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Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

  • Frequency Response: 30 – 15,000 Hz
  • Bit Depth: 16 bit
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz
  • Side-address condenser microphone with USB output for easy connection to your computer
  • Ideal for podcasting, home
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Learn more about the Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB

General

Brand
Audio-Technica
Model
ATR2500-USB

Specifications

Outputs
Output Connector: USB-type

Headphone Jack: 3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
Specification
Frequency Response: 30 – 15,000 Hz

Bit Depth: 16 bit

Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz

Features

Feature
Side-address condenser microphone with USB output for easy connection to your computer

Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use

Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor your microphone’s output without audible delay

Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the front of the microphone

High-quality AD converter with 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate

Compatible with Windows and Mac

Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response

Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

Low self-noise – ideally suited for digital recording equipment

Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand

Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use

Durable metal construction for long-lasting performance

USB cable included

Dimensions & Weight

Dimension
6.10" (155.0 mm) long, 1.97" (50.0 mm) maximum body diameter
Weight
12.9 oz. (366 g)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Veronica W.
  • 4/23/2014 3:20:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsLook Cool! Not Working after 10 uses

Pros: Looks very nice, better than the samson one I got in terms of sound quality and look.

Cons: But!!!! It starts to break after 5 uses, first my Mac cannot recognize when it's plugged in, then I had to replug multiple times, after a few seconds the sound started to break and eventually not working at ALL!!!!

Other Thoughts: should have read the comments before purchase, please be aware, this is only for 1 time use

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  • dan m.
  • 10/22/2013 7:29:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: It worked nice at first.

Cons: Stopped working properly and sent it in to be repaired. Got it sent back with no work done and said they couldnt repeat the problem. Plugged it back in, and 10 minutes later it was having the same problem.

They fixed nothing, and apparently didnt look too hard and fixing it.

Other Thoughts: Terrible build quality. Terrible "repair" center. I'm not paying shipping again just for them to say "well, we dont see a problem" again.

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  • dan m.
  • 10/1/2013 6:38:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Mic... while it lasts

Pros: Great sound for a low price. USB is super easy to use on any computer.

Cons: Stopped working after 3 months of light use. Also, USB is loose on bottom of mic.

Other Thoughts: I got this mic 3 months ago at a brick and mortar store. It worked great with no problems at all for skype and video recording. Yesterday, it stopped working properly. Now it just records loud static. I emailed Audio Technica support, so we'll see how their customer service is.

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  • Dakota A.
  • 8/15/2012 8:36:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsEhh.

Pros: It's really simple to use. Just plug in and use.

Cons: Too simple. No software and the only way to change any settings is within the OS's sound manager.

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  • Jeff N.
  • 10/29/2011 7:16:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsHas a major flaw

Pros: Solid construction, looks nice and professional

Cons: I won't nitpick a microphone in this price range, but there is one crippling flaw that makes this product one you should absolutely avoid:

IT THEEMS THAT THUMONE FORGOT TO TELL THITH THING HOW TO UNDERTHTAND THE LETTER "ETH".

This microphone has a HORRIBLE problem with sibilance (lisping). I'm a 26-year-old male with a rich voice that projects and a knack for enunciation. I speak more clearly than anyone I know, and this thing made me sound like a dopey sixteen-year-old with a glue habit. Changing pop filters didn't help, adjusting pitch, angle and distance didn't help, and I even tried covering it with a sock before I realized what a "thtupid" idea that was.

It's a real shame too, because aside from that one major problem, it's actually a decent-sounding microphone for the price.

Other Thoughts: Thally thells theeshells by the theeshore. Ith it thinking in yet?

Don't buy this microphone.

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