Friday, March 6, 2020

Beyerdynamic Creator 24 Mobile Recording Bundle Review

Blogging and podcasting is very popular and continues to grow. Whether you are blogging , podcasting, or looking for a recording kit, Beyerdynamic has you covered. Up for review today is their creator 24 Mobile Recording Bundle. It consists of a pair of Beyerdynamic DT240 Pro headphones, Fox USB microphone, and CUBASE recording software.

Features and specs:

Bundle consisting of: FOX USB Microphone, DT 240 PRO Headphones, Cubase LE 9.5 License

Circumaural, professional headphones in compact design

Powerful transducers to suit any studio and mobile application

24 Bit 96 kHz studio grade quality as in professional recording studios

Accurate signal conversion by a large diaphragm condensor capsule

The Beyerdynamic Creator 24 Mobile Recording Bundle comes in a great looking color printed box, with photos and specs of the headphones, mic, and software. Opening the box revealed a box for the headphones, one for the mic, and a card with the license code for the software. Opening the box for the headphones showed the headphones held in place by custom molded plastic sleeve. The headphones were made of mostly plastic with some metal in the headband and earcups. The headband and earcups were a soft vinyl and foam. Also included were the detachable cable, ¼” adaptor and soft cloth bag.

Opening the box for the fox microphone, I was even more impressed. It was held in place by custom molded foam. And pulling out the mic my jaw dropped. This mic is heavy and screams quality! My heft test of holding it in hand, showed a high quality well made product. Materials used was almost all metal with a little plastic for the mute button, mix and volume knob. And the base appeared to be a soft silicon, which would be safe for furniture. The mic itself was protected behind two metal mesh screens. Also included was a pop shield, desk stand, USB cable and screw adaptor.

I was impressed with the design of both products. The Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro has an MSRP of only $79. Yet you get a well made product that not just all plastic. It has metal in the adjustable headband and earcup mounts. All of the components are well made. And not only does it have a detachable cable at this low price point, you can connect the cable to either side earcup.

The Beyerdynamic Fox mic also very much impressed me with its design. Not only does it appear to be built like a tank, it’s also easy to use. The back holds the USB-C port for power, and gain level switch. The front has the headphone monitor jack, as well as mute button, and level knobs for mix and volume. And when you consider the two layers of metal mesh screen, as well as the pop shield, the internal mic is also well protected. Considering the low MSRP of only $139 for this high quality studio grade mic, the bang for the buck appears to be off the charts! Now let’s see how they perform.

 To test the headphones, I went to a few of my favorite tracks. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, the clarinet was smooth with good texture. Piano sounded natural. Dynamics were good, flutes had good air. And they threw a big soundstage with sufficient imaging. Kansas: Carry on My Wayward Son, vocals were very smooth with great texture. Drums were dynamic with crisp and clean cymbals. Keyboard was just a tad bright. Kickdrum had good impact and low end extension. Lady Gaga: Starstruck, vocals were smooth with nice harmonics. Bass deep, played with a lot of authority and was only a tad boomy. $79 headphones should not sound this good.

Now it’s time for the mic.  I did not test any instruments with it, just vocals.  But it did a great job.  There was really good resolution, texture, and timber in the vocals, and provided really good resolution and harmonics.  Dynamics were also really good.  Compared to the built-in mic on my Canon camcorder, the camcorder audio sounded less dynamic, less resolution, and just sounded a bit thin with less energy.

The Beyerdynamic Creator 24 mobile recording studio kit proved to be a great performer. The jewel of the kit was the fox mic, but the DT 240 Pro headphones was a great performer as well, great for monitoring the audio from the mic. And with an MSRP of only $219 for the kit, the bang for the buck was hit out of the park. Based on it’s design, features, quality and performance, has earned our Highly Recommended award. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at