Dynamic microphones have a coil inside them that allows audio to be captured.

The pro’s of dynamic microphones are:

  • High SPL tolerance
  • Rugged
  • Cheap
  • Does not require phantom power

The con’s are:

  • Poor high frequency response

Condenser/capacitor microphones differ because the pro’s for them are:

  • Good high frequency response. This means it will respond well to people’s voices.

The con’s are:

  • Fragile
  • Expensive
  • Requires phantom power

As a journalist, the best microphone for me to use would be a condenser. This would be the best because of its ability to pick up high frequencies and voices, which is what I am most likely to record. To me, it’s important to capture the best possible audio for the work I do.

*Phantom power is external power. For example, batteries.


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