Excerpt: I wanted to set up a home recording studio for voice work and audiobook recording. I had heard that USB microphones were low quality, so I was looking at others, but then someone I trusted (with experience in audiobook production) told me the AT2020USB was absolutely THE best mic I could buy. After searching online, I found that B&H had it for $[$]less than anybody else!! When my mic arrived, I opened it and plugged it into my computer and VOILA! I was in business.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I'm a professional videographer/voiceover guy. I needed a good mic for my home studio so I took a chance on this and was pleasantly surprised. It works great for my work and I would recommend this to anyone in need of an above average mic at a below average price.
Excerpt: The mic arrived on time and undamaged. It is the first professional quality mic that I have owned and I was very impressed with the ease of installment. The performance over my old mic was immediately noticeable. I do language instruction over the internet and clarity is critical. My students made favorable comments from the very first class meeting.
Excerpt: I had been using cheese ball microphones that came with headsets to make training videos for my clients. Since I didn't charge them for his value added service I didn't worry too much about the quality of the voice over. So now my training video production skills are enough for me to be able to charge for the service but the audio quality isn't near what it needed to be. I read some revews and finally settled on this product. i haven't looked back.
Excerpt: This microphone was impressive. The clarity and ease of use was outstanding. I didn't like the design of the tripod. The microphone was a little too heavy and it tips over easily when setting everything up.
Summary: I purchased this microphone with the intention of recording lyrics for a homemade rap record. It is extremely efficient, picks up all sounds within range, records crisply and clearly, etc. The cardioid pattern is also very good. Sometimes I record while other people are in the house and none of the noises that they make are audible in the recording. Overall, I am extremely happy with this product, which I nearly overlooked due to its low price.
Excerpt: I was very impressed with the plug-n-play simplicity of getting this microphone to work with Final Cut Pro. The clarity is impressive for such an inexpensive mic - I do however recommend getting a pop-screen to help with the plosive words.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I love this mic. It's really sensitive, and has a good enough dynamic range for its intended use. Sometimes I wished it weren't as sensitive as it picks up so much, but that seems like exactly the kind of problem one wants in purchasing a microphone.