Excerpt: I use this microphone almost daily for my work, and I am absolutely blown away by the performance. When I took it out of the box I was amazed by the high quality carry case it came with. Not only that, but it also came with a very nice shock mount as well! for the price just those 2 things and a regular mic would suit me enough, but this isn't a regular mic. This mic can handle just about anything you throw at it.
Way better than most USB mics and will make you forget it's digital.
4 January 2013
Summary: This mic sounds above and beyond what you might think a USB mic sounds like. It's a little bright for me though. I would really like to try the Shure PG27-USB to see if has stronger bass and a little less on the highs—all around smoother. I have tried a handful of USB mics. This one could honestly fool you. It sounds like an analog condenser plugged into a console. It also has a 34.9mm large capsule.
Excerpt: I suggested the mic for a female VO artist, and while it's quiet and has great transient response, I think the PG27 would have been a better choice for her voice. The upper end boost was a little overbearing. Male voices on the otherhand, should really cut through. Nice suspension mount included.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I plugged this mic into my MacBook Pro and it just works right out of the box. The audio is remarkably clean. Stop messing around with those $ dollar usb mics and get this Shure, it's a great value.
Excerpt: As a college student heading towards the professional field of video/audio production I've always wanted to purchase a microphone for my growing home studio to do voice-overs. I played around with the idea of buying an XLR mic, mixer, and digital converter for my MacBook Pro laptop, but then turned my search towards USB mics. I've used USB mics before, but found their poor frequency response and flimsy build disconcerting.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: Product: Shure PG42USB Purpose: Used for recording vocals/singing Review: This is one awesome mic; highly recommended! I picked this up after getting frustrated with a much cheaper NADY USB condenser mic. Yea, I know, not even in the same league, but wow, what a difference. I'm not a professional by any means. I'm just a hobby singer/audio creator.
Excerpt: This mic has everything you need for an inexpensive home studio. It includes a shock mount, a slick case, headphone inputs for latency-free monitoring, and monitoring mix level, output level, and headphone volume controls.
Excerpt: The mic sounds like me. I am currently pod-casting ministry services as an Army Chaplain in the Philippines. My office is hardly a recording studio, and if you think I'm turning off the AC here, think again! Audacity noise remover does a GREAT job of taking out the AC noise and the mic is crystal clear. Diction is sharp and I am realizing I make too many smacking sounds before speaking. Using the PG-42 is going to make me a better speaker!