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RodeNTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver)
 
4.9

(based on 40 reviews)

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    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Good audio (32)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Versatile (21)
  • Durable (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (30)
    • Performances (12)
    • Amateur recording (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Professional (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (25), Tech savvy (4), Gearhead (3), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6)

    Reviewed by 40 customers

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    5.0

    Great Mic!

    By Chatra

    from Temple, Texas

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional

      Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

      I was very skeptical about this mic. Like I am about anything until I try it. Performed rock solid and sounds natural and real to me. Don't hesitate on this one.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Shotgun Mic

      By "Hey you"

      from North Hollywood, CA

      About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional

        Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

        I love this mic. Works great under any circumstance. I travel a lot and the terrains very in temperature. The hot and cold never gives me an issue with audio.

        Comes with a handle metal container for your mic, is very handle as a prop. You could use it as a science fiction grenade or something, just make sure not to get the rode logo in frame.

        I've used other expensive mics before but this one is slightly less expensive and competes with the best.

        The only downside to this Shotgun Mic is the price, but even that isn't a huge concern since it's $300 cheaper than it's competitor.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Mic Boss

        By Sebasatthedisco

        from Cali, Valle del Cauca Colombia

        About Me Gearhead, Sound Designer, Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Den
          • Fiction Films
          • Presentations
          • Productivity
          • Professional

          Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

          So far so GREAT with this product, such a clean crisp sound, very defined, I´ve used it a couple of times since it´s brand new but let me say the presentation and quality of this mic is beyond amazing!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Great mic for the $

          By Nick, Orange Fox Creative

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me pro

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

              We use this primarily on a boom pole, but the pattern is wide enough that it works well as an on-camera mic too--used on the c300 since it doesn't have a built-in mic.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Better low-end response than expected

              By Clicks

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                This is a great microphone. It met my expectations and has better-than-expected low end response. It sounds great!

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                5.0

                Best quality for a great price!

                By TJ

                from Atlanta GA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Film productions
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                  Sounds just as good as a 416 to me. Just a tiny bit more low end (which I like).

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic Microphone!!

                  By Tyler the Videographer

                  from Anchorage, AK

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                    This is an Amazing microphone! beautiful sound quality. super well built. I'm using it for a feature length indie film no problems or complaints.

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                    5.0

                    Ideal for one-man-band shooters

                    By Gabriel

                    from Thousand Oaks, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                      Excellent sound quality, just like anything from Rode, but this one is exceptional. Was initially a bit worried about the wider pick-up range in this mic, but for me, as a shooter who's often managing shoots all by myself, having a bit more of a forgiving range is actually better. I can mount this on a c-stand and not worry if talent moves a bit while I'm shooting. Spend the extra money over the NTG2. Seriously. Audio is SO critical. It's worth a few hundred bucks more. The build on this is exceptional. Sound quality is just straight up cinema-level. Love it.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome!

                      By Mikey

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                        I purchased this microphone with the package. This microphone has outdone itself over and over. I love it.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome!

                        By Mikey

                        from Orlando, FL

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                          I purchased this microphone with the package. I am extremely satisfied with with its clarity.

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                          5.0

                          Broadcast quality audio

                          By Brandon

                          from Newport, RI

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                            This mic comes with a beautiful metal case (inside is padded to protect the mic). Great range and pickup. I use it on a shotgun mount but I imagine it'd work just as well or even better with a boom pole.

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic

                            By Ben

                            from Edmond, OK

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Field Audio
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                              After shooting our first interview with the mic, I couldn't be more pleased. It's more affordable than some other mics in its class, but performs just as well as well if not better than the others I've used. I'll likely be buying a second in the near future. The only thing I could ask for is the option for a battery when (rarely) using a device without phantom power.Very present, very clear, very clean, very durable.

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                              5.0

                              Excelent; and for the price

                              By Fish

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                                I have yet to test the microphone in difference projects, but it is solid. And produces clear sound. It is a joy to watch. And it is rather cheap for a microphone this good.

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                                4.0

                                a really good mic

                                By David

                                from Long Beach CA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                                  I just used this mic to record the audio for a PSA-style video. It was used for both children and adults, male and female and the sound quality was great for all. It is also a very responsive mic.

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                                  5.0

                                  Smaller is better.

                                  By Jeff TV

                                  from Westerville, OH

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events
                                    • Professional Recording
                                    • Tv Remote Productions

                                    Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                                    Our students use this frequently. It has great long distance pickup and is more compact than the similar model we bought three years ago. Easy to store and anyone with medium size and strength can be our boom operator.

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                                    5.0

                                    Really good shotgun mic

                                    By RJS

                                    from Miami, FL

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Film

                                      Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                                      I am a writer, director, and producer of Independent films and have had the oportunity to work with many different shotgun mics on set. The Rode NTG-3 is the best in its price range because it's clean, clear, and rich with perfect dynamic range latitude for Boom Operators with varying degrees of experience. The NTG-3 is forgiving for less than perfect placement while catching full, natural sounding dialogue. When you factor in all the variables of what is needed to capture great audio on the set of an Independent film, you'd be hard pressed to find a better shotgun mic for the price than the Rode NTG-3.

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                                      5.0

                                      NTG-3 Awesome Mic

                                      By Stevo

                                      from St. Louis MO

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Pricey

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                                      I have a Sennheiser ME-66 which is childs play compared to the Rode NTG-3 . The NTG-3 minimizes HVAC and room noise and sound incredible. It is as good as a lav if not better. Very rich sound. I would highly recommend this mic.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Mic

                                      By AVSNJ

                                      from Newark, New Jersey

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                                        Used for Interviews and works great

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                                        5.0

                                        GREAT MIC

                                        By Buster

                                        from Hollywood,CA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                                          Better than expected
                                          what a fantastic mic

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                                          5.0

                                          NTG-3 Microphone

                                          By SKIP of New York

                                          from New York, NY

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Events
                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Performances
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver):

                                            Bought this product to record business meetings and could not be happier with the product. It is clear when there is no background noise, captures voices very well and with little noise. Only downside is it's only phantom powered, otherwise is a great mic for it's price range.

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