Not only good for the money, Just good in general!
13 May 2014
Summary: I gave this mic 5 stars mainly because of value. I have a recording studio in Kentucky and I own a lot of mics, most of them a lot more expensive. This was my first condenser though. This mic has multiple patterns and is a true work horse. The B2 sounds very good on a lot of sources especially male vocals and offers a slight lift in the 12k range (giving it that airy touch), subsequently this mic also sounds nice on acoustic guitar ( if you roll off the bass with the pad...
Excerpt: Indigo said "I wonder how many are professional audio engineers?"... Shame on me for trying to save some cash and listening to the words of amateurs." Besides lacking the common sense to send the mic back to try another one (B&H has one of the best service sections around) he decides to insult folks in the process....very pro level by anyone standards. This is a fine mic, and it covers a lot of bases well.
Pros: Clear Sound, Multi-patterns That Work, Solid feel, Versatile
Cons: Shock Mount Needs To Be C, Switchs Feel Cheap
Summary: This B-2Pro on my W2IHY 8-Band Equalizer makes me sound smooth, my Transceiver is an Icom IC-765. The Sensitivity is average, I cant say its to sensitive. Although there is (supposedly) a cardioid pattern, the mic picks up the extra fan on the Transceiver. The (almost) flat Frequency Response (at least) between 50Hz and 10KHz is good.
Excerpt: This mic is a great value for the price. I too am an Audio Engineer/TV Broadcast Engineer, and the advertised specs do check out as stated. You can get a defective product from anyone, and the guy who mentions a -40db cracking sound should get another mic of the same brand and model before posting a negative review without actually getting to the heart of the problem.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: When I received this microphone, it sounded great through the monitors and all was fine yesterday. But today I started some recording tests through my PreSonus/Digi 002 but there was a -40db crackling and static sound. I replaced all the cables with no result, then I bypassed the PreSonus and went through the Digi 002 only, but still nothing. Then I ran mic through a portable field mixer thinking it was my sound card and I still got the nasty crackling.
Pros: Cheap, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Cons: Bad Crackling at -40db, Poor Sound Quality, Unreliable