Spider Shockmount for AKG Microphones
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Spider-style Shockmount for AKG Microphones

The H85 is a spider-type shock mount for the AKG C3000B, C4000B, C414B/XLS and XLII, and all mics with shafts from 0.75 - 1.05 inch

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 2803H00080

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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AKG H85 Shockmount Mic Holder

This is Wonderfull I like it a lot.
Music background: Hobbyist

Awesome and Fast shipping

Exactly what I needed and arrived in time
Music background: Hobbyist, Student, Video Production

Don't agree with other reviewers

Unlike other reviewers stating these break easily, I have two of these with a matched set of AKG C4000 B mics and they have performed flawlessly in studio through many sessions for over 10 years now. My only complaint is that the bands have started to stretch and lose their elasticity and now need replacement, but if that's the only problem with these after 10 years, I'd say it's a solid product.
Music background: Recording Engineer and Studio Owner

Very poor quality

The entire unit is made of plastic, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But the plastic threaded mount is EASILY chewed up and stripped by a mike stand's metal screw. Unless you never pull the mic down it's bound to happen sooner or later. Absolutely amazing that AKG didn't insert a threaded metal collar here! To use such a cheap design to support a $1000+ mic is astounding. To list a replacement at $ is simply insulting! I'm going to bore out the stripped hole and epoxy in a metal collar myself.


I would say the H85 is, "just not right for me," but it really isn't right for anyone planning on taking it out of the box. I have had four of four break. Interestingly, they did last just long enough for the plastic threads of the stand mount to strip out prior to the junction between the suspension ring and the stand mount breaking clean from each other. This has happened on all four H85's I have used. The only reason I am taking time to comment on this piece of gear is because I have very recently come to need yet another new H85. Maybe I will fabricate something instead - toothpicks, wood glue and rubber bands might treat me better.
Music background: Recording, Mastering, Live Engineer and Musician
See also: Shock Mounts, AKG, AKG Shockmounts, AKG Shockmounts