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under $200.00 best lightning stereo mic for video shure/rode/zoom
Old 23rd August 2019
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under $200.00 best lightning stereo mic for video shure/rode/zoom

just wanting to make videos on my ipad/iPhone. whats the best mic for acoustic instruments and vocals live. shure,rode,zoom, etc etc.
Old 8th September 2019
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I own: the Shure MV88, the Zoom Capsules (M/S and XY) as part of the Zoom H6, the Sennheiser Ambeo Headset and the Lewitt DGT650. The Lewitt is pricy but the best and has the advantage of being usb compatible and can be monitored. The Shure allows good results too and the new version is very flexible. Also I really like the Zoom recorders for the price I would prefer the Shure on an iPhone, never tested the Rodes. I bought the Ambeo 'cause I got them very cheap last week. The quality is very good but I haven't tested them for music and they only have two gain settings.
The Lewitt is not as easy and fast to set up as the Shure, Rode and Zooms, but offer the best audio quality. The only other combination I use that is as good or a bit better are S502 mics from Superlux (incredible for 130,-) and a Zoom or Sounddevices recorder. Not an iPhone but the mic and a small recorder might be less expensive than a really decent iPhone setup.
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I own: the Shure MV88, the Zoom Capsules (M/S and XY) as part of the Zoom H6, the Sennheiser Ambeo Headset and the Lewitt DGT650.
How do you find the Ambeo headset? Super small electret capsules with probably some self-noise, but it has an Apogee preamp.. acceptable quality? Thinking of using them for super portable acoustic piano recording
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How do you find the Ambeo headset? Super small electret capsules with probably some self-noise, but it has an Apogee preamp.. acceptable quality? Thinking of using them for super portable acoustic piano recording
I have to admit I got them as a corporate benefit deal for about 70,- Euro instead of 200,-. They have a little self noise and there is no opportunity to manually set the levels. But apart from this the headphones are very good and the quality of the recordings is comparable to the Zooms and Shure and the 3-d effect is astounding. Good for gig recordings and very interesting if you own an iPhone and use them for video tone. I don't know if I would have bought them for 200,- or more.
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I have to admit I got them as a corporate benefit deal for about 70,- Euro instead of 200,-. They have a little self noise and there is no opportunity to manually set the levels. But apart from this the headphones are very good and the quality of the recordings is comparable to the Zooms and Shure and the 3-d effect is astounding. Good for gig recordings and very interesting if you own an iPhone and use them for video tone. I don't know if I would have bought them for 200,- or more.
Cool, as long as the capsules are decent we're in business! Bought one for a similar price from ebay. I'm going to try using it not for binaural, but as super portable 2 omnis that I can just stick near the source (inside a piano, guitar etc) and record in stereo anywhere. The portability and the fact it's got a decent preamp/dac by apogee integrated in such a small package is really nice
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