Monday, July 19, 2010 by: Derrick Jeror
We love reviewing and comparing products here at Housetop Media. It's one of our favorite things to do. We don't like marketing hype and we don't like assuming a particular product is best just because it's the most popular. One of our favorite ways to review a product is to do a comparison review with whatever other product is our current favorite. By giving ourselves a reference point we can really do a detailed analysis helping us decide if the new product has what it takes to become the new standard.
The Blue Microphones enCORE 100 is part of a new line of live performance microphones by Blue Microphones. Blue Microphones is known for making great sounding studio microphones at a great price. They decided they wanted to expand into the live microphone market and created the enCORE line of mics. When I heard about the enCORE 100 I was interested but skeptical. Their are already a bunch of good sounding handheld microphones, especially at the popular $99 price point. The other competition includes:
Each of these mics have their own strengths and weaknesses, but no one can argue that the Shure SM58 is considered to be the standard for mics in this category by most. That's why we chose to do a head to head comparison between the long reigning champ the Shure SM58 and the new Blue Microphones enCORE 100.
Check back soon for the review of the Blue enCORE 200. Don't want to spoil the review, but I'll let you know that after trying them I replaced my church's microphones with the enCORE 200.
For more info check out the enCORE 100 and 200 product pages: