MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount - 2021 report by Whydis

MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount

Color:Champagne The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones. The first high quality condenser microphone to come into reach of working musicians, the MXL 990 has a FET preamp and a large diaphragm for truly profession...

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Work

(9 reviews)
Record

(8 reviews)
Way

(7 reviews)
Deal

(8 reviews)
Price

(17 reviews)
Microphone

(44 reviews)
Sound

(65 reviews)
Quality

(48 reviews)
Product

(16 reviews)
Case

(16 reviews)
Condenser

(18 reviews)
Background noise

(5 reviews)
Self noise

(4 reviews)

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Reviews around work (5.00 of 5)

  • Turns out the good mic works cleanly in both inputs, even at high gain (low VU noise)...
  • Both microphones work well for acoustic guitars, vocals or anything else you need it for
  • This little inexpensive mic works wonders for those of us who like to play and record music, but cant afford the thousand dollar mics
  • I record raps into FL Studio 9, and this product has work great for starting out.
  • I've had this mic for nearly 3 years and it has worked well for me
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Reviews around record (5.00 of 5)

  • Great recording sounds when hooked up in your home studio.
  • I love this Mic it is durable, as well as very clear when recording!!!!!
  • Great quality for the price, If you know your surroundings and know how to get your best recording this mic is perfect
  • This item is great, Has very good recording quality for my small home non professional studio
  • It would to a great job recording a group with a single mic
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Reviews around way (5.00 of 5)

  • The price is a great way to save for those that are looking for a great sounding mic, and the quality is good.
  • Personally, I find myself having to turn the gain up all the way to properly record with
  • Great quality way better than my USB Blue Yeti in certain ways, only thing is the audio gets picked up too easily (background audio) unless I'm not using it right
  • It's a good inexpensive way to record vocals, but I find the sound a bit muddy, and often come back with eq to turn down some of the low-mid frequencies
  • You will like the way the mic picks up the sound and delivers a rich sound.
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Reviews around deal (5.00 of 5)

  • If you leave it out, plan to protect it from abuse and being knocked around, as well as from accumulating dust and spit.
  • This means a great deal of sound is reflected back and forth between the capsule and headbasket
  • Read a lot of reviews before I purchased and this was greatest deal.
  • When I received it, it was part of a recording system I purchased and the seller threw it in to sweeten the deal
  • No doubt its sensitive, but its also an amazing mic and deal, dont think just buy
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Reviews around price (4.65 of 5)

  • Just like with any condenser mike it's a good idea to invest in a decent pop filter if you don't want those annoying popping P's in your recordings
  • Overall, Good Product - Great Service - Affordable Price.
  • The price is right and it's durable enough to put up with improper handling such as small drops or rough plugging/unplugging
  • The price is right and it's durable enough to put up with improper handling such as small drops or rough plugging/unplugging
  • Overall this mic is great if you looking for a nice condenser mic for a great price
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Reviews around microphone (4.46 of 5)

  • Phantom power in my audio interface makes this a very sensitive, accurate microphone.
  • It's a grate microphone condenser in relation with priceI recomend it
  • Back to the review, I heard rumors that this microphone sounds muddy, and that was a major concern as I felt that I needed a microphone that would accentuate the ruggedness of my voice
  • This microphone is fine for recording guitar and soft vocals.
  • Just like with any condenser mike it's a good idea to invest in a decent pop filter if you don't want those annoying popping P's in your recordings
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Reviews around sound (4.10 of 5)

  • However, when I'm trying to record a grand piano or loud vocals, the microphone cilps and the sound comes out really fuzzy and distorted.
  • as long as it produces great sound, that's all that matters
  • It very quickly however developed a really harsh buzz, followed by complete cutting out (no voice transmission at all for a few seconds at a time, followed by a loud popping sound).
  • Now I don't have to fidget with those crappy 1/8" cables anymore, and there's never any hissing or annoying humming sounds to worry about
  • It has a wonderful sound and well-made microphone with great dynamic response.
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Reviews around quality (4.04 of 5)

  • Sound quality isn't inherently bad, even when compared with more expensive house-hold names
  • I actually compared this to a more expensive and higher quality mic by recording with
  • Sound quality is great, reliability has been great and the shockmount might not do much, but it looks cool!
  • The sound quality is fantastic and can stand up to professional recordings
  • I found the quality of this mic to be very muddy, it sounds like you threw a blanket over the mic after you listen to your recording
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Reviews around product (3.95 of 5)

  • Just like with any condenser mike it's a good idea to invest in a decent pop filter if you don't want those annoying popping P's in your recordings
  • I record raps into FL Studio 9, and this product has work great for starting out.
  • With musical devices, sometimes you just end up with a unit that has manufacturing defects, and unfortunately those people post bad ratings and make it seem like the product itself is to blame.
  • Other than the sensitivity being uncontrollable without a mixer, this product is unbelievable and i recommend getting this microphone 1000000%.
  • Other than the sensitivity being uncontrollable without a mixer, this product is unbelievable and i recommend getting this microphone 1000000%.
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Reviews around case (3.92 of 5)

  • This mic comes in a foam padded, hard plastic carrying case
  • The fact it comes in a nice durable case with foam padding impressed me right from he start
  • Plus it comes with a great hard case with foam padding
  • But for the money, you are getting a nice case AND a shock mount so add an extra 1/2 star.
  • Pros:-Very low price for the quality-Very nice looking mic with a good case-Shock mount does what it's supposed to do
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Reviews around condenser (3.26 of 5)

  • If you are looking to buy a usable condenser microphone, set your budget at $150 or more.
  • So-so for recordingBut for cheap vocal condenser mic, it will always be in my mic case.
  • It's a grate microphone condenser in relation with priceI recomend it
  • Bottom line: this is a great entry level condenser mic, especially for folks on a budget
  • I have been an audio pro for 30+ years and this is probably the WORST sounding large diaphragm condenser
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Reviews around background noise (1.54 of 5)

  • Connected to my PC via XLR-to-USB, the sound quality is very clear and there is no background noise or static
  • If you leave it out, plan to protect it from abuse and being knocked around, as well as from accumulating dust and spit.
  • Of course a condenser mic is going to pic up much more background noise.
  • Only issue is that at times it's TOO powerful and picks up a loooot of background noise, but that's no problem with proper post processing and gain control.
  • They pick up far too much noise -- they are really meant to be used in studio applications with heavily treated rooms that have no background noise.

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Reviews around self noise (1.00 of 5)

  • Accomplished singers and voice actors know of something called self noise
  • I happen to know for a fact this microphone has a high self noise rate.
  • Anyone that is involved specifically with vocals / voice work or singing needs to get a mic that really has low self noise
  • The other must have is a microphone that has low self noise.

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More about MXL 990 Condenser Microphone with Shockmount

  • Color:Champagne The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones
  • The first high quality condenser microphone to come into reach of working musicians, the MXL 990 has a FET preamp and a large diaphragm for truly professional sound quality in both digital and analog recordings
  • This revolutionary condenser microphone continues to astound artists with its silky, high end and tight, solid low and midrange reproduction.