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AKG Perception 120 Reviews

4.5 stars based on 4 customer reviews
  • from Boise, ID October 28, 2011Music Background:
    Ex-professional musician - now just for fun.

    Unbelievable compared to others at this price!

    I was going to buy a Shure SM58 and just happened to ask my sales engineer AJ Peterson if there was anything else in the $100 price range that was possibly better. I've used SM58's for years, and what a difference! Only thing is you need phantom power and I wouldn't use it on-stage (although you could in a pinch). It's got a switch for a rumble filter and a 20 dB pad for micing amps, drums, etc. Actually, I used the pad to mic a tambourine because it was peaking all over the place. Great product! And it looks expensive!

  • from Charlotte, NC July 23, 2013Music Background:
    Musician, Engineer

    Great Mic. Great Price

    Amazing mic for the value. I was a little skeptical at first, due to this being the low end of AKG's Perception line, but the 120 does not disappoint. Crystal clear vocals. When compared to my friends higher end AKG mic, I could barely notice a difference. My only complaint is that it doesn't come with any kind of case.. not even a zipper pouch... but for the price... it's well worth letting that slide.

  • from Glens Falls, New York October 24, 2012Music Background:
    Semi-retired musician

    Akg Perception 120

    We have a lot of mics here in the studio,i.e., sennheiser, shure, behringer, audio-technica. The akg is a superb vocal mic. For what it does the price is simply unbelievable. The bass roll-off is a must for male vocals and even for the 12 string guitar. The frontal directionality is also highly useful. This mic gets used for a lot of things including drums but I like it most for getting those sweet female vocal sounds live or recording.

  • from Montclair, Nj July 23, 2011Music Background:
    Production engineer

    Great Mic To Start Recording With!

    At the end of the day the Perception 120 is a good quality vocal mic, great for a small production studio or simply messing around with recording technique. It's a sturdy mic, with useful pad and filter controls, and ya know what? With a bit of compression, a pop filter, and a shockmount, it sounds damn good. Buy it.

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