This is an affordable USB microphone with no bells and whistles, just plug and play you're ready to go. Out of the box you get the microphone itself, a tiny tripod for your desk, a wind screen and your usual manuals and information cards. The microphone itself has an omni-directional pickup pattern. It doesn't have a mute button or a headphone jack for monitoring, but everything you need to adjust is through the operating system anyway. The build of the microphone is all metal. The cable is also non removable. Its quite thick and pretty lengthy. It isn't braided or anything like that, but it's a good thing because most braided cables I come along usually rub against a surface causing feedback.
It sounds really good for voice-overs or just simple calls to make on your computer. It's a lot better than a gaming headset microphone hands down. The wind screen that's included help really well at eliminating plosives or popping. The only gripe is that it may be too sensitive for picking up background noise, but this was eliminated by turning the volume down a little. During my recordings, I had the microphone set to 80% volume. I'm also about 8 inches away from the mic on this desk. I got clear audio without the need for changing any settings
I can push it back further for games and I'm still heard clearly. This is nice because I can just put the mic on the side and forget about it but I can still be heard by my friends or teammates. For recording I still recommend to have it closer to your mouth.
So in conclusion I think this microphone is really worth the price.
Record studio-quality audio directly to your computer via USB with the Fifine K668 condenser microphone--a great choice for both vocal and instruments as well as for creating podcasts and voiceovers for videos. Compatible with both Windows and Mac OS operating systems, you can simply plug the K668 into your PC and start recording. Key Feature: 1.Plug and Play: Windows and Mac compatible, and no software to install. 2.Distinctive Omni pick-up pattern:Noise cancellation and isolates the main sound source 3.Smooth, flat frequency response of 50Hz -6KHz 4.Elegant Design:Sexy black durable aluminum alloy metal construction and a silver plate mesh look Record Directly to Your Computer The K668 microphone is ideal for everything from studio vocals, to speech, instruments, podcasts, and desktop recording. The condenser microphone is designed for vocals and instruments, with a cardioid pick-up pattern that isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise, highlighting the performance. The K668 smooth, extended frequency response is excellent for singing, speech, and instruments. USB Plug and Play The K668 USB Recording Microphone makes recording vocals or instruments to your computer a plug and play operation. The K668 is Windows and Macintosh compatible, with no software to install--simply plug it into any available USB port, select it as your input in your software settings, and you're ready to create your own audio. Great for Podcasts The wide frequency response and focused pickup pattern are ideal for desktop recording, particularly podcasts. Use the K668 microphone and included desktop mic stand to podcast over the Internet, create your own audio for video, or record your own songs. Simply plug in and start recording. Package: 1 X USB Microphone with 5.9ft Audio Cable1 X Anti Wind Foam Cap1 X Metal Tripod Stand1 X User Manual