Usually for a microphone in this price range, you wouldn’t really expect much. Cheap mics often have a pretty lightweight, kinda plasticy build quality, which usually results in poor quality sound reproduction, boomy handling noise, problems with feedback and they usually get damaged pretty easily, or even worse, stop working entirely if they get dropped, which unfortunately, is gonna happen at some point in a microphone’s life.
The Tourtech VM50 however, is a different beast entirely, and I’d genuinely say that we’ve not ever really seen this kind of quality and performance from a microphone in this price range before. Far from plasticy, the body of the mic is constructed from cast alloy, so it’s got a really sturdy, weighty feel to it, the shaft features three ergonomic contours which make it feel really comfortable in your hand and they’ll also stop the mic from rolling away when you put it down on a table or a mixing desk. There’s a tough, detachable steel grill which should protect the capsule from any accidental knocks or when someone does inevitably drop the mic, and finally theres an professional standard XLR cable connector with gold plated pins, again something you don’t always get with a cheap microphone as a lot of them will feature fixed cables which isn’t really ideal, as if the cable breaks you usually have to throw the mic away.
To get technical for a moment, as I mentioned before, the VM50 performs much better than you’d expect for a mic of this kind of price. It’s a dynamic microphone with a supercardioid polar pickup pattern, offering great feedback rejection and low handling noise, it’s got a frequency response of 50 hertz up to 16 kilohertz, so it offers a wide bass and treble reproduction range ideal for most vocal applications, and the capsule itself can handle pretty high sound pressure levels, up to 135 decibels, so the mic can even be used on louder sources such as guitar amps and drums.
The VM50 is available either singularly, where it comes supplied with a mic clip and a balanced XLR-XLR cable, but if you need more than one, it’s also available in a 3 pack which offers even better value and comes included with 3 microphone clips and a tough moulded plastic carry case. The Tourtech VM50 dynamic mic, probably the best value vocal microphone currently available. They’re designed right here in the UK, and they even come with a 5 year warranty, yeah, you heard me right, a 5 year warranty. So considering all that, and at this kind of price especially, you really can’t go wrong…