Mic under $25

is possible to get a decent mic for $25


  • Total voters
    84

avkid

Not a New User
Fight Leukemia
Joined
Feb 17, 2004
Location
Lakewood, NJ
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!!
 

avkid

Not a New User
Fight Leukemia
Joined
Feb 17, 2004
Location
Lakewood, NJ
radio shack is like my cathedral, i am on my way now!
 

JasonH

Active Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2004
Location
Ottawa, Canada
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.
 

ccfan213

Active Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2004
Location
Maryland
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
 

ECHO820

Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2004
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).
 

DMXtools

Active Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2003
Location
Elgin, IL, USA
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
 

mr_sound

Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2004
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.
 

rgsw

Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2004
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.
 

avkid

Not a New User
Fight Leukemia
Joined
Feb 17, 2004
Location
Lakewood, NJ
update: i got paid so now it is for $60 or less!