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Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use, the ATR2500-USB plugs right into your computer's USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. This large-diaphragm side-address condenser offers a USB output for recording to your computer, a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity, and a headphone output with level control for monitoring with no audible delay. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear.
(based on 13 reviews)
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unrecognizable by windows
Hi. I love this mic... for the first day until I turned off my computer. Then I turned it on and plugged in the microphone. There was a notification saying,...Read complete review
Hi. I love this mic... for the first day until I turned off my computer. Then I turned it on and plugged in the microphone. There was a notification saying, "The last usb device that you plugged in is not recognized by windows." I looked all around the internet and nothing. I even looked here. I have windows 8 and I updated it today. After that it was unrecognizable. I'm frustrated! Please help me I need help. Thank you.
Most Liked Negative Review
Great for Practice Vocals
If you are curious about doing voice-overs and want to record test tracks, this portable mic is great. I've had success using it in "live" environments as well as when...Read complete review
If you are curious about doing voice-overs and want to record test tracks, this portable mic is great. I've had success using it in "live" environments as well as when hooking up to a laptop for recording slide notes. I also use it for webcasts at my desk - the room's "live" with background noise. The mic seems to help limit some of the background sound issues because of it's cardioid pickup. If you have a sound booth or recording environment, choose one of the better Audio-Technica mics (AT2020, 2035 or 2041). The price is great. However, the quality is a bit dodgy. The first one I received stopped working immediately. The second one is still going strong. Two things irritate me about this mic. The headphone jack is nice idea, but not practical. Every time I touch the headphone cable, the sound goes right to the mic. And, the volume buttons might as well not be there. They rattle and feel very cheap.
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from Little Rock, AR, USA
Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica ATR2500-USB Large-diaphragm Condenser Mic w/ USB output:
I bought this device only to find out it's not going to work with my PC. I use a different microphone from another brand and it works properly on my computer. This seemed to be the only thing that gives me the error of "USB Device Not Recognized" When I've seen this equipment work it is amazing but only when you can get it to work. I will never buy from this manufacturer again.
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Terrible background noise!
from South Carolina, SC
I've had this mic for a while now. Probably 6-8 months, and all of the sudden it's starting to be all weird with my fan in the back ground. *Note I bought a pair of studio headphones for my computer and it might be the headphones, but i'm not sure. The first few months i've had the mic I could have my fan on all day on the highest setting and you could barely hear it, that was using my default apple headphones that came with the iPhone. Now that I bought Behringer HPS 3000's the audio on the mic picks up my fan over me. Even on the lowest setting. And even with it off you can hear the noise my computer makes. I don't under stand what I did or what happened to make the mic pick so much noise up! So I might as well ask for support or something to help me fix this issue. Other than the mic picking up things it really never had or should be, in my opinion, it's great. Very easy to use HOWEVER, the initial tri-pod desk stand that comes with it is very flimsy and falls over if shake your desk or something. So I bought a 'On Stage Stands' microphone stand which works great.
I just got this microphone and when I went to plug it in my audio coming through my headphones stopped working. I tried rebooting, changing headphones, unplugging the mic but still no sound except for skype. I have windows 8 and I noticed that there was no setup info for windows 8. Overall it is a good mic if you have anything but windows 8
I doesn't even work with my computer! I tried everything. Overall, this was a complete waste of my time and I am better off buying a new microphone.
Sleek and Effective.
This microphone is a great way to get started with a majority of projects. I personally use it for Voice Acting and Vocals. I have received several compliments on having professional sound quality. I highly recommend purchasing this microphone!
from San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
great mic. stand not great
from New York, NY, USA
Bought the mic over a year ago but didn't use it until earlier this summer for voiceover and other recording. The mic is easy to use and is easily recognizable by my Mac. The headphone connection is very helpful. I love it. The stand, though, is not good. The thread stripped far too easily and I'm trying to find a way to replace it. I don't love it. At all. This would have been a five star review if the stand hadn't failed. (apologies. review was mistakenly posted by me as a comment)
Excellent for home recording and sound...Make sure the
The sound quality is terrible,it doesn't even sound as good as my laptop's built in microphone not that you can even hear the quality because the volume is so quiet. I maxed the volume on a couple different machines and it is still practically inaudible. The mic also has a rattle coming from inside that was audible when i took it out of the box. I would suggest avoiding this mic unless you are looking to buy a very expensive baby toy.
from Libertyville, IL, USA
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