Review: Rode NT-USB microphone

Testing Rode’s new NT-USB microphone which, as the name suggests, is a microphone that outputs directly to USB so you can plug it straight into a Mac or PC without the need for a sound mixer or sound card.

In the video, I compare its quality to that of a standalone XLR-USB adapter, Shure’s X2U, using a Sennheiser ME66 shotgun mic (together worth about £450 versus the Rode at £130).

If you’d like to buy the Rode NT-USB, we’d be very grateful if you did so via our Amazon link as we get a little commission that way: http://amzn.to/12rXtoj

And if you liked this video you may also like the review of Rode’s Blimp windshield which was revised for 2014 to include the Rycote Lyre suspension mount. Click here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFSnR26J-mo

To read our written review of the NT-USB and see some more pictures of it, hop on over to http://tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/08/15/review-rode-nt-usb-microphone/

Published by www.tubeshooter.co.uk
www.twitter.com/tubeshootermag
www.facebook.com/tubeshootermag

Comments

wwemario12345 says:

For once us Australians get something cheaper than the rest of the world

Adnorml says:

Great review. I’m sure R0DE will be happy that your review just made my agency purchase this microphone.

casperado666 says:

Is it somehow worse than the xlr version? Cause as far as I understand it’s cheaper than the xlr one

adey800 says:

Thanks.. heading out to get one right now.

FreakyHollywood17 says:

does this work with Windows 10?

Luis Paxtor says:

Nice review. Sound quality is good. Seems like a good value and I like how easy it is to use.

Khaled 4 Games says:

Thank you, I will buy it next week you earned a new sub 😀

Chris Fokjohn says:

It’s on sale for 87 pounds right now? Should I?

Glamiac says:

Just bought one!

adventures and mishaps says:

TubeShooterMag is that record raw or did it pass a noise gate?

Erik says:

Thank you for an excellent review!

quoc duy lam says:

Impressive mate. You are a funny guy.

SpringRollKitty says:

I just got it today, it was recommended to me by a friend working in audio and stuff. This is a real good mic, very sturdy, portable and dead easy to use. I am going to use it for podcasts and other small audio projects. As a student with a reasonable budget, I really picked up something of very good quality for the money I spent. I strongly recommend it.

chris broughton says:

i bought this mic for music recordings and i have to say its a very good mic , very clear and well worth the money

ThinkAboutThis says:

Holy fuck. That’s quality.

Kylee K says:

Im buying this tomorrow. Thank you for the review.

3DFX says:

Have watched a few good reviews on this now. Will go either tomorrow, or any other day on the rest of week & check this out at my favorite dealer & most likely buy this one for my Youtube Channel here. Thank you for the neat show & review! 🙂

Angela Litterio Hastings says:

Thanks for this great review. I keep going back and forth between the Rode and the Blue Yeti. But it looks like the Rode is a better quality investment.

mangreat71 says:

what’s the difference between this mic and the nt1-a mic or the nt1-a kit ??? Do they both have the same clarity cause that’s what i want to know ????

Luffy says:

Røde NT-USB 3:49
Sennheiser ME66 via Shure X2U 5:10 (~£450 Adapter + Mic)
or 5:42 for both in a row

D34D SHARK says:

Hey dude I’m looking to buy this microphone but I really want it with a big stand, will that work?

Rohan Satish says:

*Absolutely amazing detailed review!*

Thanks for helping with purchase decision! 😀

Adam Larsen says:

Great vid mate!

Grizzly Adams says:

thank you

MirkoPirko says:

Awesome review 🙂 i just order one Rode NT-USB of ebay 🙂
thanks again

krizzy090 says:

is it worth getting for games i upload gameplay?

Drop says:

how much background noice do you take away with audacity and how much do you modify your voice while using the NT- USB mic? don’t want to get Mugged of or scammed.

Mens Finest says:

hi, question, could you plug two of those microphones into a mac Pro and get the interview going?

Profanity Dave says:

Excellent and balanced review, thank you. It has helped me to make up my mind and I’ve decided to purchase this mic.

Jade Amira says:

mine is super sensitive and picks up everything in my room what do I do!!

Weird Gamer says:

it´s not rode it´s røde

 Write a comment

*

Do you like our videos?
Do you want to see more like that?

Please click below to support us on Facebook!