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All the microphone reviews, guides, and tutorials at Higher Hz.

AKG Ara review

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at a new USB microphone from AKG – the Ara. USB microphones tend to be catered towards podcasters, but I’m curious to see if the Ara can hold its own in music recording. Let’s take a look.

Manley Reference Silver review

Manley has been operating since the late 80s, and has always held an amazing reputation in the industry as one of the most reliable and impressive boutique manufacturers around.

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at a slightly newer model from the company, a tube condenser named the Reference Silver. I don’t want to waste much time so let’s get into it.

Neumann KMS 105 review

Neumann is one of the most renowned manufacturers in the music industry. The company’s catalog comprises some of the most coveted and regarded microphones in the history of recording technology.

In this article, I’ll be taking a look at the KMS 105, a handheld microphone that first hit the shelves around the turn of the millennium. Let’s get started.

Rode NT1 5th Gen review

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at the 5th generation installment of Rode’s NT1 microphone. This microphone has picked up a modestly “iconic” reputation since it was one of the first genuinely affordable large-diaphragm condensers to come out right around the time that home recording started to become more prevalent.

AKG C414 XLII review

If you’ve ever watched Conan, Letterman, or Johnny Carson (if you’re a bit older), you’ve probably noticed that little box-shaped microphone sitting on their desk. Well, in Johnny Carson’s day, that microphone was most likely the C414 EB, the original model of what I’ll be reviewing today.

Telefunken M80 review

Tired of using an SM58? Looking for something different? Enter the Telefunken M80, a dynamic handheld microphone. It looks fairly similar… Maybe you could use it instead of that boring old SM58. But how does it sound? Let’s get into it.