There are certain places that certain perks when it comes to shopping for gear. Depending on what you are looking for and your criteria, you may choose to shop from one location over another if their prices are the same.
When it comes to shopping for selection and price, it is hard to beat Amazon.com
Now for the record, I am an affiliate for Amazon. However, you will hear where this may not always be the best place to purchase your gear. If you want to shop via Amazon, please use our affiliate shop at http://bestpodcastinggear.com/shop/ The other advantage Amazon has is if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can get free two-day shipping
If you were going to purchase an Electrovoice RE320 Microphone you might be tempted to go to Amazon where the price is $279. Did you know that Same Day Music has the Electrovoice RE320 microphone for $299 and they have non-new versions for $269 AND you don't have to pay tax on your purchase unless you live in New Jersey.
BSW is all about audio and broadcasting so they have some niche items that you may not find in some places. They also run specials and have bundles that you won't find at some places. For example, if you wanted to go totally pro and buy an Electro-voice RE20 Mic, 309A Shockmount, BSW Broadcast Microphone cable & REPop Filter Package it would be $479. If you bought the equivalent at Amazon
309a Shockmount $99
Popless VAC-RE20 3.5in Popless Voice Screen For Electro-Voice RE20 Microphone-by-Popless Voice Screens $94
So we are at $599 (more or less) and we don't even have the cable yet.
Photo? I thought this was podcasting. BNH Photo has everything.
Their prices are typically not as good as others, but if you can't find it in another place, chances are you find it at BNH. For example, they have a package for the RE2o that includes
- RE20 Voice-Over Microphone
- Auray SSM-BC10 Shockmount
- Articulating Microphone Arm & Riser
- Pop Filter
- 1x XLR Cable
The price is $689. The other thing you will find at BNH (and you will have this as BSW) is a knowledgeable staff. For example, one package with the RE20 comes with a cloud lifter which boosts your signal (which is a pretty good idea)
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I decided to search the above places for a TRITON AUDIO FetHead In-Line Microphone Preamp.
BNH – Yes $89
Same Day Music – No
Amazon – No (suggested a cloud lifter)
BSWUSA – No
So like I said, it helps to know where to shop based on what you are looking for.
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