Fifine K669 Condenser USB Microphone

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89 out of 100. Incorporating 1700+ ratings and reviews.

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$44
Fifine K669 Condenser USB Microphone

The Fifine K669 is a USB condenser microphone that comes with an adjustable tripod desk stand and a 6 ft. long USB cable.

Applications

This microphone is made for recording vocals, podcasting, and gaming voiceovers.

Features

It has a customized unidirectional capsule and a single knob for volume control.

Compatibility

USB Class Compliant. Compatible with Macintosh, Windows, Linux and other operating systems.

Specifications:

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Uni-directional
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Sampling Rate: Not Specified
  • Bit Depth: Not Specified
  • Maximum SPL: 30dB(at 1kHz≦1% T.H.D)
  • Power Requirements: 5V USB

Pros

At an affordable price, its metal construction is an excellent factor that gives it a sturdy and solid feel. Its tripod stand also lives up to these positive remarks when it comes to build quality. Many podcasting beginners find it quite easy to set-up with their PC or Mac. In terms of recording and monitoring, users found it to provide clear vocal recordings. It does a decent job with minimal background noise when recording at close range.

Cons

It picks up noise when comes to handling or adjusting the microphone itself. It doesn't really bother most reviewers since they rarely touch it while recording.

Overall

This is a good option if you are looking for a budget USB microphone that's easy to setup.

At the time of publication, the Fifine K669 was on our recommended lists for:

From "The Best Condenser Mics Under $100" guide:

The Fifine K669 is a very affordable USB condenser microphone. It connects to computers via a permanently attached USB cable, which simplifies connectivity. A volume control on the body of the mic allows for on-the-fly volume changes. Other features include a frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz, and a max SPL of 130dB.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Max SPL: Not Specified
  • Power Requirements: 5V USB power
  • Device / Operating System compatibility: Windows 10, Mac OS 10.10 or higher with USB 2.0
  • Sampling Rate: 48kHz
  • Bit Depth: 16-bit
  • Applications: Home Recording, Podcasts, Content Creation, and Streaming

Pros

Many users could not help but compare Fifine K669 favorably to other USB mics. And while it receives most of its good reviews from podcasters and gamers, singers and musicians have been chiming in with their good reports and recommendations. Sound quality and resistance to background noise are two of its most commended traits, while others are also happy that it doesn't look as cheap as its price.

Cons

There were a few who had issues with the included stand's stability, while others were reporting getting unwanted noises while recording. The manufacturer noted that these noise issues may be because of outdated audio drivers. Having a built-in cable is an issue for some.

Overall

With its built-in volume control, good sound quality and build, the Fifine K669 is an affordable microphone that punches well above its weight. While it may not rival our top contenders, the low price makes it a great pick for those who are just starting out or as a backup for their more expensive mics.

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