Here it is as promised,
The shootout between two microphones in a similar price range: the Sennheiser MK4 and the AKG 3000B. Both these mics are large cardiod condenser’s and are quite good for the project or home studio and will service a VO Talent quite nicely. In this narration test, I ran both microphones through a Great River MicPre and recorded the text simultaneously.
I hope this helps out if you find yourself in the market for a new microphone. As always, though, try a mic before you buy. 🙂
The AKG 3000B:
The Sennheiser MK4:
Thanks for listening and catch you later.
So I’ve been in the market for a new VO mic and today I got the opportunity to have a microphone shootout between my new Sennheiser MK4 and the Brauner workhorse we have in the studio. Wow. I was surprised to hear the MK4 hold it’s own in the ring with the Brauner VM1.
Chris Fish from DMT Audio in HK was kind enough to come by the studio today and we worked out a fun little shootout between these two sweet microphones. We ran them through a Great River mic pre and recorded the below test simultaneously so we could really compare them.
I found that the Brauner had some cool stuff going on in the high range and a nice crisp top end while the MK4 sounds more “rounded” to me. While the difference between the mics is subtle you can really hear it. Have listen below.
In the left corner … The BRAUNER VM1
In the right corner … The Sennheiser MK4
Coming up next… the Sennheiser MK4 vs the AKG 3000B – two large diaphragm condenser mics in the same price range. Check back here for ring side seats!