Sandberg Streamer USB Clip Microphone – Hardware Review
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Developer: Sandberg
Publisher: Sandberg
Platform: PC

Sandberg Streamer USB Clip Microphone – Hardware Review

Good: Compact, Easy to use, Affordable
Bad: Could have used a mute button
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Sandberg is no stranger on our site, and we’ve been lucky enough to try out many of their eSports line of products. Amongst those products were several microphones, designed for streamers, with the Desk Microphone and the Microphone Kit being the most prominent ones available. We have discussed both of these devices, and you can check out their respective reviews by clicking on their names. This time, Sandberg has sent us something more subtle, namely the Streamer USB Clip Microphone, which is, as the name states, a clip-on microphone, like you may have seen during interviews on TV. We were curious to see how this tiny little trinket could compete against the impressive bigger models.

 

 

Design

There’s not much to say in terms of the device’s design. You get a shiny-looking USB plug with the Sandberg name on it, a 2 meters long cable, and a small microphone with a foam cap on it. The extra details are the clip on the thicker plastic part of the microphone, and a bit of Velcro tape to make sure you can store your cable in a neat and tidy fashion. Everything is nicely handled in a simple black look, making sure it will not stand out too much when it’s clipped onto your clothes.

Comfort

Well, in terms of comfort there is not that much to talk about as well. This a clip-on device, that can easily be attributed to every type of attire. It would have been nice to have some sort of mute function or a small LED light coming from the USB plug to let you know you’re ‘live’, as you easily forget this when using something as tiny as this.

For a normal set-up, the 2 meters of cable is more than enough to serve your needs. But keep in mind, as just mentioned, you easily forget having this tiny trinket on. This may cause you to accidentally run off with it still attached, forcefully unplugging it from your PC. While it won’t get damaged if you do this once or twice, we don’t recommend doing this too often either.

Specs

  • USB lavalier microphone
  • Cable length: 2 meters
  • Type: Back Electret Condenser
  • Directivity: Omnidirectional
  • Frequency response: 50 – 18,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: -38 +/-3dB
  • S/N ratio: 84dB
  • Sampling rate: 96Khz/24bit
  • Voltage: Powered from USB, DC 5.0V

Overview

As always, Sandberg offers simple plug-and-play devices, and this time it’s no different. We get to start working with the device right after plugging it in. Programs such as Discord will immediately notice you have a different microphone plugged in and will give a prompt if you want to change it. Other programs may not notice this immediately and thus you will have to check this manually.

The sound on the receiving end is very clear. Of course, a tiny microphone is often not as qualitative as the bigger desk models, but it still was quite impressive to see what kind of a punch this clip-on packed. It’s also a very big upgrade compared to most webcam microphones.

Conclusion

Sandberg’s Streamer USB Clip Microphone is a nice little replacement for those with limited room, or with a smaller budget. This does not mean that the device is any less qualitative than a traditional microphone, even though it does have no additional functions available. Unlike a traditional microphone, you are a bit more limited in moving around, but the 2 meters cable will be more than sufficient for a normal setup. If you are aiming for subtle for your streaming sessions or just do not want anything bulky on your desk (or your head), this one’s a very nice and affordable alternative.

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