Perfect for podcasters, Twitch-streamers, and other people who use their voice in a home studio, the Apogee Electronics MiC Plus USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone Kit has been bundled together by B&H for your convenience. It gives you four useful pieces of gear for your home-broadcasting goals.
The first is the MiC Plus, a USB cardioid microphone with a 3.5mm headphone jack and zero-latency monitoring. It gives a panoply of powerful controls to the user, and comes with a variety of cables to connect to Mac, Windows, or mobile devices.
Good thing it has a headphone jack, because this kit will also give you a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x closed-back headphones, which are excellent for monitoring your vocals. When you're done with the headphones, store them in the included case. Also, store the microphone in the included MiC Plus Carrying Case.
Apogee Electronics MiC Plus USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The Apogee MiC Plus is a USB cardioid condenser microphone designed to provide easy setup and high-resolution audio for singers, podcasters, video bloggers, and musicians in home recording rooms, project studios, and portable setups. Its cardioid polar pattern attenuates signal from behind the microphone to minimize room reflections in the recording. The internal A/D converter supports resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
No configuration or installation is necessary; just connect the MiC Plus to a compatible computer running Mac OS X or Windows or to an iOS device. It handles a high maximum SPL of 130 dB and allows you to easily set your recording level via the gain knob, which offers push-to-mute functionality. Plug in headphones to the 3.5mm headphone jack and monitor with zero latency. Multi-color LEDs indicate input level and more.
The MiC Plus ships with a tabletop tripod stand, mic stand adapter clip, and USB and Lightning cables.
- No configuration required
- Resolution up to 24-bit/96 kHz
- Condenser element with cardioid polar pattern
- 3.5mm headphone monitoring jack
- Blend control allows for zero-latency monitoring
- 46 dB of mic preamp gain
- Gain control with push-to-mute function
- Multi-color LEDs indicate status, input level, and Blend mode
- High maximum SPL of 130 dB
- Compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS
- Includes USB Type-A, USB Type-C, and Lightning cables
- Includes tabletop tripod stand and mic stand adapter clip
- Made in the U.S.A.
Apogee Electronics MiC Plus Carrying Case
The Apogee Electronics MiC Plus Carrying Case provides on-the-go musicians, voice-over artists, and podcasters with a customized solution for protecting their MiC Plus USB microphone during transport or storage. Lightweight (at 0.25 lb), the case features a sleek design with a hard EVA shell and a padded, neoprene cut foam interior. It holds the MiC Plus, its tripod and adapter, as well as all three USB cables included with the microphone.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black)
The black ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones from Audio Technica are designed for use in critical studio mixing and tracking as well as for DJ monitoring applications. They feature 45mm Neodymium drivers with copper-clad aluminum voice coils that provide an extended frequency response from 15Hz to 28kHz. The headphones have a circumaural, around-the-ear design that provides sound isolation in loud environments. The ATH-M50x's ear cups can be swiveled 90-degrees, allowing for single-ear monitoring. The headphones have a detachable single-sided cable system, and a 3-meter coiled cable, a 3-meter straight cable, and a 1.2-meter straight cable are included. When not in use, the ATH-M50x can be folded down and stored in the included carry pouch.
Auray UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case
Molded out of rigid EVA plastic, the UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case from Auray is designed to protect studio headphones from bumps or impacts during transport. The case, which fits most studio headphones, features a soft nylon interior, while its durable nylon covering is resistant to both tears and abrasions. Located inside the case is a removable zippered pocket held in place by touch-tab fasteners, should you need a handy place to store accessories. Comparably lightweight at 10.4 oz, the UHC-725 also sports a carry strap for further ease of transport.