Tonor TC-777 USB Condenser Microphone Review

Tonor TC-777 USB Condenser Microphone Review

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Takeaway: Great sound on a budget; clean, clear, and crisp, easy to setup.

You’ll receive the microphone, a mic stand, a foam windscreen, a mini pop filter, and an instruction manual. The mic has a plastic body with a dark blue matte finish. It measures 6”L x1-3/4”W x 1-1/4”H. The USB cable on it is about 5’ long and there’s a small Velcro cable tie is included for cord management. The tripod stand has durable metal legs and rubber feet making it fairly stable and stationary and it uses a standard 5/8” thread which would be the same as say the Blue Yeti or Blue Yeti Snowball. It has a small shock mount for suspending the mic and protecting against surface vibrations, which rotates 180°, and a built-in gooseneck for attaching the 3-3/4” diameter pop filter, which simply screws on. The foam wind screen slips over the top of the microphone to help reduce wind noises from your breath and dampen unwanted background noise.

This mic is pretty much plug-and-play and once you attach it to your computer via the USB cable the drivers will install automatically. Once this is complete, you can use any application that accepts microphone input like Audacity for sound recording, Skype for video chat, or YouTube Live for podcasts. Note that this is a side address microphone which means that you don’t talk into the top of the microphone because it doesn’t have very good pickup in this area. The condenser is located on the front side where the logo is and has a cardioids pickup pattern so this is where the sound will be captured most clearly.

The sound captured by this microphone is quite clear and crisp and you can position the mic 6 to 18 inches away from your face and still have great pickup. While the TC-777 doesn’t quite have the rich tonal accuracy of the Blue Yeti X Pro that I usually record with, the sound is well-balanced with little distortion and soft plosives. The raw audio is clean and easy to manipulate in post-processing, so you can get the best sounding audio you can out of it without much effort. You can also mount the mic to a boom arm and the reduce the amount of surface vibrations the mic might pick up. Just make sure you use a 5/8” thread adapter to attach your mic to a standard 3/8” thread.

For a budget condenser mic, I found this mic to be a very good value for the quality of the build and the sound it produces for you. If you’re on a budget and can’t afford to invest a lot into your set up as you’re getting started, the TC-777 is a great launching point and will definitely step up your game for content creation, live streaming, and in-game chats.

Buy it at Amazon: Tonor TC-777 USB Condenser Microphone [Affiliate Link]

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