Motion Arts Pro - Around the Net | Tech News: Comparing 5 Shotgun Mics

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: March 20, 2017, 6:23 a.m.
Source: Curtis Judd

YouTuber Curtis Judd puts five shotgun microphones to the test in a side-by-side comparison — the Azden SGM-250 ($229); the Rode NTG2 ($269); the Aputure Deity ($359); the Rode NTG4+ ($379); and the DPA 4017B ($1,799). For each test, the microphone was placed into a Rycote pistol grip with audio recorded onto a Sound Devices 633 Audio Mixer/Recorder. Results: You get what you pay for — but, as DIY Photography  notes, ultimately mic choice comes down to personal preference.