Over the last few years I have recorded over 700 podcasts so I tried a plenty of microphone solutions in my time. The latest I am testing is a kit than includes the microphone, stand, USB cable, desk clamp and pop filter. The TONOR USB Microphone Kit Q9 is designed for podcasters, Youtubers, music recording and voice over recording.
The TONOR USB Microphone Kit has a Tonor Q9 cardioid microphone, which has a clear warm sound and wide dynamic range. It connects up to the PC via the provided USB cable and does not need any special drivers for Windows or Mac. I was impressed with the audio quality and pickup range.
- 16mm diaphragm
- 20Hz – 20kHz frequency response range
- 48kHz sample rate
- 16bit / 97db SNR
Included in the full kit is everything you need to mount the microphone on the desk. There is a metal desk clamp and scissor arm stand which enables you to get the microphone to the perfect position, and a pop filter. Also included is an anti-wind foam cap. I was impressed how simple to get up and running the kit is. The microphone is plug and play and should work with any Mac or Windows audio recording software. The kit is easy to assemble and quick to pack away when you’re not using it.
The kit costs £59.95 from Amazon.co.uk and a great way to get into voice overs, podcasting and Youtube recording.
In this video I unbox the kit, set it up and test the audio quality. I use a mixture of the camera’s microphone and the Tonor microphone in the video so you can hear the differences between them.