TP30 Class T Digital Mini Amplifier with USB-DAC

by Topping

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Nessie

by Blue Microphones

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UE Smart Radio

by Logitech

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Mic

by Apogee Electronics

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Price
Pros
  • Sports a stylish look
  • Pre-processing makes it easier to record decent quality spoken word audio
  • Streams local and Internet content
  • Rechargeable battery makes it more portable
  • Good for general voice and instrument recording
  • Good for working with portable devices
  • Solidly built and attractive
Cons
  • Audio is captured too quietly, with a lack of onboard gain controls
  • Built-in pop filter really doesn't work.
  • Server and mobile software can be flaky
  • Software isn't compatible with product it replaces
  • Unable to reproduce low timbre spoken word
  • Included desktop stand isn’t always useful
At A Glance

Despite its flaws, Nessie is a microphone worth considering if you are budget conscious or don't like mucking around with audio settings.