Conclusion. In fact, it’s hard to tell if you’ve engaged them or not, because they wiggle side to side a fair amount. Neumann TLM 102 or sE X1 or Audio-Technica AT2035, info: The X1 has a little more high end going on which brings out more sibilance. Besides the weight of the mic, another thing that struck me was the mic’s finish. Attempts at small position changes would only result in sudden, big moves. Before tracking, Roberto warned me (and lamented the fact) that the strings on his Fender DG-series guitar were old and worn. It feels substantial. She performed an acapella cover of “Settle Down” by the wonderful New Zealand artist Kimbra. _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc339d27b061'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0063\u0064\u006e\u002e\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0058\u0031\u002d\u004e\u0054\u0031\u0041\u002f\u004a\u006f\u0065\u0058\u0031\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Male Vox, Mic #1 12-07-2011 #6. sleepy. The difference in the high end and the resulting sibilance is more apparent here than it was with Joe, and I again prefer the NT1A. Best $200 Podcasting Condenser Mic Shootout. I hear the X1’s signal falling apart slightly during the peaks, whereas the Rode passes a sound that would still be very usable in a mix. The clips’ inner diameter may be roughly the right size to fit onto the mic, but the clip itself is too rigid. I really like RODE's build quality and electronics design & implimentation. But a friend of mine who owns both microphones has done an audio high quality comparison: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2eofdj2mxu9zocz/X1-NT1.mp3?dl=0 #1 is sEx1 and #2 is Rode NT1, In which I found sEx1 to be more warm and better. The Rode NT1 is a revision for the highly recommended NT1A. Now, I bought Sex1 voice pack and I'm kinda regret that decision, be honest with Me did I make a wrong choice? It always feels lighter than I expect a mic of its size to be. A mic’s self-noise comes into play here. SE Electronics SE2200A. I’ve done enough critical listening to comfortably say I hear no audible differences between the larger midrange section of the frequency spectrum of these two microphones. No glaring differences between them stood out to me. To say there is a lot of competition in the $250-and-under microphone market is an understatement. I used the same mic array here as with the previous guitar recording, but positioned a little further back from the instrument. Thank you! In all the above audio tracks, Mic #1 is the sE Electronics X1. With the X1, I would likely reach for a de-esser. Mounting the clip on the mic is entirely too laborious. _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc339d27df3f'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0063\u0064\u006e\u002e\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0058\u0031\u002d\u004e\u0054\u0031\u0041\u002f\u0052\u006f\u0062\u0065\u0072\u0074\u006f\u0058\u0031\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Fender DG, Mic #1 I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. And once you get it on, it’s so tight that it is difficult to rotate the mic around in the clip. The X1 S is a refined version of sE's best-selling X1, tuned for advanced performance in every way imaginable. Your submission has been removed. When I first opened the box, I was greeted with a picture of one of sE Electronics’ high-end mics with a shock mount, so I was a bit disappointed to find no shock mount bundled with the X1. For high-end on vocals it’s the opposite. in testing the microphone #1 is Rode or X1 ? The X1 definitely has some features that stood out to me. _wpaudio.enc['wpaudio-5fc339d27bc17'] = '\u0068\u0074\u0074\u0070\u003a\u002f\u002f\u0063\u0064\u006e\u002e\u0072\u0065\u0063\u006f\u0072\u0064\u0069\u006e\u0067\u0068\u0061\u0063\u006b\u0073\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d\u002f\u0073\u006f\u0075\u006e\u0064\u0073\u002f\u0073\u0061\u006d\u0070\u006c\u0065\u0073\u002f\u0058\u0031\u002d\u004e\u0054\u0031\u0041\u002f\u004a\u006f\u0065\u004e\u0054\u0031\u0041\u002e\u006d\u0070\u0033';Male Vox, Mic #2. In all the above audio tracks, Mic #1 is the sE Electronics X1. I would say, that if you're just doing voice acting, the sEx1 will be plenty useful. I take great care in fine-positioning my mics in a session, but this clip left me without the ability to do so. This is a good example of a real-world scenario that I and many other engineers commonly have to deal with. Mic #2 is the Rode NT1-A. I could have re-recorded, but even when you leave headroom it can still happen during sessions. The X1 ships in a foam-lined box containing the mic, a clip and an instruction manual with a frequency response chart. I ran into a problem with the mic clip included with the X1. Joe’s guitar was the quietest track I recorded with these mics, so this was a good test to see if the mics are suitable for quiet acoustic sources. The downside to the X1’s rubberized finish is that it seems to scuff easily, and attract dust. For vocal recordings, an external pop filter was used. Hi guys, I am a male low voice voice actor and I'm looking to upgrade to some new setup and I'm really in a doubt for the Mic, in the past months I've watched a lot and lot or reviews and thought that Rode was the best choice. In a mix with other instruments, I don’t want too much of those from the acoustic guitar, so I usually cut around 200–400hz. So when I first picked up the X1, I experienced the opposite sensation. During several passages, she caught me by surprise and sang more powerfully than during the mic check and than I had anticipated. He performed an original composition on his Epiphone Dreadnaught. To my ear, the X1 was leaner on the low-end, but only very slightly so–nothing that a decrease in proximity effect on the NT1-A couldn’t replicate. To someone on a budget–the most likely kind of person to buy the X1–it will not seem reasonable to spend more money on a third-party mic clip. These mic bodies (and grilles) can produce a distinct sustaining tone when tapped. Nonetheless, the NT1A still gave me more bass response than I want. I applaud sE for the interesting finish on the mic; I think other manufacturers should take note. Just be sure that you getting the newer NT1 which is black and not the silver NT1A. For all-around studio usage, I would give the edge to the Rode NT1-A. In this review, I will compare it to the established Rode NT1A. But the X1 and NT1A are clearly different in the upper mids, and in the “air” section, and also in the low end.