SHOTGUN MIC SHOWDOWN! Sennheiser VS. TAKSTAR

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In this edition of Brisk Bytes, we have the task of comparing this $35 microphone by TAKSTAR to a $330 microphone by Sennheiser, one of the kings of audio! So you must be thinking this must be an easy line-up but it’s not. It would be easy to say the Sennheiser is better, which it is but when you throw the price into the dispute the battle toughens. Here are some simple specs about the two.

Sennheiser MKE 600 - Shotgun Microphone

 Microphone: Sennheiser MKE 600

Price: $330

Interface: XLR

Power: Phantom Power or  1 AA Battery

Mount: None, unless you buy in a bundle

 

TAKSTAR SGC-598 MICROPHONE – ONEINTOWN

Microphone: TAKSTAR SGC-598

Price: $35

Interface: 3.5 mm

Power:   1 AA Battery

Mount: Cold shoe with 3/8″ -16 screw female

I’ll say if you are tight on cash and you are recording in a controlled environment and not sitting too far from the microphone then the TAKSTAR is definitely a safe bet for a little over a dinner for 2 at a fancy restaurant.

 

 

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