I wanted to start a YouTube Podcast and decided to buy a cheaper microphone. I searched Amazon and saw this  Generic 57000928MG Silica Gel Professional Condenser Microphone Mic Sound Studio Recording Dynamic (Requires phantom power). I bought it for INR 1,920.00 on 3 June 2017 and today, 23 July 2017 the cost reduced to 1,819.00. 

The seller was PowerPak CameraZone and they are unreliable. So never buy any product from them also if you do not want to get cheated.

I connected with my laptop without phantom power and it was working with average quality. The issue was that the mic was big and i had to hold the mic for long. To avoid that I bought a microphone stand - Kadence KAD-MSTD-M30 Microphone Stand for INR 860.00. 

Shock Mount Screw Broken

While i was fixing the mic with Shock mount, the screw got broken. How can a screw made of Aluminium break, when i turn it with bare hands. Unbelievable. Anyways, i used the mount provided Kadence microphone stand. 


Too heavy for a microphone

The microphone as heavy and the stand started falling down. I had to put some weights and sometime adjust the microphone stand in a very weird position, so that it will not fall while recording.


Did not work with Sound Card


As i was getting a noise in the background, i decided to buy a sound card. i bought AlexVyan -2 Years Warranty - USB 2.0 External Virtual 7.1 Channel 12 MBPS 3D Audio Sound Card Mic adapter for Laptop PC (Plug and Play) for INR 299.00. I tried to connect with that to USB port. The noise increased like anything. All I could hear was noise. I immediately returned the sound card.


Had to Buy A Pop Filter


The microphone comes with a Anti-wind foam cap but, i had to buy a pop filter to avoid background noise capture. I bought Robustrion POP-01 Studio Microphone Wind Screen PopFilter/ Swivel Mount With Gooseneck Holder for INR 399.00

No warranty

After all these, i got tired of all these and returned all the products. When I tried to return the Generic 57000928MG Silica Gel Professional Condenser Microphone, the seller - PowerPak CameraZonesaid they are not responsible and I should contact manufacturer which is Generic. I contacted Amazon Customer care to get contact details of Manufacturer. Unfortunately, they also don't know details of manufacturer. I checked all the bills, and documents that was in the box. But no details of Manufacturer. I found only a after sales service card written in Chinese in one side and bad English in other side without any details whom to contact. Finally, after a lot of conversation, Amazon agreed to take it back and return my money.


Too Costly to Set Up Recording

In order to make it work, you need to buy a lot of items. I will list out the things you need to make this work.


1. Generic 57000928MG Silica Gel Professional Condenser Microphone Mic Sound Studio Recording Dynamic (Requires phantom power) - Cost 1819 INR



2. A sound card.



3. Microphone Stand



4. Microphone Wind Screen PopFilter



5. Phantom Power



If you add the cost of all these, it will come around INR 6697. You can buy a Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone (White) that does not require Phantom power and have better quality and play and play using USB port with lesser price.


  

Hope this post helps if you are planning to buy it. Here you can watch a video on Generic 57000928MG Microphone: Unobxing and How to Set Up for Beginners.



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