Superlux HI 10

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A very versatile mic, good on most sources.
15.04.2014
Superlux Hi-10 on....

...Horns...:
* It handles trumpets ok, but a good dynamic mic like a sm/beta 57 would be a better choice.

* Used on saxophones, its actually quite warm and sound very natural.

* A trombone becomes a bit thicker with this mic, cool for big band.


...Acoustic Guitar...:
* I decided to try these mic's after hearing the acoustic guitar sample on Thomann website.

* To my taste, I got better results using ORTF technique, rather than X/Y or spaced pair.


...Drums...:
* Superlux is marketing this mic as a hihat mic, which it does just as it says on the box.

* As overheads, these can be a little too focused. A little shelving off the top-end, and gain before feedback is quite good - especially for a jazz setup!

* There is not much noticeable difference between a SM57 and Hi-10 on a snare drum in a live setting, but it gives just a little more of the stick, rim and brushes for free - as any good condenser mic would.


...Voice...:
* The Hi-10 might work on some soft female vocals, but it is far from the optimal choice. If this is the only mic you've got - well go for it, but pops are virtually unavoidable.

* As a spoken word radio mic, the Hi-10 might be cool due to the added bass response at a close distance, but as said before - it pops really easily, so the use of a multi band compressor like a Waves C6 is required to get a usable signal.

* This I haven't tested, but maybe it's a good choice as an overhead choir mic - you would probably have to suspend about 15 of these for it to work, but still.. they are really cheap (at the time of writing).

Final notes:

* The proximity effect of Hi-10 is quite fun and usable, as the mic produces a whole lot of more bottom end, than similar small diaphragm mics.

* This is also a very directional mic, so unless it's used on drums, percussion or perhaps a piano - musicians with good microphone technique is required for great results (ain't it always? :) )
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This is a GREAT mic!!!!
25.01.2017
- It hears everything and there is no problem for all frequencies!!!
- I used it many times and did a great job!
- At live perfomance, if you set its channel volume to a level a little bit lower than the level that it starts to feedback then you will have so loud and crystal sound which your audience is going to love!!!
- Excellent for all the kind of organs, guitars, violins, trumpets, drums and even for theater purposes!!!
- Depending of the stage and the concert place, for live perfomance, you can low a little bit one or two frequencies, using the parametric eq of your console or from external eq and then you can increase the channel's level even more in order to get an even more strong signal and the sound remains great!
- I managed very easy to get a great strong signal from 8 mandolins using 2 of these mics at a live stage with monitors on stage without feedback at all and the mandolin's sound in the hall was very very strong despite that the mics were about 1,5 meters away from the mandolins! Behind the mandolins were a 50 person choir with some mics, a soloist with a dynamic mic and a keyboard so I had to have a strong signal from the 8 mandolins in order to be heared clearly!!! (The mandolins were situated on the stage at a half circle for every 4 of them so I had 2 teams of 4 mandolins each.
- Its price is too low for what it can do!!!
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i love it
gb95, 20.05.2019
Bought 4 of them to test them on an event.Used them on 2 classical guitars and the other 2 as OHs' on an acoustic drum kit. I'm very pleased by their performance ,and even the quality of the mic is pretty great.
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Superlux Hi10
SimonFarrell, 05.04.2019
Purchased this and have to say it is prob one of the best Hi hat mics I have used again great build quality and sound quality to match .
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Sounds great but has a lot of noise
Mikkalys, 13.05.2019
I think it sounds great on the material it was made for, so hi hat and acoustic guitar, but I have noticed a bit more noise than on some other mics when you crank the pre amp gain.
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Bought two of these
Bernobass , 06.04.2019
These are the best kept secret in the microphone world. I bought two, they?re very useful, really discreet and solidly built, they have really great sensitivity on high end frequencies.
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Budget Mic, but Usable
24.04.2015
Running a small recording studio I?m always on the lookout for new microphones to add to the locker. As with most studios the mic selection changes a lot; sometimes I?ve got in Gemini?s, high end AKG?s and other times I?ve got in budget mics like V67GS?s. I?m a firm believer that every microphone has a use; you just need to find its perfect application.

This small diaphragm condenser microphone is very pretty; it features a nice gold coloured capsule and soft touch metal body. On looks alone it?s worth its meagre price tag. The mic comes with a leather pouch, hard plastic clip and foam lined cardboard box.

I?ve experimented with this mic on a few applications. Firstly, on high hats it sounded rather harsh, the top-end was a little to brittle for my liking. Secondly, on acoustic guitar, it sounded quite dark. The low-mids seemed to drop quite a lot and the full bodied sound of the guitar was lost. Thirdly, on voice- don?t use this on voice. It?s only a SD condenser mic so it will naturally have less bass response but with the shrill high-end it makes for a terrible vocal mic.

It?s not all doom and gloom though, on percussion it stands out (a touch of EQ to roll of that shrill top-end) and it also fairs well on guitar cabs. It has its own sound and is a fairly noise-free mic.

At this price it?s worth taking a punt just to add some variety to your mic selection. You won?t be blown away but you might just find that retro sound you?ve been looking.
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Neat,good value..
10.05.2016
My first Superlux,bought on a whim,was the original round 628 to hang off a combo and I find it compares really well with Senn606 and SM57 and after some misgivings so do the engineers who've been asked to substitute it for house 57's... ...so hoping for similar quality for home recording bought this stick for use on the kit....again,its remarkably decent and I would see no need to upgrade for home studio use....very good sounding,dependable mike...to me a better sound than even a good quality general purpose dynamic like an SM57 for this application..
Never used it on acoustic...probably just as well given my inept acoustic playing....
Kudos also to Superlux for including quite reasonable clips and stands with a lot of their products,again very helpful for home use....
Verdict...buy this for kit use and use the savings for a high quality vocal mike!
NB I'm starring this at its price point,I'm not implying its up there with the high end mikes for professional recording studios...for what I was prepared to pay for occassional home recording use,I'm delighted with it!
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A lot of microphone for your cash
Popeahuntis , 12.04.2017
Bought this microphone after reading some decent reviews online and honestly for the price you'd be daft not to pick it up even as a back up or additional microphone.

Not saying it'll be the stand out mic in your collection but I coupled it with a condenser on an acoustic guitar and it blended rather beautifully.

Decent construction for the price though does not look that kind to the eye but more importantly it does it's job and then some.
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A nice condenser mic overall
Notae, 22.01.2018
This microphone from Superlux again gathers suspicion with its low-low price, but once again they prove that quality doesn't always mean money. This condenser mic is especially marketed for hi-hats, and indeed does not sound all too bad on them. Brings a nice shimmer and clearly enhances the sound of just letting the overhead capture the hi-hat.
Another great use for these is on acoustic guitar. I bought another just to record my acoustic in stereo and find myself usually going for these when there is a need to lay down some acoustic tracks. Clean, clear and crisp sound. But mind you, they are quite responsive and do pick up everything, like fret noise or mic-stand bumps, so think twice about placing them on loud targets or in situations where they might pick up unwanted sounds. They do feel quite robust for the small size and are really compact to take around. Also nice golden colour, they come with a soft pencil case like carry bag. Yet to try the stereo pair as drum overheads, but definitely gonna experiment with that as well.
Overall with this price, they are surely worth it to have around.
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A hidden gem in the studio
03.08.2016
I simply picked up this microphone because it was so cheap, but ended up using it for almost anything on my latest recording project: acoustic guitars, amps, bass amps, banjo, percussion, drum... it's a very versatile and heavy duty little bugger...

I have more expensive microphone and stereo pairs lying around that don't see the light of day enough...

One on my Thomann purchases I always rave about when talking to musician friends...
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Small but superbly formed
StuartS, 25.08.2017
Great value mic, works perfectly for room monitoring on my dbx eq.
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Yes!
OveA, 10.05.2017
Perfect for guitar and why not back vocals.
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Great little hihat mic!
willdefear, 07.11.2018
I bought this for hihat micing at small shows, and it does exactly what it was intended for!

Another bargain little gem of a mic. Ultra portable small hihat mic that I use for live, often with a clamp for space saving. It sounds pretty good, needs a bit of EQ to sound right - HP filter up to around 400hz solves most issues.

For such a cheap price, it is the perfect hihat mic for small live rock shows where you wouldn't necessarily want to use your best mics!
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Take a pair of them, now!
bbattila92, 28.10.2018
Amazing little microphone with clean and detailed sound. I was surprised, how versitale they are. First, I bought a one, then a few months later another one, so I can use them as a stereo pair. Thery are robust and good looking too IMO.
P.s.: They are amazing on classical guitar!
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Good little mic
16.11.2016
I bought this to have a small condensing mic to carry in my banjo case, as I don't have a pickup for it, and on a couple of occasions I have arrived and the venue have not had enough mics to go around (at least that's what they told me and the accordion player...) This mic is perfect for the task being small it fits in the case, and doesn't get in the way when I am playing. It faithfully reproduces the subtle, mellifluous tones of my banjo playing and of course is amazing value for money. It is not a top notch studio mic hence 4 stars rather than 5 but you can't beat this for the money. I really recommend this mic even if you don't play the banjo.
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Value for money - for beginners to professionals
15.11.2015
A mic designed primarily for hi-hats but can easily be used for overheads on drums, string instruments, acoustic guitars and piano.

I myself have used it on acoustic guitar for recording. Sound quality is excellent, very clear with a great pickup range of frequencies from the very low to the very high. I have used this mic to record acoustic on two songs as the sole mic as I had no other at the time and it speaks for itself. If you are buying your first microphone or set of microphones and on a budget then this is an excellent start for a small diaphragm condenser.

Very lightweight mic so if positioned up high as an overhead there is no fear of it falling forward even if the boom is positioned as far forward as it can go.
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Excellent for the price
sonead, 16.05.2017
I bought this microphone to record my Gibson J45 and it really gives a clear recording. For the price is it absolutely excellent.
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Sound is soft like a silk
Andrejs Z., 24.06.2014
Bang for a buck. Good for hursh sounding string instruments, setar, violin e.t.c.
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Amazed!
21.04.2016
Didnt expect that mic for that price!

Nothing to saymore, if u need intrumental mic and dont want to pay a lot, just buy! this one really works!

Gonna buy another one
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A lot of value for the money
LoTone, 17.08.2014
I ordered the Superlux for some experiments during home recording. I know the Superlux headphones which are incredible, so I chose this one out of all the entry-level budget small-diaphragm microphones. And it was a good choice. It seems well-made. I could not detect any build quality flaws. Okay, the mic-stand-adapter is quiet narrow, but with some controlled force you can put the mic inside and then it will stay there forever.
The sound is very good, especially for that price! I tried it for recording percussion like shakers or cabasas and it did a good job. It produces a lot of details and no overemphasis of special frequencies. Even at the low end I got some decent results. Put this little mic into the opening of a big plastic bottle and you get an incredible bass-drum-like sound when hitting the belly of the bottle! But beware, the smallest change in position changes the sound totally.
And also for recording a cajon it does a great job. I place it about 1 feet from the cajon and get a well-balanced sound. Love it!
Great piece of gear for the money. I consider buying a second one for drum-overhead-purpose...
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Superlux HI 10
Nath, 25.07.2013
Great crisp and bright sound with this mic. Use it for recording hi-hats and acoustic guitar, found it is much better suited to hi-hat and it was lacking a bit of body with the acoustic. Very happy with the hi-hat sound with it.
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What a great surprise!
17.05.2016
For just about 30 euros i didn't expect much of this mic. It is however simply wonderful. I'm using it for recording hi-hat and it does a great job. It's cheap, really easy to use and sounds awesome ... what more can you want ?
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Superlux HI 10 microphone
Karel L., 18.06.2015
This microphone is usually purchased for the strengthening of the Hi Hat on drums , myself gebruk them to strengthen my acoustic instruments and as far as I 've tested them all the features they meet both the high and low sounds very truthful. These are supplied with clamp, wind shield and storage bag . For this price , I honestly did not expect this result.
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NIce piece!
Lloyd, 25.02.2015
I never mic up the hats usually but I seen this on the Thomann site and it was so cheap I had to buy it! I haved used these on Zildjian vintage hats and Paiste metal hats and it works perfectly. I have no issues with it since i bought it last year. I would recommend.
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