Neewer NW-700 Condenser Microphone Kit

There are loads of budget-priced Condenser Microphones available on Amazon and elsewhere and too many of them are bought by people not realising that they need an external 48v Phantom power supply to work with a computer. This microphone kit from Neewer comes as a separately boxed microphone and power supply.

In the first box, there is the NW-700 microphone itself, pop filter, XLR to mini jack cable, shock mount cage and User Guide. In the second box is the power supply with UK plug, XLR adapter cable and User Guide. In short, all you need to connect the microphone to the computer is included.

Build quality seems fine throughout and this is one of those products where you have to ask how can make it for the price. The only item lacking is a storage case.

For my tests, I used the freeware Audacity program on my PC and the microphone worked fine with minimal hiss or background noise and with good default gain levels. Remember that this mic as with all of this type records the audio from the sides and not from the end like a stage mic.

For the current Amazon price of just £20.99, you get a perfectly decent condenser microphone with all you need to make it work. It can produce good results, certainly good enough for most users. Of course, you can pay more, much more, to get higher quality but for most podcasters and home users, this will be just fine.

The Good
Great price
Good build quality
Good audio quality

The Bad
No storage case
Short power cable
No mic stand

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