Spring built-in balance system looks more upscale and professional than others whose are exposed to the outside. The bearing capacity of microphone stand has been improved significantly to hold up to 4.4 lbs. The length of single scissor arm stand is 19 inches which could be rotate 360 degrees with a maximum reach of 38 inches horizontally and 33.5 inches vertically. The square tube with 0.53 inch is better material than square pipe with normal size of 0.39 inch. The sturdy microphone stand with better compatibility even without hanging any heavy weights could be balanced at any position within adjustable range and will not bounce up. It is suitable for both heavy-duty microphones and light microphones.
Sturdy boom arm. I don't think it's exactly the same as a Rode PSA1.
4.0 out of 5.0 by
Defaultgen on February 6, 2019
I don't know everything about boom arms but I do own both this and a Rode PSA1. This is sturdy and certainly strong enough to hold any microphone.Just a few points of comparison: The tilt and swivel of the mic is controlled by a single screw with this fiction clamp. Swiveling the mic in this clamp isn't smooth and you can't lock it into place like the PSA1. Because the swivel doesn't lock, that also means it's harder to firmly screw a mic mount in (to be fair, the screw and washer system on the PSA1 isn't great either, but I do think it's better). The clamp certainly feels sturdy, although it's not as large as the PSA1 clamp. You can lock the rotation at the clamp in place, which isn't possible on the PSA1. Overall I also feel the PSA1 adjusts and swivels more smoothly in general.If you want to save a few bucks, you're not losing anything in terms of functionality going with this boom arm. It's a fine boom arm. If price is no object, I would definitely pick a PSA1 over this. They are not "exactly the same".
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Kyle on September 27, 2018
This is exactly as the $100 RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Boom except half the price, highly recommend. Its even long enough to have on the backside of my desk and go over my monitors comfortably.
Holds its position perfectly.
5.0 out of 5.0 by
J. Jones on November 15, 2018
I took a chance on this after reading the reviews. I am very happy I did. I've been recording with it now for about a month and a half and have had almost no issues. It holds its position extremely well. I am using a fairly heavy Samson USB C01U condensor mic with shock mount and pop filter (about 2 lbs total) and it doesn't drop even a little over the course of hours of recording. I couldn't be happier about that. It is pretty stiff out of the box, so takes a firm grip to put it into place, but I can position it just about anywhere and it won't move from that position at all.The only cons with it are pretty small. The clip that it comes with to attach it to your desk or shelf is a little small, and with this much weight coming off of it, I have noticed that it is digging into my cheap laminate shelves. I am also not able to make the clamp tight enough to keep it from shifting a little bit when I swing the arm away from me. I'm not worried about the arm falling off the clip, but it could definitely be stronger.It's also worth noting that the pin that you attach the mic to swivels and has no way to lock it down. This means that you must mount your mic straight up or straight down. If you were to mount it sideways or at an angle, the weight of the mic would just cause the pin to swivel and the whole mic would just flop over. This was annoying at first, but once I got it mounted straight down, I have had zero issues and in fact have been happy with the fact that I can easily rotate the mic in any direction at the end of the boom without having to loosen a nut or clamp. This is great for getting the best angle for recording (and perhaps is designed this way on purpose?).All in all, a great deal. I am very happy.
This is an AWESOME mic boom arm.
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Phillip Blanton on May 6, 2019
Just so you know where I am coming from, I replaced a cheapo, $13 Neweer microphone boom with this one. I have been wanting a Rode PS1 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D7UYBO), or a Blue Compass (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078MLBGRM) microphone boom but they were priced a little more than I wanted to spend. I figured they were all about the same, so I bought the cheapo Neweer (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DFUEZZI), which turned out to be much like all the others I had ever used. They did their jobs fine.Then recently I saw this one for $60 that looked a lot like the Rode but was half the price, so I bought it and MAN am I glad I did. I didn't really know just how lightweight and crappy the Neweer was until I unboxed this one. You can see the difference in size in the picture I included with this review. The Neweer is much smaller and the extra range that this Innogear has is so nice. I also like the fact that the springs are internal and somehow sound dampened when they move so it doesn't make that "sproing kriiiing" sound that the cheaper one makes when you move it. This one moves silently.It is a bit stiffer than the Neweer, but I like that; though I presume I could adjust it with a phillips screwdriver if I wanted... Checking: Nope, the stiffness isn't really adjustable, so that may be an issue for some people, but I quite like it.The one thing that I would ding it for is that the table clamp base is made of plastic instead of cast metal like the Neweer is. So far it seems sturdy enough and isn't worth a whole star so I'm leaving the review at five stars, but if they were to make it with a steel or cast aluminum base with a nylon insert to make pivoting smooth, then I'd be a little happier.Overall it's a superb microphone boom arm and you definitely cannot complain for the price. I haven't directly compared it to the Rode PSA1 or Blue Compass, because I haven't gotten my hands on either of those, but I can't imagine a better boom arm than this one, especially after having used the Neweer and other cheapies in the same class, for years.
Pleasantly surprised, feels solid and can hold heavier mics with ease, great adjustments!
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Mike on March 4, 2019
I originally bought the $100 Blue Compass which is used quite often for podcasting and radio. It is a nice, well build arm but for some reason I just couldn’t get it adjusted perectly. I think it had to do with the point where the mic screws into the arm didn’t have enough swivel/angle adjustments. I bought this arm expecting the worst and was quite surprised. It’s very heavy duty and feels solid. It’s had absolutely no issues holding my Rode NT2-A mic which is on the heavy side. I was able to get it setup perfectly and can even move it out of the way when not in use. Pulling it back towards me when ready to use again doesn’t feel like quite the chore when comparing to the Blue Compass. If you are comfortable with solder you can even route the mic cable through the tubing for a cleaner look!
5.0 out of 5.0 by
Mahree on October 27, 2018
My suggestion for anyone looking to purchase a bundle pack instead of just buying this piece separately, DON'T! The other ones that come in the value packs are flimsy. This is def high quality and why would you want to leave your 150-200 dollar mic in such fragile hands? My yeti is hooked onto a shock mount and then onto this piece which I swivel into my Monoprice Mic isolation shield when recording my voice overs and it's impeccable quality guy!!!