Excerpt: I use it to record vocals (not professional recordings although I'm pretty sure there are ways to manipulate the recording to make it sound professional). But it's amazing. In a totally untreated room, just me and my mike. It's amazing - the first mic I ever bought. It makes your vocals sound really nice and bright, which is sometimes hard to even get with mics that hundreds of dollars more. I love this mic and I will NEVER get rid of it.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons: A Little Grainy When Belt, Grainy When Belting
Excerpt: I used a similar Audio-Technica mic (the AT2020USB) at work, and was impressed so I bought this one. It is very easy to use and gives high sound levels and instantly is recognized by Win7x64. A great choice for voiceover narration work.
Excerpt: Other mics are C214's which we use all the time for vocals recording. I wanted a large diaphram for some voice over work and I needed to reduce background noise. For comparison on Voice Over, I still prefer small diaphram but I did not want to spend another $600 for another Audio-Technica AT4053b. This mike takes high SPL well and is a good buy. So five stars for Price/Value/Quality. The reality is that with mics, it is all in the preamps.
Excerpt: I was looking for a microphone to record audio for product overviews and tutorials. I'm not an audio expert, so I was looking for a microphone that seemed to have the basic features. The AT2020USB worked out to be perfect for my needs. Well built and easy to use (even though it did take me a couple of tries to figure out how to use the headphones for playback through the mic). Sound quality is very good for the price range. Stand is ok for quick recording sessions.
Pros: Easy to use, Good sound quality, Good value for money, Worked out of the box