The FiFine K678 is a high quality USB microphone that is very similar Yeti Nano fromfor only half the price. The simple, white and red design of the packaging testifies to the manufacturer’s focus on what is important with USB microphones. The packaging weighs more than decent and is curious at the same time.
Visually, this microphone is very similar to the popular Blue Yeti and is surprisingly compact. In combination with the stand, it is about 20.7 cm high and about 12 cm inside. This means that the microphone easily fits on a small table. The stand is triangular in shape but rests on the resting edge.
FiFine K678 Overview and details
Despite the relatively low price, everything in the FiFine K678 looks like it was printed from one mold. On the front, under the manufacturer’s logo, is an LED indicator that glows green when the microphone is activated and red when it is muted. The mute button is located below it. There are two buttons on the back that allow us to adjust the connected volume separately.
Thanks to plug and play connectivity, this microphone is ready to use in seconds. Just connect the included cable to your PC or laptop and the microphone will be recognized and set up. Below Windows 10, the volume is immediately set to 91%. The maximum quality is preset for 16-bit and 48 kHz, so you can theoretically start right away without fine tuning.
The K678 relies on a cardioid recording pattern and therefore captures sound particularly well when directly in front of a microphone. According to the manufacturer, the ideal distance is about 15-20 centimeters. While 50 cm and more is easy to perform even in tests, the results also do not cause an unpleasant repercussions.
In the end, the FiFine K678 doesn’t have to hide behind a much more expensive microphone in terms of sound quality. Mainly because with a little adjustment on the practice test, you can get even more. Although the manufacturer does not provide any accompanying software, it is good enough.