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FIFINE K688 USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone with Shock Mount, Touch-Mute Button, Headphone Jack, I/O Controls

FIFINE K688 USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone with Shock Mount, Touch-Mute Button, Headphone Jack, I/O Controls

$ 82.99 USD

  • It is anyone’s mic: USB helps get started, XLR ups the game & dynamic always works in untreated rooms.
  • Touch-mute, live monitoring & I/O level controls available in USB mode.
  • XLR widens the use scenarios and brings out the best audio quality.
  • Bright-sounding tone & easy-to-drive signal from a dynamic microphone are the signature characteristics.
  • High-density flocked pop filter & metal shock mount do their jobs in both functionality and aesthetics.
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  • 10% Discount Code: FifineMic10
  • NO TAX, 4-7 DAYS FREE SHIPPING
  • 30-DAY FREE RETURN
  • 2-YEAR WARRANTY

Order & Shipping Policy

Q: What if I want to cancel the order right after payment?

A: Please contact us immediately if you would like to make changes to your order.

 

Q: Do you have international shipping?

A: Sorry, no. Products on FIFINE website are not available for global shipping. Delivery covers UK, CA and US (APO/FPO address is not included). For customers who live outside these regions, you can check out on FIFINE AliExpress Store

Address of the US warehouses: 17531 Railroad St., Unit A, City of Industry, CA, 91748 United State 

Address of the CA warehouses: 450 Derwent PL, Delta, BC V3M 5Y9 Canada

Address of the UK warehouses: Plot 1, Lyons Park, Lyons Dr, Coventry, West Midlands CV5 9PF United Kingdom

 

Q: When will my order ship?

A: We process your order as soon as we receive it. And because of current situation, the processing time could take up to ONE business day, which is not added up to the shipping time. 

 

Q: What if I provide the wrong/I want to change the shipping address?

A:

If you find out the incorrectness or want to make changes before receiving shipping confirmation notification. Please message us as soon as possible so that we can correct the address or cancel the order. We are available at email: web@fifine.cc or Facebook messenger: 

If the package has already been shipped, we will message you with the carrier info as soon as possible. Then you can contact them to relocate a correct address. If it can not be changed, we have to wait till the package being sent back to proceed a refund. And if it is not returned to sender successfully, we have no responsibility for issuing a refund or replacing the package.   

 

Q: When can I expect my package to arrive?

A: 

  1. If it is a pre-order or back-order that is in stock, your package will be shipped first.  
  2. Delivery takes 4-7 days (based on your location), which counts from the day when your order is processed. Shipping cost is free when your order weighs below 1.51 kg.     
  3. If it is emergent order that needs to be delivered on a specific date, please contact us before placing the order.  

 

Q: When will I receive my shipment tracking number?

A: You will receive a notification email about the tracking information once your order leaves warehouse that is close to your location.  

 

Q: What if tracking info indicates the package was received but I haven't actually receive it?

A: 

First off, please wait for one more business days, tracking info update could be ahead of the actual delivery. 

Next, if you still haven't received package, please call and email the local post office. They will have more info than we can see online. 

At last, when post office is not able to help find the package, you should send us the screenshots of communication with post office as evidence for us to file a complaint. With a response from Post Office through your contact, confirming that package is missing, we will do a refund on the product price. 

 

Return & Refund Policy

Q: What is your return policy?

A: FIFINE MICROPHONE offers Free Return within 30 days, counting from the date when the tracking info shows delivered.  

But it does not cover bulk purchase (more than three), intact item, item ordered by mistake. If you wish to return a product, please contact us. 

 

Q: How do I request a return?

A: Please follow the steps below to return a product:

  1. Contacted our email at web@fifine.cc with your order number and the reason for return (Any product shipped to us without a return authorization will be returned to the customer at his or her expense).
  2. We will email you back to confirm the product condition. Custoemr will have responsiblity to help provide the info (pictures and recording) we required. Then we will give instructions for returning and a return number.
  3. Ship your unused product in its original packaging to the address identified in our email.
  4. Note: Return shipping fee is covered by FIFINE only if returns are for defective products, products that were not described accurately, or incorrect orders. Whether a product is defective depends the info that customer provides (pictures and recording). 

 

"Return Terms"

  • Please be sure to use the original box, and the shipping carton and its packing material to ship the item back (the item is returned in the same condition as it was when shipped).
  • You are responsible for shipping the products back to us.If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item. 

 

Q: After I have returned a product, when will I see the refund in my account?

A: After receiving and examining your returned product(s), your refund will appear in your account within 3 to 5 business days. Please be aware that the refund will depend on the policies of PayPal that was used for payment.

 

Other Terms and Conditions

"Bulk Purchase Return"

If buyer bought more than THREE products at a time, any one of them is defective, we will provide the free replacement.

But if buyer decides to return them all, we will charge a restocking fee of 30% of the order total. And buyer is responsible for the shipment back to FIFINE local factory. 

"Refuse-to-Receive"

Once package has been shipped out, order cancellation is not possible. When product arrives, buyers are responsible for arranging return shipping and covering the cost by themselves and emailing us back with tracking number. If buyer decides to refuse package instead, we will charge a restocking fee of 30% of the order total. 

Notice: Refund of "refuse-to-receive" item does not cover the origianl shipping fee, That means in this case, we will send back the payment of only the product listed price. 

"Intact Items"

An intact item is one that its package has been opened and it works without a problem. If you want to return an intact product, the return shipping cost shall be covered on customer side. And we will deduct the original shipping fee from the refund total.            

"Defective Items"

A defective item is one that is inoperable but has no apparent damage. If you receive a defective product, please contact our email for assistance.

Notice: Whether a product is defective depends the info that customer provides (pictures and recording). 

"Damaged Items"

If the order arrives at you with obvious shipping damage, please refuse the delivery and email us with your order number. If you have accepted it, please save all packaging material and paperwork for the order and also email us for instructions. If you dispose of packaging material, you jeopardize our chances of making a claim, and you may not receive the return.

"Limits of Responsibility"

We take no responsibility for user-initiated damage and/or loss of parts incurred during operation or use of the product. Though you still can email us for assistance on repairing or replacing components.

"Price and/or Description Changes"

All prices, pictures, and descriptions on this website are subject to change. We maintain no responsibility for inadvertent errors. When you place your order with us, you agree to the price and terms indicated on this website. Price differences related to future or past prices in FIFINE MICROPHONE store are not refundable.

Notice: We are sorry that the price fluctation during pandemic is not refundable.

"Errors on FIFINE MICROPHONE website"

Prices and availability of products are also subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected where and when discovered. We reserve the right to revoke any stated offer, cancel orders, and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions in any stated offer or price, including after an order has been submitted and whether or not the order has been confirmed and your payment processed. If your payment has already been processed for the purchase when your order is canceled, we will issue an immediate refund.

"For product FAQs, please turn to the Technical Support Page"

Customer Reviews

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D.P.
Amazing value and quality.

This mic is absolutely amazing. The shock mount works a treat, killing vibrations in boom arms in other mics which do not have a shock mount. Sound quality is excellent, very faint background hiss which is easily edited out. Headphone out has a very slight hiss too. Both of the above are only faintly audible at night, when it is most quiet; during daytime noise, both hisses are not audible. My only suggestion would be improving the windshield, as it's not as effective as other windshields on my other mics, and maybe also extending the mesh to diaphragm distance to help the windshield work.

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Gabriel
Great microphone don't get 2-3 day shipping

It is a great microphone but I paid extra for 2-3 day shipping it took 5 days to get to my house but other than that It is a very good recommend buying it If 500$ is out of your Budget or don't want to spend 500$ on a mic but still want that sm7b look

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Robby
Great microphone with great support

As soon as I saw this microphone, I knew it was time for an upgrade... I obviously don't want to spend $500 on a mic like the Shure SM7B but this microphone has a sleek design with a really similar sound at a fifth of the price so I bought it. It took about a month to come since it came overseas from China but it wasn't the biggest deal, upon receiving the microphone it sounded great but I only had 2 concerns, first of all, one of the rubber bands holding the shock mount to the microphone fell off somehow so I had to spend an hour trying to re-attach it as it is a very tight fit but other than that the microphone sounded great and I was super happy with it until day 2 when the USB-C cable included with it just stopped working, luckily I tried a different cable and it worked again so I just contacted support and within a day, they responded to me and sent out 2 replacement cables. All in all, I am very happy with this microphone and would highly recommend it if you're on a budget as the only issues I encountered was probably just me being unlucky and will all be solved.

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Adriann De Guzman

FIFINE K688 USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone with Shock Mount, Touch-Mute Button, Headphone Jack, I/O Controls

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Anonymous

Good

The question of “which is the best microphone” only rings true in the ideal case where everything else is set, you just pick the greatest microphone and are good to go. And that is exactly how you do in a recording studio.

A sensible voice reminds you of choosing a microphone based on the use environment when the budget is tight. Because most of the time recording especially streaming was done in environments that are not treated. With hard surfaces all around your room, the sound is going to bounce off and bounce into your mic. The excessive noise floor is the top deal-breaker for most people. 

“Does the microphone last for a long time” is a correct question to ask when you just started out. Because that mic will be the only workhorse that you are going to use for a while. But the question is not all about durability but also upgradeability. The build quality may not fall short but if the audio quality can not keep pace with your ever-increasing demand for recording or streaming, such a mic could still be short-lived.

  • In terms of functionality, the defining feature of this FIFINE K688 USB/XLR dynamic microphone is the ability to deliver perfect sound in some imperfect environments and the flexibility to balance the present need and future expansion in your audio production.
  • With the Aces hiding down the bottom and only a pre-installed metal shock mount holding the mic, what you get is simplicity at the very first glance. If you want no obtrusive shape in front of your streaming or broadcasting camera, it does the job to blend in your setup with the sleek finish on an all-metal body.
  • It is more than a looker, and so is the shock mount. You do not find any nut to tighten the mount, but only the rubber band suspending the whole mic, which is a much more effective way to absorb vibration. It also cuts down on the low-end sensitivity, as a result, there will be fewer boomy noises to muffle your audio. 

What you really need to muddle is the background sound, and the dynamic cardioid capsule does let the K688 shine through in that aspect. Normal users do not have any sort of special acoustical treatment in the rooms. A dynamic microphone will come in super helpful in this circumstance because it does not pick up much distracting background or reflected sound.

It doubles down on the noise rejection with its cardioid polar pattern. Though you have to work on top of and close to it for the clearest pickup of your voice, the result is just mind-blowing if you’re used to being a condenser mic user. Anything happening out there will not prominent anymore and you can actually experience the advantage of a cardioid microphone this time.

The best bit is that you can continue reaping this benefit for the years to come! Because the design behind is well thought out, making it easy to set up straightway when you just started out and leaving you the choice to upgrade without ditching the whole mic in the future.     

XLR mics are featureless while USB mics are powerless. Not at all, at least you can complement them with each other in the case of the FIFINE K688. The two outs give universal appeal to everyone in the following years. Because you do not need to put the work into learning to use it at the very beginning. When you want to up your game or look for the next stage at some point, you can do some experiments with it for the XLR function.   

If there is such a necessary, or maybe for a special two-PC setup, you can even send the signal from the mic to two different places, like your PC and an audio interface or a PA when using it outdoor.

  • First come first serve. What is packed with the mic is the USB audio cable. Do not know tons about microphones and just want solid sound at the very beginning? You should try out the USB connection first to get experienced.   
  • Take the pre-installed mic out of the box and just hook it up on your computer with the included USB cord, you are all set. It is 2022 already, and the USB-C should be on everything, so the USB port at the bottom of the mic is type-C to save the trouble of finding the right cable.
  • Because of the USB connection, it is not limited to the usage on computers only, it can branch out onto a Play Station console, an Android or an iPhone. Find a 3.5mm TRRS cable for hooking it up with your controller, it can even work with your Xbox. Even before the XLR port steps in, you have got quite some connectivity to play with already.
  • A small studio is crammed into the tiny body. With the USB connection, the on-body controls are also the fun parts to play with and you will definitely fall for the convenience they provide. And they are just straightforward and do not set the death trap of a single turn of software knob ruining your audio.

I/O Controls

There are also two dials at the bottom for the microphone and headphone volume. The advantage of the controls being underneath is that they will not stand in the way when you hook the mic onto a boom arm. And you can keep a clean and simple look of it in front of a camera.  

Touch-sensitive Mute

It could have been good and bad, but things changed with the LED indicator and the monitoring jack. You will not find yourself have not recorded anything yet halfway through.

Headphone Monitoring

Without a headphone amp built in, the 3.5mm port at the back can drive a pair of headphones with its impedance rated between 16 ohms and 75 ohms. Within this range you still have some headphones to choose from instead of being left with only game headsets for monitoring. Because of the combo of the latency-free feature and an input level control, you can pretty much avoid the wild fluctuations in volume by making adjustments on the fly.

You have already become addicted to all-in-one full-on USB mics, but eyeball an XLR microphone to up the game from time to time? Why not have them both? Change the connection to the XLR when you are getting ready for something big.

Using the mic with a solid preamp system is going to potentially polish the sound quality up and even give slightly different coloring to the audio, which is sort of a redeeming feature to make up for the lack of software.

The best-known fact is that the self-noise level will become much less noticeable with a balanced XLR connector. Because any interference picked up along the signal path will be canceled out. If your first concern is the overall noise floor, then the XLR connector and the dynamic capsule are the best combinations to make you concern-free. But make sure to choose a decent XLR audio cable for the hookup since it is not included in the package.   

  • The audio quality may come down to what interface you are running the mic through if you are using the XLR connector. But basically, it is not the general type of dynamic mics where the mids are prominent while the brightness is lacking. Inheriting from FIFINE’s bloodline, the treble is something that will not miss but it is not so much to assault your ear with harshness.

Bass

The broadcast signature sound should be the first thing popping up in your head when it comes to dynamic mics. The FIFINE K688 is not exceptional. But the low-ends are not too heavy to make your voice super bassy and woolly. Another benefit is that the proximity effect is less prominent so the low-frequency noises, such as the booming generated from hitting the desk or the mic stand, will not be exaggerated.      

Mids

It is pretty flat through the 500 Hz to 1k Hz midranges to give the real-world sounding of the instruments. Because of the slight boost between 1k to 2k Hz, a bit more bites are added to the high-pitched instruments. So yes, it is a FIFINE microphone that you can use to properly record some instrument. The drawback of the uncommon articulation from a dynamic microphone is that the sibilance may be fatiguing. But thanks to a much thicker and flocked pop filter, the capsule will not be hit hard by the air-blowing, making it less of a problem to avoid sibilance. That also helps reduce the plosive noises. 

Treble

To get the cleanest audio, you just need to pay a little more attention to the off-axis placement. With the sibilance sorted out, you and your audience can put your heart and ears to enjoy the bright and airy sounding up the top and even some sparkles. Leave alone streaming and voice-over, if you are planning to record a song cover in your untreated room, it is still perfectly ideal for the price.  

Specifications

TypeDynamic
Polar PatternCardioid 
Output ConnectionUSB type-C (mic end) to type-A 2.0 (computer end)/XLR
USB Power ConsumptionVoltage: 5±0.25 V
Current: 86 mA
Bit Depth/Sample Rate16-bit/44.1k-48k Hz
Frequency Response70-15k Hz
S/N Ratio>75 dB
Max. SPL130 dB
Sensitivity-58±3dB
Adjustable Gain Range0 to +12 dB
Shipping Weight 1.0 kg