Excerpt: This mic is a great all-around, general purpose mic and is my go-to for field recording. I've just purchased a second one because my first (purchased in 2009) stopped working after it fell into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year (2015).
Excerpt: I have used many microphones throughout the years. It's important to know this for what it is. It's an all around mic, but a very good one at that.Kind of like an olympic triathlete. It Is very, very good at many things, but not great ant any one thing.
Summary: Let's be clear. This is a very good mic, not just for the price but overall. If only for features, it would already be a great deal : Mute switch, Hi-Pass filter, 10 or 20dBs pad, obviously it runs off 48 volts phantom power, but will run from 24 volts up, and you can run it off a battery if...
Summary: Same goes for me..... I bought one after reading the SOS review and liked it a lot.... for ac. guitar and also for performing on stage for my voice. So I bought another one.... great value and great sound. A lot of people seemed to be weird about some Rode mics but this is a real sleeper.
Excerpt: A great microphone. The forward only sound field had made this my mic of choice when I do not want ambient sound on interviews. At this price point this IS the mic of choice. It is self powered so it does not put a load on the video camera battery.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
A hugely versatile microphone for many applications, but bulky and heavy.
8 May 2011
Summary: Over the last couple of years I've bought probably six of these, some new, mostly used via eBay, since they are hugely versatile mics. Most of my work is industrial video and audio, so it's more ENG oriented than music.