Microphone

AKG Ara plug-and-play USB microphone promises pro quality on a budget

AKG Ara plug-and-play USB microphone promises pro quality on a budget

Whether you're a streamer or a content creator, AKG's new Ara USB microphone offers what the company says is pro-tier sound quality at a budget price. The microphone offers two different capture modes, as well as universal compatibility with PC, Mac, and mobile devices, among many other features for users who need control over their audio.

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Blue Icepop microphone for Logitech and Astro headsets launches

Blue Icepop microphone for Logitech and Astro headsets launches

There are many brands when it comes to microphones for use with your computer for audio recording. One of the more popular brands is called Blue, and the company has made USB microphones for computer users for many years. Blue now has a new microphone designed to connect to premium headsets from Logitech and Astro called the Blue Icepop.

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Tula mic hands-on – sounding good never looked this gorgeous

Tula mic hands-on – sounding good never looked this gorgeous

The mobile and computing markets have, in the past few years, been obsessed with imaging technology, particularly cameras and digital photography. The popularity of live streaming and the recent surge of video meetings, however, has made people realize how neglected the equally critical aspects of audio recording and sound quality have been. Sure, there have also been new innovations and products that try to cram all the desired audio recording features into one portable package but few offer the trifecta of beauty, power, and convenience that the Tula USB mic and mobile recorder does.

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Turn off your Alexa when you’re done: A quick reminder

Turn off your Alexa when you’re done: A quick reminder

If you got a new Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas, consider turning it off. Chances are you got the device as a gift, opened it immediately, and got to work asking about the weather, movie facts, and told it to sing a song. If you're like me, chances are you then sat the device on a shelf and forgot about it. It's probably still powered up and listening to you right now.

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Razer Seiren Mini is the cutest little mic for video calls and gaming

Razer Seiren Mini is the cutest little mic for video calls and gaming

Razer just revealed their most compact game streaming microphone in the Razer Seiren Mini. This piece of equipment has a look that's similar to what they've released in gaming microphones in the past - but it's TINY. This microphone works with a 14mm condenser capsule and a Supercardioid pickup pattern to allow what Razer describes as "pro-grade sound" despite its small physical stature.

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Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3 microphones are made for loud streamers

Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3 microphones are made for loud streamers

Elgato Gaming has introduced two new microphones, the Wave:1 and Wave:3. Both models are targeted at podcasters, streamers, and anyone else who needs to record high-end audio, but the latter of the two models brings something extra special with it, offering a few more features and a higher price tag. Both models feature proprietary tech that prevents distortion even if the user is making loud noises or screaming.

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RODE Wireless GO now comes in white and with new accessories to match

RODE Wireless GO now comes in white and with new accessories to match

It was around this time last year when the audio experts at RODE unveiled the Wireless GO, claim to be the industry's smallest wireless mic system and the first in the company's new wireless range. It expanded that line a few months later with a partner Lavalier GO to keep things more discrete. Now it's exploding that wireless family with not one but four new members, including a clip and, ironically, a wireless handheld microphone.

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SOUL SYNC Pro wireless earbuds launch with “industry leading” battery life

SOUL SYNC Pro wireless earbuds launch with “industry leading” battery life

The SOUL Sync Pro wireless earbuds have a pair of microphones - dual microphones, they say. With these microphones and Qualcomm cVc noise cancellation (for the mics, not the audio coming out of the buds), they're meant to allow super clear calls and commands. These earbuds work with Bluetooth 5.0, aptX, and AAC Codec, and they're made to work just as well with iPhone as they do with Android smartphones of many sorts.

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RODE NT-USB Mini is a studio mic you can slip in your bag

RODE NT-USB Mini is a studio mic you can slip in your bag

For the past years, RODE has been making audio recording equipment aimed at digital professionals but despite their best attempts, the majority of their products are not one you could easily take around with you all the time. Not unless you always carry your recording gear with you wherever you go. That leaves out a class of content creators that are always on the go and need to set things up in a flash. That's where the new RODE NT-USB Mini comes in, promising studio-quality recording with a single cable.

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RODE VideoMic NTG brings new NTG5 shotgun tech to an on-camera mic

RODE VideoMic NTG brings new NTG5 shotgun tech to an on-camera mic

Just last month, the audio experts over at RODE launched the NTG5, its most advanced shotgun mic to date. But while such large and powerful audio recording equipment always has a place in someone's arsenal, some users may need something lighter and more compact but won't skimp on quality in exchange. That's where the new VideoMic NTG comes in, continuing a 15-year line of on-camera microphones, this time with some of the perks of the NTG5 shotgun.

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RODE NTG5 promises a pro shotgun mic you can take and use anywhere

RODE NTG5 promises a pro shotgun mic you can take and use anywhere

Thanks in part to the ubiquity of smartphones with high-quality cameras, consumers have become more aware of the ability to capture moments, both short and long, anytime, anymore. Unfortunately, they may have also become a bit more demanding in both the quality of the content as well as the kind of content, putting more pressure on creators, photographers, and recorders. RODE (written as RØDE) has been quality developing solutions for capturing audio for years, including those compatible with mobile devices. With the new NTG5 Shotgun Microphone, it is turning its attention back to the pros who also need that mobility and flexibility when recording on location.

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Blue Yeti X microphone features real-time LED metering and smart knob

Blue Yeti X microphone features real-time LED metering and smart knob

Audio company Blue has introduced its latest Yeti microphone, the Yeti X. This model, as with many before it, is designed for podcasting and other voice content, such as streaming. One of the microphone's most notable features is the inclusion of an LED meter that provides real-time visual feedback on the user's voice levels. In addition to using the microphone with software, users can adjust certain primary functions using a 'smart knob.'

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