Product Review: Movo UM300 Multipattern USB Desktop Microphone

The Movo UM300 Multipattern USB Desktop Microphone allows users to create quality audio content for recording music, livestreaming, vlogging, podcasting, working remotely, or taking online classes on the go. It features adjustable cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns letting you record a variety of recording types in a variety of settings. Ideal for those on the go, the UM300 requires no drivers or installations, just plug it directly into your computer or Android smartphone and start talking.

UM300 Key Features:

  • Adjustable polar patterns, cardioid and omnidirectional
  • Broadcast quality audio featuring a 3-capsule array that captures 48kHz/16 Bit broadcast quality audio with no latency
  • Compatible with WIndows, Mac and Android Smartphones for instant use, just plug & talk
  • Small compact design for easy transport

Specifications: 

  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz 
  • Sensitivity: -36dB ± 3dB @ 1KHz 
  • Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional
  • Power Consumption: 5V/60mA 
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz 
  • Bit Depth: 16 Bit 
  • Connectors: USB-C to USB, USB-C to USB-C

MOVO UM300 Product Review:

When unboxing Movo’s UM300 USB Microphone you will find the microphone, 3mm Type-C to USB-A Cable, 2m Type-C to Type-C Cable and user manual. The microphone infrastructure consists of a metal mesh windscreen, headphone volume/ gain control, polar pattern LED indicators, polar pattern switch, fastening knobs, desk stand, type-c audio output, 3.5mm headphone jack and 5/8” threaded mount.

To set up the microphone, I first loosened the knobs on each side of the stand counterclockwise, adjusted the microphone to the desired angle and then tightened the knobs on each side of the stand again but now clockwise.  Next, I connected the microphone to my PC with the type-c cable and connected my headphones to the 3.5mm located on the microphone.

Once all connected to my PC, using Windows 10 I went into “settings” and chose “sound.” Within the sound settings, I selected under output “Speaker UM300” and under input I chose “Microphone UM300.” It’s a pretty easy plug-and-play set-up. Please note that when using Windows 7 or iOS that the set-up instructions are different but included within the user guide.

Now it was time to test out the audio using the polar patterns omnidirectional and cardioid.  

Omnidirectional

Cardioid

The Movo UM300 is a great USB microphone for those needing a small but powerful mic that won’t break the bank. It’s incredibly light, small in size and ultra-portable making it the perfect USB microphone for traveling or for small workspaces.

The Movo UM300 retails for $59.95 and is available on Amazon or the Movo website. https://www.amazon.com/Movo-Desktop-Microphone-Computer-Smartphones/dp/B099SFKM57/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Movo+UM300&qid=1629237628&sr=8-1

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Source: MOVO 

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