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AKG C214 Microphone

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Audio Test  -  http://picosong.com/wCmCT/

 

Additional points.  It's a Condenser mic with one Cardiod pattern: the only one I ever need.  The background noise rejection on this microphone is far better than I expected; rejects almost as much background noise as a Dynamic mic, yet has a wider vocal range than a Dynamic, so it's the best of both worlds.  Build quality is good all around.  Price: at full retail (350-400) is expensive and there's a lot of competition at that price range, but at 200-300 USD, it's a great microphone.


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It sounds good, doesn't make you sound less masculine; although I do not know what you sound like in reality.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

A certain portion of online reviews have criticized it for being too high pitched.  I do think this would be a problem for certain voices.  However, for mine, it sounds close to real-life.  With the wide vocal range of this mic, I'm able to reach high pitch notes with ease, but I can speak at lower pitches with no problem.


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Peripherals: Qisan Magicforce (80%) w/ Gateron Blues.  Razer Naga Chroma.  Lenovo 24" 1440p IPS.  PS4 Controller.

Audio: Focusrite (Solo, 2nd), SM57, Triton Fethead, AKG c214, Sennheiser HD598's, ATH-M50x, AKG K240, Novation Launchkey

Wishlist: MP S-87, iPad, Yamaha HS5's, more storage

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Sounds nice and clear for sure!


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Do have to agree that there's a bit too much highs. Nothing some EQ cannot fix, especially since you just need to lower something rather than increase it :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, FIXXX said:

Do have to agree that there's a bit too much highs. Nothing some EQ cannot fix, especially since you just need to lower something rather than increase it :)

it makes singing high notes easy.  the issue i've had with flat mics is that i've had to exaggerate my voice to get it to reach high-end.  its more of a mic for vocals; i use my shure sm57 for podcasts and such.


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Peripherals: Qisan Magicforce (80%) w/ Gateron Blues.  Razer Naga Chroma.  Lenovo 24" 1440p IPS.  PS4 Controller.

Audio: Focusrite (Solo, 2nd), SM57, Triton Fethead, AKG c214, Sennheiser HD598's, ATH-M50x, AKG K240, Novation Launchkey

Wishlist: MP S-87, iPad, Yamaha HS5's, more storage

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Seems like the Sm57 is the mainstay all-rounder for several decades now :)


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