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Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone 

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The Audio-Technica AE4100 is a dynamic microphone featuring an aggressive sound that stays upfront in the mix. Its design is optimized for stage use ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Destined to be the next classic.

The Audio-Technica AE4100 is a dynamic microphone featuring an aggressive sound that stays upfront in the mix. Its design is optimized for stage use with a cardioid pattern for excellent isolation properties. Superior anti-shock engineering assures low handling noise and the AE4100 mic is built tough for road use. Includes a quiet, flex mount stand clamp.

FEATURES
  • Aggressive sound that stays upfront in the mix
  • Optimized for the stage with excellent isolation properties
  • Superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise
  • Outstanding pop protection
  • Tough, durable, resilient ” built for the road

An exceptional mic and it's yours for an easy price. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

  • Element: dynamic
    Polar pattern: cardioid
    Frequency response: 90Hz-18kHz
    Open-circuit sensitivity: -55dB (1.7mV) re 1v @ 1Pa
    Impedance: 250 ohms
    Weight: 10.9 oz.
    Output connector: XLRM
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Audio-TechnicaAE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
 
2.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well thought USB

I use the microphone for recording voice for video, podcasts, etc., and it has been working well for about 6 months or so. It works well into a Mac running MacOS 10.11,...Read complete review

I use the microphone for recording voice for video, podcasts, etc., and it has been working well for about 6 months or so. It works well into a Mac running MacOS 10.11, simply appearing in the Control Panel. I use a wind cover and a spit shield, and tend to deploy it on a floor stand to get the height right. For me, the included desk stand is too low. I have had no problems with the USB connection, which is the only one I use.

I do use a bit of bass boost on the final product, and you do need it to be quite close to get good volume; about a fist length away, so try to restrict your gesticulations!

Overall, good value for money.

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USB Dead After Three Uses

It sounded good while it worked but died after just a few uses. Seems to be an issue with the USB port as I have tried multiple cables to no avail.

It sounded good while it worked but died after just a few uses. Seems to be an issue with the USB port as I have tried multiple cables to no avail.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mostly satisified. Good product.

By Pick

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

Used for over a year with no issues. Mostly use for web conferences. Voice quality is high. Not sure what it's frequency range is as I use mainly for voice.

Others reviews say USB failed but I haven't had this issue. If USB failed after 3 uses, probably a manufacture defect. I would return and then write a review.

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  • Over a year
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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Please never buy this product ever....

By Ravindra Dhande

from India

Pros

  • Entertaining

Cons

  • Poor Commentary

Best Uses

    Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

    I bought this product for my Tutorial recordings. I ordered it from US, as it was not available in stock in india. I got it after long wait.

    In only two to three uses, the USB no longer works. Its detects the microphone etc. But no sound at all while recorrding.

    I searched for drivers, but no drivers or updated drivers on net anyhere. On this website also no drivers at all. I tried on windows 8, windows 10 and Mac Book Pro with Mac OS X

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    • Less than a month
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    4.0

    Works well thought USB

    By Bill

    from Alaska

    Pros

    • Works well, easy to deploy and use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        I use the microphone for recording voice for video, podcasts, etc., and it has been working well for about 6 months or so. It works well into a Mac running MacOS 10.11, simply appearing in the Control Panel. I use a wind cover and a spit shield, and tend to deploy it on a floor stand to get the height right. For me, the included desk stand is too low. I have had no problems with the USB connection, which is the only one I use.

        I do use a bit of bass boost on the final product, and you do need it to be quite close to get good volume; about a fist length away, so try to restrict your gesticulations!

        Overall, good value for money.

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        • Up to a year
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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        USB Dead After Three Uses

        By DAS

        from USA

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          • Poorly Produced

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            Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

            It sounded good while it worked but died after just a few uses. Seems to be an issue with the USB port as I have tried multiple cables to no avail.

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            • Up to a year
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            (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Stay Away from this Mic

            By Disappointed

            from Phoenix

            Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

            This thing is junk. Had to send it back once to get a component fixed after 2 uses. The turnaround was good on the mic being "fixed" and returned but it still doesn't work correctly. Windows does not recognize the mic.

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            • Up to a year
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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AE4100 Great Mic

            Pros

            • Well Built Mic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Live Show
              • Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

              This mic works great. It was the loudest mic I used this weekend without having feedback and the sound clearity was great as well. Here's how I would rank it against other mics that was used that day.
              Loudness: AE4100>beta 87a>Super 55 Del>beta 58
              Clearity: beta 87a>AE4100>Super 55 Del=beta 58

              (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              USB feature unreliable/broken

              By VideoVic

              from Irvine, CA, USA

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                • usb connectivity

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                  I bought three of the ATR2100-usb mics in March 2014 for light usage (podcast recording). When I use the XLR output and go through a mixing board, these mics work fine; great tone, noise free, etc.

                  The problem I have is when using the USB connection. For the first six months of very occasional use (twice monthly for up to 20 minutes), the mic worked fine. But no more.

                  First one mic became unusable on my Windows 7 laptop, displaying the error "usb device not recognized". The other mics worked fine, until today when mic #2 "broke".

                  (I subsequently tried the "broken" mics on my mac, same result.)

                  Now I'm left with only one of the original three mics able to be used via the USB connection to the laptop.

                  At this time I cannot recommend the ATR2100-USB.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Intermediate
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                  • Studio
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                  • Up to a year
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                  (9 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Does not work on windows 8.1

                  By ramirez87

                  from Dallas, TX, USA

                  Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                  Theres not much to say, other than it does not work on windows 8.1

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Novice
                  • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                  • Computer
                  • How long have you used this product?:
                  • Less than a month

                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Microphone and value

                  By jing713

                  from AUstralia

                  Pros

                  • Interviews
                  • Karaoke
                  • Presentation/Spoken Word
                  • Vocals/Singing

                  Cons

                  • None considering price

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                    Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                    Positives:

                    - Microphone has 3.5mm jack allowing you to monitor with 0 latency - great function

                    - Design is sleek, simple and made of metal, feels heavy and of quality

                    - Sound quality is great, the range may not be that wide (50-15 000 Hz) but is ample at an amateur / hobby level

                    - Overall great value, comes with a stand, zero latency is great function, price is good.

                    Negatives:

                    - Some cheapo carrying pouch / case would have been nice

                    - Have heard of quality issues with the USB / Headphone jack such as breaking. Could be resolved if you minimise the number of unnecessary insertion / removal of USB / headphone cable

                    Good for:

                    - Amateur / hobby singers recording covers

                    - Podcaster / Youtube / Voice over

                    - Value for money

                    - Upgrade from cheapo PC mic / inbuilt microphones

                    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                    • Novice
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                    • Computer
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                    • Less than a month
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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    love it

                    By Sokrateez

                    from Loganville,ga

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                    Comments about Audio-Technica AE4100 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                    alright well .. this mic is clear (no distortion). i use it on stage and to record a lot to the time, but i love it.and very good with a proper windscreen.

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