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AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone

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Handheld dynamic great for lead vocals.

The D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone is a handheld dynamic microphone that is ideal for lead vocals. A supercardioid polar pattern guarantees the utmost gain before feedback at a extremely high sound pressure level (SPL), and helps vocals cut through the mix more easily. The D8000M is equipped with an indestructible metal casing, rugged spring steel grill, and a scratch-resistant black finish.

FEATURES
  • Supercardioid polar pattern
  • Rugged wire mesh cap with internal protective wiremesh cap
  • Die-cast metal body

An affordable vocal mic for any venue! Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Polar pattern: supercardioid
  • Frequency range: 40 to 20,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: 2.5 mV/Pa
  • Recommended load impedance: 2,000Î
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 144 dB SPL
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AKGD8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone
 
4.3

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (65)
  • Durable (47)
  • Easy to use (43)
  • Versatile (29)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)
  • Poor sound quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (48)
  • Home studio (38)
  • Outdoor events / games (38)
  • Amateur recording (32)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (41), Professional musician (29), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good mic

Tested it with a Shure sm 58 --- the shure has a LITTLE more bass end,,but the AKG had a LITTLE more top end. Compared - blindfolded - ? no one could...Read complete review

Tested it with a Shure sm 58 --- the shure has a LITTLE more bass end,,but the AKG had a LITTLE more top end. Compared - blindfolded - ? no one could tell the difference.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A bit too much and a bit too sensitive

I was looking for some vocal microphones that were better than the Nady SP-5 microphones that we are using. These were a "Stupid Deal" - so I tried them. VERY...Read complete review

I was looking for some vocal microphones that were better than the Nady SP-5 microphones that we are using. These were a "Stupid Deal" - so I tried them. VERY sensitive. I could literally scrape my fingernail down the XLR cable and hear the microphone pick it up. I could tap the floow near the stand and have the microphone pick it up. I WOULD NOT recommend these for stand microphones. I am going to fly these above the stage are and use them to pick up sound for concerts and such. That way they can be "isolated" and I won't have to worry about performers and speakers handling the microphones.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By randy

from jefferson city mo.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

This mike compared to a sm58 is the same.Great price and does not take away from the sound.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Does what it's meant to

By Konrad

from New York, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Feels durable

Cons

  • NONE YET

Best Uses

  • Live Sound

Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

I don't have anything bad to say about this mic so far. I've had two of these for a few weeks and have used it primarily for PA and talkback in the studio. They have the heft of a 58 that many mics in this price range are lacking and they don't do anything too funky to the sound. I bought them as the 'stupid deal of the day' for [$] each so the only thing that would make me hate these mics is if they didn't work out of the box. I did some research and AKG makes these mics exclusively for musicians friend. I figure they just might be re-branded D88's without the switch,which is a pretty solid low end mic for the money. If anyone knows differently, please enlighten the rest of us!Time will tell the quality of craftsmanship with this unit. So far so good though. If you can't afford a 58 this is a good alternative and if they ever go on sale at [$] apiece again, it's a no brainer. They're worth the money at twice the price, so i bought two.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Mic for the Price

By mrknighterrant

from St. George, UT

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    I needed a mic to replace my Shure Beta 58a. Bought this on a whim. Well worth the price. The D8000M represents my natural baritone nicely. Respnds well to nuance and the play of a seasoned performer. Cuts through a loud rock mix, but doesn't sound harsh or unnstural.

    It could use a better internal pop filter. And, handling noise going into and out of a mic stand is present, but these are minor complaints that I've had with similar mics at much higher prices.

    Nice mic for a bargain price. Well built. Feels substantial. Exceeded my expectations and then some. I chose it over a Neumann KMS105 for rehearsal and a recent live performance. No kidding.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Mic for the price

    By MesaMarkV

    from Beavercreek, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

      This is a great mic for the money. No, the quality won't match higher priced mics, but for those on a budget these mics should do just fine for most applications.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A bit too much and a bit too sensitive

      By JLNorthGA

      from Peacock Performing Arts Center

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

          I was looking for some vocal microphones that were better than the Nady SP-5 microphones that we are using. These were a "Stupid Deal" - so I tried them. VERY sensitive. I could literally scrape my fingernail down the XLR cable and hear the microphone pick it up. I could tap the floow near the stand and have the microphone pick it up. I WOULD NOT recommend these for stand microphones. I am going to fly these above the stage are and use them to pick up sound for concerts and such. That way they can be "isolated" and I won't have to worry about performers and speakers handling the microphones.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good mike, with limitations

          By Kenstar2

          from Avon, Mass

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Good sound

          Cons

          • Noise

          Best Uses

          • Bg vocals

          Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

          Soung and pickup is good, great feedback rejection ,handling noise is attrocious

          (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          OK....in a pinch but I like Shure better

          By Karaoke Gold

          from Mashpee MA...CAPE COD

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Nice extra mic for gigs

          Cons

          • Hollow sound
          • No richness
          • Not recommended for vocal
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Recording on RSQ machine
          • Talking

          Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

          Sounds great on RSQ recording but not so good when commected to other devices such as mixing gear.
          would not buy again

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          solid mic

          By Dknight818

          from Colorado Springs, CO

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

            I bought this mic because it was the Stupid deal of the day, [$] for an AKG isn't so bad. The mic sounds good, it's not the best sounding mic I own, but it's by far not the worst. I'd recommend this mic for any vocal application

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Nice Microphone

            By Richman

            from Russellville, Arkansas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

              Very nice microphone. I was very surprised at the quality for the price. I like it as much as my Sennheiser for a fraction of the cost.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Microphone...

              By Jimbo

              from Central PA

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                This was purchased recently as Stupid Deal of the Day so I couldn't really go wrong...Its a Shure 58 sound for a lot less...seems just as sturdy as well..only time will tell if it is bulletproof..but really..most dynamic mics are..I used it as main vocal mic at my jam session and it sounded just as good as my personal microphone (a Shure Elvis style mic)so yes Buy it while you can cuz its being discontinued I hear.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Better than I expected

                By Bottomsound

                from The Valley of the Sun

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                  I just bought this mic a couple of weeks ago and I use it for the first time at a rehearsal and it sounded really good. So I deceided to use it at a gig last week and I was quite please with how well it compared the SM58 that I usually use, as well as the other vocalists in the band. So for the price (it was the Stupid Deal of the Day for under $20) I got a really good mic. I also compared the specs of the D8000M and the SM58. Here's what they look like:

                  D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone Specifications:

                  Polar pattern: supercardioid
                  Frequency range: 40 to 20,000Hz
                  Sensitivity: 2.5 mV/Pa
                  Recommended load impedance: 2,000Ω
                  Maximum sound pressure level: 144 dB SPL

                  SM58
                  Type
                  Dynamic
                  Frequency Response
                  50 to 15,000 Hz
                  Polar Pattern
                  Cardioid
                  Sensitivity
                  (at 1,000 Hz Open Circuit Voltage)
                  –54.5 dBV/Pa (1.85 mV)
                  1 Pa = 94 dB SPL

                  The D8000M for the money was a good purchase. I have not yet used it in my home studio, but plan to soon. I feel confident that it will not disappoint. It is well made, sturdy and comes with a bag and clip. I've worked as a musician for many years and I know quality in gear. This mic is quality.

                  (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Decent Mic

                  By country4jesus

                  from Central Illinois

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Dynamic Range Is Limited

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                  The Dynamic D80000M by AKG is a decent mic and it has really god sound but the only problem I have with it is if you go at it from anywhere on the side as opposed to directly in front of it you lose some of the sound. It is a nice looking microphone I like the way it sounds just not real happy with that part of it but overall it's a decent microphone. I would have been disappointed had I paid full price for it. I paid [$] for it on a special sale so for that price what more could one expect.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Drop that shure

                  By Alec Harmon

                  from Utah

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                    I'd take it over the sm58 any day. I compared it side by side to the sm48-lc and the clarity difference was incredible. The clarity in the microphone reminds me of a condenser, but without the sensitivity of picking up the ambient noises as a condenser would. I've bought two, I LOVE this mic, I LOVE AKG!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    good mic

                    By jaguar

                    from oklahoma city

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                      Tested it with a Shure sm 58 --- the shure has a LITTLE more bass end,,but the AKG had a LITTLE more top end. Compared - blindfolded - ? no one could tell the difference.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very Clean Sound, good value

                      By Phil "MC" Krakken

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                        Side by Side vs SM-58 this microphone sounded cleaner and more accurate. The SM-58 had a warmer tone, which seems to be more pleasing for vocals. If you can add warmth at the board or with a vocal processor, the sound will be comparable. If you are using it for an instrument mic, the clarity would be a benefit. As a utility mic at this price point, it is a good value.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Quality Vocal Mic for the Price

                        By mrknighterrant

                        from St. George, UT

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Inexpensive
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile
                        • Well-built

                        Cons

                        • Bit Hot In Upper Mids

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording
                        • Stage Vocals

                        Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                        Surprisingly good quality for the price. Sturdy build. Standard stage vocal mic. Sounds similar to a Shure Beta58a. No real cons to this mic other than it's a bit hot in the upper mids, but many vocal performers would appreciate that on a live stage.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great... but sensitive

                        By Dedbeat

                        from Tununak, AK

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backing Vocals
                          • Events
                          • Live Shows
                          • Performances

                          Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                          This is a great microphone for backing vocals. It may be sensitive it is great for backing vocal if you leave it on the stand. It is also good for lead vocals if you play an instrument and sing at the same time. Not much of a handheld microphone but overall it's great.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Wish I Had Bought Two

                          By Dave

                          from Desert Hot Springs, CA

                          About Me Experienced

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                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Performances

                            Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                            Picked it up at a Stupid Deal price. Wish I had bought two! The moment I opened the box, I knew I was holding a serious mic. It's built like a brick ship house. Yes, it's very sensitive, so leave it on the stand - it's not a hand held. It has excellent tone, and picks up remarkably well up to a foot away. If you are planning to eat this thing, or scream your lungs out, better have a wind sock. I sing softly from about 6 inches and it's perfect. Even when it's not on sale, this puppy is worth it.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            nice sound but drawbacks

                            By sb

                            from ohio

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound

                            Cons

                            • Handling noise

                            Best Uses

                            • Feedback Prone Vocals

                            Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                            The mics are clear, provided they are stand mounted and decoupled from the floor. Handling noise isn't as bad as the transmission of every contact with the cable. I suggest a tripod stand with rubber feet or major carpet padding or you will hear every footstep on the stage. Superior off axis rejection minimizes feedback so the mic is great if you run at high stage volume.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Better than I thought

                            By DJ Brother "O"

                            from Atlanta

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • DJ Brother "O"
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Performances

                              Comments about AKG D8000M Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                              I got it as the deal of the day and I thought it would be some cheap mic. This mic is high quality and I love it. [@]

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