Product Comparison: Audio-Technica AT2005USB vs Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB
- If you need a shockmount, make sure it's one that will work for this microphone's size. I like it.
- The small mic stand it comes with works perfectly.
- Good small Dynamic mic as my recording space has many issues with extra sounds and poorly treated.
- Sound quality is pretty great to me. Good size.
- The exact problem was very low volume, and size not for my desk.
- This unit is actually full-sized, comes with a small tripod that fits perfectly in front of my monitor - and seems to exclude unwanted background noises (of course, I am using it up close).
- Great mic for the size it is as can travel with it anywhere.
- It folds up to be pretty portable for a piece of equipment its size.
- Only fits some shock mounts with the size and the way it connects to a stand.
- Stand is a bit flimsy for the weight of the microphone.
- The new micro-USB port is actually almost solid and tight.
- It also comes with XLR cord which would be nice, and has its own little tripod stand.
- Another bonus that it has both XLR capability and USB. I bought it for podcasting to use with a mixer/recorder.
- Note on the volume adjuster on the bottom: it's a rocker, not a dial, so quick and precise adjustments can be a little difficult.
- Included XLR cable is as good quality as any but 10' may be too short for some.
- Cardioid mic for those doing screen casts vs podcasts.
- This is a cardioid, unidirectional mic, meaning it picks up your voice from only one direction, which is great for filtering out other sources of sound.
- Frequency response is excellent, distortion remarkably low.
- Great range of frequency response. And the construction is supersolid -- all metal, very heavy. Can withstand a drop or two on the grill, which is nice.
- For one, being a cardioid mic, it pics up a heck of a lot of background noise. Even with a windshield on it, there is still a very audible murmur in the background.
- This microphone requires drivers to work, and hence it won't work on systems you can't install drivers on, eg. the Xbox and other various electronics. It may seem minor, but it's half of what I bought this mic for.
- One thing to take note of is that the USB functionality requires drivers to be installed (if you have Windows 7 the drivers will install automatically, not sure about Apple or Linux systems, or earlier versions of Windows).