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Quality


I am extremely pleased with this product!

Positive Review

I use 5 of this mics for a podcast and i’m very happy with the results.

Positive Review

(and something along the lines of cheap quality.

Negative Review

It's honestly good enough for most things, i just wouldn't use it for professional work where sound quality is a concern.

Neutral Review

Clear microphone with great sound quality, i purchased this as a cheaper alternative to a shure sm58, and i can say that the so...  Read More

Neutral Review

Price


This is a great mike and would have cost $120 bucks 30 years ago

Positive Review

I would expect this to cost quadruple the price!

Positive Review

I would still buy this microphone even if it was twice the price!

Neutral Review

Packaging/appearance


(more on that below)the microphone the xm8500 replaced was the neewer nw-700 condenser microphone, which is another cheap micro...  Read More

Neutral Review

Competitiveness


I own a shure sm58, but wanted a few extra mics for when i work with other people or want to mic an instrument.

Positive Review

I wanted an sm58 but didn't have sm58 money so i bought this.

Negative Review

Seems a little brighter than an sm58.

Neutral Review

Not sm58 heavy but certainly heavier than other $20.

Neutral Review
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  • This product had a total of 6,359 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 22 2021.
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This is a great mike and would have cost $120 bucks 30 years ago

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Pros:-build quality, full metal construction, feels extremely well-built-sound quality, sounds exceptional for a budget podcast...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I wanted an sm58 but didn't have sm58 money so i bought this.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Xm8500re20e835sprocastermd421-iipr40md441usm7bq2upodmicthe guy who ran the review said the xm8500 comes out on top quite often.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I no longer have this as i upgraded, but for the price its really good, although in certain games it would cut out when talking to others which would really annoying yet it wouldn't cut out on my recordings.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Makes the nw-700 sound like your talking into a tin can.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The microphone comes in a decent quality case.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This does not feel like a $20.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    On the other hand if it does fail it is only 20 bucks.

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