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A little TOOOOOo Powerful
on March 7, 2012
It's metal and well built. The sensitivity of this mic is HOT. This little guy brings in a very strong signal across the entire frequency spectrum. I swear you could use it for safe-cracking. There is no way to change the mic sensitivity, reduce the gain, or filter out subsonic noise. You can still make out what a person is saying, but it destroys music. As of right now, there is no app that can reduce the sensitivity of an external mic.
What this means to you-
The mic is so powerful you have to keep it a significant distance away from the sound source. In my normal speaking voice, in a quiet room, holding the mic 2 feet away, it distorts if I say "Wow".
In the office, I recorded a phone conversation from 3 cubicles away separated by 5 foot soft partitions.
You won't be able to record in a car, because the mic picks up the road and car noise and overloads the mic.
Any ambient noise, including sounds out of most people's hearing range, will overload the input. Sound is additive, so your voice plus any background noise, combines.
Surface vibrations add noise to recordings. If you have the mic/device on a hard surface, it will pick up vibrations like walking and heater AC noise. You also have to be careful the way you hold it because it can pick up the tiniest softest noise from your touch.
I'm going to add a video review so you can see and hear this.
If you are recording a lecture and the speaker is in a different country, and mumbles, this mic will record it.