simorr Wave U1 Condenser Microphone review

SmallRig's simorr Wave U1 is a compact USB condenser mic designed to improve the quality of desktop sound recordings

simorr Wave U1
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Digital Camera World Verdict

In a crowded microphone market, the simorr Wave U1 stands out from the rest due to the combination of its small size and large sound! It will give you more presence in a Zoom meeting (without appearing on camera like taller mics would) and it captures strong rich audio tracks for professional voice overs. It’s also cheaper than most USB condenser mics, which gives it that extra half star.


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    Small and portable

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    Built-in headphone monitor socket

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    2 in 1 cable for easy connection

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    Full-bodied audio


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    Only one polar pattern

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    The white version shows up scratches

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The simorr Wave U1 is a higher-quality alternative to your computer's built in mic. When using your PC’s built-in mic you have the convenience of recording or broadcasting your voice without the hassle of plugging in an external mic and adjusting sound levels. However the quality of your voice will probably be flat and thin. 

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.