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Which recording method you like the most

  • Sony A5100 built-in microphones

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  • AKG Perception 170 microphones (stereo pair)

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7 microphones/recorders reviewed and tested (English subtitles available)

Hi folks,
I uploaded a video on which I compare 6 different microphones/recorders. Audio was recorded at the same time, so the sound source was the same for each microphone/recorder. I was surprised with the results. I'd like to know your opinions about which recording method gives the best results, I know this is a subjective opinion but it would be useful for me.

 

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On my laptop, I thought Shure KSM27 sounded the best. Note: I am not into microphones at all, and I have no idea of the pricing of the ones you compared.
 

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I was divided between the Shure KSM 27 microphone and the Shure SM98A microphone, but voted for the KSM 27.
 

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After doing this video one of my first impressions was about how bright sounded the KSM 27 when compared with the others. That's a weird thing because it's supposed to be a "dull" sounding microphone compared to Rode and Audio Technica microphones. I guess the problem is related to the Shure high sensitivity, in later tests I moved slightly (5 degrees) the microphone to my right side and the recording sounded far more natural. I guess the microphone positioning is a whole topic which deserves an entire video about it.
 
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