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Overview

  • Medium-diaphragm condenser mic
  • Large dynamic range
  • Low-noise circuitry
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    $299.99
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Affordable pressure gradient condenser mic with cardioid polar pattern and large dynamic range.

The MXL 910 Voice/Insrument Condenser Microphone gives you topnotch condenser sound without the high-end price tag. Part of MXL's 900 Series mics, affordable mics ideal for home studios, the side-address 910 is a medium diaphragm condenser mic versatile enough to handle guitars, drums, and even vocals thanks to its cardioid polar pattern, and gold-sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm. The 910 boasts a generous 30Hz—20kHz frequency range which is remarkably smooth and consistent between 50Hz through 1kHz, with a slight rise between the two, and a presence peak between 5K and 10K with a drop-off after 10K.

Features

  • Medium-diaphragm condenser mic
  • Large dynamic range
  • Low-noise circuitry
  • Cardioid response pattern
  • Great for guitars, drums, and more

Order now for a real studio workhorse.

 

910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Type: Pressure-gradient condenser mic
  • Diaphragm: Gold-sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm
  • Frequency range: 30Hz—20kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Capsule Size: 22mm/1.26"
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Equivalent noise level: 20 dBA (A-weighted IEC 651)
  • Power requirements: 48V phantom power (±4V)
  • Weight: .75lb./340g
  • Size: 47mm x 168mm/1.85" x 6.60"
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MXL910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (43)
  • Easy to use (30)
  • Versatile (21)
  • Durable (11)
  • Compact (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (31)
    • Amateur recording (23)
    • Professional recording (17)
    • Performances (12)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (32), Professional musician (16), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Late night review

    Alright, a lot of folk have wondered whether this was a good mic or not. After all, it was on the Stupid Deal of The Day and also a Black Friday special right...Read complete review

    Alright, a lot of folk have wondered whether this was a good mic or not. After all, it was on the Stupid Deal of The Day and also a Black Friday special right after that. Lots of people got their order in and are biting their fingernails hoping they snagged a good mic for the price.

    I got mine in the mail and immediately set it up to A/B against my Audio Technica AT-3035 - my reliable 'old faithful' stand by for vocals and instruments. I placed both mics exactly the same height right up against each other and belted out a few notes. I then did the same with a Martin X-series Acoustic guitar; and they were also placed about 6 feet from a live drum set in a very live room. Here's what I found :

    On vocals, the MXL passed with flying colors. Could not believe I had to listen again and again to figure out which mic I liked better. After all - this AT3035 was my go-to mic for several acts and sounded great on male and female throats alike. Differences? The MXL was fuller in the bottom end (160-250hz), and silkier overall. Not super silky - remember, we're talking budget mics - but the A/T was slightly grainy in comparison. More headroom as well. Definitely a winner.

    On the Martin 000 the MXL was woodier and more intimate sounding. Less string articulation, more resonance. Softer. The AT3035 on the other hand had more definition in the strings, a bit more bite, and less resonance. I can't decide which I like better because both capture elements of the guitar's true character. As a test I panned both left and right and it sounded like the guitar does in real life. Ha! It's a good thing I own both now!

    On drum overheads AT3035 won hands down. This MXL is NOT an overhead mic. Snare and toms on the Pearl BRX sounded mid-rangey and nasty. The A/T captured the kit as it really SHOULD sound - punchy and bright.

    I have not tried this mic on guitar amps so I cannot comment. Bottom line - if you can snag this mic on sale you will be glad you did. After a first bad experience with MXL when the 1st batch of 990s came out 8 years ago, I was tained for life, or so I thought. This mic changed my mind. Recommended if you can get it on a special.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ok for the price

    Just looking to add another mic to the studio and picked it up like everyone else on the stupid deal. So its ok for the price. Its a little thin on the vocal...Read complete review

    Just looking to add another mic to the studio and picked it up like everyone else on the stupid deal. So its ok for the price. Its a little thin on the vocal side. I ran through a pre amp and eq'd for additional low end. Again it was ok but I wouldn't be using for a pro recording or anything. I did use it with an acoustic guitar that was running DI and then place this as a second source mid neck. It captured pretty well.

    I also used it in the corner of the room while recording vocal and acoustic using other sources...just playing around and found it picked up a cool vibe. So for the price you can find something to do with it. But its not going to sound like a top shelf vocal mic.

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    5.0

    Good mic at a great price.

    By Deputy651

    from Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Mic At A Great Price
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

      The mic works as advertised.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      U47? You betcha...

      By gdubs

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Perfect Housing
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Diy Mod
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

      I bought this on sale STRICTLY to modify the internal guts. The price tag for the housing was a little less than I could've gotten it for , but for the opportunity to reconstruct it into a U47 for about a tenth of the cost, I find it an incredible bargain. MXL makes good bargain bin mics, but the thing they do best is provide the best housings for top end guts. If you're looking for a top end mic and can't afford the thousands it costs, look into modifying an MXL mic. It's easier than you think.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      "Big bang for the buck"

      By DaddyG101

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Excellent Response
      • Good Vocal And Instrument
      • High Clarity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

        I bought this as part of Stupid Deal of the Day. Hooked it up to my Fender Blues Deluxe and could not believe the response! Then, I used it for a couple of vocal songs and am going to purchase another.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great mike, great price!!!!

        By Rev. Jim Berlin, Senior Pastor

        from Richland Center, Wisconsin

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet
        • Tight Response

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

        Have only had a short time but is working great thus far. Much better than I expected for the price I paid.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great mic great price

        By stickman23420

        from naples ny

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

          Great Mic. Clean and clear vocal representation. And affordable. Buy it

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for Podcasting

          By AyePancakes

          from Calgary, Alberta

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Podcasting

          Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

          I picked up two of these on sale for a ridiculously low price. I wanted to improve the sonic quality of my podcast without spending a ton of money. So far, I'm very pleased.

          I run these mics through a Behringer Xenyx Q802 USB mixer into a MacBook running Garageband. All I needed to do was add a little bit of EQing, some minor compression and limiting, and the result is broadcast quality (to my ears, anyway).

          You can't go wrong with these mics, especially at this price. I'm really happy with my purchase.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Ok for the price

          By Soul Easy

          from Hanover, PA

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          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

            Just looking to add another mic to the studio and picked it up like everyone else on the stupid deal. So its ok for the price. Its a little thin on the vocal side. I ran through a pre amp and eq'd for additional low end. Again it was ok but I wouldn't be using for a pro recording or anything. I did use it with an acoustic guitar that was running DI and then place this as a second source mid neck. It captured pretty well.

            I also used it in the corner of the room while recording vocal and acoustic using other sources...just playing around and found it picked up a cool vibe. So for the price you can find something to do with it. But its not going to sound like a top shelf vocal mic.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice microphone

            By DukeCityMan

            from Albuquerque, NM

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

              I was looking for a decent side-address microphone. Why a side address? Believe it or not, I thought they just looked kewl. I knew it was a condenser mic so it was going to be sensitive with a wide frequency response. I don't use it for instrumentals, just singing karaoke on YouTube. After listening to the difference to the other mics I have (typical dynamic cardioid performance mics in the style of the Shure SM58)...this one really wowed me. Talk about CLEAR VOCALS! You can tell the difference when I started using this one over the other mics (including a decent pencil type condenser that also requires phantom power). All I can say that if you can get this one for a good price (it's on sale all of the time from what I've seen), it's one nice microphone...you should like it. If you'd like to see it in action, just visit my you tube videos at dukecityman. Compare this one to the other mics and you'll see the difference. You do have to forgive the singer, but you'll get the idea.

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              5.0

              A great option for acoustic instruments

              By Lee

              from Central Ohio

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

                I bought this as a Stupid Deal of the Day as an alternative to installing pickups in a new guitar and mandolin I've recently added to my collection. It was my hope that this would work for the times I use these instruments with one of the several groups with which I play on occasion. Having tested it at home I'm convinced that I was right. As a bonus, I have a Fishman Loudbox Artist acoustic amp that has a phantom power option. Though the amp only supplies 24v (the mic specs stipulate 48v) it works fine. Pay attention to the directions that warn to cut the gain when you first plug this mic in. It's very sensitive, which is a great thing, but you'll get massive feedback if you don't follow these directions. You can imagine how I know this!

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                4.0

                Works orme

                By SDB

                from Cambridge, MA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

                  Works well for recording resonator and acoustic guitars.

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