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Mic under $25

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by avkid, Sep 28, 2004.

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is possible to get a decent mic for $25

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  1. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    my Shure premium vocal recently pulled itself apart, and i have found my self with only $25 left after buying the mp3 player and i now need a mic and quick!! so if you have any suggestions put them here!!
     
  2. SuperCow

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    I don't know if you have them where you live, but RadioShack would be a good place to start looking.
     
  3. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    radio shack is like my cathedral, i am on my way now!
     
  4. JasonH

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    Radio Shack?

    Try getting a behringer mic. They have a THREE pack for $34 canadian. I think a single one can be had for under $25USD

    They are better quality than the rat shack mics, i've had these mics stepped on, thrown (over 10 feet, punk band decided to be the people on tv and swing the mic by the cord) and they just dont break.
     
  5. Nephilim

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    Rat Shack mics are rebranded Shures.
     
  6. JasonH

    JasonH Active Member

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    I really dont believe the $25 radioshack plastic mics w/ built in cable, complete with 8 foot cord and 1/4" jack are rebranded shure... try again...

    Also the behringers {apparently} have shure capsules.
     
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    the question u asked avkid is where can you buy the mic you need, but im wondering can u borrow a better one from someone/someplace else... i know when i need a mic i go to my bro's old bandmate or the jr highschool, unless you need it permanently you mite try to borrow and save ur money for a better mic
     
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    getting the mic

    AVkid: Go buy yourself a behringer mic.. they're fairly cheap and ok quality. Much better than radio shack (which is usually made by optimus, btw).
     
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    I'm with Echo, and buy yourself a mic, dont share, mics collect icky things :p
     
  10. Nephilim

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    No, tha absolute cheapest mic they sell is not a Shure, but this is.
     
  11. JasonH

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    Thats really wonderful, had the thread been called Mic under $40 it would have been relevant.
     
  12. digitaltec

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    I got a Shure BG 2.1, if your interested, send me a PM.
     
  13. The_Guest

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    Check out Shure RS125, I don't think they make them anymore though. A used one would work.
     
  14. DMXtools

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    Might want to check at pawn shops. My two oldest SM58's cost me $20 each, and are still (8 years later) going strong. Just be sure they have an amp and speakers you can plug them into and check them out before you buy.

    Another possibility for good mics cheap is eBay, but there's a little more element of risk.

    John
     
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    Nady SP-9s cost about $10 each. I've got a ton of these in my rig and have only had one fail. It's not real high quality, but what do you expect for $10?

    And I've used rat shack mics...they are definetly not rebranded shures.

    Only behringer mics I've used are those B-2 large diaphram condensors. They sounded pretty nice.....so behringer might be worth the risk. But whatever you get, I'm sure you know the old saying...you get what you pay for. People don't spend thousands of dollars on mics just for the hell of it.
     
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    go wiv the behringer 3 pack of microphones - we brought 15 of them a year ago and they are more than brillant for the money - they pick up singing just as good lectures. And they are really tough and seem to be better once dropped a few times :D The best thing about the 3 pack is that you get 3 mic adaptors for tripods so saves a few quid again.
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    update: i got paid so now it is for $60 or less!
     

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