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Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB-XLR Microphone by Review Summary ,  Sep 13, 2015

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Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
Report Date: 12/16/2015
Based on 92 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 3.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality5.0   above average
Sound4.8   above average
Audio4.6   above average
Price4.5   average
Microphone4.3   above average
USB4.3   above average


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Audio

Audio:
"It may have just been my model, but within a week or two of having this microphone, the audio in jack broke off and slid up into the microphone."
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"Decent product, used it to record audio for a short film, worked pretty well."
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"Good audio quality for the price."
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"Very sturdy and picks up sound a bit too good, so be sure to run your audio through a program like audible to take out the background noises."
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"Applying an amplify filter in post-processing made the audio, well, audible, but that's not something you can do in Skype."
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"Great podcasting mic with great audio at a Great Price! "
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I gave it 5 stars not because it's the best microphone out there."
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"now to future owners there is only one thing that you need take into account, (a plus for me due to noisy environment, probably a negative to others , ), is that for the mic to pick up sound you have to be really close to the mic, or you will sound really far away,built in pop filter is perfect: even talking loud to the mic almost touching it with the mouth, it will not make that pop soundi highly recommend this product"
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"The documentation is not clear on this, implying that it only plays what the microphone hears."
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"Using the provided, somewhat flimsy stand and the microphone positioned a few inches from my mouth, it has incredible sound quality with fantastic background noise rejection."
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"My only complaint is that the microphone will very occasionally teeter down due to its weight."
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"The knob itself for the volume control is hard to reach, short of picking up the microphone and moving it (meaning it's nigh impossible to do this silently during a recording), and is small and hard to use among other things such as your USB cord cluttering the path."
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"I am completely satisfied with this microphone."
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"I highly recommend this microphone."
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"Bought this mic almost a year ago now on some really good reviews, not sure what I'll trust now, probably have to test and buy the next mic in person."
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"Best mic"
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"Nice microphone  I love "
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Price

Price:
"for the money this microphon is hard to beat."
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"What I had enjoyed most about the headphones was that you could listen to yourself while recording with them; so I was disappointed by the cheap soldering job of its components."
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"Hard to find better for this price."
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"Excellent mic for the money!"
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"It produces great sound and the price is perfect."
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"Good audio quality for the price."
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"Great podcasting mic with great audio at a Great Price! "
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"Excellent for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Good audio quality for the price."
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"Great quality microphone."
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"This is lighter and easier to use and the sound quality is amazing."
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"I podcast with it and get great reviews for my sound quality."
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"Its a great microphone in terms of price, build quality & features! "
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Sound

Sound:
"now to future owners there is only one thing that you need take into account, (a plus for me due to noisy environment, probably a negative to others , ), is that for the mic to pick up sound you have to be really close to the mic, or you will sound really far away,built in pop filter is perfect: even talking loud to the mic almost touching it with the mouth, it will not make that pop soundi highly recommend this product"
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"They do some compression on the file to save bandwidth, so even a high-quality mic will sound crappy on satellite radio."
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"It produces great sound and the price is perfect."
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"My livestream viewers tell me I sound great and there is no more room noise."
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"Like all dynamics, have to get on top of it to sound great."
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"The AT2005 sounds good, but as the other reviewers have commented it can be very quiet and needs the gain turned up almost to full to get solid voice quality."
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"This mic works very, very well in only capturing the sound that is directed toward it."
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USB

USB:
"The only downside is that when hooked up via USB to windows 8 and routing playback through the mic, windows thinks it's a full size speaker and doesn't limit the volume like it would if you're listening though headphones directly connected to the laptop and there's no way to set it, it seems."
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"The knob itself for the volume control is hard to reach, short of picking up the microphone and moving it (meaning it's nigh impossible to do this silently during a recording), and is small and hard to use among other things such as your USB cord cluttering the path."
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"The ebook is available in two different languages, as follows: Hybrid USB XLR microphones: the missing workflow for independent voice talent & podcasters and Micrfonos hbridos USB XLR: el flujo de trabajo faltante para locutores y podifusores independientes (Spanish Edition).Disclosure: I received one sample AT2005USB from Audio Technica to facilitate my reviews in ProVideo Coalition magazine."
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"I love the fact that it is USB AND XLR."
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"A great sounding microphone for being USB and for being so inexpensive!"
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"Worsk great as USB device and also connecting it to an audio interface or to an analogue mixer."
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"With its great sound, latency free headphone jack and dual output jacks (XLR & USB), this dynamic mic is the best there is , even at twice the price."
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"USB plug and play worked perfectly!"
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