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3 Best Condenser Mics of 2017: The Good, The Better, and The Best

When it comes to buying great microphones, there is no easy way out: you will need to spend a bit of money in order to get the best of the best. Because, after all, people buy condenser mics for one reason only: to fetch better sound quality. It is obvious that quality does come with a rather wholesome price tag. Which is why we have decided to rank the 3 best condenser mics, in order to narrow down your search and to make you a better buyer.

Criteria for Choosing The 3 Best Condenser Mics of 2017

Obviously, we must first take a good, hard look at the qualities of the mics themselves. In order to do so, we have chosen a set of criteria which you must look out for in case you are buying a condenser microphone. Remember that such mics are almost always preferred over the other mic type, dynamic mics. Look for a better and wider frequency output range and a better sensitivity in case you are buying one. Also, we have kept the price tag bar rather low, in case you would like to bring a sense of economy to your purchase.

3 Best Condenser Mics of 2017: Our List

These are our top three picks of the year. They are not arranged in any particular order.

  • MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Mic: MXL is known for its top-notch audio quality with the best prices. In order to make sure that you have achieved the fine balance, look out for the 770. The high-quality FET preamp along with balanced output makes for excellent sound output. Note that this is the same microphone which is often used for recording sessions in various studios. Our only bone of contention lies in the fact that the hollow casing often causes a reverb issue.
  • Audio-Technica AT2020: Audio-Technica is a wonderful young company which brings a lot of dynamism to its products. In fact, it is one of our favorite brands. The high SPL handling plus the wide dynamic range of the AT2020 is one of the best in the business. Comes highly recommended. Plus, we also liked the custom-built low-mass diaphragm inside.
  • Behringer B-1 Studio Condenser: Behringer is a household name in many audiophile’s home and studios. The B-1 condenser is a great example of solid engineering. The 1” gold-sputtered large-diaphragm is great for sound reproduction. It also acts as a great device for outdoor use. The price may be a tad high for some, though.

Wrap up

We believe that this list of the 3 best condenser mics of 2017 will benefit you in many ways. It can also help you become a better buyer in the truest sense. Be sure to share this post with all of your friends in case you found it share-worthy. Watch this space for more such guides.

LG V30 Display: What the Brand is Offering You in Its Unique Display?

The most popular of the LG flagship is the V series that is currently the biggest topic of discussion of the tech world as the third installment of it is set to release at the end of the month. While the discussion on the features is going high, there is a good news for the fans of the series, and that is the brand has confirmed 6-inch FullVision P-OLED QHD+ display.

The high-end The South Korean premium device is ahead of the release on August 31 in Berlin. LG V30 will don a “plastic OLED FullVision” display that is going to be 6-inches in size. The company claims it will get a 6-inch screen size (1440 x 2880) and that will be the largest one to be seen on the LG-made flagship. The company’s previous smartphone that featured an OLED display was the G Flex 2 which came in 2015. More over that, the display will be protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The report suggests the V30 display will be taller, but the actual footprint will be smaller than the V20 that came last year. LG has also hinted that the V30 will have an edge-to-edge display, but it will not be too extreme like it was seen on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. They are surely following in the footsteps of the G6.

LG V30 to display OLED Screen

In comparison to that V20 got the main screen of a 5.7″ diagonal and QHD IPS-LCD with Gorilla Glass 4. It was identical to that of the V10. The second screen was a single line, of 2.1″ in diagonal, and very wide, with a resolution of 160 x 1,040px (it’s not the full 1,440px wide since a part is cut off for the selfie cam and sensors).

LG has decided to bring the V30 at an event in Berlin on August 31, with the IFA trade show. The fans cannot wait any longer as the V series is one of the most prominent series of them that is going quite well for the last three years, where they have experimented a lot and has been successful most of the time. Thus the expectation is quite high now. As LG V30 is going to be a high-end phone and the price will be no less than $700 are bound to bring something extraordinary or else Samsung’s next release S9 will take the market by storm.

iOS 11 Will Come With One Great Siri Update

The iOS 11 is highly among the most highly anticipated Apple releases this year. It is supposed to launch along with the Apple’s next flagship smartphone that could either be the iPhone 7S of the iPhone 8. There are lots of hopes surround during the next iOS, and according to some rumors, the iOS 11 will be bringing in a handful of new things to the plate which includes, a smarter and better, Siri. There are several ways more rumors about the iOS 11 could possibly come with, and we are going to discuss those too. Try not to get too excited.

To recall, the iOS was first launched with Apple’s first iPhone back in 2007. By early 2017, Apple Store contains over 2.2 million iOS apps and out of these 1 million are native apps. These apps have been collectively downloaded over 130 million times. The future of iOS is pretty bright.

It is being speculated that the new OS will feature an updated Siri and that there are going to be several things to look forward to in the new Siri. First, off the Siri of iOS 11 is expected to be natural sounding and smarter. By natural sounding we mean, it would feel like you are interacting with a real person instead of an AI. The only way to achieve this is to bring in smarter and more natural sounding AI. This is a pretty good move because Samsung is bringing in Bixby, a Samsung developed AI which is all the market can talk about right now. Apple needs to up its game with Siri or risk becoming old fashioned and unwanted.

In recent months, the Google, Amazon, Microsoft, as well as other have focused much on their Artificial Intelligence which is something Apple has comparatively lagged behind in. So driving focus back to the Artificial Intelligence would be a good idea. We have got reports that Siri’s message integration works similar to that of the Google Assistant called the Google Allo. That’s good as it’ll help save time and help you do a handful of things, which will be something extremely useful in the lives of users. For instance, if you are discussing dinner, Siri could be suggesting food joints and restaurants for you and therefore save you the time of having to search one.

We have also heard that the iCloud will be different for the better, more responsive, which is great. The integration with iCloud will enable Siri to identify all devices linked to an Apple ID. By doing this, the user will be offered actions and responses across the iOS devices and macOS.

One of the other things that we are looking forward to is the alleged Dark Mode the iOS 11 will be offering. The dark mode is something that we have been asking from Siri for several years now. In fact, the early beta version of iOS 10 had a night mode that got everyone excited and expecting that the operating system would finally bring in the mode we all had been wanting to have. That’s all that we have for the iOS 11. Stay tuned for more updates on Apple’s upcoming operating system. do not forget to download ios 11 beta in June.