94points

AKG Lyra

57points

Rode NT-USB Mini

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AKG Lyra vs Rode NT-USB Mini

AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini

Why is AKG Lyra better than Rode NT-USB Mini?

  • Is compatible with Android
    ?
  • Shock mount included
    ?
  • Has a mute function
    ?
  • 144kHz higher audio interface frequency rate
    ?

    192kHzvs48kHz
  • Is compatible with iOS
    ?
  • 8dB higher sound pressure level
    ?

    129dBvs121dB
  • 3 more polar patterns
    ?

    4vs1
  • Has omni pattern
    ?

Why is Rode NT-USB Mini better than AKG Lyra?

  • Pop filter included
    ?
  • 20.11% cheaper
    ?

    109.47 €vs137.03 €
  • 89.65% less body volume
    ?

    421.48cm³vs4072.55cm³
  • 105.6mm shorter
    ?

    141.9mmvs247.5mm
  • 53.4mm thinner
    ?

    54.5mmvs107.9mm
  • 98mm narrower
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    54.5mmvs152.5mm
  • Has bidirectional pattern
    ?

Price comparison

AKG Lyra

ProductStorePrice
AKG Lyra amazonAKG Pro Audio Lyra Ultra-HD, Four Capsul...AKG Pro Audio Lyra Ultra-HD, Four Capsule, Multi-Capture Mode, USB-C Condenser Microphone for Recording and Streaming
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$99
AKG Lyra walmartAKG Lyra C44-USB Ultra-HD Multimode USB ...AKG Lyra C44-USB Ultra-HD Multimode USB Microphone
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$99

Rode NT-USB Mini

ProductStorePrice
Rode NT-USB Mini amazonRode NT-USB Mini USB Condenser Microphon...Rode NT-USB Mini USB Condenser Microphone
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$99

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Rode NT-USB Mini
2.0
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Rode NT-USB Mini
2.0/10
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Features

Build quality

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2.0/10
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Value for money

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2.0/10
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Microphone quality

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2.0/10
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Controls

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2.0/10
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Sound quality

The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
Audio interface sampling rate/frequency defines the number of samples per unit of time taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal. Sampling rate determines the quality of a digital recording.
Microphones with a higher max SPL (sound pressure level) can record at greater volumes without the audio distorting.
The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
Audio interface bit depth/rate describes the number of bits of information recorded for each sample. Bits represent the resolution. The more bits, the more accurate sound is reproduced.
6.Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

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A higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) means that the microphone can record a cleaner audio signal with less background noise, particularly as the volume level is raised.

Features

Microphones that have multiple polar pattern options can be used for different scenarios. The more patterns that a microphone supports, the more versatile it is.
2.has cardioid pattern
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
A cardioid polar pattern captures audio in front of the microphone and is particularly useful for situations such as recording a podcast or game streaming.
3.has a mute function
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
4.has omni pattern
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
An omni polar pattern captures audio from every direction. It is particularly useful when the audio source is moving around, or if you wish to capture the audio from a wide sound source such as a group of people.
5.Is compatible with Android
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.Is compatible with iOS
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
7.Is compatible with Windows
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
8.Is compatible with Mac OS X
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
9.has hyper-cardioid pattern
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
A hyper-cardioid or super-cardioid pattern is a narrower version of the cardioid pattern. It captures audio in front of the microphone at a narrow angle and is particularly useful when you wish to record a single audio source in a loud environment.

Headphone output

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Rode NT-USB Mini
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.lowest frequency

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The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.highest frequency

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The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
4.Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

98dB

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When a digital signal is converted to an analog one (for example when playing audio through speakers or headphones), a certain amount of noise is carried in the signal. A higher SNR means that there is less noise and the audio quality is better.
5.impedance

16 Ohms

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Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
6.Has a connector for a 6.35 mm audio jack
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Rode NT-USB Mini
Has 6.35 mm standard jack connector to plug in your headphones.

Design

1.shock mount included
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
A shock mount protects the microphone from physical noises such as a foot tapping on the floor or passing traffic.
2.pop filter included
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
A pop filter (also known as a pop shield) is a filter that is placed in front of the microphone to prevent popping noises when recording vocals.
3.control panel placed on a device
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
4.Has LED sound level indicator
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
An LED sound level indicator makes it easier to monitor and control the audio level.
5.cable length

2m

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A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has RGB lighting
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
RGB lighting allows you to choose between millions of colors and customize the look of your PC components.
7.has an integrated touchpad
AKG Lyra
Rode NT-USB Mini
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface.
8.volume

4072.55cm³

421.48cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
9.weight

453.5g

585g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

137.03 €

109.47 €

Updated on Tue Apr 19 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

AKG Lyra

ProductStorePrice
AKG Lyra amazonAKG Pro Audio Lyra Ultra-HD, Four Capsul...AKG Pro Audio Lyra Ultra-HD, Four Capsule, Multi-Capture Mode, USB-C Condenser Microphone for Recording and Streaming
amazon logo
$99
AKG Lyra walmartAKG Lyra C44-USB Ultra-HD Multimode USB ...AKG Lyra C44-USB Ultra-HD Multimode USB Microphone
walmart logo
$99

Rode NT-USB Mini

ProductStorePrice
Rode NT-USB Mini amazonRode NT-USB Mini USB Condenser Microphon...Rode NT-USB Mini USB Condenser Microphone
amazon logo
$99

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