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Audio-Technica AT897
8.2 out of 10

Audio-Technica AT897

Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio ac Read more

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Overall 10
10

begginer mic

studiosteve, B&H Photo
16 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I used this for the first time this weekend and it was a huge step up from the sennheiser mke400. Sounds so much better. Now I'm starting to get used to this mic tho. what becomes aparent really quick is that the noise floor is pretty high. The mic sounds good but for budget shoots.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
  • Cons: Noisy
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Overall 10
10

No problems that I've noticed

Chandler, B&H Photo
12 April 2015
  • Excerpt: I use the AT897 for recording sound in my films. Before this, I was using the rode videomic for all my sound. The original one. It was decent, but just plugging this mic into my zoom h2n recorder made a huge difference. I could hear the difference just in the recorder's built-in speaker.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Compact good sound for the price

Jump Cut, B&H Photo
3 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Audio for video production.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for the Price!

Phil, B&H Photo
26 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Great shotgun mic on a budget. Usually only shoot single person interviews, but when I needed to recorded two subjects a once I bought another AT897.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value

CEC, B&H Photo
3 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Great Value
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
  • Cons: Noisy
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Overall 10
10

Great shotgun mic for audio reporting

ReporterE, B&H Photo
11 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I really like the sound quality of this microphone -- it works well with my Tascam 100 MKii, and the length of this shotgun is perfect. I can fit all my gear perfectly into a small backpack. The sound is bright and clear, and is my go-to for interviews and even voice-tracking.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Mic: Crisp Audio

DrP TV Producer, B&H Photo
4 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I used this mic at a church as I was filming a young female pastor. I simultaneously used a shure lapel mic. There was no comparison in that my AT897 was so clear and clean even when the speaker moved away from the mic. Editing the video was the easiest project ever.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
  • Cons: A Bit Costly
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Overall 10
10

Great for video work, on-camera or boom.

ScottyJNC, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • Excerpt: After using an AT-875R for a few weeks and finding it very noisy and tinny, I switched to the AT897. What a difference! Good, balanced response, a comfortable length, and excellent directionality make this mic a joy to use, and from the first shoot our sound was improved tremendously.
  • Pros: Balanced Response, Can Be Battery Powered, Great Directionality, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for the price

DB, B&H Photo
29 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Decent sound
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Long Lasting
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Shotgun

n4cnk, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm a prosumer wedding videographer. This mic gives better sound than probably any on-board camera microphone. You'll pick up a little more bass at times. This microphone is not "sick" (in a good way), but it is solid and does what I need it to do.
  • Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight, Long Lasting
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