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CAD U37 USB Studio Condenser Recording Microphone by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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CAD U37 USB Studio Condenser Recording Microphone
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 1240 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 1.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Simple5.0   above average
Acoustic4.7   average
Cable4.7   exceptional
Design4.7   above average
Price4.7   above average
Skype4.7   above average
Expectation4.6   average
Fit4.6   average
Performance4.6   above average
Range4.6   above average
Quality4.5   average
Audio4.4   above average
Microphone4.4   above average
Sound4.4   average
Voice4.4   above average
Vocal4.3   average
Noise4.2   average
Plug4.0   above average
Packaging3.9   average
USB3.9   average
Tripod3.8   above average
Volume3.8   average
Windows3.8   above average
Plastic3.6   above average
Radio3.3   below average
Program3.1   below average
Instruction2.9   below average
Light1.8   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Acoustic

Acoustic:
"nice mic although i must say i was really disappointed with the way my acoustic guitar sounds on it."
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"It sounds decent with pianos and acoustic instruments such as violins and guitars, it usually helps to add some reverberation to help increase the sound quality."
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"On the plus side it works great for my acoustic guitar and bongo drums."
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"It's easy to set up and use, good for recording vocals, acoustic guitar, or any acoustic instrument."
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"It is sensitive but I usually have no problem recording my acoustic guitar with it about a foot away on the 0 setting."
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Audio

Audio:
"If you are recording video in addition to audio (such as a youtube video) I don't recommend this as it sits too high and will block your face."
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"I'm not well versed in audio tech and bought this for gaming and everyone says I come through clear with no static or distortion."
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"(A bit of a hassle) But all in all, the audio quality is perfect, records crisp and clear, and the mic is a great size as well! "
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"There was a weird popping sound in my audio after using the mic for about an hour."
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"I'd benn fighting mediocre voice files for a program I'm writing Once I received the U37, all my audio problems went away."
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"** Important note: There is a work around for the problem that it shuts down your audio when you use it."
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"*Audacity is a FREE and open-source (Windows Mac Linux compatible) audio recording software for adding live instruments and vocals to pre-recorded background music."
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"Audio is crisp and clear, very little background noise, and works well for my small projects."
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"Now on to the microphone itself:The mic picks up audio the best when your mouth is approximately 4-6 inches away."
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"I am glad I did because for under $50 this mic is well built and reproduces great audio."
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"Thus is an excellent microphone I chose for my Youtube videos, the audio is crisp and clear!"
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Cable

Cable:
"The minor problem I had with this was the USB cable that came with it."
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"USB is great as it can plug into the back with plenty of cord length an keep away from their feet."
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"Many professional pod casters advise against USB microphones because they say clear and crisp sound quality cannot be achieved without standard input and output cables combined with a good mixer."
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"Mine sometimes dosnt turn on and I have to mess with the cord for it work but the mic sounds nice, picks up background noise but it ok"
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"The included 10' heavy gauge wire USB cable was a fantastic surprise."
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"The long cord made it easy to move the microphone placement in order to balance the volume between the two instruments we were recording."
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Design

Design:
"The only negative, which is more preference than design flaw, is that the included mini tripod is a little bulkier than I would like."
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"I love the sound quality and its design."
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"be rApfvNebvtQ for this excellent, well designed, super quality low-priced mic."
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"I've just got it and unpacked it - came in pristine condition, great design!"
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"Clear voice capture and good solid construction, overall a well designed product."
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"Not only did it take a while to figure out how to set it up (as no instruction manual is included), it's designed to fold together for easy transport with two small legs and one large leg, but makes the microphone fairly unstable."
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Distortion

Distortion:
"I was pretty disappointed when my electric guitar (distorted AND clean sound) and bass guitar sounded like junk through it, but that's probably from my lack of technology knowledge."
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"Also the bass response isn't good and it has minute distortions when you get loud."
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"I gave it 2 stars because the sound quality is pretty decent if you are speaking or singing softly, but I had a problem with distortion when singing at a louder volume."
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"I turned the mic input volume down very low, backed a bit further away, and still had distortion problems."
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"I was pretty disappointed when my electric guitar (distorted AND clean sound) and bass guitar sounded like junk through it, but that's probably from my lack of technology knowledge."
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"After few usages it started distorting pretty heavily."
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"Record at low volumes (about 25% output in your microphone audio settings) to reduce background noise and vocal distortion and then normalize the vocals in audacity and your good."
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"Sometimes when getting loud while singing it distorts a bit but that's easily fixed when modifying it on the computer."
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"I gave it 2 stars because the sound quality is pretty decent if you are speaking or singing softly, but I had a problem with distortion when singing at a louder volume."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"This product failed to meet my expectations."
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"But I got this in the hopes it would work and it has exceeded my expectations! "
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"Works great and meets my expectations and needs."
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"This product exceeded my expectations! "
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"After a little research on Amazon, I decided on this product, and it exceeded my expectations."
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"Really Exceeded My Expectations: The High Level of Sound Quality is Truly Remarkable!"
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Headset

Headset:
"I was tired of buying cheap headsets or supposed quality gaming headsets and dealing with their terrible sound and lack of quality engineering."
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"And then, when I unplug it, I usually have to go back in to the Control Panel again to set everything back, especially if I plan on using my gaming headset to play Left 4 Dead 2 or something."
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"I wanted to start making YouTube videos of me playing games but my headset mic didn't satisfy the quality I wanted."
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"([...]) I used to use a Turtle Beach X11 Headset, which is not that great."
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"lasted about one year before it turn to junk and buzzed when picking up your voice, and dont sound much better then a good headset mic"
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"Great mic to step up in quality from a cheapo headset mic."
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"It picks up your voice really good and doesn't have a buzzing noise like the headset does!"
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"I had settled on a headset but saw two condenser microphones in the recommendations."
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"Just to be sure it was not my imagination, I tested it with a Creative mic headset combo i've been using for 2 years."
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Instruction

Instruction:
"I like the sound but it's somewhat confusing to use and instructions don't seem to help me."
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"I read all the reviews on here and the one that left negative feedback obviously did not read the instructions that came with the mic to know what to put the settings on."
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"There are only three, small downsides to this microphone: Came with no assembly instructions which I thought was odd."
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"I like this product a great deal, but there was not a clear set of instructions on how to set it up or use it."
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"And while they're at it, fix the packaging problem and consider including - wait for it - instructions - so your customers actually know how to use your products."
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"The only hassle was that it has an option called AGC on by default, which makes the recordings very loud, but it's easy to turn it off, and the instructions tell you how to do so."
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"I'm pretty sure the setup instructions were for Windows XP, and I have Windows 8.1."
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"Also the instructions that came with it did not really work with my computer due to the outdated instructions of windows pc's the mic comes with."
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"One post included a good review with some helping instructions."
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"It would have been nice if it came with instructions."
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Light

Light:
"The blinking blue light is annoying and distracting while I'm recording tracks, plus it hurts my eyes, so I put a sock over it which often made my guests mistake it for something far different from what it actually was."
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"Only complain is the annoyingly bright light on the mic."
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"The blinking light on top is very bright and a little annoying."
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"My only problem personally is the blue light that flashes when the mic is powered on."
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"The blinking light is a bit annoying when in use but a pop filter should get rid of that."
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"Also the little blue light blinking when in use on the front can be a bit annoying - I just put a piece of gaffer's tape over it to block."
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"- Stand that comes with it is actually pretty good- The price is unbeatable- The blue light on it will flash at idle."
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"Pros: good sound quality, light weight, no issues with computers recognizing, on mic switches for gain, comes with stand, folds small, inexpensive, metal grill over micCons: plastic body, the adapter that attached mic to stand is kinda flimsy,Last thought: if I needed a multi mic set up or had a friend looking for a mic I would absolutely recommend this to them."
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"But the unit itself does a good job for the price and it is light for storage."
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"I use this mic for my computer so the mic is positioned under my face perfect of the light to flash in my eye."
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"Just need to get tape to cover the light, but other then that this is a no regret buy."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"One disadvantage of this mic is it's a condenser mic so to get good quality sound I've found you need to speak directly into it at keep it at very low input volumes."
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"I thought that it maybe wouldn't have the same quality as a regular analog mic but i was wrong."
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"For several years, I've been using the Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone, but I've been getting frustrated with the way it often unpredictably stops working."
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"People who are complaining about this Mic picking up everything and being to sensitive just does not know how to set the Mic up."
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"Some people are complaining and have posted about this mic picking up everything."
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"So far so good, once you place the mic in the right spot you can get very clear recording with this."
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"i did make my own pop filter to help, but this mic is still amazing for the price."
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"i wanted to get a decent microphone for voice acting and what not, and despite this mic being quite cheap...it really does a LOT."
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"It's a great mic for the price."
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"One disadvantage of this mic is it's a condenser mic so to get good quality sound I've found you need to speak directly into it at keep it at very low input volumes."
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Noise

Noise:
"The background noise can be a problem since it detects it somehow but I record in a quiet location, if you want examples look up my channel youtube stephensandoXP, you'll know which one is my audio recording with THIS microphone, my few videos were with a pc in built microphone which was HORRIBLE!"
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"In all cases, the audio quality was lacking due to computer noise, electrical noise, or in general too quiet weak etc."
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"The only downside is it's not amazing at blocking out louder background noises, but it's mostly fine."
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"Anything past two feet and it starts to lose you, but this is no problem as it mounts easily to most stands and Just keep in mind that it may not be able to filter out all of the background noise going on around you as well as higher priced microphones might be able to."
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"It seems really great but it has some kind of terrible noise and no way to cancel it out and I think that is an issue."
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"The sound comes in clear and can easily take out the background noise so all you can hear are our voices."
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"I've had to record it on a low volume because it picks up noise so heavily, but after some adjusting that's not too much of a problem."
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"Audio is crisp and clear, very little background noise, and works well for my small projects."
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"It will hear you typing, but ambient noise doesn't seem to be a problem."
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"If you want to do videos, voice over videos, podcasts or whatever and you are tired of background noise or fuss, I recommend this Mic."
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Performance

Performance:
"In terms of price and performance, it is hard, and I mean really hard to beat."
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"As with all audio equipment, the more you spend, the better the mic will perform, but I think this is a great mid-tier option."
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"The USB mic performed great right out of the box and was quiet when I was not speaking."
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"I recommend this to everyone who is looking for a affordable and price to performance microphone so what are you waiting for?"
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"The audio quality is great in terms of performance & quality per dollar and is definitely worth the money if you want to invest on a affordable and cost efficient Microphone that is a bang for the buck."
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"I am a music lover and i love singing, this is my instrument and I super like its performance and my voice recorded using this microphone.."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"They are plastic and as such, I worried they might break even though the tripod is solid."
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"Just take good care of it an it wont be a problem with the plastic."
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"Also, the microphone has a body make of plastic, but don't, it's still an amazing microphone to work with, not some cheapy generic product for sure."
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"It felt like cheap plastic and to me that means - it will not sound as good."
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"The plastic shell is - well - plastic, compared to many other metal microphones, but that doesn't bother me."
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"I only wish the CAD U37 USB was not made out of pure plastic because the mic quality is good."
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"The build quality is great, with a double-layered metal mesh protecting the important bits of the microphone inside, as well as a sturdy plastic shell and plastic bar helping to hold it together, and though it still is plastic, it's a very sturdy, almost metallic kind of plastic that looks great and holds together well."
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Plug

Plug:
"I was surprised how clear my voice was XD I'm happy, of course you wouldn't be able to plug it in for singing apps on iPhones because it's USB, but recording voice for YouTube videos or other such sites on a budget, this is amazing."
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"I have tried other 1 8 non powered plug in mics with big recording level problems, as in not enough volume."
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"great mic for beginners the sound its great for the price, there is a problem with latency but just unplug and plug it back to your pc and works fine again, my using garageband with this mic and it's awesome for singing too"
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"I never really had good equipment to plug into the computer so I looked around and found this."
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"The only problem I've noticed is that if you plug it into a secondary USB port, it will have a static noise in the background."
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"I really liked the sound quality and the different functions but what ruined this mic is as soon as you plug it into the PC it mutes all sound."
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"This is a nice microphone that plugs into a usb port."
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"Clear sound, plug and play!"
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"USB is great as it can plug into the back with plenty of cord length an keep away from their feet."
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"Excellent mic...plug and play and very good for confernce video calls"
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"great mic for beginners the sound its great for the price, there is a problem with latency but just unplug and plug it back to your pc and works fine again, my using garageband with this mic and it's awesome for singing too"
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Price

Price:
"It's very lightweight, which is great for travel, but it feels very cheap and the stand is flimsy."
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"Its a decent microphone for the price, but it's hard to use and some programs such as Audacity won't recognize it."
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"This is a good deal for the money, and it's hard to beat that plug-and-play convenience! "
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"It is a really great microphone for the price, obviously it's not the best out there but it definitely is the best for 50 bucks."
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"great mic for beginners the sound its great for the price, there is a problem with latency but just unplug and plug it back to your pc and works fine again, my using garageband with this mic and it's awesome for singing too"
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"Unsatisfied not worth the money I spent sounds like I'm whispering when I'm damn near yelling the quality is low so is the microphone quality itself."
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"i did make my own pop filter to help, but this mic is still amazing for the price."
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"Good price exactly as described"
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"It's a great mic for the price."
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"It's very lightweight, which is great for travel, but it feels very cheap and the stand is flimsy."
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"great price."
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Program

Program:
"Its a decent microphone for the price, but it's hard to use and some programs such as Audacity won't recognize it."
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"I'd benn fighting mediocre voice files for a program I'm writing Once I received the U37, all my audio problems went away."
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"I tried adjusting the track with different software programs, but it was just too terrible to keep."
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"Moving on, I have 3 issues that I should warn about (I have found a way around one of them) but you should be aware that 1: I use it for vocal recording and it does not match up perfectly against the music - but my program luckily allows me to edit and move the vocal recording afterward to it's proper place so that I can match it up manually, it is about a half a second delay think of it like a webcam, the frame is always slightly off."
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"It does lag a tad bit but shutting down your program and restarting it usually fixes the problem."
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"Its a decent microphone for the price, but it's hard to use and some programs such as Audacity won't recognize it."
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"This microphone works great for Skype, as well as audio recording programs like Audacity."
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"USB plug and play...all programs picked it up no problem."
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"fantastic mic, picks up great detail, depth, bass, and if paired with a program like audacity (free) that has noise reduction (can isolate & eliminate background sounds) this mic is awesome."
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"Such noise of course can be easily overcome in post-processing using a program such as Audacity (available free on the Net) or other music processing software."
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Quality

Quality:
"I've found the quality is not that good if you're not speaking directly into it (pick up sound from a whole room for example)."
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"I thought that it maybe wouldn't have the same quality as a regular analog mic but i was wrong."
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"Still work, but the mic quality isn't the greatest."
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"Highly dissapointed with the quality of the product :(This was my 1st order from Amazon."
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"The only challenge is the quality of the vocals."
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"There is a terrible latency issue when recording vocals and the quality sucks."
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"I can only get good quality at lower mic levels."
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"One disadvantage of this mic is it's a condenser mic so to get good quality sound I've found you need to speak directly into it at keep it at very low input volumes."
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"Great micro... Great recording quality."
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"It works best with a pop filter but other than that the quality is great."
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"The mic quality is amazing to use for gaming, voice acting, and even for recording instruments."
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Radio

Radio:
"Only complaint is that it doesn't really give you that bassy radio broadcaster voice that oozes quality, but this can easily beaccomplished by adding compression and EQ in post-processing."
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"This Microphone leaves white noise no matter what configuration I do (either on windows - adjusting the levels or turning off the AGC - or the microphone itself) It is a mediocre solution but definitely not for radio producers who want to record their shows at home."
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"We still use it for singing, but I think the mic is more for talking recording more for radios, videos, etc.. Not great for singing music instrumental playing."
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"Husband uses this mic for his weekly internet radio show, and he's said repeatedly that he's just not happy with it."
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"microphone used for echolink ham radio operations (ham radio through internet connections) nothing but good reports for clarity and modulation!"
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"The recordings are clear and sound good on the radio after a little post production tweaking on the part of one of the techs at the station."
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"I would highly recommend this product to anyone who does radio, podcast or any other voice work on their computer."
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"Only complaint is that it doesn't really give you that bassy radio broadcaster voice that oozes quality, but this can easily beaccomplished by adding compression and EQ in post-processing."
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"GREAT mic and GREAT quality, We run an in-house Radio network and YouTube channel, and it fits ALL of our needs !"
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Range

Range:
"The mic dynamic range is horrible."
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"You do need to mess around with the settings to get the most out of this microphone but it's great for it's price range."
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"Recording quality good for this price range."
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"Picks up tones reasonably well in all ranges."
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"It has a good range of motion and it's easy to use."
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"Sound quality is superb, sounds much crisper and clear than alternatives at this price range (Ahem blue yeti)."
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Sensitive

Sensitive:
"People who are complaining about this Mic picking up everything and being to sensitive just does not know how to set the Mic up."
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"Highly sensitive, but mediocre for singing."
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"It works real well and it picks up my voice quite a lot better than my old microphone, the only problem I see is it's too sensitive and tends to pick up even small noises."
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"Unfortunately it is way too sensitive and there are no dynamics."
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"Only complaint is that the indicator light is blue and I am extremely sensitive to blue light, so covered it with a piece of tape."
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"I don't know that I'd recommend it for any singing that involves belting -- it's so sensitive that belting invariably results in nonstop clipping -- but it's great for all speech recording and any quiet nuanced singing I record."
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"It is clear, and sensitive."
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"It sounds real clear, and is super sensitive..."
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"It is pretty sensitive and picks up very little things, and also requires you to mess with the software settings on the computer."
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"This is a good product, but this mic is so sensitive, it picks up the vibrations in the walls."
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"nice sensitive mic"
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Setup

Setup:
"I had some problems with my initial setup connecting to Logic Pro 9."
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"The setup with the computer couldn't be easier."
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"Only downside is it didn't come with directions on how to setup the mic stand, so it did take a little time to figure it out but I managed to get it working."
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"PROS:- Easy setup- Good quality- Looks and feels niceCONS:- Picks up any and all background noise- Very sensitive to vocal spikes especially without a pop filter (would HIGHLY recommend spending the few extra dollars, you can pick them up for around $5-10)"
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"I'm pretty sure the setup instructions were for Windows XP, and I have Windows 8.1."
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"It is easy to setup and quickly recognized by both Windows 7 and 10."
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"Setup was easy on my Mac as the U37 was automatically detected and installed."
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"Great product after you get it setup."
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Simple

Simple:
"ordered to canada came in early works great so simple to set up recorded through audacity a free software and it works like a charm perfect for beginner home studio."
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"Great simple microphone, when paired with Audacity."
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"I have not previously used a mic so simple, yet well suited for its purpose."
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"Super simple to work with, great quality (especially when paired with a pop filter)."
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"The CAD Audio U37 Stereo Microphone would make a great choice for simple home recording and other more professional applications."
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Skype

Skype:
"The only problem is it messes up in Skype."
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"Been using this for Skype and livestreaming for a while now and it's a really nice microphone."
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"Used to podcast via skype, great sound quality! "
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"Works fine with Skype with excellent fidelity, but I do not know about compatibility with other software -- it does not seem to work with Flex radio software."
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"This is just cheap microphone maybe good for Skype."
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"I thought it would be a good microphone to connect to my laptop for skype conversations, allowing me to bypass the microphone in my laptop."
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Sound

Sound:
"I've found the quality is not that good if you're not speaking directly into it (pick up sound from a whole room for example)."
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"Sounds a little thin and weak, maybe slightly better than any other USB computer mic you'd find off the shelf."
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"The sound, for me was not clear and sounded like an echo."
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"I was pretty disappointed when my electric guitar (distorted AND clean sound) and bass guitar sounded like junk through it, but that's probably from my lack of technology knowledge."
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"The built-in mic on your computer is ok, but they usually sound tinny and weak."
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"lasted about one year before it turn to junk and buzzed when picking up your voice, and dont sound much better then a good headset mic"
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"One disadvantage of this mic is it's a condenser mic so to get good quality sound I've found you need to speak directly into it at keep it at very low input volumes."
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"Great sound quality"
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"The sound comes in clear and can easily take out the background noise so all you can hear are our voices."
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"Would recommend this mic to anyone who wants to record decent sound without spending too much! "
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"Great quality sound, great price, and no driver headaches in Windows 10."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Downsides are 1. this Mic reports itself as a speaker to Windows, so it will disable your sound when you first plug it in, requiring you to manually disable this Mic as a speaker."
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"I Love love love it, easy to install, the only problem i had with it was my PC tried to use it as a speaker & i had to adjust my settings."
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").Good price (you can find something sounds this good at this price).The not so good:In the computer the product is recognized shows itself as a speaker!"
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"I have not figured out how to use headphones with this microphone because the delay is too confusing, but I can record music using my computer's speakers as a monitor and they work wonderfully! "
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"for this mic if your using mixcraft and cant hear anything when the mic is plugged in when your trying do playback of what you just recorded go to the settings buy the zoom out button and then once settings are open go to sound devices which is at the top of the list on the left then once there go to play back output it will most likely say usb device you want to click on it to drop down the selections and click on the one that says speakers and in () it will say the name of your speakers select that feature and click ok and all your problems will be solved for recording in mixcraft"
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"I Love love love it, easy to install, the only problem i had with it was my PC tried to use it as a speaker & i had to adjust my settings."
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"My computer seemed to recognize it as a speaker as well because of the USB connection, so this is something you will have to correct manually by setting your speaker to default after setup is complete."
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"I have not figured out how to use headphones with this microphone because the delay is too confusing, but I can record music using my computer's speakers as a monitor and they work wonderfully! "
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"I took a peek at Manage Audio Devices in the Control Panel and noticed the computer was reading it both as a recording device and as a speaker, so... just be aware you may have to disable it as a speaker to be able to hear anything whilst it's plugged in."
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Starting

Starting:
"Overall, definitely a fantastic starting item for potential YouTubers, streamers, and even podcasters."
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"very good mic for people starting off qa good price for the quality aswell"
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"For folks starting out or on a budget, I definitely recommend it over a laptop's internal mic."
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"As someone who produces YouTube videos and starting into the world of podcasting I needed a good mic that wasn't going to break the bank."
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"This microphone is perfect for starting out."
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Tripod

Tripod:
"I nearly broke the tripod trying to deploy what seemed at the time to be the second leg, while I looked frantically in the packaging for the 3rd leg."
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"They are plastic and as such, I worried they might break even though the tripod is solid."
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"The only major problem I had with this microphone was the tripod."
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"The mic looks great too and comes with a sturdy desktop tripod stand."
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"The tripod is easy to set up and dismantle also."
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"Really good quality product with a little tripod will definitely buy another if something happens to this one!"
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"When set on a table it's at just about the perfect height for recording* Surprisingly good sound quality, especially for a mike this light-weight and low-priced* Neat little table tripod stand, easy to set up and use* Comes with generous-length cableCONS:None really."
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"The unit attaches easily to a tripod style stand via a ring that tightens around the base."
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USB

USB:
"Sounds a little thin and weak, maybe slightly better than any other USB computer mic you'd find off the shelf."
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"For several years, I've been using the Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone, but I've been getting frustrated with the way it often unpredictably stops working."
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"I was surprised how clear my voice was XD I'm happy, of course you wouldn't be able to plug it in for singing apps on iPhones because it's USB, but recording voice for YouTube videos or other such sites on a budget, this is amazing."
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"Even though it was connected via a USB port (in order to avoid recognition problems associated with a single headphone jack) the computer would not recognize it as an external mic (only), and the sound level was very weak even at its max value."
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"I had to hook it up to a powered USB hub, cause it will give some weird sounds when recording, so it's best to have a powered USB hub to help the sound quality."
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"This is a nice microphone that plugs into a usb port."
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"The best USB mic I have found for podcasting."
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"I was just being cheap and liked the simplicity of USB."
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"Again, at this price, the CAD U37 USB is a great purchase."
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"A little unwieldy when you're trying to record both vocals and guitar, but the USB system is easy."
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Value

Value:
"Even though it was connected via a USB port (in order to avoid recognition problems associated with a single headphone jack) the computer would not recognize it as an external mic (only), and the sound level was very weak even at its max value."
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"Not great but certainly value for money."
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"This microphone is a very good value for the price."
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"Easy to install and very good value."
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"The ones I listed are the least expensive and best value."
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"Extremely good value for the price."
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"All-in-all a really good value."
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Vocal

Vocal:
"It also is hard to control when it clips out on vocals."
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"The only challenge is the quality of the vocals."
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"Nope definitely not good for recording vocals especially if you are looking for good quality vocals & want your music to sound good."
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"There is a terrible latency issue when recording vocals and the quality sucks."
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"after using it probably three hours TOTAL to record very basic vocal selections, it basically broke."
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"This mic is a joke I couldn't get good vocal out it .i wouldn't use it to record went back to my M audio mic on the first day I got it waste of time and money"
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"You can get a very nice, warm, vocal tone with it."
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"Vocals are clear and crisp, and it set up instantly with my Windows 10 computer."
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"This mic captures vocals brilliantly, and sounds very professional."
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"A little unwieldy when you're trying to record both vocals and guitar, but the USB system is easy."
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"The microphone has a really excellent quality for vocals."
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Voice

Voice:
"lasted about one year before it turn to junk and buzzed when picking up your voice, and dont sound much better then a good headset mic"
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"But where voice recording sound great, there's a little problem recording with my clarinet."
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"I was surprised how clear my voice was XD I'm happy, of course you wouldn't be able to plug it in for singing apps on iPhones because it's USB, but recording voice for YouTube videos or other such sites on a budget, this is amazing."
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"Make sure to turn off AGC which is in the custom tab of the properties menu for this microphone, this setting makes the microphone pick up all kinds of sounds which is not so great for voice recordings but can be useful for instruments."
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"Terrible for Streaming or recording voice for podcast, picks up every single background noise"
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"After a few uses i started getting robot voice every show and it was annoying."
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"i wanted to get a decent microphone for voice acting and what not, and despite this mic being quite cheap...it really does a LOT."
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"Excellent Voice Record."
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"The mic quality is amazing to use for gaming, voice acting, and even for recording instruments."
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"The sound comes in clear and can easily take out the background noise so all you can hear are our voices."
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"I have a TV that plays in the background and after disabling the AGC and setting my Mic Volume to 40 and my mouth being about 6 inch from the Mic, the TV does not even pickup in the background and my voice sounds great."
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Volume

Volume:
"I have tried other 1 8 non powered plug in mics with big recording level problems, as in not enough volume."
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"It appeared the sound pickup(frequencies, details, & volume levels) seemed quite inadequate."
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"I gave it 2 stars because the sound quality is pretty decent if you are speaking or singing softly, but I had a problem with distortion when singing at a louder volume."
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"I use Audacity for the recordings and with a few test recordings you can find a comfortable distance and speaking volume to get the results you want without much editing."
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"Make sure to disable AGC in your preferences to keep the mic from automatically adjusting the volume for a straight and easy sound."
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"This microphone works very well, almost too well for me, it is very sensitive and I have to turn down a lot of my volumes."
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")- Descent clear quality with volume and bass levels."
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"You can sit back and casually talk and be heard poud and clear with a recording volume of about 40 100."
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Windows

Windows:
"Downsides are 1. this Mic reports itself as a speaker to Windows, so it will disable your sound when you first plug it in, requiring you to manually disable this Mic as a speaker."
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"On Windows 8, I did have the same small problem as other customers, which is that Windows wants to treat this device as an audio output device (in addition to an input)."
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"Still wasn't compatible with windows 8.HP tech was trying to help me set up the new desk top with this new mic both purchased from AMAZON."
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"The only reason i didn't give it five stars is because i have a windows 8 computer and it does not work so great with the updated version."
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"I was not able to make this work with my Windows 8 machine."
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"It works wonderfully on Windows once you change one setting in the settings of the computer, but it is entirely, utterly, way too hot on Macs."
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"*Audacity is a FREE and open-source (Windows Mac Linux compatible) audio recording software for adding live instruments and vocals to pre-recorded background music."
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"Great quality sound, great price, and no driver headaches in Windows 10."
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"Vocals are clear and crisp, and it set up instantly with my Windows 10 computer."
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"The reviews convinced me that the CAD would not only work, but also more easily pair with Windows 10.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------WHAT I LIKE(+) Almost plug and play."
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