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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.

The 5 best budget condenser and dynamic microphones under $100

For beginners interested in the art of recording, finding a reliable point of entry can be a bit daunting. Especially now, seeing that the market is completely oversaturated with low-budget condenser and dynamic microphones, some of which are great and some of them not.

I’ve tested over 20 microphones priced under $100 to bring you what I consider to be the best options that offer quality, versatility, and performance.

Telefunken TF51 review: Affordable sonic excellence

Telefunken, a name often associated with pre-war era microphones and preamps, has been based in Connecticut since 2001. The company specializes in creating authentic recreations of classic mics like the U 87/47 and the C12.

While the price tags of these recreations have typically aligned with the originals, Telefunken aims to make this technology more accessible to the modern engineer.