Thronmax MDrill One Pro mic review

The Thronmax MDrill One Pro is the most amazing microphone I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing in the past few years. And I mean pleasure. Thronmax MDrill One Pro, from a European audio company. I’ve honestly never heard of, is a $90 USB condenser microphone that works with Windows, Linux, MacOS and PlayStation 4 and 5. It’s a plug-and-play mic. And I can’t stress enough how happy I am that I don’t have to use some overly complicated software to get the most out of it. I’m looking at you Razer Seiren V2 Pro. . No sir, just plug in Thronmax and go about your business. Thronmax claims their Vertigain technology improves clarity and sound quality by 10% over other condenser microphones. While I cannot substantiate this with any scientific accuracy, I can say that this mic sounds incredibly rich and full-bodied.

I have never sounded so sexy, and when I sent my wife a little voice note in the middle of the day on WhatsApp, she was blown away. Extra points for me. The microphone picks up voices with a rich, warm tone, with absolutely no hiss or distortion. I did a number of tests and found that the optimal position for the MDrill One Pro is about half a foot from your mouth. Sure, it works great when it’s on your desk, but as you can hear from the recording example, when it’s closer, the sound gets a lot better.

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There is a gain control on the mic itself, but it didn’t really affect my voice much. It just picked up more of the ambient background sound. However, I like that I don’t have to fiddle with software to get such good sound. The superior sound is the result of the aforementioned Vertigain technology, which uses three internal capacitors to capture sound waves without being scattered by a typical microphone grid.

There is also a built-in shock absorber mount that does an excellent job of dampening unwanted table vibrations. It also helps that the microphone has a high sampling rate of up to 24-bit/96 kHz, which is great for professional applications.

Specifications Thronmax MDrill One Pro

Capacitors: 3x 16mm
Directional Models: Cardioid, Stereo, 360 Bidirectional, Omnidirectional
Controls: Volume, Gain, Mute, Pattern, Lighting
Sampling frequency: 96 kHz
Bit depth: 24 bit
Connector: USB, 3.5 mm jack
Weight: 610 g
Price: $90 | £74 | 130 Australian dollars

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The MDrill One Pro is also one of the most beautiful microphones out there. It’s a tin-sized Redbull aluminum cylinder, painted in metallic gray and supported by a massive tabletop stand that truly brings to mind the word ‘paperweight’. It perfectly holds the microphone in a stable position and absorbs any vibrations of the table.

You can easily rotate the microphone on this stand to get the best position But in my experience, mounting it on a boom so it can be closer to your mouth provides the best sound quality.

The top half of the mic is a slatted metal plate rather than a regular mic grid – all part of the design that contributes to the Vertigain. It also negates the need for those foam socks in most cases.

All microphone controls are on the case, while volume and gain controls are on the back. On the front is a prominent oblong LED bar inspired by 80s audio technology that is used to control your levels – blue for headphone volume, green for microphone boost.

Microphone patterns

Above the LED panel are markers for four microphone patterns: cardioid, stereo, bidirectional and omnidirectional. There are two soft buttons built into the top and bottom of the LED bar. The top one is for muting the microphone, and the bottom one is for switching between different patterns. I really appreciated that the mute button has a bright backlight that stays bright green when it’s on and wickedly red, as if to say, “You’re muted.”

Thanks to the headphone jack, you can also monitor the sound in real time. Aside from the volume control, there are no other controls to adjust how much of your voice you hear through the headphones, or even just turn it off. Thronmax has achieved a safe sonic balance, but some may prefer better control.

The coolness continues under the mic, where you have USB Type-C jacks, 3.5mm headphone jacks. A threaded screw mounts for use with booms, and a button to control, wait, RGB lighting. You can choose from seven colors for the ring. And while it’s not bright enough to color your table in RGB, it certainly looks pretty darn cool and even better when the mic is mounted on a boom.

Under $100, the Thronmax MDrill One Pro is no problem for those looking for a quality mic, and it’s easy to add to our best mics list. It’s cheaper than most of our favorite mics, other than the flashy HyperX Quadcast S, arguably one of the prettiest. It sounds amazing and just works without any additional software shenanigans. This is a fantastic and fun microphone that just works and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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