Microphone Showdown 2

William WORDSWORTH (1770 - 1850)

This is a project which will allow readers and listeners to compare the recording quality of a wide variety of recording devices. It is a sequel to another project in which readers submitted readings of a poem on a variety of portable recording devices. For this project, readers have read "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud" by William Wordsworth. (Summary by Algy Pug)

Genre(s): Poetry, Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Acer Laptop Mic TriciaG
00:01:26
Play 02 AKG120USB Mark Nelson
00:01:32
Play 03 AKG D40 (vintage) Bev J Stevens
00:01:40
Play 04 APEX440 Cate Barratt
00:01:15
Play 05 Apple iPhone 3GS Model MC133B chigozie
00:01:45
Play 06 Archos Helmet Camcorder for Generation 5 Archos Portable Media PlayersDigital recorder WS400S Warren Jones
00:01:31
Play 07 ASUS laptop built-in mic Liberty Stump
00:01:26
Play 08 Audio-Technica AT2020USB Mark Nelson
00:01:34
Play 09 Audio Technica Cardioid ATR20 Chris Caron
00:01:15
Play 10 Blue Snowball Mark Mickelson
00:01:44
Play 11 Blue Snowflake Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:01:52
Play 12 Blue Yeti Bev J Stevens
00:01:36
Play 13 Blue Yeti David Richardson
00:01:28
Play 14 Blue Yeti Elizabeth Klett
00:01:38
Play 15 Blue Yeti, noisy PC fan Ruth Golding
00:01:41
Play 16 Blue Yeti Tony Maxey
00:01:36
Play 17 Blue Yeti Pro Sarah Crampton
00:01:33
Play 18 CAD U37 USB Studio Condenser Recording Microphone Warren Jones
00:01:35
Play 19 Capehart crystal Bev J Stevens
00:01:36
Play 20 Cheap mike and Yamaha mixer Algy Pug
00:01:30
Play 21 ClearChat Logitech USB combo David Richardson
00:01:33
Play 22 Cyber Acoustics AC101 TriciaG
00:01:21
Play 23 Editors Keys Studio Series USB Carol Box
00:01:46
Play 24 Headset for Skype/VOIP Elaine Webb
00:01:30
Play 25 HTC Hero Liberty Stump
00:01:30
Play 26 iPhone 3G Arielle Lipshaw
00:01:21
Play 27 iPhone3GS Ailina
00:01:46
Play 28 iPhone 4 thebicyclethief
00:01:50
Play 29 iPhone 4 David Richardson
00:01:49
Play 30 iPod touch 4G Matthew Knight
00:01:12
Play 31 Iriver Story Algy Pug
00:01:27
Play 32 Kensiko analog wand Esther
00:01:24
Play 33 Labtec 10$ analog mic frank k
00:01:39
Play 34 LG Banter cell phone Esther
00:01:15
Play 35 Logitech USB 5730 Algy Pug
00:01:30
Play 36 Logitech Webcam 905 jas13
00:01:45
Play 37 Logitech a0234a with windshield ravenotation
00:01:50
Play 38 Logitech a0234a no windshield ravenotation
00:01:41
Play 39 Logitech AK5370 Frank Booker
00:01:30
Play 40 Logitech QuickCam Orbit MP Bev J Stevens
00:01:34
Play 41 Logitech USB Headset H530 Michael Feldbush
00:01:41
Play 42 Logitech USB Desktop Microphone Liberty Stump
00:01:30
Play 43 Microsoft Life Chat LX-3000 Frank Booker
00:01:33
Play 44 Motorola Droid X Michael Feldbush
00:01:43
Play 45 MXL.009 on Dell laptop Ron Altman
00:01:49
Play 46 MXL VO: 1-A David Cummings
00:01:41
Play 47 MXL2003a - LDC bish
00:01:19
Play 48 MXL440 Mark Finfrock
00:01:30
Play 49 MXL990 Mark Finfrock
00:01:29
Play 50 MXL Studio1 Lewis
00:01:40
Play 51 MXL V67G thru Focusrite Scarlett interface swsmith
00:01:37
Play 52 MXL V69ME (Mogami Edition) bish
00:01:24
Play 53 MXLV87 Mark Finfrock
00:01:30
Play 54 Olympus-VN-3100PC_SJS Digital Voice Recorder ScottJSmith
00:01:49
Play 55 Olympus WS400S Algy Pug
00:01:28
Play 56 Olympus WS400S with external microphone Algy Pug
00:01:40
Play 57 Palm Pre smartphone frank k
00:01:54
Play 58 Phillips Gogear Vibe MP4 player Carol Box
00:01:43
Play 59 Plantronics 995H USB Wireless Headset Elanor
00:01:30
Play 60 Plantronics Beth Thomas
00:01:07
Play 61 Plantronics Audio 655 DSP Kristen Schaugaard-Green
00:01:38
Play 62 Prosound USB2 HQ Justine Walmsley
00:01:33
Play 63 Pulsar II M-Audio swsmith
00:01:37
Play 64 Radio Shack Vocal Dynamic Mark Finfrock
00:01:24
Play 65 Razer Carcharias Liberty Stump
00:01:32
Play 66 RCA 5320R Digital Voice Recorder Jair
00:01:03
Play 67 Revolabs 01-EXEMICEX-BLK-11 Solo Microphone, RF-Armor Wearable Lapel Style Warren Jones
00:01:33
Play 68 Rode NT1A Bruce Pirie
00:01:36
Play 69 Rode Podcaster Beth Thomas
00:01:03
Play 70 Samson C01U ScottJSmith
00:01:56
Play 71 Samson C01U Bev J Stevens
00:01:36
Play 72 Samson C01U Rhonda Federman
00:01:39
Play 73 Samson GoMic Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:01:47
Play 74 Samson Q1U Chuck_Wagner
00:01:31
Play 75 Samson Q1U Ruth Golding
00:01:38
Play 76 Samson Q1U TriciaG
00:01:29
Play 77 Samsung laptop SF310 chigozie
00:01:55
Play 78 Sansa Clip+ MP3 player Ruth Golding
00:01:48
Play 79 Sansa Fuze mp3 - 4 GB Chris Caron
00:01:13
Play 80 Cardo Scala Rider David Richardson
00:01:40
Play 81 Sennheiser PC146 USB headset microphone Algy Pug
00:01:27
Play 82 Shure Beta 58 microphone into a Marantz Professional PMD 660 recorder Bob Gonzalez
00:01:55
Play 83 Shure PG58 dynamic mic with Behringer preamp through a Focusrite Scarlett interface swsmith
00:01:37
Play 84 Sly USB MP3 Player 2 GB with Voice Recorder Warren Jones
00:01:31
Play 85 Sony DCR-PCE8E PAL Mini-DV camera thebicyclethief
00:01:56
Play 86 Sony F-V100 microphone Chris Caron
00:01:20
Play 87 toshiba satellite L640 series laptop built in mic frank k
00:01:50
Play 88 Transcontinental Studios analog karaoke machine Bev J Stevens
00:01:37
Play 89 Unspecified monarual microphone connected through 3.5 mm audio jack Frank Booker
00:01:36
Play 90 USB Blaster USB390 headset Ernst Schnell
00:01:30
Play 91 USB Logitech N231 Chris Caron
00:01:22
Play 92 V88 MXL large diaphragm bish
00:01:18
Play 93 Windows 7 laptop internal mic Chris Caron
00:01:22
Play 94 Windows Vista Laptop's internal microphone - 2 Chris Caron
00:01:21
Play 95 Zoom H2 Esther
00:01:19
Play 96 Zoom H2 swsmith
00:01:37
Play 97 Zoom h2 built in front mic (90deg) frank k
00:01:42
Play 98 Zoom h2 built in rear mic (120 deg) frank k
00:01:45
Play 99 Zoom H4 digital recorder noelma
00:01:49
Play 100 Zoom H4N digital recorder Algy Pug
00:01:28