the t.bone SC 450 USB

Large diaphragm studio microphone

  • USB port for direct operation on the computer
  • No additional drivers needed
  • Phantom power via USB Port
  • Characteristics: Wide Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 18.000 Hz
  • External Low Cut and -10 dB Pad Switch
  • Compatible with Vista, XP, WIN 7 and 8, Windows 10, Mac OSX, Logic and Garageband (Mac OSX)
  • Compatible with Apple iPad 1/2/3 (requires optional Camera Connection Kit, not included)
  • Including case, shock mount and USB cable
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Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone Yes
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Very good sound except USB hum
GBonne, 21.02.2019
This is my first large membrane microphone. Meanwhile I had others and time to evaluate objectively this one.
The voice reproduction is great, this is not cheap quality in that regard, i.e. the microphone part (I would recommend the XLR version in that regard). Also the build quality is solid and all metal.

However there is one major issue, without the padding on there is a clear USB 1kHz noise (plus some harmonics in a lesser amount). I tried many things found on the internet, including swapping a USB HUB polarity of the power, pluging direct to PC, inserting a USB to USB isolator, it made no difference.
So for my voice-overs, I was post processing the noise out of it which in turn inevitably affected the voice quality in some amount.

But, for noisy environments, where the padding filter is applied, the microphone close to the sound source (mouth, amp-speaker, instrument,...) it will do just fine. Or also for PC streamers that want a simple plug and play solution without additional hardware and have other noise from intense games etc... Then this mike is perfectly fine.

Mine is now resting in its great enclosure (the box and accessories area great though).

So because of the USB noise it lost its stars but the same without noise would have been a 5 star for sure (go for the XLR version). Great value for money considering the amount of accessories (that are of top quality) and main voice sound quality!
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Great Microphone for Discord
Hootsman , 26.03.2019
Bought this microphone to use when playing video games and chatting with friends on discord. I use a mechanical keyboard and by tweaking some of the settings I'm able to easily remove the audible clicky background sound from the keys for the most part. Quality is excellent but there's no additional software that comes with this mic so the main control you'll have over this is via the sensitivity wheel on the mic itself and whatever features your OS provides.
Pros:
Excellent sound
Excellent case for portability
Is good at ignoring most background sound that other mics I've had

Cons:
Lack of additional software.
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t.bone SC 450 USB - Good Sound but Average Quality
Antique Guitars, 30.01.2014
I have been using this microphone for about 6 years for various amateur recording tasks and also for some of my University modules.

This microphone offers great sound recording quality for relatively little money, it has all the features I need for my various recording tasks. The USB connector makes it a flexible tool for home recording and recording on the move. I even used this microphone for Sound Decay and Reverberation tests for the Acoustics module of my Musical Instruments Degree without issue.

The only real problem I have found with this microphone is the quality of the USB connector in the microphone itself. I had to have it sent away twice for repair to fix problems with the USB connector.

Overall this is a good microphone which records good quality sound and is good value for money. It does however need some re-designing in regards to the USB connection.
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Substantial value
Sorwis, 16.09.2014
This is an excellent large diaphgram microphone for the price. I've been using the SC 450 USB for a few months now for speech applications. So far I've had no issues with it and it has been a major update to any other microphone I've previously owned.

USB offers effortless connectivity to any PC and being phantom powered, it is the only connector you ever need to use with it. The SC 450 USB works without any proprietary drivers on Windows PCs. The built in ADC is relatively hiss free but its main benefit is really the ease of use since no external intefaces are required and not the highest fidelity audio. The build quality is solid and the whole microphone feels sturdy which is rare for devices in this price range. Sound is natural and rich, especially suitable for speech applications. Low cut filter and one step sensitivity adjustment are welcome features and give extra value for this already competitively priced microphone.

Very much recommended.
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