Am310 microphone - good sound, but wobbly mount adapter
Sound quality is what you would hope for for a microphone at this price level: a full, rich yet crisp sound that is pleasing. I tried it only for voice, not live music.It is truly plug-and-play...Couldn't be easier. No drivers. A 4-ft standard a-b usb cable is included.There is a headphone jack on the back of the mic, with a switch to select either the pc (or mac) or direct from the microphone circuitry. Test recordings using headphones on the computer had marked lag or latency which proved to be annoying. Changing the switch to "monitor" yields no lag and is more more pleasant to use....But then you're not getting the actual recorded sound that's being "heard" by the pc.The mic has a cardioid pick-up pattern, but i did not find rejection of sounds from the sides or back to be particularly dramatic. The mic is quite sensitive.The volume control (for earphone level) is on the front, and pushing the control mutes the mic, though this is not specifically mentioned in the ultra-minimal instructions. A blue led turns red to indicate that muting is on. A problem is that pushing the mute button puts a blip in the sound because it's mounted in the mic itself. Muting the mic subtly is not easy.My main issue is the cheapness of the mic adapter. It attaches to a standard 5/8" mic stand (a serviceable 5" tall one is provided), but where the mic screws into the adapter the fit is loose and the mic wobbles about, which makes the whole setup feel a bit cheap. There is no acoustic isolation or rubber shock mount, and no such accessories are offered. If you don't mind the wobbly adapter, its 5/8" thread will fit any number of shock mounts.But the sound quality is very good.