Fifine K034 Wireless Microphone Review

Fifine K034 Wireless Microphone Review

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Takeaway: Easy to set up, good clarity and reproduction, nice range, decent volume.Easy to set up, good clarity and reproduction, nice range, decent volume.

You'll receive the microphone, a USB receiver, a 20" male-to-male audio cable, and an instruction manual. The microphone has a metal body with built-in foam screen beneath the metal grille. It measures 10" long and weighs 9oz (11oz w/batteries installed). It requires 2 AA batteries which are not included. The USB receiver can plug into any USB power source like a computer, laptop, or power bank. When used with a PC, the receiver is plug-and-play and delivers the audio through the USB port; you do not need to use the audio cable. However, if you experience latency issues, it's recommended to use the audio cable with the microphone-in port. I was able to start recording with the mic in under a minute.

When compared to my regular recording mic the Yeti, the Fifine mic was good, but was thin sounding in the lower registers. My voice sounded brighter than usual with a bit of a nasal tonality. Also, when speaking from about 4" from the mic, the volume level was quite a bit lower than speaking from that same distance into the Yeti mic (note that the Yeti has a gain dial built in while the Fifine mic gain would have to be adjust in post-processing). In general, the mic performs best when you speak directly into the top from close range, about 1-2".

The LCD screen displays the channel and frequency you're on as well as remaining battery life. The mic has 25 frequency channels from 672.50 to 684.50 adjusting in 0.50 increments. This helps you avoid interference with other equipment and mics. The LCD will dim after 3 minutes to save power. The mic also worked well with portable speakers to convert them into PA systems. The one I use has a 50 Watt main driver and the volume level was fine without too much static/ambient noise being picked up. The only thing is you'll need a separate USB power source unless your speaker also has power bank capabilities (and it needs to have an AUX-in port). I was able to get the sound to transmit from about 25 feet away and through two walls, though the sound did degrade somewhat in that configuration.

Overall, the microphone works well and has very clear sound, comparable to the Yeti USB mic, though slightly quieter and a less dynamic reproduction range. You do have to keep your mouth pretty close to the top of the mic, and I recommend a pop filter if you've got it on a mic stand. It works great as part of a portable system and is simple to use.

Buy it at Amazon: Fifine K034 Wireless Microphone [Affiliate Link]

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