Only the SM58 lacks something, but you can hammer nails with it, great for remotes and play by play. Please let me know down below or Contact me!! Avoid the small diaphragm ATs, overrated, the 2020, 4047, all of them lack bass and the small diaphragm lacks zest. Deciding on which of these mics is best for you depends on your intended application. Questions? Pitting my venerable RE20 against the PR40 yielded close to identical sonic characteristics. I mean, it’s cool man. I will outline the PR40, compare it to the PR30, and then give a recommendation in my Final Word A rundown: Now without further ado, let’s get rolling! Home Studio Guide – Part I (Introduction), The Best Audiophile Headphones [Complete Buyer’s Guide], The Best Audiophile Headphones (Part II) [Complete Buyer’s Guide], The Best Audiophile Headphones (Part III) [Complete Buyer’s Guide], The Best Audiophile Headphones (Part IV) [Complete Buyer’s Guide], The 5 Best Audiophile Headphones For Under $500, The Best Headphones for Gaming [In Depth Guide], Blue Yeti vs. AT2020 vs. Samson C01 [Definitive Guide], Philips SHP9500 vs. AKG K702 vs. HIFIMAN DEVA. Specifications 2. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is, Whats good world. Not too unusual for a condenser, but pretty dang impressive for a dynamic. Before we dive right into the Heil PR40 vs. PR30, grab a snack, sit back and relax because.. Cons 5. This makes it perfect for podcasting and broadcasting. The PR40 is brighter and has a clean mid range that rivals a condenser. I've had the MD421, SM7B, PR-30, Sm57 plus test-driven the e609 and Audix i5 (why not include it - someone's bound to mention it!). Hello, Stu! Good compression (either a hardware compressor or a software plugin). This is a downside for the HEIL PR40. On thinner nasal sounding voices it’s not so great. You must log in or register to reply here. Well, I still love my RE20 and will continue to use it, but the Heil mics’ modest prices (at about half what an RE20 costs), high quality, and extended frequency response would make me hesitate to recommend the RE20 exclusively. I really appreciate you stopping by. Comes with clamp that has an adapter that screws in to allow the clamp to be used on different sized stands and boom arms. DOES NOT COME WITH AN XLR CABLE as most microphones you buy do not. The smooth and extended low-end behavior is the bragging point here; the PR30’s response is flat down to 40 Hz, while the PR40 goes all the way down to 28 Hz. so i got one for myself. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. Thanks for the comment. If your aim is more towards the vocal side of things, and you need to mic an electric guitar, snare, or tom, the PR30 does well. Which mike you go with entirely depends on your intended use. These mics always treat you right. thanks for the response... KEL, do you think that the Presonus Eureka will be able to push it correctly? End fire pattern that rejects off axis noise. Only tracked a couple times and it really caught the mid and upper midrange very well. What you will need? No gain control. There is not a mic on the planet with a headphone jack. It doesn’t require much EQ’ing, and putting it set to flat will do the trick in most instances. I tried both the PR40 and PR30 for use on my podcast. What mics have gain controls on the mic? But on a thinner, more nasally voice it's not so hot. Stu is determined to help you make sound decisions, and strives to deliver the best and most in depth content on the internet! Steinberg UR22 + Cloudlifter + PR40. More on that in a jiffy. I did back off the input gain (5 or 10 db) on the mic pre when I first heard the clipping but it didn't make any difference at all. The mic may become a tad bright but both of these methods should do the trick in taming it down. large diaphragm dynamic microphone. Anything more than 6 inches away from the mouth starts to sound thin. Are the Heil folks trying to tell you to ditch your RE20? Requests? messed around with the 609 some more and got really good results. For such large mics, the Heils are deceptively light (each is in the neighborhood of 1 lb). You can also put your lips right on the grill and the proximity effect is still controlled. I'm quite pleased. Very clean and extremely durable. no experience with the pr30, but the md421 is killer on guitars. they can definitely take a beating, a bit brighter than the Sm7 and RE.