Fifine K669D Dynamic Microphone
- XLR Connector
- 1.54 pounds
Fifine K669D Review
Here we are, reviewing a microphone from Fifine and getting ready to learn more about it and its capabilities as a microphone that is good for podcasting. The K669D mic from Fifine is an amazing choice for people that are on a budget but need to prepare their studio for podcasting. Let’s check out more deeply why this is a great microphone for you.
K669D Build and Design
The mic is built like a tank. Even if it falls down from your stand or hands (which we highly suggest not to do or test out) it will still be working fine because of the metal encasing that is protecting the insides. This might to some outside damage, but it will be able to protect the electronics and membrane, so it is not going to hurt the performance of it.
The microphone also has a nice rounded metallic grille as well that will shield the membrane from any outside factors, and its black color gives it a nice look that most of us love. Black is somehow really elegant when it comes to studio gear. The design is pretty decent and regular, what do we exactly like, without any shiny points that pop out, like screens, buttons, and LED lights? Plain and simple podcasting microphone.
With the mic, you will get probably the most important accessory to start out – the tripod. Even though it is not of the highest quality, it is pretty sturdy and will serve its task. Also, the stand screw is positioned really well which will help you easily mount it on the tripod or any boom microphone stand for podcasting.
When it comes to the performance of this microphone, what we were able to figure out about it is that it gives a fairly balanced sound reproduction, with a touch of extra sibilances. Well for the amount that it comes, this is a minor thing that can be fixed with a plugin and adjusted easily.
In terms of shielding from outside noise, the mic performs really well. The unidirectional pattern helps with that and it picks up the signal that comes straight from the front of the microphone. When turning it at 90 or 180 degrees, the microphone picks up talking, but at a really low volume, meaning that its unidirectional pattern works really nicely.
If in case you pair the microphone with a nice preamp, channel strip, or audio interface for podcasting purposes, you will be able to shape the already great sound and make it even better. Our point here is that the mic will not give you a hard time, because its balance in frequencies will not exaggerate any areas, except the sibilances. Properly set de-esser will sort that out for you and you are good to go.
The microphone can handle SPLs of 120dB, which is even more than it should handle, having in mind that this mic is created to be a podcasting microphone. In my opinion, this mic is great for that, but I am not sure if you can use it for any other purpose except for podcasting. When it comes to studio usage for recording, I can say that I never tried it. I wouldn’t recommend it for serious tasks like vocal recording or crucial elements, but when it comes to experimenting – any microphone is good, K669D included.
This is what will surprise every reader and customer interested in this microphone and us as a review team as well. Practically, I do not prefer to share the exact prices of the units we have on our website, but this one is worth mentioning because it is ridiculously low!
The price of this microphone is $36.99! For this price, you are getting a very good beginner-level podcasting microphone. This mic will stay in your studio for a long time and will not make you change it once you are getting more and more famous as time passes and you get more recognition online.
After all, you might end up losing two 20$ bills on your way home. That’s the microphone price and some changes. Price-wise – Amazing!
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Build Material: Metal
- Accessories: Tripod only
- Package Dimensions: 6.93 x 4.84 x 2.64 inches
Why You Need the K669D by Fifine
So, if you are after a microphone that will not break the bank and deliver very nice quality in terms of performance for your podcast, this is an amazing unit to start your journey and you will be very very satisfied with it. We highly recommend it to everyone who is on a budget and after a microphone that will shine in terms of quality and appearance.
When compared to other microphones in this price range and performance, the K669D will shine and overtake them with its simple appearance and sound. I really advocate simplistic looks on microphones and this one satisfies that for me. In my personal experience, this mic will not fail you and will take you above the beginner level, even if it is a beginner microphone.
What stands out the most about this microphone – is the great build quality, amazing off-axis rejection, fairly balanced signal, and the most: affordability
- Great Balanced Sound
- Really Affordable
- Sleek Design
- No pouch
- The user manual cannot be found on the website
All in all, a great sweet bundle of joy for every beginner podcaster, gamer, or streamer. This mic will give you really balanced sound, without sounding boomy when placed close to your mouth or the source of the sound. The proximity effect works really well for this one.
Feel free to reach down in the comments or to the customer center by Fifine for more detailed answers and some happy comments that will cheer us up!