Takstar SGC-598 Shotgun Mic Review


Rating: 4/5


  • Warm, clear voice
  • Low background hiss
  • Good battery life


  • Quiet, even in +10db mode
  • Best for close range
  • Shock mount is far too stiff

Summary:  While taking into consideration that the Takstar is by no means a professional mic, the audio from it is quite surprising, with a good amount of warmth and a low hiss. However, don’t expect miracles from it- because it is quiet, the mic works best in close range. I would suggest using it for vlogging, close-up interviews or voice recording on a computer.

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