristics and strengths.

In this article, I’ll take a deeper look into these microphones and their subtypes, explaining how they work and comparing their performance in various applications to help you make an informed decision.

Telefunken M82 review: Versatile and solid kick mic

Since 2001, Telefunken has been manufacturing high-end microphones out of South Windsor, CT.

Not too long ago, the company released the M82, a large-diaphragm cardioid dynamic microphone designed for kick drums as well as broadcast vocals.

In this review, I’ll be taking a closer look at the M82’s overall performance in a variety of applications, as well as seeing how it stacks up against a few competing microphones.

AKG C451 B review: Great addition to any studio

In this article, I’ll be reviewing the AKG C451 B small-diaphragm condenser microphone.

This is a revamping of the original model, the C451, and AKG has made some modest changes to the overall design and performance.

Lauten Audio LS-208 review: Flexible workhorse mic

In this review, I’ll be testing the Lauten Audio LS-208 end-address large-diaphragm condenser microphone.

Lauten Audio is a small, family-owned company that has been making unique boutique microphones since around 2006. Let’s see what they’ve managed to pull off with the LS-208.

Shure MV7 review: Good for spoken word, but not much else

In this review, I’ll be looking at the Shure MV7 dynamic USB/XLR microphone.

Shure is a reliable company and is responsible for a number of advancements in audio technology. Let’s see if the MV7 holds up Shure’s reputation.

Shure SM7B review: Microphone that made Thriller

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at the Shure SM7B dynamic microphone. Some of you may be familiar with this microphone as the one Michael Jackson used on Thriller. If not, now you are. Let’s get started.