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Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone, White

Color:White  |  style:AT2020 Audio-Technician's stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class. ...

Reviews by Features

Build

(5 reviews)
Quality

(73 reviews)
Sound

(73 reviews)
Vocal

(9 reviews)
Price

(25 reviews)
Record

(8 reviews)
Microphone

(79 reviews)
Product

(21 reviews)
Condenser

(17 reviews)
Mics

(15 reviews)
Background noise

(7 reviews)

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Reviews around build (5.00 of 5)

  • You'll also need a pop filter because the one built in won't be enough
  • Exactly as described, works great after several months of daily use... sturdy, well built and terrific sound
  • Great mic u can record with little sound in the back ground i will recommend this mic for an artist

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Reviews around quality (4.66 of 5)

  • Decent audio quality for the price, but broke shortly after usage, nothing was done that could be considered strenuous, the audio quality just started to degrade and the mic stopped working
  • Absolutely ridiculous the quality you get out of this thing with the price point
  • It was a great mic with great sound quality before that.
  • You can buy a lot of mics for around this price but they would all be horrible quality
  • I teach online and the sound quality is very impressive
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Reviews around sound (4.60 of 5)

  • Although, I suspect any decent preamp used properly with the AT2020would sound pretty darn good
  • I was looking for a good Mic in my budget and this one gives very good sound for my vocals.
  • I use a 5ch mixer that was easy to get and the sound into my computer is great
  • The thing to remember with preamps is totry to get close to the *loudest possible clean sound*coming out of the preamp and generatea BIG signal going IN to the recording device, which shouldhave its input gain quite LOW (maybe like "2" or even "1").Watch your clipping/overload levels,listen for any audible noise or distortion in the recording,and make adjustments to cut those sound flaws, if they are present
  • It's sound is clear and bright but vibrations from the floor and mic stand caused an output overload
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Reviews around vocal (4.33 of 5)

  • I use this mic for recording acoustic instruments as well as vocals
  • I owned this mic for a few years and I just read a review about it not having a "full sound spectrum" first off when suing this mic, your vocals will be very bassy
  • This mic is super clear, with crystal clear vocals, and a good amount of bass
  • Very clear vocals, doesn't pick up any background noise, computer fans or anything
  • Crystal clear vocals from the hip hop artists I work with
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Reviews around price (4.28 of 5)

  • Nothing wrong with either of the USB mics (a Blue Snowball and a Blue Yeti), in fact I highly recommend the Blue Yeti if you want great sound at a reasonable price with minimal fuss.
  • The price of this Mic is Ridiculous.
  • the price is surprisingly low for its quality and I would definitely recommend for beginners & intermediate level musicians
  • Have several other microphones and this one really is nice at a cheap price
  • There are higher priced and higher quality microphones available but the level of quality for the price point of this microphone makes sense for my standards/budget.
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Reviews around record (4.26 of 5)

  • This microphone is great for recording videos and commentaries, has amazing bass recording and just in all amazing recording for the price.
  • so it produces a great isolated vocal recording
  • Small gain: Since I use it mainly for instrumental recording, the gain is a bit low for me.
  • Not too much bass, but still vibrant mids and highs without drowning anything out too much makes recording into my DAW (Record 1.5) easier to manage and EQ.
  • It is little hard for beginners to use the microphone well to get good sound recording quality.
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Reviews around microphone (4.18 of 5)

  • Fantastic sound quality out of such a relatively cheap microphone
  • Everything from the packaging to the construction of the microphOne screams quality
  • The microphone has yet to fail and gives a nearly studio type quality
  • It seems that through discord specifically, the microphone tends to deteriorate in quality over time
  • This is a great microphone, but I returned it in favor of a USB model
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Reviews around product (4.18 of 5)

  • I loved this product when I first got it, crisp sound, easy to use; but after a few months of light use the microphone cuts in and out!
  • seems to have a nice warmth and ambiance found in more expensive products
  • This product is definitely worth the price of $87.00 I paid for it.
  • Horrible product.
  • Wrote a review earlier and it went to the wrong product.
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Reviews around condenser (3.98 of 5)

  • I don't know of any truly-decent large-diaphragm condensers withthe full 1" diaphragm size for under [...
  • Construction is good, but this is the worst condenser microphone I've ever worked with sound-wise
  • This microphone is my first Condenser mic and its perfect for everything that I needed to do with super clear quality
  • I have been really surprised at the quality of these inexpensive condenser mics.
  • I have two good dynamic microphones for live shows and speech, but I was looking for the warm, deep sound you can only get with a good condenser microphone
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Reviews around mics (3.86 of 5)

  • I was hoping to get a little better sound than my usual stable of dynamic mics provide.
  • I think everyone here agrees there are some great mics if you go up to the $200-400 range.
  • Also did not come with a plastic latching hard case, like most mics at this price range do
  • I have quite a number of more expensive mics in my studio, but I find most folks tend to choose this at2020 for their voice over most the other mics
  • It is a very good mic for people starting out in music or just using it for podcasts, but there are a bunch of better mics near this price
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Reviews around background noise (1.38 of 5)

  • Despite being in a small room with some noise, I am able to record without picking up distracting background noise
  • Very clear vocals, doesn't pick up any background noise, computer fans or anything
  • Still picks up a ton of background noise even with a mixer and ton's of configuring
  • Playback on the PC's speakers did not noticeably reflect the background noise
  • Great mic u can record with little sound in the back ground i will recommend this mic for an artist
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More about Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone, White

  • Color:White  |  style:AT2020 Audio-Technician's stringent quality and consistency standards set the AT2020 apart from other mics in its class
  • Its low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response
  • With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease
  • The AT2020: the new standard for affordable side-address studio condensers.