Floureon BM-100FX Studio Condenser Microphone Review / Test
Today I tested out the Floureon BM-100FX and it is ridiculous. It will run you about $32 on amazon, and it has built in effects. When I say built-in effects, I mean built in EFFECT. One effect. Lets look at this some more.
What's In the Box
This microphone came in the same box as pretty much every other mass produced chinese microphone that I have purchased. Inside you will get the Microphone, Pop Filter, Mic Stand, Mic Clip, Microphone Cable, & Specifications Sheet.
The mic stand feels very cheap and I don't think it will last very long, and the mic clip can barely fit the microphone. If you have some extra money after purchasing the microphone, I would definitely recommend picking up a different mic stand and shock mount.
Performance / Features
The frequency response on this mic is 30Hz - 20KHz which is pretty comparable to other microphones in the same price range.
The polar pattern is 180-degrees. In front of the mic you will get good sound and behind the microphone you will only get low-mid frequencies being picked up. This is good if you are recording in a loud room or if you are recording while you are typing on a keyboard. (Just make sure to place anything you don't want to be heard, behind the microphone).
As I mentioned the BM-100x also has an onboard effect (echo). This allows you to add a delay effect to your audio. Regardless of how cool the idea is, I don't see any practical applications of this feature.
Lastly, the cable is XLR to 3.5mm/USB. This allows you to plug into your computers microphone input (which records the audio) and the USB port (which provides power to the microphone).
The microphone cable has USB jack to provide power to microphone
There is a microphone gain knob on the microphone
180-degree polar pattern (it does not pick up noise all the way around the microphone)
The cable is XLR to 3.5mm/USB, this is too specialized of a cable, and will make it difficult to replace.
The knobs on the microphone feel flimsy.
The effect does not provide enough control
It is only one effect that I don't think has any practical applications
The microphone stand is cheap / Mic Clip hardly fits microphone
Slightly more expensive than similar sounding microphones that do not have effect
Overall, I think this mic falls short. It has some cool features that I think can be applied to microphones in the future more successfully, but they don't succeed here. The echo does not allow for enough control to make it a useful effect, the cable is too specialized, and the accessories feel like an afterthought. However, if you are interested, I have included a link to the microphone down below.
If you have any questions about the microphone, leave them in the comments down below or on youtube and I will get back to you ASAP. Thanks for watching & reading.
Buy it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Mu2Ods