Street price: $100; deal price: $80
Down to $80 from a typical price of around $100, this is a nice discount for this recommended USB microphone in two finishes. Historically, we've only seen this mic at $80 only around the holidays, so this is a little unexpected and a good time to pick one up. The Black/Red and Grey/Black finishes are both available at the discounted price. This is a smaller, more portable microphone versus our top pick that still sounds great, so if desk space is a concern for you this is a good option.
The Shure MV5 is the runner-up pick in our guide to the best USB microphone. Kevin Purdy and Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Lauren Dragan wrote, "If desk or storage space is at a premium, if you often move your mic between spaces, or if you want to save a few dollars and start small, the Shure MV5 scored well with our panelists in voice recording quality—some even ranked it better overall than the Yeti. The tradeoff is that the MV5 is not as sturdy, stable, or as tall as the Yeti, making you work to set it up at the proper height for recording. And it lacks for the Yeti's multiple pickup patterns. But the MV5 has just enough recording features—a direct-monitoring headphone jack and impressive automatic gain control, and really helpful travel tools, including micro-USB and MFi-certified Lightning connections—to make it a solid pick for people who value a smaller size and portability over future-friendly capabilities."
TravelCard Charger [Read More]
Published @ May 2, 2019