Microphone Showdown


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

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) (2 hr 36 min)

Chapters

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