Show newer Microphones The NTG2 is essentially identical to the NTG1, except that it also offers a slot for an AA battery so you can use it with recorders that don’t offer phantom power. It's in the top 3 bestselling microphones and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Rode NT1 or Audio-Technica AT2020USB Plus. Rode NTG Shotgun is a very popular option at the top of the price range. Rode NTG Shotgun was released in 2004. The NTG1 doesn’t have this option and requires 48v phantom power. The Rode NTG-1 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, which has been specifically designed for professional applications within the film, video, television, voice-over and ENG industries. It offers wide bandwidth and a controlled polar response coupled with low noise SMT electronics. NTG2 by rodemics published on 2013-12-18T05:56:37Z NTG1 by rodemics published on 2013-12-18T06:04:53Z NTG4/NTG4+ by rodemics published on 2015-05-27T06:55:21Z Mic Chec by reversemeta published on 2016-10-01T04:30:46Z. The NTG-1 comes complete with mount and windshield. There are dozens of newer microphones on the market. It can be … Users who like Rode NTG 1 vs NTG 2 vs NTG 4/4+ Users who reposted Rode NTG 1 vs NTG 2 vs NTG 4/4+ The RØDE NTG2 is a lightweight shotgun microphone designed for professional applications within the film, video, television and production industries. The Rode NTG2 is also considered somewhat entry level, but it is on the upper end of that level.