Collection: Microphone arms

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Want to buy a microphone stand/tripod?

Are you looking for a microphone stand? Microphone stands come in many forms. You have microphone stands that are on the floor, so you can make recordings while standing. You also have small microphone stands that fit on your desk. An example of a microphone stand that fits on your desk is the MOJOGEAR DS2 . This is a small microphone stand with a large base, so the stand does not tip over the microphone. You can also extend this tripod, making it easy to find your desired height. Finally, you also have microphone arms.

What is a microphone arm?

A microphone arm is an extension for your microphone. It is often a foldable piece of metal to which you can attach your microphone. Because it is foldable and rotatable, you can easily move the position of your microphone with this microphone arm. This allows you to easily have your microphone at different distances. This is essential when you're trying to create different types of content. For example, while gaming you don't want your microphone and microphone arm to be in your image. You can then use the microphone arm to place the microphone a little further from your mouth and out of your field of view. Suppose you then want to record a voice-over, you can simply move the microphone closer to your mouth, so that you can record a good voice-over. In short, a boom arm or a microphone arm is a must-have for a content creator. Of course, you can also use a microphone arm very well as a general consumer, for example when you have to work or teach at home.

Why a boom arm?

The biggest advantage of a microphone arm is the fact that you can move the microphone very freely. This allows you to always find the best place for your microphone for the type of content or activity. Consider, for example, a podcast, where you like to sit close to the microphone compared to gaming with your friends, where the microphone is often further away from your mouth. When you sit closer to your microphone, your voice often sounds fuller and warmer, which gives a nice effect during a podcast or voice-over.

In addition, a microphone also absorbs a lot of vibrations and shocks. Normally, when you bump into your desk during a recording, you will be able to hear this clearly, but when you use a microphone arm, this sound is absorbed by the arm. With many boom arms you can also neatly conceal your cables. This makes your desk look a lot more organized, professional and neat. This means you will never accidentally get stuck on your microphone wire. Finally, you free up extra space on your desk when you use a microphone arm. This is because your microphone arm only needs an attachment point on the side of your desk. If you use a simple microphone stand, it will have to be directly in front of you. While normally you would like to have a keyboard or other object here.

What should I pay attention to when buying a microphone arm?

The first thing you should pay attention to is where you want to attach the microphone arm. Many microphone arms use a table clamp. It is important that you have a place where you can attach the table clamp. There are desks that have drawers on the sides. You may not be able to attach a microphone arm there. Then you would have to attach the microphone arm in the middle and that is not desirable.

It is also important to pay attention to how heavy your microphone is. Cheaper microphone arms cannot always carry a lot of weight. That is why it is important to pay attention to the maximum carrying weight. For example, the VIJIM LS04 can only carry 1000 grams. One of the most popular microphones, the Blue Yeti, already weighs 1500 grams. This arm is therefore not suitable for that microphone.

Finally, you will also have to ask yourself how often you will use your microphone boom. Cheaper microphone arms wear out faster, which means that some microphone arms can become paralyzed more quickly when used a lot. If you want to use your microphone arm a lot, it is better to choose a more expensive microphone arm, such as the VIJIM LS24 .

Difference between a microphone arm and microphone tripod/stand

A microphone stand or stand is often a fixed tripod with extendable arms. This can be either a small table tripod or a large tripod that can stand on the ground. A large microphone stand is very useful if you like to record while standing or if you do not have a table or desk nearby to attach a microphone arm.

A small microphone stand can often easily be placed on a table or desk. The disadvantage of this is that you cannot move the microphone as freely in height as with a boom arm.