Why we use the Monoprice Mik It for Voice Captioning
As a Newsroom Automation company since 1982, we have tried and use a wide variety of electronic equipment ... some have worked out well while other have failed to perform as expected. Mic It is one of those products that has, and is, performing to our expectations. It meets our standards in operations and further, is priced so that we can price our products very competitively. Having a good product is only made better by being able to sell it with confidence that we are delivering a quality product at a very fair price.
Ralph King, President Comprompter, Caption Central
I have been using this XLR converter for voiceovers, and even after 10 months, it's still going strong.
The construction is decent, with the knobs being an exception.
The control is okay. Mic gain works perfectly, along with the volume, but the monitor dial is very sensitive. Unless you have it 95% of the way to mic, you can barely hear yourself, which defeats the purpose of the monitoring.
All in all, I say that it's worth $60. There is some room for improvement, but it isn't half bad considering the price. Good for hobbyists and home studios. For professional use, I'd recommend a proper mixer, or a higher quality converter.
Worked great for the first 8 hours of use. Then it kept losing connection with the computer. After switching cables and restarting computer, and reselecting audio input numerous times it worked for another 4 hours. The next time I tried to use it, I could not get a computer to recognize it (I tried one PC and 2 Macs). I've tried a few times since and could never get it to connect to a computer. It is now functioning adequately as a paperweight.