WINNER: Aston Microphones Element
Price £160 Bundle Price
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Led by a series of blind tests during which more than 4,000 Aston customers helped fine-tune the final model, the Element is a triumph of communal product design. Despite its small size, the microphone is packed with well-designed technology, which sees it outperforming vastly more expensive options in our tests and others. The mic’s vocal reproduction is faultless and, as a studio all-rounder, it throws itself headfirst at all tracking challenges. With its tempting bundle, which includes a magnetic pop filter and clip-on shock mount, Aston has in many ways reshaped the microphone landscape with the Element.
Highly commended: Sontronics Podcast Pro
The past year saw many take their first leap into podcast production, repurposing studio tech to record the spoken word. Keenly aware of this, Sontronics – known for its unique and attractive products – turned its design prowess to crafting the ultimate no-nonsense podcast mic.
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