Earthworks ICON USB is a streaming microphone, perfect for home recording, remote working and podcasting. Includes headphone output.
Designed and manufactured in USA, the ICON USB not only looks the part, it’s also likely the ‘last USB mic you’ll ever need’. With some serious heritage in manufacturing ultra-fast responsive microphones that are built to stand the test of time, Earthworks has a knack of making microphones that capture a natural sound.
Yes – it looks like a ‘big’ mic grille, but underneath the machined casing in a small-diaphragm capsule that captures the voice accurately. There is also a gain knob on the back (next to the headphone jack – for zero latency monitoring), which can be used to help tailor your sound to your environment.
Gain Knob settings:
The centre position is the default setting, and is best for speech at a medium-loud volume from 3 inches away.
The knob can be adjusted depending on your distance from the microphone. Turning it right increases the gain, and turning it left lowers the gain. (When turning, you will also feel a click when the knob is at the centre position. Use this as an indicator of its position when you’re not looking at the back.)
ICON USB is class-compliant, so you won’t need to install a driver on any OS in order to use it.
Studio quality audio – ultra-fast capsule rise time speed of 14 microseconds. When sound matters, Earthworks is the choice.