We will be looking at two popular products, the Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone and the Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone, Cardioid. Not sure which is right for you? With so many great options on the market that's hardly surprising, so read on and see if we can help you reach a decision. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled 9 Best Vocal Microphones of 2019
Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone. These microphones have a flat frequency response and a wide range. This means anything recorded on them, including music or vocals, are delivered cleanly. They come equipped with a pop filter that is highly effective if your breath sounds are explosive or you are using them for close-up vocals.
The second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone, Cardioid. The Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone, Cardioid is another fine example of Neumann's peerless craftsmanship. Since this mic is a condenser mic, it has a large diaphragm and as we discussed earlier, any mic that has a large diaphragm will offer great sound quality. The transient response of these mics is also very fast that is a real benefit when it comes to recording quieter instruments.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone||Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone, Cardioid|
+ Comes with the classic cardioid polar pattern to reject unwanted background sounds.
+ Comes with a detachable A7WS Windscreen.
+ The design of these mics is the standard Neumann design but more compact.
+ The sound pressure level of these mics is pretty high, 144 dB.
+ Great for recording percussion.
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|The Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphones is arguably one of the best vocal microphones on the market. You can't go wrong with its features or accessories.||This is an amazing pro mic which offers clean, quality recordings. It's no wonder so many artists and engineers swear by it!|
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