I am guessing the condensation from cold nights and mornings in the car has damaged it. You could look at the Audio Technica mics, as well, like the AT2020 (AT2035 is pretty much the same mic with a pad and a rolloff switch, AT2010 reportedly has the same capsule but in a handheld form factor). AKG C414. If your voice is often in demand on the stage, … Advertiser Disclosure. CAD U37 #12. Mar 2, 2015 - Plug in and start recording fast with a USB microphone. MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone ; List of Best Condenser Mic #1. What’s your opinion on it? I want to ask you a question regarding a mic that almost fits your price range, the Rode NT1a. This side-address cardioid condenser is delicate enough to effectively capture vocals, but rugged enough to easily handle more raucous sources, such as bass and guitar cabinets. X. From budget-friendly USB microphones under $100, to USB versions of studio staples, zZounds has a wide range of USB mics. Your voice might work well with the NT1 or maybe not. matthew mcglynn. These easy-to-use mics connect directly to your Mac or PC -- no need for a preamp or audio interface. Stupidly, I left the gig bag in the boot of my car. just to be sure, are there any other AMAZING microphones in the price range of … With so many models from which to choose, how does anyone make a decision? Shure PG27 USB Condenser Microphone #14. Follow our guide to find USB mics for recording vocals, podcasts, voiceover, live performances, and … So I ask (semi-rhetorically, meaning I'm inflating the importance but want an answer anyway) Who's Buying All These Mics? All the AT20xx variants get about 4 1/2 stars, the Shure PG27 gets 5 stars. Shure's SM27 brings the rugged reliability of the SM series to the world of large-diaphragm condensers. Audio-Technica AT2020 vs Rode NT-USB; Product Comparison: Audio-Technica AT2020 vs Rode NT-USB. In my humble opinion, AT2020 performed better, I managed to get a warmer sound from it compared to AKG’s. You also mentioned the PG27 and PG42, lots of folks don't like Shure's PG line. This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. i have the AT2020 usb and from what i hear, its basically the same as the AT2035 regardless of USB n XLR. Audio Technica ATR2500 #10. I left my condenser microphone (Shure PG27) in my gig bag for a long period of time. Of the mics you have listed I wouldn't say any might be 'better' than the PG27 you have, but they would likely sound different. I took it out the other day to use it for the first time in months and there's a lot of crackle and muffling if I turn the gain up at all. Blue Spark Cardioid Condenser Mic #15. Of the mics you list I have the V67G, AT2020, and Rode NT1(older grey body version). The AKG C414 is best suitable for recording vocals and solo instruments. Does anybody actually buy an AT2035, and a Perception 220, and a PG27 … Audio Technica AT2020+ #9. For my voice the Rode NT1 probably works best for most of my vocals. Blue Snowball ICE #13. Samson Meteor #11. so im pretty sure im gonna get the AT2050 XLR because of the multiple patterns on it, and some changes in frequency response, which to me makes it a 3 in 1 microphone, plus the price isnt so bad. Sub-$200 AKGs all get arounf 4 1/2, too. September 16th, 2013 at 10:19 am @Martha, we published a review of the NT1a (vs the sE X1) here: