USB Broadcasting Microphone With Headphones Output
The TM-250U is the USB condenser microphone for personal broadcasting and online communication. Because it captures crisp, accurate sound at an ultra-affordable price, and also includes a headphones output for monitoring, it is the ideal solution for podcasting, conferencing, computer recording and internet broadcasting.
Lightweight and Small – for Perfect Audio Quality With Direct-to-Computer Connectivity:
The TM-250U was designed to deliver flawless, detailed audio straight to your computer via USB. Simply select it for audio input and output in your operating system, connect your headphones, and off you go. Record voice-over or music directly to your audio software, use it for online conferences and meetings, create podcasts, stream live with pristine vocal quality, or any other situation where crisp clear audio is needed.
Adaptability To All Common Operating Systems:
The TASCAM TM-250U works via industry-standard USB-C connectors on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android* and Chrome OS* platforms, with driverless functionality returning stream-optimized audio at 16-bit/48kHz.
* Operation of this unit was confirmed using standard devices, however this does not guarantee operation with all devices with Android and Chrome OS.
Built-in Controls For Gain, Mute and Headphones Volume:
The TM-250U computer broadcast microphone provides all the control for the microphone and monitoring on the unit itself. Microphone gain control and headphones output with volume control are easily accessible. A Mic-Mute button gives additional flexibility for in-the-moment control of audio.
Everything Included to Broadcast or Record Right Away:
Included are essential microphone accessories: a mic holder, USB C-A cable (2 m), and desktop tripod – allowing you to set up on your desktop immediately.
Features at a glance
USB condenser microphone with headphones output for direct monitoring
Ideal for video conferencing, podcasting or recording of acoustic instruments, vocals or speech with a computer
Simple connection with a Windows, macOS, iOS, Android* or Chrome OS* device using the included USB cable
* Dependent on hardware/processor. Operation with all devices is not guaranteed.
No driver is necessary (USB Audio Class 1.0)
Audio processing at 16 bit and up to 48 kHz sampling rate
High SPL (sound pressure level) capability and smooth frequency curve
Supercardioid directional pattern is ideal to capture single sound sources and is less sensitive to ambient noise
Headphones output (3-contact mini stereo jack) enables direct monitoring of the audio returned from the computer
Headphones volume control
Microphone volume (gain) control
Sturdy metal body
Included accessories: USB cable (Type C – Type A, 2 m), mic holder (screw diameter 5/8 inch), tabletop mic stand
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10 (October 2020, Version 20H2) Windows 10 (May 2020 Update 2004) Windows 10 (November 2019 Update 1909) Windows 8.1 Windows 7
macOS Big Sur (11.0) macOS Catalina (10.15) macOS Mojave (10.14) macOS High Sierra (10.13)
Choosing the best gear for your recording set-up and budget?
Choosing the correct item for your home recording set-up is easy for some and confusing for most. Even if you have been working with audio for years, things are constantly changing. The marketing guff and searching the net usually sends you down a rabbit hole of time-wasting.
The core of Indigo Oak Studio is to help people set up and record by taking the mystery and costs out of recording. Right now, that cost you will save is time and patience.
I can search the net!
Do you want to know why there is not a definitive answer to your question on the net? Because no one knows what is right for you. All your specific variables add up to a unique situation. The articles and reviews you are reading are usually specific to their situation, or they're generalising. Neither is going to help you.
I offer free advice
Check out my blog and look throughout my site for free advice focused on Kiwis recording at home.
Need more advice?
Are you just wanting to record some regular stuff in an ordinary place? News flash - there is no such scenario! You may as well walk into Resene and say, "Which is the best paint for my room?" Blank stares follow. Are you wanting to record a super tight double kick in an old shed, some opera vocals in a tiny bedroom, or a big band after hours in an office building?
Get personalised advice from an expert
I've been doing this for 20+ years, and I have been in more home studios than anyone else in New Zealand! I've experience helping people get the best for their unique situation. According to my long list of client reviews, I successfully provide the highest standard of service. Save yourself time, stress, and the cost of getting the wrong thing.
But you'll sell me the most expensive thing and hound me until I buy
Nope - I am a big fan of only getting what you need. I have recorded many demos using some very inexpensive gear (including things just lying around the house). So if you have a small budget, I will work hard to find the best solution to fit that budget. I am also a "soft seller". I might reach out once after our catch up to see if you have any more questions, but after that, I will leave you to make up your mind in your own time.
Do you offer personal help setting up and learning to use the gear (and the whole recording and mixing process if required)?
YES - I can be booked in to get you up and tracking. I can teach you as little or as much as you would like to know about home recording and mixing.
I charge to give personalised advice - WTF?!? Yep. But why? Because I value my time, and a lot of people want my help. So I only personally people who value my time. "But if you give me the advice, I'll buy the product." I am a small independent business, so there is not much money to be made selling electronics on the internet. Also, note - Some people take my recommendations and then purchase from one of the big chain stores... Then ask me to help them set it up because the salesperson from the chain store doesn't seem very helpful...