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First Looks at the 3.0

We've been busy testing this first batch of 3.0s and we've made a two short videos showing the features and differences of the 2.0 vs. 3.0. 

One quick thing, the only mic for sale right now is the 2.0. We will add the 3.0 to the products when it's ready to sell.

The two mics are different; one is not necessarily "better" than the other. The qualities of each mic may be desired differently depending on your situation.

 

 

2.0 3.0
Microphone type    Omni-directional Uni-/Noise-cancelling
Bendable part Internal steel spine External brass tubing
Boom Flexibility Very bendable, forgiving Stiffer, will kink if bent too sharply   
Modular*  No. Yes. Can swap at coaxial plug
Sensitivity  High, -26db Medium, -47db
Sound Quality Full, rich sound Quieter, but still very good :)
Noise Canceling Poor if mic is turned up too high    Very Good
Impedance 2.2 KΩ 2.2 KΩ
Fr. Response 30 Hz–17.5 kHz 20 Hz–20 kHz

*Meaning that the mic can use different cables and booms

 

So, for example, one could argue that the sound is better on the 2.0 but that would change depending on how much noise you're expecting to have in the background.

If all goes well with beta testing then we'll start to test out offering omni-directional mics in the 3.0 body, mute cabling, x-box/short cabling, formable/moldable cabling for 2-cable management (more on that later).

When will we have the 3.0 up for sale? We're saying 2-4 weeks (mid-Feb) while we get some testing done. We may open up pre-ordering sooner than that.

If I order a 2.0 now, when will I get it? We should be in stock today and should have mics shipping as soon as they're purchased this week. We could possibly see a few-day delay after this week while we continue to build up stock but 2.0 shortages should be a thing of the past now.

What's the pricing going to be? We're thinking the 3.0 will need to be around the lower 40 USD range. We may get the 2.0 price to come down a bit if we make good progress with the 2.0 manufacturer...

Here are the videos:


Lastly, we prefer not to do our own reviews of the mic's quality- we think disinterested/unbiased 3rd parties would be best at giving the most trustworthy reviews. We'll share such press when we can.
Cheers,
Jimmy & AA 

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