If you’re looking for a sound review and a test of the Deity D3 Pro shotgun mic, you are in the right place. In this video, I’m going to test out the Deity D3 Pro shotgun and provide some sound tests so that you can hear what it sounds like on a smartphone, on a DSLR and directly into my iMac.
Deity D3 Pro on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dkBovv
Deity technical specs: https://www.deitymic.com/v-mic-d3-pro/
1:04 Inside the box
2:15 Sound test start
2:21 iPhone 11 without external mics
2:29 Deity D3 Pro with iPhone 11 (no filters)
3:00 Deity D3 Pro with iPhone and 75 LCF engaged
3:22 Deity D3 Pro with iPhone and 75 LCF engaged
3:39 Canon 90D inbuilt mic
3:55 Deity D3 Pro with Canon 90D outdoors
4:38 Deity D3 Pro with Canon 90D outdoors (another test)
5:36 What I liked about the Deity D3 Pro
6:49 What I don’t like about the microphone
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Deity D3 Pro Review and Sound Test 2020 – Video Transcription
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Sara Nguyen, and I help coaches, consultants and creative pros do all their business using video with ease. Make sure that you check out the description because I’ll put all of the timestamps, as well as any resources that I mention within this video.
Now, I have to say that Deity did send me this microphone for free. However, they didn’t influence anything that I have to say about the microphone, nor did they have any say over the final video review itself.
Now let’s talk about what you actually get with the actual microphone. Inside the box, you get this extremely sturdy carry case, which allows you to travel with the microphone, knowing that it will be really well protected. It’s extremely sturdy. You also get a cable to connect to your microphone to your device with and you get a USB-C to USB cable, to charge your microphone with.
The microphone comes with a windshield and it also has a shock mount as well. You’re also currently listening to this entire video recorded directly into the Deity D3 Pro into my iMac. I’m going to play the sound test for you in a moment. I also want to say that all of these sound tests are not edited. I only increased the sound of some of the videos so that you can have more consistent sound and some aren’t high and some aren’t low. But aside from that, I haven’t edited any of the sound bites at all. After the sound bites play, I’ll talk about what I liked and what I didn’t like about the microphone. Let’s go over and check out the sound test.
This is what it sounds like recording directly into my iPhone 11 using the native camera, without any microphones at all. This is what it sounds like using the Deity D3 Pro plugged into my iPhone 11. I have the windshield on and the microphone is about 12 to 15 centimeters away from my face and I’m going to be quiet so you can listen to the ambient noise. I also don’t have any of the low cut filters on at the moment and I’m going to turn them on in the next test.
This is what it sounds like using the Deity D3 Pro with the 75 low cut filter engaged, and I’m going to be quiet, so you can listen to the ambient noise and this is what it sounds like with the Deity D3 Pro with the 150 low cut filter engaged. Once again, I’m going to be quiet, so you can listen to the ambient noise.
This is what it sounds like using the inbuilt microphone of my Canon 90D outdoors, as a reference point for the other sound tests. Now I’m going to be quiet so you can listen to the ambient noise.
This is what it sounds like using the Deity D3 Pro plugged into my Canon 90D. I’m filming outside at the moment, and I’m probably a good meter and a half, more than arm’s distance away from the actual microphone. We can listen to the quality of sound that you get and see if we can pick up any of the cars, the birds, and the wind happening outdoors at the moment. Why did the orange get fired from the factory? Because he couldn’t concentrate. Now I’m going to quiet, so you can listen to the ambient noise.
This is what it sounds like doing another sound test outdoors using the Deity D3 Pro plugged into my Canon 90D. There is a lot of ambient noise, so see what it sounds like as I’m speaking and the quality of my voice that’s coming through and what you can pick up. Now I’m going to be quiet so you can listen to the ambient noise.
There we have a couple of sound tests using the Deity D3 Pro. Let me know which ones are your favorite. I personally really love the quality of sound that you got plugging the Deity D3 Pro directly into a smartphone, making it really easy to have great quality sound, if you’re out and about recording using your smart phone and I thought it was just really effortless to use.
Let’s talk about what I liked about the microphone and what I don’t really love about the microphone. In terms of what I really liked. I do like that it’s really easy to use. There’s one button to turn it on and that same button allows you to engage the low cut filters and the same button to turn it off. You can’t really mess it up too much.
The gain dial is really smooth and easy to use and I think my favorite thing was that you really can use it across multiple devices. Whether that’s your smartphone, or your camera, or directly into your computer, it really is a smart microphone that you can use in lots of different ways and particularly for creators, it really is a versatile microphone.
I like that there’s an inbuilt battery and you don’t have to deal with an additional third battery thing. I like that there’s a light that indicates when it’s on. Green is when it’s awake and on and orange is when it’s on standby. All of these things make it a really easy to use, but high quality microphone that gives you really beautiful sound without really having to work too hard for the most part.
Now, what don’t I like about the microphone? I think the thing that I really struggled with when it came to the Deity D3 Pro, was that they talk about it being a microphone that you can use across multiple devices. But when it comes to plugging your microphone into your computer, this cable is really frustrating. It slaps you in the face, like you can’t get any length with it. I ended up actually purchasing an additional cable, in order to use it with my iMac.
I know if that’s the only thing that I really don’t like about the microphone, I think it’s a real win because I don’t think that these microphone companies can win either way. This cable was either too short or too long. The only way they can win is if they give us two tables, one short and one long. That’s my viewpoint when it comes to the things I didn’t really like about it.
All in all, I think in terms of the price point at the time of this recording, it is 199 U.S. Dollars on Amazon for a microphone that is this versatile, and that gets you great quality sound. Remember this entire video is also being recorded using the microphone. I’m really, really impressed. Hopefully you’ve found this review useful and let me know in the comments, which one was your favorite out of all of the soundbites that we got.
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