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CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone   

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The CAD U37 USB condenser microphone is excellent for vocals and instruments. Use it to podcast on the the internet, to create your own audio for vid...Click To Read More About This Product

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Record quality audio directly to your computer.

The CAD U37 USB condenser microphone is excellent for vocals and instruments. Use it to podcast on the the internet, to create your own audio for videos, or record your own songs. It's easy. Simply plug it into your computer's USB port with the supplied cable and start recording. Windows and Macintosh compatible.

FEATURES
  • Large condenser microphone element for warm, rich recordings
  • Cardioid pickup pattern minimizes background noise and isolates the main sound source
  • Smooth, extended frequency response is excellent for singing, speech and instruments
  • -10dB Overload-protection switch minimizes distortion from loud sound sources
  • Bass-reduction switch reduces room noise
  • Side-address design used by broadcast, TV and recording studios
SPECIFICATIONS

U37 USB Condenser Microphone

  • Includes: Desktop Mic Stand, Mic Clip, USB Cable
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CADU37 USB Condenser Microphone
 
3.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good budget mic

if i buy this again i 'd buy a couple more and leave it to one location rather than traveling with one single mic. it's good quality mic but not built for heavy duty...Read complete review

if i buy this again i 'd buy a couple more and leave it to one location rather than traveling with one single mic. it's good quality mic but not built for heavy duty use. if you use at home, podcast, video conference, etc, this should be great for you.
not bad for this price range. have 0/-10db switch, low-end cut, comes with its own desk stand and a long enough usb cable.
i would rate it higher however, after 2 years of constant usage the usb connector broke off from the mic. (i use that to record my lectures and plug/unplug it 4 times a week, 40wks a year.) it can easily be fix with slight modification. but for the sound quality its very clear with much details. though i mainly use it for lecture hall recording. i did record singing a couple times with average result.
can't beat that if it's on sale. aint the best mic out there but its great at the price range.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sounds Fine - Doesn't Play Well With Recording

Don't buy this microphone if you're planning to do any "real" work with it.
First off, this microphone sounds fine. Great, even. The roll-off switch works as advertised,...Read complete review

Don't buy this microphone if you're planning to do any "real" work with it.
First off, this microphone sounds fine. Great, even. The roll-off switch works as advertised, the pattern is well-formed, and the quality of the vocal reproduction is great.

I bought this microphone to use in multitrack demo recording. I shouldn't have. One word: latency. Anyone who has done their own multitracking knows what I'm dealing with. I use a usb preamp/recording interface which allows me to monitor my input in real time. I SHOULD have gotten a standard condenser that I can connect to my preamp with an XLR cable. Instead, I'm dealing with hearing what goes into the microphone come back through my headphones several milliseconds later. It makes it impossible to record.

If you need to monitor what you're recording in real-time and you don't have a high-end, ASIO-compatible audio device, avoid this microphone.
The casing is plastic. It feels a little cheap. The diaphragm is obviously well-made because the sound is great. I'm a little worried about the plastic mounting hardware, also. Not made for rugged use.
This is pretty much a desktop computer mic on steroids. I think the price is fair enough but you won't find much in the way of versatility.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Sounds Fine - Doesn't Play Well With Recording

By Bryan Lawson

from Memphis, TN

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Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

Don't buy this microphone if you're planning to do any "real" work with it.
First off, this microphone sounds fine. Great, even. The roll-off switch works as advertised, the pattern is well-formed, and the quality of the vocal reproduction is great.

I bought this microphone to use in multitrack demo recording. I shouldn't have. One word: latency. Anyone who has done their own multitracking knows what I'm dealing with. I use a usb preamp/recording interface which allows me to monitor my input in real time. I SHOULD have gotten a standard condenser that I can connect to my preamp with an XLR cable. Instead, I'm dealing with hearing what goes into the microphone come back through my headphones several milliseconds later. It makes it impossible to record.

If you need to monitor what you're recording in real-time and you don't have a high-end, ASIO-compatible audio device, avoid this microphone.
The casing is plastic. It feels a little cheap. The diaphragm is obviously well-made because the sound is great. I'm a little worried about the plastic mounting hardware, also. Not made for rugged use.
This is pretty much a desktop computer mic on steroids. I think the price is fair enough but you won't find much in the way of versatility.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good budget mic

By Dennis Chan

from toronto, canada

Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

if i buy this again i 'd buy a couple more and leave it to one location rather than traveling with one single mic. it's good quality mic but not built for heavy duty use. if you use at home, podcast, video conference, etc, this should be great for you.
not bad for this price range. have 0/-10db switch, low-end cut, comes with its own desk stand and a long enough usb cable.
i would rate it higher however, after 2 years of constant usage the usb connector broke off from the mic. (i use that to record my lectures and plug/unplug it 4 times a week, 40wks a year.) it can easily be fix with slight modification. but for the sound quality its very clear with much details. though i mainly use it for lecture hall recording. i did record singing a couple times with average result.
can't beat that if it's on sale. aint the best mic out there but its great at the price range.

(6 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do Not Get!!

By gretschdrummer1000

from Detroit, MI

Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

I was told that this would be a good mic for recording instruments such as guitars and drums. I first tried it out on drums, and it sounded terrible. I thought, must be something wrong with the settings. I tried out the four settings that it had built in (different frequencies and wavelengths). Still sounded horrible. Let me describe the sound. It sounds all choppy and crackly, sort of like static. I moved on to my software, and tried to change some settings. Didn't work.By now I accepted the fact that it did not sound good on drums (at all). Now I moved on to the guitar. I have a Fender Stratocaster hooked up to a Fender Twin Reverb (which sounds great). I try to record with that. Same horrible crackle sound. Adjusted the four settings. Again. Still did not sound decent. I have to tell you, the thing looks great though. Looks like a professional recording mic, but boy, is it far from that. I paid sixty bucks for this "microphone," and it is not worth even 10 dollars. So, do not spend $20-$70 bucks for this mic, it is horrible. Now I have to find some money to buy a "decent" mic. Hope you consider this review.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic!

By Jane Prespare

from United States

Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

Love this mic. If you want something that sounds high-end, I wouldn't recommend this. But if you want something that sounds fairly decend for like Podcasts or YouTube videos, this is fine!
0 to -10 db, and low-end cut! Desk stand and a really long usb cable!
I give this a 9 for the fastastic-ness of this microphone! It sounds amazing (for the price) and is just overall an amazing mic! Only thing I didn't like was the way it feels. The plastic covering the insides of the mic feels cheap and flimsy, so I feel I must be extra careful with it. Wouldn't recommend this for clumsy people, but for the price, it's not too bad to replace!
Again, only the outer plastic of the mic ruins this for me, but it is still amazing!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

my first mic

By funk-it-up

from Memphis, TN

Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

This microphone was given to me as a christmas gift. I needed something better than my terrible onboard monitor mic to record music tracks with. It works great. All you have to do is plug it in to the usb port and the computer recognizes it immediately. No software needed. It is sensitive in the regular setting, but not too sensitive. You can set it to -10 db. The only buzz I can hear in my recordings come from my computer tower and my amplifier. The mic itself didn't seem to have any buzz at all. It is a great value for beginning amateurs and it is very simple to use. The mic stand is just fine, and the usb cable is 10 ft. which is nice. I am very happy with it. It picks up voice and singing very well. I use the free version of audacity to record with, and just had to make one minor adjustment in order to hear tracks so I could record over them. Great buy.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fit the bill

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

This, so far, is my entire studio. I didn't expect much when I got it but this has impressed me a ton. I run it through garage band and the quality is amazing. I record my acoustic on it, make a different track, record vocal, add some drums, you can really do a lot with it. I've made a lot of quality recordings with it. Very nice mic.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Is Worth The Price

By Lopez Lopez 31

from Pennsylvania

Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

I just got The CAD U37 USB CONDENSER MIC and so far i am not disappointed with it,clear sound,easy to install,works great with Adobe Audition 3 and FL Studio.if your looking to record demos this mic is the right one to get started,NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL;LOPEZ!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well worth the investment...

By DJ -mGq3A

from Seneca, SC

Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

...as long as you're not expecting to sound EXACTLY like your favorite recording artist. You're not going to get that level of recording with ANY usb mic on the market. But, you WILL be able to record very clear, crisp, clean "cd quality" audio, with minimal hook-up.It may incorporate plastics in it's design, but this is no toy. It's the perfect solution for any singer/songwriter, rap artist, or small group who needs to document their compositions or rehearsals. It's also an excellent choice for mobile producers. Whether you use the included desktop stand or mount it to a gooseneck/boom stand (contrary to what some have said, it attaches in seconds), it'll be there when creativity strikes.The mic is indeed quite sensitive, but if you utilize the -10db switch & follow the instructions, you'll get results.I've had NO ISSUES using this mic with Sony products (XP or 7). I've used it with standard drivers & ASIO drivers.It gets the job done.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not worth Buying

By Debi1233

from Grand Rapids, Mi

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

    There is no clarity. Voice is fuzzy and easily distorted. Usb makes it impossible to use on most sound cards. Very disappointed.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Don't Buy

    By sgim43

    from NY, USA

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    Pros

    • Affordable

    Cons

    • Latency
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about CAD U37 USB Condenser Microphone:

    I've had this mic for a couple years and now that I'm getting into more serious recording a new one is absolutely needed. This mic pics up a lot of static noise, and it, as other reviews have stated, has latency issues. The only reason I didn't give 1 star is because I don't have a lot of experience with mics.

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