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Chinese Mics

Hi All,

Im currently on the road in China and was looking to pick up a few Chinese Mics to add to my home studio..Any Brand Suggestions...Im still pretty new to this recording thing so Im looking for one good mic that will serve multiple purposes...any information.. would be greatly appreciated..




JoeH Fri, 11/10/2006 - 10:38
We're not getting older, Remy, just BETTER! 8-)

As for the mics; yes, I would imagine it's like living next to an oil refinery. There's plenty of it in there, but they're not selling it locally.

Same with the mics in China; what's being made there is tageted to, and shipped out to, foreign (American/European) markets.

Davedog Fri, 11/10/2006 - 16:24
One of the problems with this that I can see....And I might be way off base....Is, the Chinese built mics that are marketed by companies here are simply outsourced to China for the labor costs of assembly and manufacture of certain parts. For the most part the electronic designs and any specialty voicing are done here. This is true with ADK I'm pretty sure others (SP? ??)...I would search the places for MAJOR name-brand mics that may be offered at a low number...As was said...AKG's...Beyer...Sennheiser...dare I say it.....Neumann (I dare)....

Pro Audio Guest Fri, 11/10/2006 - 00:32
I'm lucky enough to get to China a few times a year. Frankly, I find that the best and most consistent Chinese mics are the ones you can buy in the US for about the same prices. The good factories like to sell only to qualified trading partners.

But look around... most big cities have "radio" districts with some hidden jewels.

I did get a kick ass price on a pair of AKG451's at the AKG distibuterin HK.