I purchased a Røde NTG3B a month ago, but there was strange noise whenever I moved the mic. As if something was moving inside the mic. The mic was practically useless.
I returned the mic and the seller identified it as a bad unit. They sent me a replacement. However, the new mic has the same fault! Or is it a feature?
I just sent this video to the seller, but I thought that maybe you could also give your judgement.
The Rycote Lyre suspensions and the handle grip of the Røde Blimp are tightened firmly. I believe also that the noise is not coming from the cable, as I have tried with several cables and cabling setups.
When the mic is attached to the blimp the noise appears both when I tilt the mic up/down or sideways. When the mic is in my hand I manage to get the noise only when moving the mic sideways in a particular position.
Am I doing something wrong? Even though the seller did identify the first mic faulty, could the noise still be feature of the NTG3 design and be avoided by proper use? Or are both the units just from a bad batch?
Thanks a lot for your wisdom!