MOVO UM700 USB Microphone
The MOVO UM700 USB Microphone is one of the many options available in the world of microphones. At first glance, it appears fairly basic in style and has a traditional feel to it. But, in spite of appearances, what else does it bring to the table? Many are comparing this microphone to the Blue Yeti which has been a solid and popular choice. Let’s dive in and see what this MOVO microphone has to offer.
What’s in the Box?
- Desktop Microphone
- Swivel Stand – removable if you prefer to use a boom arm
- Integrated USB Cable
- Foam Windscreen
- Instruction Guide
MOVO UM700 USB Microphone Specifications:
Sensitivity:-45dB ? 3dB @ 1KHz
Polar Patterns: Stereo, Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Bi-directional
Sample Rate:48 kHz
Bit Depth:16 Bit
Headphone Amplifier Impedance:16ohms
Headphone Frequency Response:15-20,000Hz
Connector: Micro USB (USB Cable Included)
Dimensions (collapsed):4.4 x 3.8 x 7.9″ (11.2 x 10.8 x 20cm)
Dimensions (expanded):4.4 x 3.8 x 11.6″ (11.2 x 10.8 x 29cm)
Weight:2.3 LBS (1.04kg)
About the MOVO UM700 USB Microphone
The design of this microphone is traditional and does not offer RGB lighting and other customizable features that might appeal to someone. It offers the simplicity of being a true plug-and-play device. Even so, it is a sleek-looking microphone with a solid metal build.
The cylindrical unit features the capsule covered in mesh wire at the top. On the metal body below the capsule, several components can be found. The mute button (which tends to be a little “clicky”) and volume dial (for the connected headphone) are located on the front while the gain control dial and the pattern selection dial can be found on the back.
On the bottom, you will find a USB port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. By default, it comes with a swivel stand but, if you prefer a boom arm, this microphone offers a 5/8″ thread on the bottom which will allow you to mount it with very little hassle.
Overall, this microphone looks very professional.
The MOVO UM700 offers four polar patterns with the following choices:
- Stereo – realistic sound – ideal for recording music
- Cardioid – concentrated pickup- ideal for desktop or solo use
- Omnidirectional – 360-degree audio – ideal for group meetings
- Bi-directional – front/rear pickup – Useful in 1 on 1 interviews or podcasts
These patterns can be easily selected using the dial located on the microphone.
The three-capsule array offers the following sound quality:
- Broadcast Quality Sound Resolution: 48kHz/16 Bit (no-latency)
- Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
With the same sound frequency found in the Blue Yeti (20-20,000Hz), the quality was everything you would need.
- The ability to collapse the microphone makes it portable and easy to store.
- Use your Windows PC or Mac via USB to plug and play and get started! It appears to be that simple.
MOVO UM700 USB Microphone Verdict
The MOVO UM700 USB Microphone is a solid microphone that is very comparable to the Blue Yeti and it is less expensive. If you’re looking for a plug-and-play microphone that is under $100 this is a great choice with its solid metal build and all the pertinent controls readily available. It offers all the essential features you need including four polar patterns. So, whether you are streaming, recording, or interviewing, it is set up to meet those needs.
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- Price - $100 or less
- Multiple polar patterns
- Portable and easy to store
- Ability to use on swivel stand or boom arm
- Solid metal build
- No customization abilities
- "Clicky" mute button