The TONOR TC-777 claims to be a high quality mic at a fantastic price. From recording podcasts to using voice communications in games, the TONOR does it all. However, is this decent equipment or is it better to use a cheap headset?
Let’s break down the TONOR TC-777 and see if it’s worth the effort.
Presentation of the TONOR TC-777
First, let’s break down what you get in the package. The TONOR TC-777 comes with an impressive selection of accessories designed to get anyone started recording podcasts.
You have a stand to hold the microphone, with rubber feet to protect your desk and prevent slipping. The stand can be adjusted so that you can tilt the mic for perfect sound quality. It even comes with a pop filter to prevent your breathing from causing audio disturbance.
At a glance, this looks like a luxury package that will cost you around triple digits. However, the TONOR TC-777 offers all of the above for a Extremely moderate price tag of $ 41.99. When you compare what you get and what you pay for, it’s natural to worry about where TONOR cut corners or skimped on quality.
Fortunately, TONOR was kind enough to send me a model to test. I was skeptical at first, the only saving grace being that it receives rave reviews on Amazon. There’s no way such a cheap microphone could be good – right?
TONOR TC-777 review
Fortunately, I was wrong. When the microphone came in I noticed how well it was done. Nothing seemed fragile or cheaply made; There was a lot of love for the production of this microphone.
You install the pop filter by screwing it onto a foldable antenna. Unfortunately, this antenna is not removable, so even if you don’t want a pop filter, you’re stuck with it. However, you can remove the microphone from its holder and hold it like a regular microphone.
In terms of sound quality, I was very impressed. Of course, in this price range you shouldn’t expect the best in audio quality. However, the sound quality was much better than my laptop’s microphone. You can hear the difference for yourself in this audio clip.
I tried to change the audio settings further, but it seems the TONOR drivers didn’t have any advanced settings passed the volume.
The microphone also looks like a gaming mic, so I put it to the test with my PS4. The console has USB sockets on the front, into which the microphone can plug. The PS4 recognized it instantly and I used it with gaming sessions with my friends, who said the microphone quality was great.
One thing I noticed was that the microphone did not have a mute button. This is typical for microphones designed primarily for podcasts and media use, as there is no real need for the mute button. If something is wrong with the audio, you can just re-record it.
However, since the TONOR advertises its compatibility with the PS4, it would have been good to include one for gaming. It worked perfectly without one, but this little addition would take this product from a simple podcast recording mic with gaming capabilities to a proper gaming mic.
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