AKG D 5 Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
This is my "go-to" mic for live vocals. I've used it on every artist I've worked with for the last three years and it's never sounded bad on any singer. It has beautiful tone and have yet to have feedback problems with it. You can't go wrong with AKG and you certainly will not regret buying the D5. It rocks.
from United States
March 26, 2013Music Background:
Pro Musician 40+ years
Better than a 58 for soundMuch better sound than the Shure 58 and other mics for live vocals. Can give this to anyone who had their "favorite" mike that they used and they come away wanting a D5. I have 4 of them so far, and will buy more. However, they don't seem to hold up to abuse as well as the 58, but then again, I am looking for a microphone, not a hammer.
from Saratoga Springs, New York USA
April 17, 2012Music Background:
Local Band Member, Hobbyist
Awesome MicOur band uses mostly SM58(s) and they are o.k., but the AKG D5 is everything I wanted in a mic. Diminished feedback, clarity and a great price. It is even better used on y solo PA. The Tech people at Sweetwater are very knowledgeable.
from Robertsdale, Al, USA
January 18, 2012Music Background:
Long time musican and sound guy
Rock solidI have been doing sound for over 40 years and have found this mic to be a very solid performer that requires very little eq to make it sound natural. I have recently found it fo be a great mic for banjos, even though it is officially a vocal mic, I currently own 4 of these mics and WILL be adding more to my locker. Price to performance, these are and excellent choice.
May 1, 2008Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Keyboardist, Guitarist, and Bassist
Not Too ShabbyWill you get higher gain before feedback? Most likely, but if there are acoustic problems in the practice space/venue, cover your ears--this thing can howl just as loudly as any other mic on the market.
Sound? I dig it. Has a good pleasant cut that brings softer voices out in the mix. As the reviewer for Mix Magazine said: it excels on female vocals, but it is not bad on male vocals at all.
Price? I think it's a steal. I'd be willing to pay another $50 on top of this, but we all know what the competition's prices are.
On top of it all, I used it in a pinch to mic a keyboard amp! I was pleasantly surprised by the results, too.