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post #271 of 368 Old 05-09-13, 03:57 PM
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To be fair, the quality of Dayton EMM-6 mics has also fallen, but not nearly as much as the Behringer mic. The quality of the EMM-6 also started at a higher point.
When did these start to fall off?

Where are the problems with these, the same as Behringer?
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post #272 of 368 Old 05-09-13, 04:03 PM
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There's an earlier thread called something like "state of microphones" (I'm too lazy to look it up right now) where I talk about it. There have been little dips in quality after the EMM-6 was first introduced (I saw zero bad ones in my first couple of hundred, that increased to maybe 1-2 out of every hundred for the next few batches), but in the last year to 18 months it's increased enough to make me pay attention (maybe 5-10 out of every hundred) but still nowhere near as bad as ECM8000's are now.

The problems are basically hum/buzzing, or mysteriously going DOA after a few days of use. I haven't seen the severe LF rolloff that I've observed with the ECM8000.
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The problems are basically hum/buzzing, or mysteriously going DOA after a few days of use.
The thread was started by you?

You check for these before release?

Have these mics ever been returned back to you because of these issues?

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The thread was started by you?
This is the thread.

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You check for these before release?
Buzzing/hums show up in the data when the mics are calibrated, I don't specifically check for them. Mics going dead usually happens after customers have received them.

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Yep.
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This is the thread.



Buzzing/hums show up in the data when the mics are calibrated, I don't specifically check for them. Mics going dead usually happens after customers have received them.



Yep.
Thanks for the thread link, had a read. Looked for it briefly last night but couldn't find it. Probably on next page

Many come back in the last 9-10 months?

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Thanks for the thread link, had a read. Looked for it briefly last night but couldn't find it. Probably on next page

Many come back in the last 9-10 months?
Around 5 or so.
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Which is the best mic overall between the UMM-6 and UMIK or other USB mic?
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Which is the best mic overall between the UMM-6 and UMIK or other USB mic?
I would give the nod to the UMIK-1 over the UMM-6 for two reasons: 1) slightly better low frequency response, and 2) not as fragile (I'm seeing a lot of complaints about UMM-6's either arriving with the barrel broken off, or the barrel breaking off at the slightest bit of stress, such as being dropped on a carpet).

Is there another USB mic out there (other than the OmniMic)?
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I would give the nod to the UMIK-1 over the UMM-6 for two reasons: 1) slightly better low frequency response, and 2) not as fragile (I'm seeing a lot of complaints about UMM-6's either arriving with the barrel broken off, or the barrel breaking off at the slightest bit of stress, such as being dropped on a carpet).

Is there another USB mic out there (other than the OmniMic)?

True the Omnimic, have you had any dealings with them?



Calibrated Mic (XLR) by you and Pre / Soundcard vs USB mic

Which is the best out of the two, other than USB being convenient?
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Calibrated Mic (XLR) by you and Pre / Soundcard vs USB mic

Which is the best out of the two, other than USB being convenient?
See couple pages back:

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If money isn't an issue, I'd recommend going with a soundcard + EMM-6 over the UMM-6.
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