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MXL V250 Condenser Microphone  

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Overview
  • Excellent microphone for all types of vocalists
  • Detailed sound that highlights subtle nuances
  • 10kHz presence peak that boosts vocals in a mix
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $299.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $99.01
  • On Sale Today:
    - $150.00
  • Sale Price:
    $4999

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A true, pressure-gradient condenser microphone that's a match for any singer.

The V250 is a small-diaphragm FET condenser microphone, and, as such, is good for a wide variety of applications, from vocals to room applications, to acoustic instruments. The capsule is equipped with a 17mm diaphragm of 6-micron Mylar on a 20mm OD backplate and is held together with a brass tension ring.

The MXL V250 gives vocals the right mix of power and polish. This true pressure-gradient condenser microphone delivers big, bold vocals with a presence that breaks through the rest of the tracks. And it has a detailed, articulate sound that makes subtle nuances shine. It’s where force meets finesse. It’s the perfect match for any singer, and it can’t miss with acoustic guitars and pianos.

Features
  • Excellent microphone for all types of vocalists
  • Detailed sound that highlights subtle nuances
  • 10kHz presence peak that boosts vocals in a mix
  • FET preamp that delivers a full-bodied sound
  • Also great for acoustic guitars and pianos
  • Microphone Clip, Cleaning Cloth, Manual

Another worthy addition for your mic locker from MXL. Call or click to order today!

 

V250 Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • No published specifications
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Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
MXLV250 Condenser Microphone
 
4.3

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (38)
  • Easy to use (30)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Versatile (21)
  • Durable (11)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (33)
  • Amateur recording (27)
  • Professional recording (20)
  • Performances (6)
  • Vocals (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (17), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MXL V250 Review

I feel inclined to review, since I went in on one blindly. Overall, this mic is better on vocals than the 990 is, at they are not as muddy, you can tell...Read complete review

I feel inclined to review, since I went in on one blindly. Overall, this mic is better on vocals than the 990 is, at they are not as muddy, you can tell a difference in the mids and highs; Its also very sensitive. Once you EQ, you can make this Mic sound pretty darn good. The build of the mic is nice, theres not a ton of mesh on the wire grill like there is on the 990, but this mic pops rather easily, so make sure you have the pop filter, and you may need to speak off to the side of the mic. Although it feels sturdy, it is a bit light, which makes me not want to drop it. I give this product a 9/10, the only thing that couldve made it better was including a shockmount. If you need shockmount size, aim for the V67G or the V57 size as the 990 shockmount is too wide to fit it. At the price right now, it is pretty much a steal, just dont forget to buy a shockmount!
This mic does not contain any specific features such as a DB switch or anything else, just a microphone similar to others like the MXL V57 or V67M.
The build quality feels sturdy and well designed, not quite as heavy as the MXL 990, although I feel like you would not want to drop this microphone on the floor.
I decided to go in on this mic with no reviews; I was pleasently surprised. The only thing that couldve made the deal better was including a shock mount with the packaging. I ended up getting the musiciansgeat shockmount to accompany it (fits the mic a little tight, but it works).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent for the Price

Decent sound. Relatively inexpensive. I also have an MXL-V63M condenser mic and even though they're similar in price I prefer the V63M over the V250. Not a bad mic though! Especially if you...Read complete review

Decent sound. Relatively inexpensive. I also have an MXL-V63M condenser mic and even though they're similar in price I prefer the V63M over the V250. Not a bad mic though! Especially if you just simply need another condenser for whatever reason. Feels a little light, like it's not as solid as the V63M. Still a good mic though.

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5.0

Great for vocals and acoustic instrument

By Dennis Ristow

from Florida

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

    I've used this mic to record the bass strings on a stereo mic'd piano (using a CAD C9 on the treble strings) and I've also used it to record vocals and the sound is clear and full. I would buy again for sure.

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    5.0

    Great Mic

    By GuitFiddler

    from Riverside, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Even Response

    Cons

    • Shock Mounts Are Rare

    Best Uses

    • Electric Guitar
    • Upright Bass
    • Vocals

    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

    I've been using two of these mics every day for two weeks on recording project. I'm trying to find something bad to say about it, but honestly, it's a fantastic mic. I'm pairing these with a ART PRO VLA compressor and I'm extremely pleased with how these sound.

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    4.0

    Great Budget Recording Mic

    By Earthtojohn

    from Au Sable Forks, NY

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

    I have a few MXL mic's..this in a side by side was the best...when I ran it though a tube preamp it was beautiful.....heads up..the Musician's Gear Shock Mount fits this nicely...if I did not already own 4 MXL's I would buy another....getting it as the Stupid Deal of The Day was brillant...

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    4.0

    Surprising

    By Jack

    from Oceanside, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

    Neuman, Blue, Heil, AKG, Senheiser, and Shure are industry standards for microphone choices and are a must for any studio. MXL microphones should be added to the list. The V250 I just received is bright, clear and sensitive. Yes, it is cheap but only in price. The construction and design are spot on and with the addition of Mogami wiring this thing will surprise to socks right off you. Stop being a mic snob and give MXL a shot!

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    5.0

    We started our recording with these mics

    By The Hawaii Grammy Guy

    from Kamulea, Hawaii Big Island

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Sound Awesome
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • I have no cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Recording
    • Recording Our Cd With It

    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

    Will see if this recording will be nominated for a second Grammy.

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    5.0

    Best Bang For The Buck !!

    By Guitarist714

    from California

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

      I own several MXL microphones and are very happy with them.I have always thought that MXL microphones were a bargain and stand up to the higher priced ones out there.The V250 is great for vocals and other applications.The sound quality is excellent.

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      5.0

      Great starter mic

      By Aussie Drum Guy

      from Northern California

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

        I use a pair for recording drum overheads and they work great. A slight peak at 5khz makes the cymbals stand out in the final mix without being harsh. I have some high end mics that sound flat compared to these MXL's. Full sounding for most instruments that I've tried. Probably good on some vocals but a little thin and doesn't compliment my voice. A low cut and attenuator would make this more versatile, but overall a solid mic at a great price when on sale.

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        5.0

        MX L v250

        By ran

        from lynchburg,va

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        Pros

        • Great Piece

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

            This mic sounds great. You will not be dissappointed especially at this price point. Vocals and accoustic guitar are what i've used it for so far. Has a nice clear neutural sound.

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            (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            so far doesn't work.?.......?

            By cheftf

            from torc nm

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Look's Good But

            Cons

            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Don't Know Yef
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Unknown

            Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

            Not working

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            3.0

            good for the price

            By DctrRoss

            from Mesa, AZ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                Used them as room mics. They were plenty good for that. Worked well in conjunction with a 57 on a guitar amp. Not a very rich sounding mic but for the money it will do the job pretty well.

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