I’m looking to upgrade my microphone setup. I currently use a Shure SM58 (I use it for music recording) on a boom stand but it’s not ideal for a lot of reasons, including the fact that I have it connected to a Steinberg UR44 which is quite limited in terms of the amount of gain I can get.
The nice bonus with this mic however is because it requires me to be very close to it to pick up audio, and it has a narrow cardiod pattern, I can use either my Edifier S2000s or my headphones when I play and it doesn’t bleed through to the people I’m talking to.
I’d really like to be able to keep that “feature” in whatever I get next. The idea of an inline mic to add to my Focal Clear/HE-4XX seems intriguing to not have a boom in my face while I play, but I have to imagine that audio quality would be nowhere near as good as a standalone mic and it obviously wouldn’t work if I wanted to use my speakers.
I don’t really have an upper budget, but I do like good value for money. A huge bonus would be a mic that could also serve duty for singing or guitar, but I really don’t expect that or need it.