Which Is the Best VO Mic? - The Pro Tools Expert Voiceover Microphone Shoot Out Part 2 - Blind Listening Test

01-11-2015 10:00 AM

Following on from our previous post introducing the second part of our voiceover mic shootouts, with the boutique and higher end mics, here are the blind listening tests.
As before, we have chosen to use the Neumann U87 as the named reference mic. This is not because we think it is necessarily the best VO microphone, but simply because it is one of the most commonly used voice over microphones in the industry and so, familiar to most people and a deserving benchmark.
For each microphone there is an example of male and female voice for you to listen to and compare with the U87. We would like to know which you prefer and why.
We are presenting all the mics from this second batch together in one blind listening test so you can compare them all in one session, so please dust off and warm up your ears and let the discussion begin…


Thank you again to Andrew Bickenell and Posy Brewer our professional voice artists for their dulcet tones and to KMR Audio for the loan of the microphones for these tests.
Which Voiceover Mic Do You Prefer - Male
Which Voiceover Mic Do You Prefer - Female