The MAONO DM30 microphone is probably one of the best budgets microphones in the market right now, with great quality audio, good durability, and tasteful RGB. It comes in 4 different colors including black, white, purple, and pink. This microphone is connected to your pc by either USB-A or USB-C. and it is compatible with both windows and mac computers. You can also download a neat piece of monitoring software for this microphone which allows you to monitor and adjust the audio you are receiving from the microphone. This software also allows you to control to tone of your voice, with 4 different tones and equalization levels which help reduce ambient noises and improve clarity. This piece of software only works with the MAONO DM30 and PD400X microphones however, but it is extremely useful never the less. This microphone also controllable RGB with 9 different modes you can control by a button on the underside of the microphone.
In the box you get:
- USB-C & USB-A cable
- User’s manual
The microphone is the perfect size, it can easily sit on your desk or attach to a boom arm by its standard thread built into the body of the microphone. It is not too big and doesn’t take up a lot of space on a desk. It has a full metal body which is great for durability. The microphones has volume control buttons for streaming along with a mute and gain knob. It also has a headphone jack to connect a pair of wired headphones to listen to the microphone’s audio in real time. I quite like this design; it is efficient and small though extremely durable and looking aesthetically nice!
The performance of this microphone is amazing compared to its price. The crisp and clear audio is nothing like I have heard before on a microphone at this price range. I recently reviewed the MAONO PM421 which is almost twice the cost, and they sounded very similar to each other. The MAONO DM30 comes with high sensitivity with a 24bit/48kHz sampling rate, which is slightly less than the MAONO PM421. The sample rate is the frequency at which analog signal are collected per second. This microphone has a cardioid polar pattern. A microphone with a cardioid pickup pattern primarily picks up sound from sources located close to the mic and reduces background noise. For more details on cardioid pickup pattern technology check out this link here.
Because this microphone sits on the surface of the desk, it picks up vibrations from typing and mouse movements, it also picks up keyclicks too which is not great. When talking through this microphone you get great sounding audio. Voices are crisp and clear even when the microphone is sitting on a desk some ways always. It does amplify background noise, it doesn’t really cut that out much, but otherwise the performance of this microphone is phenomenal.
This microphone come in at around $50 US. I honestly don’t believe that you could find a better microphone for the price. With the microphones crisp and clear audio with a sleek design I would recommend this microphone to anyone looking for a budget microphone with good performance. The performance of this microphone was incredible, I have never seen a microphone with the price of $50 with that good of performance. The performance of the PM421 (which I reviewed a while ago) which is almost double the price of the DM30, is only slightly better then the DM30 in performance. If you were looking for a microphone that is inexpensive with phenomenal performance, get the DM30, it is the perfect fit for these needs!
- Audio Quality
- Background Noise Reduction
- Lots of connections
- Easy to set up
- Great sounding audio
- Amazing Price vs Performance
- Multiple Color Choices
- Downloadable software for monitoring performance
- Mechanical keyboard clicks can be heard while streaming and background noise can be heard