AKG Perception 220 Reviews4.1/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from Great Neck, NY, USA
December 16, 2012Music Background:
VO Talent, radiospeaker, announcer.
Basic for VOI have been recording VO and commercials with this baby. It's fine but a Pro voice deserves more. The 220 sometimes has metallic sound and is noisy. Is very flat EQ that is ok. Is bright and has an structure very well done. My opinion: only for VO beginners. I never tried record a guitar but seems like this mic can do it good. What else? Is AKG, great brand.
from Modesto CA USA
September 20, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Student, Musician
It'll Get You StartedI've been using this mic for 2 years now, it's overall a very well built and good sounding mic. But after hearing and working with the crisp clear sound from other higher end mics it's time for me to move on. Its biggest draw backs are It has a very muddy low end, especially with male singers. The mic also just doesn't seem to be able to cut through a mix as I've heard other mics just do so naturally well. However for the price you'll probably find no better. The sound is extremely detailed with a glistening high end. This mic is a great addition to any budget studio or as a back up mic for acoustic instruments. I fully recommend it!
from new york
January 11, 2012Music Background:
AKG Perception 220i love it soooooo much because i sound so professional singing in it!
from Chicago, IL, USA
July 18, 2009Music Background:
Recordning Engineer, Studio Owner, Musician
Great Mic, Great Price, a little brightthis mic is excellent for the price. you get high quality sound at an affordable price. i use it mainly on vox and acoustic guitar and it works great. it is a little bright due to a bump at 10khz, but nothin a little d-essing and eq cant fix. the look and feel of the mic are great. its heavy and very durable. very clean and clear sound. It also has great proximity effect. but this mic if u are looking for a great affordable condensor for ur studio
from United States Bowling Green Ky.
May 6, 2009Music Background:
touring professional for 40 years, singer/songwriter/musician
Sweetwater and the Perception 220I have been burned by so many online and physical music stores that I had given up on finding one I could trust. I have now found that one with Sweetwater. I purchased a Perception 220 mic with the help of Brad Every at Sweetwater. This mic has surpassed everything I had hoped it would be. It is truly amazing. If your thinking of buying one do it, you will not be disappointed. Brad at Sweetwater has gone above and beyond helping me with my purchase. I had a small issue (my fault) and he called me personally and got me straight. You will not find a better company to do business with, I guarantee that.
from St. Paul, MN
February 15, 2009Music Background:
Crisp and ResponsiveThis mic will force you to take noise reduction seriously as it picks up everything. it's crystal clear and has tremendous low end if you lean in close. Good wind screen for the money.
from columbus ohio
October 25, 2008Music Background:
great condenser micThis is the best mic I've ever used.The sound quality is amazing.Its so good it can even pick up sounds from outside.With my digital recorder effects that I couldn't here on other mics,pick up fine with perception220.It's a great mic for the price and you can make professional recordings from home.