Have you been to a big box retailer lately? On your next trip take a moment and look at the number of items in that store. There are 40 varieties of paper towels, 80 types of cheese, and an infinite number of yogurt (seriously it's ridiculous!). We love choices though don't we? If you shop somewhere else, and they have limited selection you think "What's wrong with them? I want my Island Tropic Chai Mango Cherry Greek Yogurt with Special Digestive Juice." That's probably a real thing! Choice is good, but it can be WAY overdone.
Do a search right now for "voice over microphone", "the best microphone for voiceover work", or "voiceover studio microphone". The choices there will bog you down. If you're just starting out it can be really overwhelming! Even if you're a seasoned pro, you might be second guessing "your sound" because of the type of microphone you're using. If you're the latter, JUST STOP IT. Ok? Ok. Starting out in voice over, especially if you don't have an audio background, will give you a never-ending landscape of options, opinions, tests, and opinions...also opinions...and more opinions.
I'm not going to give you opinions and options on "what's the greatest voice over microphone to make me sound like a trailer guy", etc...What I want you to do for a moment is stop and listen. Listen to your setup. Listen to your room. Listen to the types of jobs you book and what your colleagues are booking. How does it sound? If it's similar, great! If you hear a significant difference, remember that it could be a few factors:
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