AKG C 535 EB Reviews4.9/5.0 based on 10 customer reviews
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from Black Rock Desert, Nevada
February 27, 2013Music Background:
First to come, last to leave.
One of the very bestThe C535EB is an outstanding mic for live vocal performance. Very detailed and clear without harshness, needs little if any EQ for most voices. Sweet, rich lows and mids, crisp highs that sit well in the mix. Definitely a 'go-to' vocal mic.
from Maine, USA
October 26, 2012Music Background:
Forgotten Child?As a vocalist, there are many mics to choose from. The stand-by SM58 may be great for some, but it lacks dynamic response and sounds dull... flat.. muffled.. The 535EB allows for a full us of ones voice and the proximity effect ot the mic , with some practice.
I am not sure why this Mic is not featured as a Vocal Stage Mic as it performs this task exceptionally, with clear crisp and dynamic sound.
from Harker Heights, TX, USA
May 30, 2012
Quality of SoundComments from those who follow the Central Texas Master Singers and members of the choir disclosed they perceived a decernible improvement in the clarity of sound of the soloists voices. The only change has been the upgrading of the soloists mics to the AKG C 535 EB. The soloists perform with a choir of 40 to 50 voices (SATB) who have in front of them an array of four AKG 214 mics. The mix is an exceptional quality of sound for performances in varying locations with the challenges of the unique acoustics.
from Abuja, Nigeria
July 28, 2010Music Background:
MASTER AND COMMANDERThis mic deserves 10 stars.
I have had this for about a decade and its my most prized studio item.
This mic shine gloriously above most new studio and hand held mics.
Face it, looks have nothing to do with sound.
If I lost it, I would cry...then buy another one along with a bank vault to save it in. I always wonder how AKG got the design of this mic so perfectly. This is the true Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from London UK
August 12, 2009Music Background:
This is the True Baby !!!!Before I purchased this mic I read the reviews , also independant reviews and they all rated this highly. I also read that James Taylor loved this mic so much that he got one for all his backing singers.
This is my favorite gigging mic, the detail it picks up in your voice is great , it does so in such a flattering way , you can hear the texture in your voice and it really cuts through beautifully.
The clarity is outstanding , the noise level is zero so it picks up just whats in front of you.
A truly beautiful mic that singers would adore.
from Nashville, TN USA
September 15, 2008Music Background:
Live Sound, Recording Engineer, Music Business Student
Fantastic Mic!love this thing. I have two of them and use them all the time. They are good on almost everything. Vocals have a great natural sound and stringed instruments have a smooth sexy sound. I have even used these as overheads and got a great sound. It is a rock solid condenser that is great for touring and in the studio. A great mic to just have laying around.
from Ca, USA
March 21, 2012Music Background:
NOT A ONE TRICK PONYThe reviews everywhere agree, this mic is amazing for vocals. Specifically in a live setting, male or female voice - it just excels in every way. But it can do even more, I have used it in many instrument applications and it worked beautifully. Specifically I have been using it lately as a high hat microphone. It gives the hats such a pleasant warmth and timbre. Run it through a solid pre, compress it and it blows the doors off of a certain SHURE drum mic. Nothing is perfect in my opinion, so this is as high a rating as I would ever give anything.
from Sydney, Australia
March 23, 2010Music Background:
A great micI've had and used a few of these, and really like their sound. Only problems have been with dry solder joints in a couple of them which caused difficulties. Once they were fixed, no problems getting great sound.
July 1, 2005
Amazing mic!!I spent 3 hours in a music shop demoing mics for stage and home recording. I demoed all the big name mics - Shure SM and Beta series, the whole Audio Technica line, Sennheiser MD421, etc. This mic was far and away the best, and for less than the 421. In fact, this mic sounds almost as good as my high-end condensers. This mic is one of the best I've heard at any price!
January 1, 2005
I like it.As a singer/songwriter I use this mic indoors and out, and have even used it in my project recording studio. It's very clear, offering the right amount of presence and a good pick-up pattern for live use. I tried every professional vocal mic out there, and I was willing to spend the extra money (it aint cheap) to get a mic that complemented my voice better than the beta-58. Yep, this was the only one I liked better than the beta. (OK, I'm not including the neumann stage mic that I once tried, but I wasn't willing to spend $500. Plus, the once time I tried using the neumann outside, it picked up so much wind noise, I couldn't use it.)Definitely a mic to consider if you're looking for quality.