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AKG H85 Reviews

3.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • Robert Stephenson
    from Rapid City SD, 57701 September 21, 2014Music Background:

    AKG H85 Shockmount Mic Holder

    This is Wonderfull I like it a lot.

  • Brian
    from Keller, TX December 8, 2011Music Background:
    Hobbyist, Student, Video Production

    Awesome and Fast shipping

    Exactly what I needed and arrived in time

  • Mark Doering
    from Henderson, NV USA August 16, 2012Music Background:
    Recording Engineer and Studio Owner

    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.

  • D. Kelly
    from Dallas, TX February 28, 2017

    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.

  • That's Something
    from New York, NY February 2, 2011Music Background:
    Recording, Mastering, Live Engineer and Musician

    AKG H85

    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.

  • robert blatchley
    from ny December 12, 2010Music Background:
    40 years recording, performing weekly,

    akg h85

    This couldn't possibly be made any cheaper. It comes with the purchase of AKG studio mics, and breaks if you look at it wrong. It probably costs 120 cents to make, but you can purchase for $120.00

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