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Rode NT-USB

USB Condenser Microphone

  • Studio quality for the desk
  • Integrated audio interface with 16 bit / 48 kHz
  • 1.27 cm capsule
  • Class compliant for Mac and PC, no drivers required
  • IPad-compatible (requires optional Apple Camera Connection Kit, not included!)
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 to 20'000 Hz
  • SPL: 110 dB SPL
  • Dynamic range: 96 dB
  • JFET impedance converter in SMD board
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with volume control
  • Balance control (direct sound microphone / playback from the computer)
  • USB powered (5V DC)
  • Dimensions: 184 x 62 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 520 g
  • Incl. metal pop screen, tripod table stand, mounting ring with tripod mount, USB cable (6 m) and dust bag
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Desktop Microphone Yes
Phones Output Yes

Studio quality via USB

Rode’s NT-USB is a USB condenser microphone with an excellent signal-to-noise ratio that will bring studio-quality sound to any desktop with a device running Windows, MacOS, or iOS. A compatible USB adapter is required to connect it to an iPad, such as the Apple Camera Connection Kit. The Rode NT-USB microphone comes fully equipped with a table tripod and matching 3/8” ring mount, a metallic pop shield, a six-metre USB cable, and a carrying case to protect it from dust and dirt. Furthermore, Rode offers a free two-year manufacturer warranty once the microphone is registered online.

With balance control for individual monitoring

The Rode NT-USB is fitted with a cardioid 1.27 cm capsule. It measures 184 x 62 x 50mm and weighs a reassuring 520 grams. The manufacturer specifies a frequency response ranging from 20 to 20000 Hz, a maximum sound pressure level of 110 dB SPL, and a dynamic range of 96 dB. The integrated AD converter works at samples rates of up to 16 bit / 48 kHz. The NT-USB also features a 3.5 mm headphone jack with a dedicated volume control that allows you to directly monitor its output signal before it reaches your PC or MAC setup.

An affordable solution for all creators

The Australian manufacturer Rode is renowned for the excellent workmanship, studio-quality sound, and useful integrated features of its products. The NT-USB is no exception and will provide an ideal solution for all creators looking for an affordable, high-performance, cross-platform, and adaptable recording solution which will function equally well in a home studio or desktop environment and on the road in a mobile recording setup (using an iPad for example) – notably with the use of dedicated applications such as GarageBand or the Rode Reporter app. So, there is no denying that the NT-USB offers a very attractive price/performance ratio.

About Rode

Founded in Sydney, Australia in 1990, Rode is a specialist in high-quality studio microphones. With its very first in-house, completely Australian-built model, the NT2 large-diaphragm microphone, the company created a classic which is still produced in its current and enhanced version, the NT2-A. An extensive range of studio and live microphones has also been added, regularly updated, and expanded over the years. These new additions include a variety of professional microphones which are designed for video and mobile applications and can be connected directly to SLR cameras or smartphones.

For vocal and instrumental recording

Thanks to its table tripod, the Rode NT-USB can easily be placed on any desk to record podcasts, voiceovers, or audio books. The supplied pop shield is particularly useful when it comes to applications of this kind, since it prevents the unwanted plosive sounds that can easily occur without a filter, and it is simply fixed to the microphone's base. Of course, the NT-USB itself can be mounted onto any other regular microphone stand, thanks to its standard 3/8" thread. This allows you to use it freely for any vocal or instrument recording and position it exactly as you need it.

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A microphone of solid quality, at a mostly reasonable price
Eddlicious, 15.01.2018
I've used the Rode NT-USB to play and record my singing and guitar playing at the same time, and for my first ever condenser microphone it has been a delight.

PROS:
+ The quality of sound is very good, with high pitched sounds not causing any distortion if you've got your audio settings in check
+ Microphone has an audio jack built in to it, so that you can listen to your own voice through a headset, which is practical for those learning to sing
+ Quite literally plug and play, with it only taking as long to get working as your computer takes to recognize it
+ I've had no complaints about background noise when used to converse with VOIP (Voice Over IP, voice chat - e.g. Skype)
+ Microphone's build is very robust, it being primarily made out of metal, yet comfortably weighed

CONS:
- The plastic stand is not quite heavy enough to support the microphone in most positions
- Microphone doesn't have its own gain and volume knobs, which limits the amount of adjustments you can make to its sound.

Overall the Rode NT-USB is a microphone of decent quality, at a relatively affordable price.
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Cannot be used with iPad
Demi_A, 10.05.2021
It is a decent mic, the audio quality is good but unfortunately mine came with a defect as it gives a shriek feedback-like noise from the left ear when the headphones are plugged. I am sending it back.

Another thing is that it cannot be used with the iPad (mine is 2019) as advertised. Even though I bought the adapter also from here as advised, the iPad gives the error saying the equipment is taking too much power so it doesn't work.
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No more micro/voice complaints
cha*, 22.03.2021
This is a great microphone for both work and streaming/gaming. The sound is crystal clear and pleasant to listen to. The first reaction I received, without mentioning a new mic was "you sound crystal clear, what a difference..new mic?" Safe to say, this was an excellent purchase.

The microphone is well built and has some weight to it, It looks nice too. If I had to pick one con, it would be the plastic stand but this is not an issue at all. I do not believe this microphone has a mute option, but I must say I have not looked much into this as I use a stream deck to mute/unmute my mic.

Furthermore, this microphone is significantly larger than the rode usb mini. Something to bare in mind.

Before I made the purchase, I was looking at the Shure SM7B Microphone, which adds a bit more body to the voice; This is a very popular mic among streamers, but it also costs 2-3x the amount of the rode nt-usb and does not come with a stand (I think).

All in all, a great microphone for everyday use.
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Good and easy to use
Carlos_V, 02.08.2021
I use the "Rode NT-USB" professionally to create video tutorials for colleagues as IT. For the purpose, the microphone is perfect. Is immediately recognized by the PC and you can start right away.
Pros: super value for money, easy to use, good sound and robustly built.
Cons: Needs to be placed fairly frontally to ensure good recording, a stand to keep at mouth level is recommended.
Is "Rode" quality and I would definitely recommend.
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