Top critical review
great sounding mic, beware - cable way too thin!
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2016
This microphone offers great directional audio while being very lightweight. I ended up connecting it to my Sony MDR-v6 studio headphones as a microphone to use for video games. I like my headphones so I didn't feel that I needed a full-on headset, and I'd only need the microphone for a few games.
The microphone itself has very high sound quality, but the direction it was pointing was very important. I ended up having to place it fairly high on my headphone cord to get it close enough to my mouth to capture good audio instead of the sound from my air conditioner, computer, or children down the hall.
Unfortunately, the flaw I found with this microphone is that the cable is WAY too thin and WAY too long. This had the advantage of placement where you wanted, but it was very easy to get wrapped up in the cable or, in my case I accidentally ran it over with my computer chair. once. and because the cable is thin, it severed the cable on the inside. I know that this technically qualifies as "abuse", but I would have hoped that it would hold up to a bit more than one wheel running it over. there were no external signs that the cable was bad, but when you plug it in, it doesn't give an audio signal.
Overall I ended up going with a mic boom stand, a vocal mic, and a mixing board (as I needed them for another project and found that they integrated well with my computer setup), but if I pick one of these up for more portable use with my laptop, I think i'll end up using the coiled headphone cable in attempt to protect the mic cable to try to avoid the pitfall of the thin cable.
Overall for the incredibly low price, this really isn't a bad mic. I might even end up buying another one to use as a makeshift lavaliere mic for mobile video production use. if i need one in the future.