Condenser Microphone vs Dynamic Microphone
When it comes to buying a professional microphone for the first time, the first most common confusion that surrounds people is whether they require a condenser microphone or a dynamic one. And you are not alone, most people cannot distinguish between this two neither do they know which one will suit them better.
No worries, we are here to help. Spending all these years working with different tech gadgets, the journey taught us a thing or two. In this article, we will clarify the structural and functional differences and also which one is most likely to suit you in real life.
Let us begin with the structural part first to give you a clear idea.
If we zoom into the structure, a dynamic mic has three main parts – A Diaphragm, A Voice Coil, and Magnet. What happens here is that when the sound waves hit the diaphragm, it generates a vibration through the voice coil. As an outcome of this movement within the magnetic field, the audio signal converts into an electrical signal.
Talking of condenser microphones – the three main components here are a diaphragm (movable), a backplate (Fixed), and a diaphragm case that holds the entire thing. As the sound waves hit the diaphragm, it moves relative to a backplate that is fixed, and this thing then transforms the audio signal into an electrical signal. Now that you have a clear idea of the structural part let us jump into our opinion on which one suits you the most.
Our Opinion: Pick the one right for you:
Dynamic microphones reject any background noise at an extreme level. if you’re broadcasting from a radio station where you need to stay extra careful about any unnecessary noise interruptions, a dynamic microphone is your tech to jump. These microphones are also good at withstanding high pressure/loud sounds, so take it for live performance where we need to capture loud sounds, they will do a good job. And for the bonus, you will not be needing a power source to operate these microphones.
But if you’re in a controlled environment like your studio, a place where you need not worry about loud background noises, you’re on the right track with condenser microphones. They provide a natural effect on your recorded voice, also keeping in mind balanced noise rejection and accuracy. Condenser microphones have better frequency capturing capability than its counterpart meaning the acoustic guitar tunes will be even more crisp quality. If you are a musician looking to record your music in your studio, without a doubt condenser microphone is your best bet. One thing to note, if you are to buy a condenser microphone, you will also be needing a phantom power source. That means you need to spend few extra bucks for that.
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