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MXL V250 Condenser Microphone   

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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, t...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Requires +48V phantom power

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

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V250 Condenser Microphone

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MXLV250 Condenser Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 127 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (99)
  • Easy to use (75)
  • Lightweight (59)
  • Versatile (50)
  • Durable (34)

Cons

  • Limited functions (7)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (88)
  • Amateur recording (62)
  • Professional recording (42)
  • Performances (30)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (59), Professional musician (41), Novice (12)

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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4.0

Great Mic, Horrible Mount

By Bubbafrost

from Cedar Falls, IA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

I ordered the mic when it was the Stupid Deal of the Day. When it arrived I was very excited to test it out so I put the mic on the mount and then started screwing the mount on my mic stand. Whilst attaching the mount to the mic stand the ring that holds the mic onto the mount snapped. At first I thought I had simply applied way too much torque to the mount since I had the mic attached. However, I noticed I still had about six full turns to tighten the mount to the stand so I don't believe that was the case. Upon further inspection I discovered the the included mount is very cheap plastic.

The mic itself sounds great. This is my first condenser mic so I don't have much to compare it to but it sounds much better recording vocals than the dynamic mic I was using prior. I also tested it out and mic'ed my amp and recorded some guitar and was pleased with the results, though it won't ever be my main amp mic. Overall I would recommend this mic but I would also recommend buying a pop filter as well as a suspended mount. Contacted customer service about the mount, still waiting to hear back.

 
4.0

Good vocal mic

By Dre

from NJ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

    Shall be using this mic to record my voice over work. Gets the job done for what I need.

     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By JT

    from Montgomery, Al.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

      Good for my home studio.

       
      5.0

      V250 Upgraded by MJE

      By Forest View Audio

      from Kutztown, Pennsylvania

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

        I ordered the mic to have it upgraded by MJE in Mass. I just received the mic today and tested it out. It has a really great sound. Very tight and airy. I am looking forward to using it on some up and coming vocal sessions.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great mic... Super great on a S.D.O.D. buy!

        By Ravensclaw Luthier

        from Southern Maryland USA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

        Nice, transparent instrument mic. Especially on acoustic guitars, basses, banjos etc.

         
        4.0

        Fine Mic that produces a clear sound

        By DONAL

        from CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

          I use this mic in my home recording studio/music room.

           
          4.0

          Works Great

          By Mikjams

          from New York

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

            I bought this mic to complement my home studio. I tried recording vocals with it, and was impressed by the clarity and crispness of the sound. My voice often sounds a bit muddy with other mics I've used, even more expensive ones. I bought the V250 on a SDOTD, so I'm not sure about its frequency response. It works great for me, though. I'll definitely continue to use it for vocals.

             
            5.0

            Just what I wanted

            By Ray

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

            Very good for home recording. That's what I bought it for. If I end up using it for a gig, I'll update my opinion.

             
            4.0

            Very good, dissapointed it didn't come with a case

            By Nico

            from Conneticut

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

              This is a very nice mic, sounds great in recording vocals or acoustic guitar. As a recording engineer and musician, I definitely recommend this mic.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              would buy again

              By Patrick

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

              great for miking acoustic instruments !!!

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