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Whether you need professional sound quality for a business call or you’re taking to the stage to perform, you’ll need a microphone to make sure your voice is heard. But which model is right for you? Here at Maplin, we can help you understand the different types of microphones so you can find the ideal match for your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Noise-cancelling headphones are ideal for commuters and music-lovers. They help to block out unwanted background noise, so you can focus on what you're listening to at lower volume levels.
This refers to the range of frequencies that a microphone will pick up. Measured in hertz (Hz) and kilohertz (kHz), a mic with a range from 80 Hz to 15 kHz would be an ideal choice for a vocal microphone.
In basic terms, condenser is a type of microphone, while cardioid is a type of polar pattern. What does this mean? In simple terms, the polar pattern impacts on how a mic picks up sound.
So a microphone can be both cardioid and condenser.
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