Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
 The hype is real! I'd heard about the Stellar X2 back in September and that it was supposed to be every bit as good as a Neumann U87, and for a tiny fraction of the cost! I've never had the money to buy a U87 (which is over $3,000) so I've always used what I could afford. But when I finally got my Stellar X2 in the mail (shock mount and pop filters in my video/photos are ones I already had, not what come with it) I was blown away! This thing sounds phenomenal. I've been a strong advocate for MXL mics for years (and still stand by them, they make outstanding products) and when I compared this with my V67G (a great low-cost mic) there were similarities, but the Stellar X2 definitely won out with overall richness of sound, and the biggest difference was the low noise floor. It was extremely noticeable how much louder the MXL was compared to the Stellar X2 when listening to their self-noise at high gain. This is a HUGE plus for voice acting gigs that require moments of quiet dialogue. It's so exciting that such a high quality low-cost microphone that's good enough to rival the Neumann U87 is finally available! I can't recommend it enough! This is the microphone I've been waiting for all my life! If you record voice over, vocals for music, acoustic instruments, or anything else you'd need a large diaphragm condenser mic for, do yourself a favor and get yourself a Stellar X2!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST MIC I HAVE EVER OWNED!
By John Mondelli on December 11, 2019
The hype is real! I'd heard about the Stellar X2 back in September and that it was supposed to be every bit as good as a Neumann U87, and for a tiny fraction of the cost! I've never had the money to buy a U87 (which is over $3,000) so I've always used what I could afford. But when I finally got my Stellar X2 in the mail (shock mount and pop filters in my video/photos are ones I already had, not what come with it) I was blown away! This thing sounds phenomenal. I've been a strong advocate for MXL mics for years (and still stand by them, they make outstanding products) and when I compared this with my V67G (a great low-cost mic) there were similarities, but the Stellar X2 definitely won out with overall richness of sound, and the biggest difference was the low noise floor. It was extremely noticeable how much louder the MXL was compared to the Stellar X2 when listening to their self-noise at high gain. This is a HUGE plus for voice acting gigs that require moments of quiet dialogue. It's so exciting that such a high quality low-cost microphone that's good enough to rival the Neumann U87 is finally available! I can't recommend it enough! This is the microphone I've been waiting for all my life! If you record voice over, vocals for music, acoustic instruments, or anything else you'd need a large diaphragm condenser mic for, do yourself a favor and get yourself a Stellar X2!
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