I'm pretty new in the audio world, I'll try the best I can to explain.
I recently bought a Sony ECM MS907, a capacitor microphone with the idea to do some voice recording and maybe music.
At first, I believed I could just plug it in my computer (it's 3.5 stereo jack) but I needed to boost the gain of the sound card to ~30 dB.
Even with this settings, I hardly get the sound coming from more than 30cm of the microphone.
As I looked up the feedbacks, apparently, it much better with Sony recorders (camcorders...).
I suspect a preamp issue. I was hoping to buy some (cheap) headphone USB-powered amplifier. I have found lots of them that do 3.5mm stereo jack that I could use on the go (if I use a battery).
Nonetheless, during my research, I read about phantom power and preamp for mic (not many with 3.5 jack).
What do you think ? Would it work ?
Thanks in advance,