AmazonBasics Desktop Mini Condenser Microphone Review / Test

Today we’re looking at a new budget USB microphone from Amazon. That’s right. AMAZON! They’re making mics now. This thing has a bit depth of 16-bit, sample rate of up to 48kHz, and decent enough noise floor, and a surprisingly good sound. If you’re in the market for a good budget microphone option, this may be the one for you.

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00:00 – Intro
00:31 – Disclaimers / Price / Setup
00:50 – What’s in the Box
01:09 – Build Quality
01:52 – Specifications
02:16 – Polar Pattern Test (Cardioid)
02:36 – Background Noise Test
02:45 – Distance Test / Proximity Effect Test
02:56 – Plosive Test
03:09 – Windows 10 Test
03:23 – Preamp Gain Noise Test
04:09 – Music Test
04:43 – Pros & Cons
05:46 – Overall thoughts
06:41 – Conclusion / Recommendation
07:27 – Outro

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SicSemperEvelloMortemTyrannis TyrannyEnder says:

Can you record on your phone????

Cam SB says:

75% and 100% input volume gave me ASMR

Angel Mendez says:

Samson Go Mic, 39.99 Still solid after all these years.

Gaming & Performance says:

This is a very good mic for beginners. I certainly would be appreciative if this mic was gifted to me.

Thomas says:

looks like a sure bass drum mic with no blue ring.

Alessandro O. says:

Dude it’s the same microphone made by 1byone that you reviewed 1 year ago 😀 Amazon is just rebranding them and selling at a higher price (I guess thanks to the fact that there is a higher request for mics since everyone is becoming a streamer these days)

MeTuLHeD says:

That HAS to be some of the best off axis rejection I’ve heard in any of your reviews.

Nalla says:

Honestly seems like a great budget microphone

Mauro Leonardo Mondal says:

0:15 whohhh my God! 😉 although you seemed happy in this video. It’s nice to see you…

Quality Content Guy says:

Honestly any sort of Neewer/ Cheap xlr plus a phantom power supply should outclass this. Hell I got one for 5 bucks with a killer 80 percent off coupon. I also believe that kits with phantom power supplys and proper mounts are around 45 bucks

Don't Ask Productions says:

Hey bandrew, Amazon doesn’t make this. Remember your 1byone mic review? I mentioned it then and I’ll remind you that this is a Neewer style situation where a mic company sells cheap mics to other companies so they can put their own branding on it. I bought mine from RadioShack about a year ago, there’s a review for it under the name Send-it (or Project-it), You reviewed it under the 1byone name, and now Amazon seems to have taken up where RadioShack has left off.4 different brands selling the same mic. Like I said, I’ve been using it for e-sports tournament commentating and it’s been working well for me. Gotta do a bit of post processing for plosives and background noise, but it’s a great affordable mic.

Tekinette says:

Would you recommend this for gaming or would it pickup too much keyboard noise ? I just want practical and nice for discord/games that’s below 40$.

Sam Hyena says:

Amazon trying to capitalize on cheap mics to get more Twitch Streamers

ayy lmao says:

Hope you answer. Buying a NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand (~12 dollars on Amazon) to use with this mic. Will it fit ?

Cooking With Silicon says:

It is pretty nice sounding, Amazon also have a Pro version for $90. Be interesting to see how much ‘better’ that one is over this guy.

uncoy says:

Sounded much better once you stopped shouting with your nasty nasal voice.

badmiddens says:

Woof, that’s one ugly mic

Ashutosh Nirmal says:

I’m using Amazon products like tripod or speaker and they’re good for the price but never expected that they’ll go for a mic. Good one for first attempt.

Shiek says:

This or the Neewer 700 Kit for around 30-40€ (The kit that has a boom arm, Pop filter, windfilter, XLR cable, XLR to 3.6mm, 48v phantom power)??

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Ivan e1 says:

man, condenser mic tech 100 years old, how could you expect fail at all? )) The same thing with a ribbon mics, how to make it bad if there are only two pieces of neodymium and one aluminum foil. Zero novelty products, one single good news is the cost.

Ken45 says:

It’s on sale for like $16 now… Now I feel like buying it even though I don’t do so many videos, lol.

Paul Aulridge Jr says:

For someone completely new to podcasting or streaming, this is ideal. The sound quality for spoken word (with a pop filter!) is acceptable. Sounds worlds better than the Blue Snowball.

czdaniel1 says:

OMG! This sounds 1,000x better than the Amazon Pro $100 mic

Juan Manuel says:

I can’t adjust the mic sensitivity, and it is too sensitive, I mean, It catches the sound of the water flowing when my mom washes the dishes… Help?

0JMachine0 says:

this vs rockband mic?

naftali DG says:

I’ve been using your videos for tutorials. My only problem now is XLR cable, for some reason it’s hard to find one here (I’m from the Philippines) and either the XLR cable does not have a brand name, Tourtek Microphone Cables or a UGreen one. Do I have to buy expensive a XLR cable?

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