Which pad setting works best for the Rode Videomic?

I wanted to see how the pad settings inside the Rode Videomic B&H | Amazon compared to one another with connecting it directly to the T2i 550D microphone input.

Also in this test I compare the T2i microphone input to my computer microphone input as well.

The winner was the 0dB pad setting going directly into the T2i 550D which was a little bit of a surprise for me since I thought the computer’s non-AGC automatic gain control would have performed better than the camera’s AGC input.

The next test after this one will be testing the AGC.