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CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone

B&H # CAU1 Mfr # U1
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You Pay: $26.14
Product Highlights
  • USB Connection
  • Dynamic Element
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • On/Off Switch
  • Internal Pop Filter
  • Extended Frequency Response

The CAD U1 USB Handheld Dynamic Microphone is an ideal solution for recording vocals and instruments directly into laptop and desktop computers. The microphone includes a desk stand and a 10' (3.0m) USB cable. A built-in pop filter minimizes plosive and breath noise, while its wide frequency response reproduces instruments and vocals with great detail. An on/off switch provides instant muting and the U1 is completely compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Built-In USB Output
The USB output enables direct connection to laptop and desktop computers. The U1 is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.
Wide Frequency Response
The U1's wide frequency response reproduces instruments and vocals with great detail.
Internal Pop Filter
An internal pop filter reduces plosives and breath noise.
On/Off Switch
An on/off switch provides instant muting and added control.
CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone
  • 10' (3 m) USB Cable
  • Desktop Stand
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    CADU1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone
     
    4.0

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Good audio (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (3)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (7)
      • Home studio (6)
      • Professional recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice for the price

      This is being used with an imac to record audio and voice overs/vocals primarily in imovie and garage band by a 12-year-old.

      A kid that age is likely to...Read complete review

      This is being used with an imac to record audio and voice overs/vocals primarily in imovie and garage band by a 12-year-old.

      A kid that age is likely to drop it, step on it or otherwise abuse it and break it, so I thought the cheaper the better.

      The guy in the store told me that as a dynamic mic, the levels might be low, but he was wrong. The levels are great and the input level on the mac at halfway is plenty fine.

      I'm pleased and the mic is busy as it's owner is happily recording his own sound effects and busy auto-tuning his voice to great effect in garage band.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Didn't like the sound quality

      I used this to do a couple of voice overs the moment I got it. I kept hearing a high pitched buzz coming out of it. I also noticed that it picked up radio...Read complete review

      I used this to do a couple of voice overs the moment I got it. I kept hearing a high pitched buzz coming out of it. I also noticed that it picked up radio frequencies. It is an extremely sensitive microphone. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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      5.0

      High Quality on a Budget

      By cullenszoo

      from Oak Ridge, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

        I was looking for an affordable USB Mic to record vocals. This mic delivers great quality! In addition, it's the same size as standard microphones so it fit perfectly into my stand as well as the desk stand that came with it.

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        5.0

        Excellent mic at an affordable price

        By Rad

        from New Providence, NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Mobile DJ
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

          Recording quality of this mic is excellent and you can't beat the price.

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          4.0

          Good mic for what we needed!

          By Kristen Paige

          from Decatur, IL

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Can't Be Super Close

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

          This mic is great. My fiance wanted it to sound more professional on his online radio show, since he was just using the webcam mic in the beginning and people were saying it sounded weird. The only bad thing is that sometimes people say it sounds like he's yelling now (but I honestly thinnk it's just because he's excited and he gets way too close. But it was definitely a a good purchase for the price!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          It's not so good

          By KJ

          from Agawam, MA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

            I use this for voice overs, beatboxing, and presentations. The mic picks out radio frequencies and produces a high pitched noise when listening to the playback. The mic stand was awesome once you figured it out.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Didn't like the sound quality

            By KJ

            from Agawam, MA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

              I used this to do a couple of voice overs the moment I got it. I kept hearing a high pitched buzz coming out of it. I also noticed that it picked up radio frequencies. It is an extremely sensitive microphone. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bought it for my 10 year old niece

              By Jilliana

              from Ontario, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

                  She mastered how to use it in an evening. She loves it and I've heard some of her recordings. I'm totally blown away on the sound quality too. This is an easy, all in one, one size fits all for your first step into recording on your computer!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great deal for your money!

                  By AL

                  from Manchester, NH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

                  I use this as an amateur recording for some videos. It's very easy to use and the stand included works very well. Supposedly the internal pop filter doesn't work exceptionally so to be safe I purchased a pop filter with it.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice for the price

                  By gearchild

                  from Montclair, N.J.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

                    This is being used with an imac to record audio and voice overs/vocals primarily in imovie and garage band by a 12-year-old.

                    A kid that age is likely to drop it, step on it or otherwise abuse it and break it, so I thought the cheaper the better.

                    The guy in the store told me that as a dynamic mic, the levels might be low, but he was wrong. The levels are great and the input level on the mac at halfway is plenty fine.

                    I'm pleased and the mic is busy as it's owner is happily recording his own sound effects and busy auto-tuning his voice to great effect in garage band.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very happy with this Mic

                    By acim

                    from WI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ

                      Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

                      I do a twice weekly online class and this mic has proven to be exceptional, in it's tone and it's ability to pick up sound.

                      I have it free standing above my computer and it picks up music and voice very well.

                      For the price and free shipping you have nothing to lose.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Better than I thought.

                      By Yinyang

                      from St. Paul, MN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about CAD U1 Handheld USB Dynamic Recording Microphone:

                        I use the product to record vocals and I say it's working great. It will be good for beginners as I'm a beginner. It records clear quality and with the p-popping built in filter, everything just sounds so much better. The only problem with it is that you I don't have a problem with it haha. I recommend all beginners to buy this product if you're starting up in the music industry.

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