Seriously I went through two trying to get a budget shotgun mic and both were trash with tons of noise and they needed high levels of gain to get decent volume as well. I figured with Marantz being at least a somewhat known company I was getting a budget but usable mic not total garbage. https://youtu.be/KujnwxFFPTg if anyone wants to hear the damn thing.
I found a really cool channel last year, and watched almost all videos on Booth Junkie. He’s a voice actor, and does a bunch of mic reviews in full depth/comparison reviews.
Good stuff, I’ve seen some of his and a few others out there(including one where the SG-5B wasn’t terrible) but being 0 for 2 on a pro mic I was just a tad irritated recording that yesterday XD
Good call Booth Junkie is a handy channel for anyone working on YouTube.
I have a couple of MXL short shotgun mics and they’re pretty good.