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CAD U1000 Review | USB Microphone for PC / Mac

CAD U1000 Review | USB Microphone for PC / Mac

Posted by Austin Bazaar on 24th Jul 2015

CAD U1000 USB Microphone Review

Are you looking to upgrade your home recording setup? The CAD U1000 USB studio condenser microphone is an affordable and easy-to-use option for recording podcasts, voice-overs, music demos and more! Check out our CAD U1000 review and demo video to see if the U1000 is the right USB microphone for you!

USB Recording Microphone for PC and Mac

The CAD U1000 microphone is one of the best USB microphones under $100 we have tried out so far. But what makes it so good for podcasting and voice-overs? First of all, the uni-directional, cardioid recording pattern of this condenser mic makes it ideal for recording from a single source (such as a person talking or singing). This reduces the chance that the microphone will pick up unwanted background noise.

The U1000 is a "plug and play" type microphone, so even if you've never recorded before it is pretty easy to use. Just plug it into your computer, open the recording program of your choice and set the microphone as your input source, and you're ready to record! Traditional microphones require a DI box, preamp or other device to convert their signals from electronic to digital - that's a lot of extra gear and hassle that some people just don't want to deal with!

CAD U1000 USB Recording Microphone

The U1000 feels heavy and durable, unlike some cheaper plastic models we have tested. It records high-quality 16 bit 44.1KHz audio and even has a built-in headphone jack to monitor your audio live (a useful feature that you won't get from the comparable CAD U37 microphone). It also comes with a microphone clip adapter so you can attach it to any standard microphone stand if you don't want to use the included desktop stand. 

Check out our demo video to see and hear the CAD U1000 USB microphone in action!

What is included with the CAD U1000?

  • U1000 USB microphone
  • Desktop "swivel stand"
  • Microphone clip adapter (use this to attach the U1000 to a traditional microphone stand if desired)
  • Windscreen (to cut back on wind noise for outdoor recording)
  • 6.5 ft USB cable 


Due to its affordable price and high quality output, the U1000 recording microphone makes an excellent introduction to the world of home recording on a limited budget. If you're new to the world of home recording, our CAD U1000 bundles can help you save big on essential accessories like headphones and carrying bags - so be sure to check them out below!

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