Microphones on gaming headsets have improved a lot over the last 3-4 years but even with those improvements the need for add-on microphones or desktop microphones has been growing. Anyone looking to create content like podcasts, videos, and streaming should be looking at a good microphone and even if you are just gaming and talking to your friends a solid microphone can help the experience. Sadly though a lot of those options are expensive and way out of reach from a starter setup. Maono reached out to me to ask if we wanted to check out their PD200X microphone which is a dynamic microphone with USB and XLR connectivity and is priced significantly lower than a lot of the household brands and I thought I would check it out. If it is a good performer having both USB and XLR make this a perfect starter microphone allowing you to upgrade from USB to a mixer in the future. The PD200X does have a little bit of RGB lighting as well for those who are into that. So today I’m going to check out the PD200X’s features then we will dive into its software and features to see if it's worth a purchase.

Product Name: Maono PD200X USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone

Review Sample Provided by: Maono

Written by: Wes Compton

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Element Type

Dynamic microphone

Polar Pattern




Bit Depth/Sample Rate


Frequency Response


Adjustable Gain Range

0 to +42dB





130dB SPL

Compatible Devices

Desktop/Laptop/Computer/Mixer/Audio Interface/PS4/PS5/MAC OS/WINDOWS

Recommended Uses For Product

Podcasting, Recording, Streaming, Gaming, Video Conference


Lifetime Technical Support & 30 Days Warranty



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