Warm Audio WA87 Microphone Review
The Warm Audio WA-87 microphone is a reproduction of the classic Neumann U87 at ¼ the cost, but how does it compare? Here’s what you need to know to decide if it’s right for you.
Excellant Performance at an Affordable Price
Finding a truly great microphone within a budget has always been challenging, but the WA87 offers a superb mid-range mic and puts it in reach for most people.
This mic sounds good anywhere. The design is based off the classic U87, which is one of the most widely-used professional mics in commercial radio and recording studios.
Large Diaphragm for Wide Pickup Patterns
The large diaphragm is capable of picking up a wide-range of audio with it’s different settings. For example, the toggle switch at the front has omni, cardioid, and figure-8 for different polar patterns. Switching between these essentially changes how audio is captured.
Omnidirectional picks up sound all around. Figure-8 picks up audio at the front and back of the mic. Cardoid picks up audio directly in front of the mic.
Comparing Against Low End Microphones
The WA87 is a brilliant mid-range condenser microphone that’s really hard to beat. In comparison to more low-range mics like the Behringer B-1, the quality just isn’t as good.
The B-1 just doesn’t match up to the tone and warm feel of the WA-87 in terms of performance. Watch the video up top and tell us what you think.
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