Today we're looking at the Beyerdynamic TG V50, which I was super excited to test out because I loved the TG V70D so much.
For this review, I have the mic connected directly to the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd gen, with the gain set at 2:00. I have done no post processing on the audio, it is all raw, but the audio was slightly boosted in final cut pro X to simply make the audio easier to listen to.
If you are interested in this microphone, it will set you back $80.00 on Amazon
What's In the Box
Microphone Mount (5/8" & 3/8" threading)
Frequency Response: 50Hz - 17kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Performance / Features
The build quality of this mic is the same as almost all handheld dynamic microphones. It has an all metal construction with no features around the body and it has an XLR port on the bottom. There's really nothing more to say about it.
The frequency response is listed as 50Hz - 17kHz. This has a fairly neutral mids, but it boost rather significantly up until 5kHz, followed by a minor cut, and then an even larger boost up until 9kHz.
The overall performance of this mic is pretty good. For singing, I think this thing really shined. It had great clarity and a nice presence boost to help cut through a mix. For spoken word I thought it worked pretty well but think the plosive and sibilance issue can be an issue. On electric and acoustic guitar, it was a pretty usable tone...it was very aggressive and non-muddy, which could be pretty rad, but it wouldn't be my first choice for that use.
Plenty of clarity
Not much proximity effect
Really nice build quality
Didn't do a good job at rejecting plosives
Didn't do a good job at rejecting handling noise
The boost can be a bit
If you're looking for a live singing microphone, I think it's a great option there. The lack in proximity effect means the singer will not need to have great microphone technique to avoid boominess. However, the plosives will need to be remedied with a windscreen/pop filter, and you'll need to leave it on the stand. For electric and acoustic guitar, it would be fine in a bind, but it would not be my first choice, so I wouldn't buy it just for that.
If you have any additional questions about this microphone, leave them on the youtube video, and I will try to reply ASAP.