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Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone  

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The handheld Audio-Technica M4000S dynamic microphone combines professional features with a ridiculously affordable price tag. Audio-Technica tailors...Read More

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Crystal-clear vocal reproduction for an affordable price.

The handheld Audio-Technica M4000S dynamic microphone combines professional features with a ridiculously affordable price tag. Audio-Technica tailors the M4000S mic's frequency response for voice reproduction. Great feedback rejection and focused pickup are due to the A-T microphone's unidirectional polar pattern. The M4000S Audio-Technica mic also is equipped with a handy On/Off switch for convenience.

Audio-Technica professional microphone enhancements include a balanced XLR output, and a mic clip. Whether you're on the road, in the studio, or just performing at local gigs. Expect the all-metal Audio-Technica M4000S microphone to provide you with years of trouble-free use.

FEATURES
  • Frequency response tailored for crystal-clear vocal reproduction
  • Unidirectional pattern for feedback rejection and focused pick up
  • All-metal design for years of trouble-free use
  • Convenient on/off switch

Get this amazingly low priced dynamic handheld mic before they're all gone! Buy now!

SPECIFICATIONS

M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone

  • Element: Moving coil dynamic
  • Polar pattern: Unidirectional
  • Frequency response: 70Hz-12kHz
  • Open circuit sensitivity: -52dB (2.5 mV)
  • Impedance: 500 ohm
  • Switch: On/off
  • Weight: 329 grams (11.6 oz.)
  • Dimensions: 178.3mm (7") length, 56.3mm (2-1/4") body diameter
  • Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLR M-type
  • Accessories: Slip-in stand clamp for 5/8" — 27 threaded adaptor
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Audio-TechnicaM4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Repackaged ATR1300

I went looking on the Audio-Technica site for this microphone and couldn't find it. A little research turned up the ATR1300. The M4000S is the same microphone repackage with an XLR to XLR...Read complete review

I went looking on the Audio-Technica site for this microphone and couldn't find it. A little research turned up the ATR1300. The M4000S is the same microphone repackage with an XLR to XLR cable. You are essentially paying for an upgraded cable.

The sensitivity of this mic is about 6 db below that of most similar models, so you will need to crank the gain a little. This is only a problem if you have less than pristine preamps or if the electrical environment is particularly dirty.

The mellow high end makes this an excellent mic for female vocals, especially for those with a bit of power. This also makes it a good mic for "bright" instruments like a banjo or fiddle. It's not that good at pulling detail out of most acoustic guitars, especially a 12 string that carries a lot of harmonics. For those you need a decent medium to large diaphram condenser mic (I like the MXL 990)
Run of the mill cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic with on/off switch.
All metal construction similar to the Shure SM58. Don't abuse it and it should last quite awhile.
Substantially cheaper than the SM58, but does not have the output level of the Shure mic. A bit more mid-range as well. This is likely due to the higher impendance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

For the price it's only OK

Given the price and the branding, I would expect better performance specs out of this mic. It's only so-so for vocals and lacks the frequency response to be a good instrument mic.These are OK...Read complete review

Given the price and the branding, I would expect better performance specs out of this mic. It's only so-so for vocals and lacks the frequency response to be a good instrument mic.These are OK for starter mics if one is on a very tight budget, but I'd sooner pay more for a mic with better specs than use these.

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3.0

Decent beginner mic

By Reggie409

from College Station, TX

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events

Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

This mic seems to be well made and very durable however when checking it out I found that it had a LOT of bass and mids with almost no treble. My Sennheisers and Shures are much better for musical vocals. This mic would be good for speaking, lectures and exercise classes but not much more.

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5.0

what great response

By garyoke

from north lawrence ny

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Little Price
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

    have use this brand before and the quality is still there not a bad price either

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    5.0

    Very good product

    By Doofus

    from Canyon Lake, Tx

    About Me Novice

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

      It has done well at everything I have asked of it, including miking a dobro, and as a voice mic at church.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great value mic!

      By Jaybird

      from South Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • A Bargain
      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

        I got these on a stupid deal of the day, and the only stupid thing is that I didn't stock up on more. It is better for upper register singing/instruments, as it seems to lack a bit of low-end punch. Throw a little reverb in the mix, and it's a lot less of an issue. I would probably go with a higher-end mic for recording, but they make a great jam/practice/emergency backup mic. If you are on a budget, this might be just the ticket for you.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        good reliable inexpensive mic

        By bafreeman

        from Jax, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

        This is a great spare mic to have - especially when you need good mic for speaking with an on/off switch. It will also do in a pinch for backing vocals, but I would not recommend it for lead vocals. For speaking it is quite adequate.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        JUST SAY NO!!!

        By Audio Murphy

        from Claremont, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Pricey / Poor Value
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

          The first one that arrived didn't work. That's not entirely true. If you stuck it inside your mouth and screamed it made a little sound. But that's it. Otherwise it didn't work at all.

          We were told that the mic wasn't functioning right. I had them replace the mic and the cable. They were sure that would solve the problem.

          Second mic and cable - same thing. The thing is a complete hunk of junk and I can't believe I wasted all that time sending multiple items back and forth.

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          5.0

          crystal clear

          By johnnyBbadd5474

          from Porterville, Ca.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Comes With Saddle
          • Great Bass Great Treble
          • Onoff switch

          Cons

          • Should Have Bought More

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

          Great all atound quality for the price.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A Workhorse!

          By 8MilesApart

          from NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

            There are many more expensive mics to be sure. Our band plays 30 to 40 times per year in bars and parties. We have found that the sound quality and durability from these reasonably priced mics is very good. Break or crush one and it is no big deal. Keep and extra on hand because things do happen.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Look for something else!!!

            By Stretch

            from Truth or Consequences, NM

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Responsive
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

              Im the lead singer of a great Rock, Blues, and Country band. My band mate bought two of these M4000S for backup vocals. These mics need a lot of gain and volume behind them to even be heard. Granted the environment is a high octane one, still these mics are not made ( in my opinion) for the kind of band that must have volume and energy. I may donate them to a church.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Everyone noticed the difference! Great!

              By Main PA Guy

              from Humacao, PR

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Good sound
              • Looks Very Solid

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Audio-Technica M4000S Handheld Dynamic Microphone:

              Received them on Thursday and tried them on Sunday. Sound for the Praise team improved. Will purchase again. Very good price for these mics.

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