Product Reviews

Part unboxing, part deep-dive, these product reviews are where we take a closer look at something interesting. More information and ‘feel’ than what you’ll find on a product page in our webstore, this is where we roll up our sleeves and get better acquainted with something special.

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Product Review
26th Apr

RCF HDM45A

RCF powered, portable PA speakers are already trusted by working professionals – and have been since the first ART300A rolled out of the factory door back in 1996. They have now ratcheted things up another couple of levels with the introduction of the top-of-the-tree D-Line series speaker – HDM45A. Powerful, Portable Point Source It’s not […]

RCF HDM45A

RCF powered, portable PA speakers are already trusted by working professionals – and have been since the first ART300A rolled out of the factory door back in 1996. They have now ratcheted things up another couple of levels with the introduction of the top-of-the-tree D-Line series speaker – HDM45A. Powerful, Portable Point Source It’s not […]

shure mv7 in use

Product Review
3rd Mar

Shure MV7 review: and a tiny shootout

Shure MV7 is foremost a USB microphone designed for voice, and it does a great job. Let’s take a look at why it’s so often recommended for content creation, gaming, podcasts, voice overs and more. USB for now, XLR for later Yes, MV7 has all the classic features of a USB microphone – including a […]

Shure MV7 review: and a tiny shootout

Shure MV7 is foremost a USB microphone designed for voice, and it does a great job. Let’s take a look at why it’s so often recommended for content creation, gaming, podcasts, voice overs and more. USB for now, XLR for later Yes, MV7 has all the classic features of a USB microphone – including a […]

Product Review
10th Feb

Product test: HK Audio Move 8

There are a few choices for battery-operated, portable PA speakers out there, so what makes HK Audio MOVE 8 stand out from the crowd? Hint: It’s the sound level – there is lots of it. Before we get to the really nice features – like the multiple input on-board mixer with effects, iOS or Android […]

Product test: HK Audio Move 8

There are a few choices for battery-operated, portable PA speakers out there, so what makes HK Audio MOVE 8 stand out from the crowd? Hint: It’s the sound level – there is lots of it. Before we get to the really nice features – like the multiple input on-board mixer with effects, iOS or Android […]

Product Review
16th Dec

Sennheiser e906: way more than a guitar cab mic

Plenty of us play with microphones when we’re not ‘on the clock’ at Factory Sound. On a recent drum recording session, we tried out Sennheiser e906 on a tom tom (rack 1), right next to the old faithful MD421-II on rack tom 2. The results were quite eye opening, and ear pleasing! MD421-II is well […]

Sennheiser e906: way more than a guitar cab mic

Plenty of us play with microphones when we’re not ‘on the clock’ at Factory Sound. On a recent drum recording session, we tried out Sennheiser e906 on a tom tom (rack 1), right next to the old faithful MD421-II on rack tom 2. The results were quite eye opening, and ear pleasing! MD421-II is well […]

Product Review
12th Nov

Trolley full of new Rode

In recent months, there has been a veritable slew of new products released by RØDE. Because we love a good list, here’s our attempt to rank the recent additions – by the level of staff excitement for each product. #1 – AI Micro A clear “number 1”, the tiny AI-Micro has taken function and flexibility […]

Trolley full of new Rode

In recent months, there has been a veritable slew of new products released by RØDE. Because we love a good list, here’s our attempt to rank the recent additions – by the level of staff excitement for each product. #1 – AI Micro A clear “number 1”, the tiny AI-Micro has taken function and flexibility […]

Product Review
21st Oct

Beyerdynamic PRO X headphones vs DT Classic

NEW in October 2021 – the PRO X series from Beyerdynamic has a few differences between the classic DT700-PRO and DT990-PRO. DT700 PRO X and DT 900 PRO X are now in stock, so let’s unpack! The Look, The Feel Of course, the headphone sound is paramount, but let’s firstly describe what you’ll see and […]

Beyerdynamic PRO X headphones vs DT Classic

NEW in October 2021 – the PRO X series from Beyerdynamic has a few differences between the classic DT700-PRO and DT990-PRO. DT700 PRO X and DT 900 PRO X are now in stock, so let’s unpack! The Look, The Feel Of course, the headphone sound is paramount, but let’s firstly describe what you’ll see and […]

Product Review
7th Sep

ART9 series

Usually this section is reserved for a product review.. but since the newly released RCF ART9 Series won’t hit us until middle of September, we’ll run with a PREview instead. RCF ART9 Series – a long time in the making There’s plenty of history – and innovation – built into this latest, flagship ART 9 […]

ART9 series

Usually this section is reserved for a product review.. but since the newly released RCF ART9 Series won’t hit us until middle of September, we’ll run with a PREview instead. RCF ART9 Series – a long time in the making There’s plenty of history – and innovation – built into this latest, flagship ART 9 […]

Product Review
29th Jul

Videos: Capsule comparison with EW-D wireless

It feels like a while since we’ve had a good old microphone capsule shoot-out, so we recently gathered up some goodies for a play. If you want some back-story to the capsule swapping exercise, this test was inspired by our recent article “build your dream handheld” – but save that for later reading… and grab […]

Videos: Capsule comparison with EW-D wireless

It feels like a while since we’ve had a good old microphone capsule shoot-out, so we recently gathered up some goodies for a play. If you want some back-story to the capsule swapping exercise, this test was inspired by our recent article “build your dream handheld” – but save that for later reading… and grab […]

Product Review
1st Jun

Focus on: Mic capsules for Sennheiser wireless

Build your dream handheld With the introduction of Sennheiser EW-D series – specifically the SKM Baseset (handheld system, without a capsule) – singers and production providers have the chance to easily mix-and-match to create the perfect handheld vocal mic to suit any situation. A capsule to suit any singing style Of course, we are believers […]

Focus on: Mic capsules for Sennheiser wireless

Build your dream handheld With the introduction of Sennheiser EW-D series – specifically the SKM Baseset (handheld system, without a capsule) – singers and production providers have the chance to easily mix-and-match to create the perfect handheld vocal mic to suit any situation. A capsule to suit any singing style Of course, we are believers […]