EPOS B20 Microphone Review - A Mouthwatering Box Of Chocolates
As a journalist and gamer in the mid-pandemic online era, sound quality has been an important part of all our lives. Whether it be keeping sane by chatting amongst friends in Discord, attending makeshift pub quizzes, calling out enemy locations on Call of Duty: Warzone, or conducting interviews and meetings – nobody wants to sound like C-3PO and ruin the opportunities thanks to poor microphone quality.
Well, with EPOS B20 microphones, they ooze more quality than the caramel circles in the purple tinned street.
From the second the EPOS B20 lands on your doorstep, your entire studio set-up is enriched. From the sleek box to the easy to follow manual, the essence of prestige is impressive.
Once you’ve discarded the box and tight-knit foam, you’re left with a microphone, which appears to be daunting to a tech rookie with little experience, but is actually rather simplistic. The clean steel-like design is aesthetically pleasing and fits in with most office attire thanks to its pristine appearance.
For a gamer, in a room full of merchandise, LED lightings, and Harry Potter posters, I didn’t expect a microphone to make the room feel more professional, but with the solid aluminium shell and genuine classy design, the mic felt at home and embedded professionalism into a man cave.
Heroes of Functionality
Where the EPOS B20 microphone truly excels is in its functionality. The microphone comes with a polished stand that allows for neat wire management and good performance in a variety of different places and backgrounds. The mic is also compatible with most microphone stands, making an easy adaptation for streamers and gamers.
The microphone comes with four ranges of sound pickup – cardioid, stereo, bidirectional or omnidirectional - which has the EPOS B20 as the heroes of functionality. The Cadbury-esque Jack of all trades allows expertise in any range of communications but doesn't dip if you're simply using the default settings to chat with friends on stream.
Whereas some mics are built for their extortionate additions, the EPOS B20 is designed with the basics in mind, making it perfect for any type of streamer.
Celebration of Affordability
Despite a seemingly steep tag of £179, for the added gizmos and extra functionality, the EPOS B20 is surprisingly affordable.
The beauty in the microphone lies with its 360 degrees peripheral scope, which is best used when recording with multiple people, and will stop you from having to purchase two mics at half the price. Whether it's in-depth analytical podcasts or a hot tub stream, the EPOS B20’s range and broadcast can be tailored to just about any use - coming in as a true all-around delight.
In this case, its expert quality and phenomenal functionality stack up to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth, and more.