SF-920 Condenser Microphone Review/Test

Bandrew Here. Tuesday means, another Microphone review. One of our youtube viewers BlasianGamin requested I test out the SF-920, so that's what I'm doing.

This is another one of those cheap mass produced microphones for sale on amazon under a bunch of different names; Tonor, KSSFire, Neewer, XHorizon, Fotga...You get the idea. Being that it comes from the same family of microphones, and I haven't been terribly impressed with the other mass produced mics, I had low expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

First. This package comes with the microphone, an XLR - 1/8" (3.5mm) cable, and the mic stand. I tried to use my own XLR cable to go from XLR to XLR, but it wouldn't fit. It might be a defective unit, or it might mean that you can only use the provided cable. 

Second. This thing has gain control on the mic! This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of folks that use interfaces or mixers, but after my horrible experience with the CAD U37, this is a feature that I want on all of my USB / 3.5mm Mics...basically any mic that's going directly into my computer, I want to be able to manage the gain before it is recorded. This mic provides that option.

Third. This thing sounds pretty good. I know that I have said that about the SF-922, but this one blows that mic out of the water. It just sounds better and more natural. The mic didn't come with any specs, but it's freq response is 50hz - 16khz, and it is omni-directional. I didn't mess with the gain at all when testing the distance of the mic, so I'm sure you can get a better audio during that scenario, I just wanted to keep the settings consistent. 

Overall, I think this is a great mic if you're looking for a cheap $15-$20 starting kit. It will get the job done. It is definitely not the greatest mic you'll ever hear, but look at the dang price tag. Hope this review and video helps. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll get back to them ASAP.

Buy it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TiyXbS