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Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
- Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output
- USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound system's conventional microphone input for use in live performance
- Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use
- Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone
- Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone
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USB & XLR Output
Handheld/stand-mounted dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output.
Recording & Live Performance Use
USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound system’s conventional microphone input for live performance.
Smooth Frequency Response
Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use.
Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone along with on/off switch functions for both USB and analog operation.
Superb Audio Quality
High-quality A/D convertor with 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate.
Compatibility & Included Accessories
Windows and Mac. Includes stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; tripod desk stand; 6.6' (2 m) mini USB cable, 9.8' (3 m) XLRF-type to XLRM-type cable.
|Element||Dynamic||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser||Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser|
|Frequency Response||50-15,000 Hz||20 - 20,000 Hz||20 - 20,000 Hz|
|Power Requirements||USB Power (5V DC)||USB Power (5V DC)||USB Power (5V DC); Lightning (3.3V DC)|
|Bit Depth||16 bit||16 bit||24 bit|
|Sample Rate||44.1 kHz/48 kHz||44.1/48 kHz||Up to 96 kHz|
|Controls||On/off Switch; Headphone Volume Control||Mix control; Headphone volume control||Mic gain control|
|Headphone Jack||3.5 mm TRS (stereo)||3.5 mm (1/8") TRS (stereo)||N/A|
|Accessories Furnished||Stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; tripod desk stand; 6.6' (2 m) mini USB cable, 9.8' (3 m) XLRF-type to XLRM-type cable||Pivoting stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch; tripod desk stand; 10' (3.1 m) USB cable||Pivoting stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch; tripod desk stand; 4.9' (1.5 m) USB cable; 4.9' (1.5 m) Lightning cable|
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Building on the heritage of the renowned 20 Series line of studio microphones, Audio-Technica’s new AT2005USB is an all-purpose microphone designed to take you from the stage to the studio and beyond. This rugged handheld microphone offers two outputs, USB output for digital recording, and an XLR output that connects with a sound system’s conventional microphone input for use in live performance. The microphone plugs right into your computer’s USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. The AT2005USB also offers a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity, and a headphone output with level control for monitoring. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear. The microphone is ideal for live performance, podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use.
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Included desktop tripod is OK but is impractical for me because you really need to be less than 10" from the mic to sound good.
Included XLR cable is as good quality as any but 10' may be too short for some.
Included pouch is a thoughtful addition but isn't very padded at all.
I got a great 'crushed box' deal on this mic via Amazon Warehouse Deals! Steep discount and the box contents were still in perfect shape.
Note on the volume adjuster on the bottom: it's a rocker, not a dial, so quick and precise adjustments can be a little difficult. Also, instead of only affecting the volume output on the mic's headphone port, it's actually a volume rocker that controls the Windows system volume (not sure how it works on Mac). This isn't necessarily a negative; I'm just used to something different, as I've used Blue's Yeti mic for years.
If you have to use external speakers (can't use headphones), this dynamic mic goes a long way in cutting down on sound looping back through the mic.
The only "downside" to this mic is that you have to be so close to it for it to pick up your voice well. But it's a dynamic mic. Also, that's why it's so good at toning out all the background noise.
Overall really nice microphone for the price, but I am watching this thing like a hawk now because of its proclivity to stop working. Hopefully that just stops happening.
because its a cardioid mic, the noise isolation around it its remarkable, which is the reason i got it.
now to future owners there is only one thing that you need take into account, (a plus for me due to noisy environment, probably a negative to others , ), is that for the mic to pick up sound you have to be really close to the mic, or you will sound really far away,
built in pop filter is perfect: even talking loud to the mic almost touching it with the mouth, it will not make that pop sound
i highly recommend this product