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CAD GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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CAD GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 251 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 2.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Acoustic5.0   average
Guitar5.0   above average
Vocal5.0   above average
Price4.8   above average
Quality4.7   above average
Sound4.6   above average
Microphone4.4   above average
Mount3.4   average


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Acoustic

Acoustic:
"Pre-mod it worked well for acoustic guitars, post-mod it is much more suitable for vocals."
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"This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it tends to sound good with acoustic guitars, but it does not offer a natural sound."
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"It is also great for performance when using accoustic instruments and singing."
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"I would probably recommend this mic as best for female and higher male vocals and acoustic instruments."
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"It records well for electric amplified guitar as well as acoustic guitar."
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Cable

Cable:
"However, I'm fairly certain it's the cord and was my fault, not the mics."
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"I was rebuilding my studio, when I noticed the cable to my main studio mic was missing."
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"I originally gave this item only 1 star because I could not get it to work - it turns out I was using a faulty cable (I wasn't aware it was possible for an xlr cable to conduct sound, but not phantom power, so when I tested it with a guitar it worked so I figured it was ok. Got a new cable just to be sure, and now it works just fine)."
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"My only complaint was that I wasn't immediately able to use it due to the fact that an XLR cable was not included, and so I had to order one separately."
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"I never suspected this wonderful mic and I blamed the cable and the amplifier that is causing all this trouble."
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"com gp product B001EW5YQS ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_6 as well as look for this USB PC Connect Cable Cord For Blue Microphones Icicle XLR to USB Mic and another usb because the one with the icicle isnt all that good at all enjoy ! "
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"Just make sure you have a good working cable and it will do the rest."
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"I purchased a cable, nice stand, and the mic and with shipping included, my order was just under $100."
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"Add a Microphone stand and a XLR cable and you are good to go."
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Guitar

Guitar:
"Pre-mod it worked well for acoustic guitars, post-mod it is much more suitable for vocals."
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"This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it tends to sound good with acoustic guitars, but it does not offer a natural sound."
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"It records well for electric amplified guitar as well as acoustic guitar."
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"When I recorded my acoustic guitar I noticed that it has a brilliant top end that lets the strings sing clear and clean with a touch of sparkle."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The only downside to this mic is actually the shock mount."
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"I was rebuilding my studio, when I noticed the cable to my main studio mic was missing."
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"All in all its a great mic, and I'm a terrible reviewer."
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"Run these budget mics through a decent if not phenomenal mic preamp (tube or FET, whatever you can afford to spend the most on)."
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"I'm learning to play guitar and use the recordings to listen to my (often horrendous) mistakes - this microphone captures sound with exceptional clarity."
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"Upon the first mounting of the cage to the stand, merely thumb-tightening the screw caused it to shear off, leaving a portion of it embedded in the mount and the thumbscrew in my hand, with the mount now unable to support its own weight let alone the microphone included in the kit; The cage is 6oz, and the mic is 15oz: the hinge and screw are just not up to supporting the 1.5-pound unit by itself let alone even without a cord in place."
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"Great starter condenser mic."
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"But when it comes to music I can say it is a decent mic."
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"Great Microphone, this microphone is decent with vocals I use this for my voice audio for live streams and this microphone does Amazing more than what I need."
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Mount

Mount:
"The only downside to this mic is actually the shock mount."
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"Upon the first mounting of the cage to the stand, merely thumb-tightening the screw caused it to shear off, leaving a portion of it embedded in the mount and the thumbscrew in my hand, with the mount now unable to support its own weight let alone the microphone included in the kit; The cage is 6oz, and the mic is 15oz: the hinge and screw are just not up to supporting the 1.5-pound unit by itself let alone even without a cord in place."
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"My only complaint is that the shock mount is really flimsy and easily broken."
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"Few complaints:-The shock mount is horrible."
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"If you're planning on getting this microphone, also plan on buying a separate shock mount for it, because the one that comes with the package has terrible, loose screw mounts [it got stripped after I tried to tighten it a little bit].-The microphone seems to pick up more highs than lows."
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"mic is good build quality & the shock mount is ok 4 the price."
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"It feels very cheap compared to other mounts, although it has worked perfectly fine so far."
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"Pretty good mic stand mount that comes with it."
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"It looks and feels great its got weight to it no parts on it or the 'mount' are cheaply made to start with."
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"Not only does it come with a superb shock mount, but the mic itself is wonderful quality."
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Price

Price:
"Nothing to complain about for the price."
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"The price does not justified the great sound on this thing."
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"I have friends with other XLR mics in this price range and they all agree this mic sounds amazing."
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"cad is american based mic manufacturer w a large line of american made mics, making this mic in china so price is quite low & qc seems good."
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"mic is good build quality & the shock mount is ok 4 the price."
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"Sounds really good for the price."
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"It feels very cheap compared to other mounts, although it has worked perfectly fine so far."
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Quality

Quality:
"This was actually beneficial for the mod since the new boards were slightly different in size, but still not good quality."
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"quality wasn't good I think it was broke when I got it"
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"I dont know if the jargon is all correct, but my old microphone wire went straight into a regular microphone headset jack, and another had a wire that went straight to USB, so this being my first professional quality microphone was a little confusing!"
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"Excellent quality over a FocusRite Solo ..."
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"The quality on this microphone is excellent haven't really used it much yet so far so good"
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"mic is good build quality & the shock mount is ok 4 the price."
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"Product is great, easy to set up and quality is amazing"
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"The mic itself is very high quality and sounds amazing for both my podcasting and streaming games."
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Size

Size:
"This was actually beneficial for the mod since the new boards were slightly different in size, but still not good quality."
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"Great for one man band and small gigs."
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"The sound, that i can get for my Cymbals is really great, i used the CAD but the small ones, but this is a great improve."
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"That would be great for a tube condenser but this is a solid state small diaphragm condenser."
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"It's really nice and the perfect size."
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"PROS:Construction is solid, with a small but very good shockmount."
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Sound

Sound:
"(as weird as that sounds) I upgraded from the Blue Icicle attachment and now have paired this mic with the POD Studio UX2- Line 6 which has taken out the fuzzy sound."
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"I'm learning to play guitar and use the recordings to listen to my (often horrendous) mistakes - this microphone captures sound with exceptional clarity."
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"This mic will record basses and tenors well but anything above like G3 will be captured okay but not great, lacks the slicing sound that those high notes give out(will capture falsetto quite nicely though), good for people with a medium-high to low range."
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"It is a microphone that is not too expensive and has a great sound."
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"The price does not justified the great sound on this thing."
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"Unfortunately, it doesn't replicate the sound that well and seems to lower the pitch a little."
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"amazing mic sound good"
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"I have friends with other XLR mics in this price range and they all agree this mic sounds amazing."
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"It looks and more importantly sounds great."
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"works well w cad pop filterit sounds [2 me] like it should given the published frequency response."
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"Sounds really good for the price."
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Vocal

Vocal:
"Great Microphone, this microphone is decent with vocals I use this for my voice audio for live streams and this microphone does Amazing more than what I need."
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"I would probably recommend this mic as best for female and higher male vocals and acoustic instruments."
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"I don't know if anyone has ever recorded a Grammy winning vocal with this mic but it's not out of the realm of possibility."
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"I get good vocals out of it."
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"I had been using the MXL 990 but found that it didn't quite get that clear, crisp sound I wanted with my vocals."
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