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All user reviews for the The T.bone SC450

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 20 reviews )
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Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent

zicfred's review"Great value for money"

The T.bone SC450
I use it to record vocals and a guitar. It can do wonders with its filter.
The performance is impressive for a Chinese mic with such a price tag.

I strongly recommend it.


I've had it since 2006 and I would buy it again.

Transport case and shock mount suspension included. It's a great mic.

AlanForPresident's review"Can be used for live or studio, I prefer studio."

The T.bone SC450
The T Bone SC 450 is a large diaphragm studio microphone that should not be used in a live setting.
It does however require phantom power, and the price is very reasonable and respectable. The overall, specs of the T bone SC 450 didn’t particularly strike me as the studio microphone that I need to have. But after purchasing two of these over the years, I can say it is one of the best microphones that are under 150 US Dollars that I have used. The time that was used with the T Bone SC 450 was over the period of about 4 months.


The T Bone SC 450 has great quality for a microphone that is less than 150 dollars, it excels great in a studio setting with acoustics and proper set up. I have tried 2 other T Bone models, and this is the better one for the money. You will get a shock mount and a case when you purchase the T bone SC 450, which is a good thing because the shock mount is much needed. The frequency response is o.1m - 10dB (20-18000 Hz). The T Bone SC 450 is a great vocal microphone for someone with an even Tone, not to deep of a pitch nor too high. One thing about this microphone that also makes it better than the previous version of the T Bone is that this is a flexible microphone and can be used on instruments as well. But in my opinion it wont sound as good using it as an instrument microphone. They actually also say it’s a live microphone but I have to disagree with T Bone on that, this microphone did not sound well when we tested it in a live setting. Maybe it all depends on what type of a sound the user is looking for. We will keep the T Bone SC 450 in the studio, with acoustic treatments.

audiotrip's review"Very good first choice"

The T.bone SC450
Cardioid vocal mic that works with 48V phantom power.
It comes with a nice-looking case, inside which is the mic itself and the suspension, as well as spare rubber bands.


I've used it for 5 years in my home studio for vocals and some guitar takes.
It is my first real mic, so I don't have any reference to compare it to.
Before the SC450, I had a Sennheiser MD 43 and I must say it's like night and day...
Vocals are picked up fine and the reproduction is dynamic, with no or almost no coloration. I think it's pretty versatile for use with different types of vocals and musical styles.
This product is a real bombshell, given its price and, especially, the contents of the box.
Not only would I buy it again, I also recommend it to anyone who wants a good mic to start his or her home studio with the right foot.

yoc's review

The T.bone SC450


I have one.
I've had other down-market mics, like the se2000 (which I sold), and an AT 2020.
The T bone is the best of all.
I used it for demos quite some time, but now I have a neumann KMS 105 for live performances and it's better, even for demos. It's more neutral, but more expensive, too.
I still use the T bone for tenor sax (with 2 mics) .
In short, it's quite all right and well-equipped.
Ideal for beginners.

jetlag's review"OK, but nothing more"

The T.bone SC450
Dynamic mic from Thomann. I use it to record folk guitar and vocals.


I've been using it sporadically for a little over a year.

I have several mid-range mics but no high-end.

This mic does the job for home studio but it needs EQ corrections to add some brilliance to it.

Good value for money.
Jay f.04/22/2012

Jay f.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent value for money"

The T.bone SC450
Vocal Mic. Condenser microphone transistor large-diaphragm

Polar pattern: Cardioid
Presence of a low-cut switch and-10dB pad.

Body and gate are metal and seem robust.
It comes with a suspension and a carrying case.


I use it for a couple of years.
I had bought used.

This is my first condenser vocal microphone.
I especially appreciate its great value for money. He seems sensitive and accurate as it should. But I have no points of comparison.

With experience, maybe I'll turn to mics more upscale, see Neumann Rode. But I first wanted to try my hand at not too much to the recording of my voice.
I will not hesitate to buy other micro range T.Bone.

dechampfleury's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" comparison with the Sennheiser E835"

The T.bone SC450


I have an E835 since qq Annes. the sound is less prcis. too does the medium bone.

for my voice, clearly the best E835. and cheaper.

Bothspirit's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect in its price range"

The T.bone SC450
I use it to take singing and classical guitar.


I use it for over a year and I particularly appreciated.

Surely they must preamps that go with it. I use it with the built-Octane M-Audio Fast Track Ultra is just perfect for my use.

The sound is crisp, clear, direct and present. The record is very good, it does not color (too) the sound does not favor certain frequencies. What can I say?

Pros: sound, low-cut,

Cons: I do not see it fulfills its function.

I put 10 because in its price range, it is perfect is true. Compared to other more expensive mics, but will drop his note this is not the purpose of the notice here.

Samy44L's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

The T.bone SC450
Already said.


A, SC-450! A microphone that has not only qualities: screw the suspension hard to position, indescribable smell of oil "Chinese" when you open the briefcase, switches fragile-looking ...

Well, all that we do not care, because what counts is the sound!

If we rule préamli correctly, even with a source is a little weak have no breath. The definition is good, not too much acidity in the treble. I do not serve in the neighborhood (still at 2-3 m from the source). This mic I use to have the presence and definition for my registration. A stereo pair located farther back full.

I record with choirs, orchestras and organ. Its good field width is ideal for recording an organ whose buffet several meters wide.

Used once to record vocals for a slideshow. With just one microphone can pick up several people, and the result is very natural. Its wide field eliminates the need of the level changes when a person turns his head slightly.

Obviously, what I just described is probably as good and even better with other pickups ... this is where the concept of value for money: exellent for SC-450!


zedbee's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

The T.bone SC450
SC450 used only for singing on a branch prampli TL Audio 5050, or directly on a prampli makie.


Used for 8 months to record the song, he filled his office well, yes indeed, it has an unfortunate tendency to increase the whistling, but not abusive fawn, the real criticism I made him is his support whose screw me pt in the hands while trying to place the microphone of the inclined Camelott ....

if not, let's be honest, the price is just great, I compared it with microphones that have certainly nothing to see, but I had on hand, a Sennheiser MD421, and rode NT3 , and frankly the T bone is close enough for the return of the MD421, and when one criticizes the SC450 to have hissing, the NT3 and much more expensive, and absolutely crap in the registry. Enttendu well, my test is with the mid-range equipment, so they are what they are ... If you do not have a sub or you beginners, do not rush on the other Berhinger prodipe pub which abound in magazines, that's what micro you.
I'm not saying that a is a neumann, away from, but my taste what are the best in micro for the poor.
and further, the microphone is not everything, choose one suited prampli is impractical, learn to use it as much ... and exercise his ear, it goes without saying.