Rode NT-USB Mini

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This product is our choice for a compact microphone.
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Key specs

Application microphone
Gaming, Podcasts, Streaming, Studio instruments, Studio vocals
Directional characteristic
Cardioid
Microphone recording type
Mono
Type of microphone connection
USB

Pros and cons

According to our Studio microphone expert
  • You don't need an external sound card when you use this USB microphone.
  • The built-in pop filter ensures that the microphone doesn't register -p and -s sounds.
  • When you connect headphones to the microphone, you can listen to your audio recordings without any delay.
  • This USB microphone doesn't have adjustable directional characteristics that lets you decide which direction the microphone is sensitive to.
Product Expert Studio microphones

Description

The Rode NT-USB Mini is a USB microphone for gamers, podcast-makers, musicians, and streamers. You connect this microphone to your computer via the USB cable. That means you don't have to purchase an external sound card, like you would with a studio microphone. The built-in pop filter keeps your microphone from registering -p and -s sounds. As a result, your recordings won't have any unwanted high tones. Listen to your audio rcordings without any delay when you connect headphones to the microphone. That way, you can hear how your voice sounds and adjust your speech until you're happy with the result.

The Rode NT-USB Mini is a USB microphone for gamers, podcast-makers, musicians, and streamers. You connect this microphone to your computer via the USB cable. That means you don't have to purchase an external sound card, like you would with a studio microphone. The built-in pop filter keeps your microphone from registering -p and -s sounds. As a result, your recordings won't have any unwanted high tones. Listen to your audio rcordings without any delay when you connect headphones to the microphone. That way, you can hear how your voice sounds and adjust your speech until you're happy with the result.


Included by default

Included by default

Key specs

Application microphone
Gaming, Podcasts, Streaming, Studio instruments, Studio vocals
Directional characteristic
Cardioid
Microphone recording type
Mono
Type of microphone connection
USB

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Reviews

Rating

Rating per section

Sound quality
10,0
Design
10,0
Options
10,0

Most helpful reviews

4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Ideal if you are specifically looking for the form factor.

  • Noiseless sound reproduction.
  • USB-C
  • Not always practical due to its height.

THE NT-USB mini simply sounds great. Noise is almost completely absent and the tapping of your keyboard transfers it flawlessly. The zero-latency monitoring is handy to fine-tune and perfectly doubles as an extra audio output for your PC or laptop, provided it has a relatively 'clean' power output over USB. The volume knob is also a handy extra. USB-C is always practical, and it also works as expected with other USB-C cables. By the way, I mainly use it for gaming and consultation, so I can't rate it as a musician. That said, it's not necessarily recommended if you're just looking for a microphone in this price range. Personal preference is then more for an AT2020 or AT2035 (if you can get them in USB). Due to the form factor, you are always sitting at a desk too high to really transfer your voice to the microphone when it's right in front of you. As a result, the microphone sounds a bit hollower and further away, although still noiseless (Podcastage on Youtube has a good demonstration of that). Normally a good solution for this is a standard or an arm, but with that the advantage of the small form factor is gone, after all, you can carry such an extra arm or standard with you. The lack of a mute button is a pity, but not more than that, after all, you buy a microphone without a mute button. For the rest, the built-in pop filter is not great, so buying a suitable pop filter is not a bad idea, although that is still quite difficult given the form factor. Mine is a bit over it at the moment, but it still works surprisingly well. All in all I don't regret it. For about a hundred euros you just have a good USB microphone, without the need for a pre-amp and the whole other XLR ram. I'll eventually get a PSA1 to aim it a little closer to my face, so if you're not planning something like that and you don't necessarily want a small form factor - then look further.

  • Bart
  • 23 July 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Top mic, especially for that price!

  • Excellent recording quality

Records well and works great for remote recording for a podcast, for example.

  • Rachel de wit
  • 19 June 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Does what it's supposed to do and does it well.

  • low noise
  • Doubles as a "soundcard" that you can also plug your headphones into
  • With some USB-C cables, it can have some background noise, try a different cable(or the included one) then

The microphone is nice and small and when it's close to you, the sound is great. With a little more distance, you quickly get to hear more and more of the room around you. A nice feature is, that it's not only a microphone, but a complete "sound card", you can also plug in your headphones and only have one USB connection to the computer or laptop to worry about.

  • Andre naumann
  • 9 April 2021
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Sturdy microphone with great sound

Great sound

  • Vincent hunink
  • 8 February 2021
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Klein maar fijn

  • Klein

Klein maar fijn. Als je de hele dag in meetings zit dan is het fijn om een mic te hebben die los staat zoals de Rode Mic. Ik heb er zelf geen professionele opnames mee gemaakt dus daar kan ik niet over oordelen.

  • Mister-r
  • 11 October 2020
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Small but solid!

Value for money. Solid construction. Ease of use.

  • Koen rollé
  • 11 October 2021
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Great mic for the money

Great mic for the money. Solid, clear sound, no popping. Top.

  • Huub bellemakers
  • 9 November 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Good audio for the right price!

  • Nice design and finish, feels solid
  • Can also be mounted on a microphone stand with the supplied adapter
  • No adapter cable to iOS device included

Unpack, plug in and record! They can't make it much easier at Røde. Top product.

  • Gijs
  • 29 April 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Perfect device, easy to install.

ideal for conference call, no echo in combination with screen

  • Luc eyckens
  • 28 September 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Good brand, good specs, good build quality, good sound.

  • condenser mic
  • good sound
  • No mute button on the mic

Pretty straight forward. Good brand, good specs, good build quality, good sound. I bought the Rode PSA1 standard with it.

  • Bridges
  • 2 June 2021
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Ideal if you are specifically looking for the form factor.

  • Noiseless sound reproduction.
  • USB-C
  • Zero-latency sound monitoring with headphone jack.
  • Not always practical due to its height.

THE NT-USB mini simply sounds great. Noise is almost completely absent and the tapping of your keyboard transfers it flawlessly. The zero-latency monitoring is handy to fine-tune and perfectly doubles as an extra audio output for your PC or laptop, provided it has a relatively 'clean' power output over USB. The volume knob is also a handy extra. USB-C is always practical, and it also works as expected with other USB-C cables. By the way, I mainly use it for gaming and consultation, so I can't rate it as a musician.

That said, it's not necessarily recommended if you're just looking for a microphone in this price range. Personal preference is then more for an AT2020 or AT2035 (if you can get them in USB). Due to the form factor, you are always sitting at a desk too high to really transfer your voice to the microphone when it's right in front of you. As a result, the microphone sounds a bit hollower and further away, although still noiseless (Podcastage on Youtube has a good demonstration of that). Normally a good solution for this is a standard or an arm, but with that the advantage of the small form factor is gone, after all, you can carry such an extra arm or standard with you.

The lack of a mute button is a pity, but not more than that, after all, you buy a microphone without a mute button. For the rest, the built-in pop filter is not great, so buying a suitable pop filter is not a bad idea, although that is still quite difficult given the form factor. Mine is a bit over it at the moment, but it still works surprisingly well.

All in all I don't regret it. For about a hundred euros you just have a good USB microphone, without the need for a pre-amp and the whole other XLR ram. I'll eventually get a PSA1 to aim it a little closer to my face, so if you're not planning something like that and you don't necessarily want a small form factor - then look further.

  • Bart
  • 23 July 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Top mic, especially for that price!

  • Excellent recording quality

Records well and works great for remote recording for a podcast, for example.

  • Rachel de wit
  • 19 June 2020
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10

Does what it's supposed to do and does it well.

  • low noise
  • Doubles as a "soundcard" that you can also plug your headphones into
  • Comes with a stand and can be mounted to a microphone arm
  • With some USB-C cables, it can have some background noise, try a different cable(or the included one) then

The microphone is nice and small and when it's close to you, the sound is great. With a little more distance, you quickly get to hear more and more of the room around you.

A nice feature is, that it's not only a microphone, but a complete "sound card", you can also plug in your headphones and only have one USB connection to the computer or laptop to worry about.

  • Andre naumann
  • 9 April 2021
  • Automatically translated from Dutch

Specifications

Product

Product number
857937
Manufacturer code
RD110432
Brand
Rode Microphones
Warranty
2 years
Processing of your defect
Via Coolblue
Old product returned for free
Yes

Recording quality

Bit rate
24 Mbit/s
Sample frequencies
48 kHZ
Frequency response range
20 - 20000 Hz

Properties

Transducer
Condenser
Directional characteristic
Cardioid
Number of recording modes
1
Microphone recording type
Mono
Application microphone
Gaming, Podcasts, Streaming, Studio instruments, Studio vocals
Wireless microphone system
No

User-friendliness

Mute button
No
Microphone noise suppression
No
Automatic volume control
No
Adjustable high pass filter
No

Mount microphone stand

Microphone clip included
Yes
Size thread adapter microphone clip
3/8 inches
Tripod included
Yes
Type of tripod
Table stand

Connectors

Type of microphone connection
USB
Headphone jack
Yes
Type of headphone connection
3.5mm (TRS)

Physical properties

Height
14,2 cm
Width
5,5 cm
Depth
8,9 cm
Weight
585 g
Material
Plastic