- Sorry for not posting anything for a while, Jack and I have been busy with a lot of school work. This review is going to be pretty simple.
This is my first review for a microphone, and I will be reviewing my new Audio-Technica AT2020 USB condenser microphone. Here’s a link to Audio-Technica’s website for this mic: Click Here
Amazing build quality!
Easy to use.
Almost no background noise.
Sound delay when listening to your voice through the settings on Windows. No problems with programs like Audacity though.
My mount won’t come off (personal problem)
No gain control.
The Audio Technica AT2020 USB can be bought for about $110 on Amazon.com: Click Here
This microphone was very easy to set-up and start using. Just plug it in to a USB port in your computer, and ‘bam!’ you’re ready to record! The microphone does not require any software, but some settings may need to be changed in the sound options under the control panel.
In the box, you will find a carrying pouch, a mini-tripod for your microphone, an adapter to mount it to the tripod, and your usb cable, which I believe is 3.5m long.
I love the build quality and appearance of the microphone. It’s sleek and professional looking and it looks amazing on any desk. But I ditched that little tripod and bought myself a full stand and a pop filter which cost me $40 for the stand, and $20 for the pop filter. Buying a full stand will not mute all shock noises to the microphone, but it will take the booming sounds of your fingers touching the keys and turn them into ‘clicks’. The pop filter will stop those popping sounds when you pronounce the letters ‘p’, ‘b’, and it will improve ‘s’ sounds.
Sound quality? Outstanding! My friend recently received a Blue Yeti USB mic for Christmas and he and I agree that the Audio-Technica AT2020 sounds a lot more pleasant. The AT2020 has that awesome “studio” sound -upclose and clear.
Here’s a video to show how the AT2020 sounds with singing, and it’s only one of the many sound tests you can find on YouTube.
This microphone is great for anyone who does podcasts, singing, voice-overs and commentaries.