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.
Microphone: Sennheiser MKE 600
Power: Phantom Power or 1 AA Battery
Mount: None, unless you buy in a bundle
Microphone: TAKSTAR SGC-598
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.