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Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone



Today I am going to review a USB microphone from a company called AudioTechnica a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry. the mic costs about $60 USD on sale as I write this on amazon but can be found on other sites so pricing could be different depending on where you buy the mic. So not bad for the price but how does it perform? That’s what this review intends to show you, so read on….


Product Name: Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

Provider: Audio-Technica

Price: $59.95 Sale Amazon


The Review:

The packaging, is a paper box which opens from the top where the mic is in a slide out plastic tray  also  neatly packed inside is the instructions and various adaptors and cables   on the box you will find  for retail purposes pictures of the microphone and features and specifications of the  ATR2100-USB/XLR Mic

The Microphone does have a identifying mark on it which is AudioTechnica logo on the front of the mic where you will find the “Mute” on and off switch with the blue indicator power light (this light will remain on even when the mic is not in use) on the bottom of the mic you will find a micro-usb port,standard XLR port and a headphone port for listening to your voice and adjusting the volume (which just adjusts volume in your ears not the recording)   This Microphone indeed lives up to professional sound recording in my opinion…

Sound Quality:

It took some time to get used to this mic when I was recording some screen recordings and some other voiceovers but one thing I found is bringing the volume up in editing or before hand should fix it as far as capturing background audio I had a fan running in the background and I barely heard it better then what I could say with my MIC which is very sensitive to background but still also a good mic


So Yes this mic is priced right and around the same for a snowball so which do you get? well first you need to see what your needs are do you think there will be a time when you might need an XLR connection if YES then you know what to do.

So in all it’s not bad Professional Dual Connector Mic But I think they could make the blue light a bit dim thankfully I keep my mic on a scissor arm so the light is always facing down and not in my face

The final score averages out to be a 10 out of 10, but that takes into account everything, but as you can see below it the pros out do the cons by a long shot.

+ Priced well
+Made and Designed with care
+Sound recording is very clear and crisp

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