Join Gabriel Richards as he demonstrates shows the features of the RØDE X XCM-50 and XDM-100, two USB-C microphones that are perfect for podcasters, streamers, and gamers! Using these microphones with RØDE's UNIFY software allows for an all-in-one solution for your audio needs. Compare their sound reproduction in this video, and let us know what you think, in the Comments section. Which works best for your setup?
0:00 - Introduction
1:04 - Highlighted Specs for Both
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Do you have a budding podcaster in your life? Do you have no idea what to get them this holiday season? Read on!
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