Another outdoor test with a bunch of microphones. My prior test was with microphones I already owned. This test is with 3 new microphones I recently purchased (except the first one).
The first microphone is the one I have used for most of my prior outdoor recordings. It has great audio quality, but it picks up a lot of distant sounds because it is omnidirectional. You can compare the 3 new microphones with this microphone.
All of the new microphones I purchased are cardioid (unidirectional), so they should pick up less distant sounds, although… small cardioid mics don’t usually sound as good as small omnidirectional mics.
I don’t think any of these new mics give a good balance of audio quality and rejecting distant sounds – but, you can be the judge!
Here are the mics and time codes so you can jump back and forth to compare:
Starts at 0m0s: omnidirectional (Fusion) – usual mic
Starts at 9m10s: cardioid/unidirectional (Pyle) – contender 1
Starts at 12m38s: cardioid/unidirectional (Mic J) – contender 2
Starts at 15m31s: cardioid/unidirectional (Maker Hart) – contender 3
You can see a photo of all the microphones here: https://www.patreon.com/sleepwhispers/posts