January 12, 2016 at 7:43PM, Edited January 12, 7:45PM

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Takstar SGC-598 vs Rode Videomic Go

Hey everyone,
I've seen a bunch of comparisons between the SGC-598 and the RVM pro, but none between the former and the RVM go. It seems to me that the two would be closer in quality. Has anyone owned both?

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The Rode VideoMic Go puts out a weak signal compared to the Rode VideoMic or the Rode VideoMic Pro, so you need a camera or recorder with a good mic preamp to get good audio with it. ( otherwise you're going to hear a lot of noise in your recorded audio )

My guess is that the Takstar SGC-598 will be MUCH better than the Rode VideoMic Go unless you've got a recording device with a really good mic preamp.

The mic I would be curious about is the new Rode VideoMicro, which is getting pretty good reviews : http://goo.gl/iuRP9k

January 13, 2016 at 7:55AM, Edited January 13, 7:55AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thanks! That makes a lot of sense. Wouldn't the micro suffer from the same problems though since it also isn't powered?

January 17, 2016 at 7:12PM

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Adam Hocutt
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>>>Wouldn't the micro suffer from the same problems though since it also isn't powered?

From the tests I've heard it's a different kind of design that works off of 5 volt "plug-in" power, and people are comparing the sound to the Rode VideoMic Pro. It also comes with a very effective "dead-cat" to handle light wind when using it outdoors.

January 25, 2016 at 2:01PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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Just saw this. Thanks! I figured there had to be some technological difference. I'll keep that in mind.

Adam Hocutt

February 9, 2016 at 1:51PM

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