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MXL V250 Condenser Microphone   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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

The V250 is a large-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 17 mm 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
  • 10 kHz presence peak that boosts vocals in a mix
  • FET preamp that delivers a full-bodied sound
  • Also great for acoustic guitars and pianos

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 138 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (110)
  • Easy to use (80)
  • Lightweight (66)
  • Versatile (55)
  • Durable (39)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home studio (97)
  • Amateur recording (67)
  • Professional recording (47)
  • Performances (32)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (66), Professional musician (45), Novice (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Buy! Good for vocals.

This mic was a great buy for me. I got it from MFs Stupid Deal of the Day for over $100 dollars off the normal everyday price. That alone was awesome. When the...Read complete review

This mic was a great buy for me. I got it from MFs Stupid Deal of the Day for over $100 dollars off the normal everyday price. That alone was awesome. When the mic arrived, I recorded some vocals just to get an idea of how it was going to sound. I was very impressed. I've used an MXL 990 before and to be honest I don't care for that mic so I wasn't expecting much from the 250V. The 250V blows the 990 away. I also own a R0DE NT-2a and an older AT. I compared my new vocal recordings with some of the NT-2a recordings (which were mixed and effected) and I think that the 250V (dry, no effects yet) sounds better on my voice. I like the warm, crisp tones I got from this mic. It's probably not something your going to find in a pro studio, but it's perfect for the small studio I have. Looks like I'll be re-recording some vocal tracks this weekend. I'm very happy with this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Good for Modification

This mic used to be a good platform for modifications. However, it appears that MXL has moved over to surface mount circuitry in most of their product line including the V250. If you...Read complete review

This mic used to be a good platform for modifications. However, it appears that MXL has moved over to surface mount circuitry in most of their product line including the V250. If you are looking to buy these for modding, then look elsewhere. Otherwise, if you are a beginner looking for an inexpensive first condensor mic then this might be it.

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MXL V250 Review

By Jason Bayldon

from Tampa, Florida

Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

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).

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A bargain mic with impressive sound

By Rick H.

from New Jersey

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

    I own an AKG C2000, Audio Technica 2035, two Shure 87A's and a pair of Rode NT1 mics. This MXL V250 cost a small fraction of what those mics cost and is at least 80% to 90% as good as any of them. I bought this as a Stupid Deal so the price was rediculously minimal. I have used this on acostic guitars and vocals and it sounds very good. Mic snobs won't believe it but I'll bet in a blind test with this mic through a good tube pre-amp they couldn't tell the difference between this and many high priced mics. Highly recommended.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Buy! Good for vocals.

    By K.C.

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Looks cool
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Shockmount Not Included

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

    This mic was a great buy for me. I got it from MFs Stupid Deal of the Day for over $100 dollars off the normal everyday price. That alone was awesome. When the mic arrived, I recorded some vocals just to get an idea of how it was going to sound. I was very impressed. I've used an MXL 990 before and to be honest I don't care for that mic so I wasn't expecting much from the 250V. The 250V blows the 990 away. I also own a R0DE NT-2a and an older AT. I compared my new vocal recordings with some of the NT-2a recordings (which were mixed and effected) and I think that the 250V (dry, no effects yet) sounds better on my voice. I like the warm, crisp tones I got from this mic. It's probably not something your going to find in a pro studio, but it's perfect for the small studio I have. Looks like I'll be re-recording some vocal tracks this weekend. I'm very happy with this purchase.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Vocals!

    By rabidbullfrog

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

      I'm a pretty good (classically-trained) vocalist, but I had only ever used a Shure SM58 to record things at home. I knew that substituting it for any condenser would be an upgrade, because the Shure didn't capture any of the subtlety and nuances of my voice. There was no "high end shine." This mic is, admittedly, my first condenser, and I am very happy with the results. I knew that there were much more expensive and "bigger name" mics out there, but I couldn't really afford to spend what little money I did on this mic.

      Knowing the limitations of a condenser is important, though (from what I've read). Therefore I used it in a really quiet room with the heater turned off, etc. My recordings have been outstanding so far! On the softer parts of my music, I can let the mic do some of the work. It picks up all of the diction and timbre and breathiness you give it. Likewise, it rocks powerful belty vocals if you just adjust your gain a bit. (I used it with a Blue Icicle USB preamp).

      I'm a baritone with a slightly tenor-like upper range, and I recently recorded a song with this mic whose vocals ranged from A2 to F#5. Great sound up and down. This mic's ability to pick up the subtleties of your voice is probably not the best for untrained singers, though. If you sound great without a mic, you'll sound great on this mic.

      (8 of 93 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      V250 Review

      By Denny Key

      from North Carolina

      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

      I have no idea how it works, because I wasn't aware that it required phantom power. Nowhere in the description did I see this useful bit of information.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not Good for Modification

      By Walter Doll

      from Parts Unknown (same as the Ultimate Warrior)

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Cheap Sale Price
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Looks Kinda Classy
      • Small

      Cons

      • Cheap Electronics
      • Excessive Siblance
      • Mediocre Sound

      Best Uses

        Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

        This mic used to be a good platform for modifications. However, it appears that MXL has moved over to surface mount circuitry in most of their product line including the V250. If you are looking to buy these for modding, then look elsewhere. Otherwise, if you are a beginner looking for an inexpensive first condensor mic then this might be it.

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Decent for the Price

        By BarbecueEverything

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Doesn't Feel As Solid

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

        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.

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        For every acoustic song writer!

        By joshuaOTH

        from Coos Bay, OR

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Feels flimsy
        • Light weight

        Best Uses

          Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

          Right out of the box the first thing i had noticed was its weight, Not that it's a horrible feature or anything, however it seemed a bit on the light side. When it comes to a good condensor microphone I expect something a tad bit heavier and more durable looking. It's smaller than it looks in the pictures, i was expecting a big bulky microphone. I plugged it into my AKAI interface and layed down a few acoustic tracks and was nothing but impressed, what at first was absolute dissapoinment by it's shape,size and weight turned out to be a good investment. The frequency range is definetly wide as it captured nearly every aspect of my guitar and vocals. I believe this mic would sound alot better through a tube pre-amp however that's just personal preference. For a home studio, you do get really good quality sound out of this mic. It is by no means a cheap sounding microphone. I would most definetly by another one of these! If you want a good home studio mic and you are a acoustic songwriter. This is MUST HAVE. However it is not something that you would want to thrash around alot or bring over to your buddies house to record some tracks and spill beer on. It would last a minute. Set it up on a stand and leave it be.

          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          V250 Condenser Mic.

          By Winnie Swain

          from Pa.

          Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

          Bought this for my boyfriend and he was so exsited. He recommends useing the Mogami Gold Studio Mic. Cable with this mic.
          Looks awsome & even better with a crome cage. Great recording mic., it could pick up a fly landing.

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          GOOD mic

          By Cory Landry

          from louisiana

          See all my reviews

          Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

          buy it... inexpensive mic to add to your mic locker... awesome on acoustic guitars!
          well... there arent any polarity options, or any db pads... but its a solid condenser
          i find it very "light" weight... doesnt feel like there is much to it... mine came in and i literally had to take it apart to find where a "loose" part was... it was a tine screw... there were no missing screw holes... so i thought it may have been something that happened during assembly... no big deal... removed the screw... mic works just fine... but be careful when handling it... i have other MXL that feel beefier...
          great value! bang for the buck is an understatement.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So far, I'm thrilled!

          By Jordan Family Band

          from Calhoun, Ga

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

            Bought this as a "stupid deal of the day", but for my application I've used it for and the results I got would have gladly given full price! I was actually blown away when using to mic my acoustic instruments! Glad I didn't spend Neuman money honestly and I've always missed the sound in my home studio it gave right out of the box.

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            semi pro level reached.

            By FatPaw

            from Boston, Ma

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

              Mainly i both one mic for vocals only , but i diced to test that as a room mic for drums , and i loved so i got a second one and i use for most every thing.. great mic.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              NIce for the Price

              By Scotty

              from Phoenix AZ

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                I wanted to add a condenser to my studio set up. When this went on Stupid Deal of the Day I had to get it.
                First it is smaller than I thought it would be but that is OK. I added a shock mount and plugged it into my Phonic Firewire mixer to give it a test. Had to turn the gain on the channel almost all the way off to avoid feed back this is one hot moma. Discovered I had my headphone plugged in (that was causing the feed. back). Fixed that and zeroed the board. and tried a few phrases at different distances. Even tried from the side and noticed no fall off.
                Very pleased with my purchase. At that price who wouldn't.
                My son dropped it and it now has a dent in grill but the sound was not affected.

                Overall very pleased with the outcome.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Yay! It came!

                By Tronc the cube

                from Townsville Australia

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                  Well I've only had enough time to try it out once. It's clear sounding and a real step up from using sm58's. the price was too good to pass up. Like I say it's a step up, more presence sonically. Happy buyer.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great find!

                  By electroid

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Price
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acoustic Guitar
                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Drum overheads
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording
                    • Room mic
                    • Vocals

                    Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                    What a surprise for the money! This mic sounds great and the price is right. I just ordered a second one. Don't forget to get a shock mount for best results. I originally got it for a room mic for recording electric guitar. It's too sensitive for close micing amps but great when moved back into the room to add to the mix. I just tested it on acoustic guitar and it was great for that too. For acoustic guitar or piano, you might need to add just a bit on low end in the mix.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A solid first studio microphone

                    By Benjamin Johnson

                    from South Carolina

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                      This is my first studio quality microphone, so I can only rate it on its own merits and not by comparison to other gear. In the short time I've had it, the MXL V250 has become an essential component of my home studio, and proven itself quite a versatile tool for amateur recording.

                      This is a vocal mic first and foremost. The clarity of recorded tracks is excellent, and the tone is very true to life. My sister was testing it shortly after I set it up, and it took me a moment to realize when she had stopped recording and started playing it back! It's also an extremely sensitive mic. My own voice isn't gorgeous but it projects, and I can easily overdrive this microphone at medium volume standing several feet away. That's certainly a plus in my book, since I'm not the type to make out with the microphone -- much though I do like the thing.

                      The MXL also does an acceptable job on acoustic guitars, but it's just that: acceptable. I'm sure with a stereo setup and a decent sound engineer, it could sound much better. As it is, I prefer to take advantage of the pickup in my guitar and run it directly into my audio interface. One instrument this microphone excels at recording is my ocarina, which sounds much bigger through the MXL than its diminutive size would suggest. I also have a ukulele and a number of oddball folk instruments lying around, so no doubt I will be putting this microphone through its paces in the coming weeks.

                      I doubt this microphone will withstand much abuse, but I'm careful while handling it and keep it the box while it's not in use. With decent care, it should probably last a while. Maybe if I'm still using it I'll post a follow-up in a couple of years.

                      Overall this is a solid first microphone for home recording, and keeps up nicely with my style of singing and taste in unusual instrumentation. I'm glad I stumbled on this during a "Stupid Deal of the Day" sale, because at that price it's practically a steal. I don't know if I'd still buy it at regular price, but then I've gotten less out of much more expensive gear. If this thing holds up, I suspect MXL will inspire a fair bit of brand loyalty.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great mic

                      By A Study In Scarlet

                      from Undisclosed

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                      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                      Previously I was using the MXL V88 for vocals and other instruments in my home studio. For a week or so I had been searching for a mic to replace the V88 that would give me a little more performance and then I came across this mic. I was a bit hesitant to buy this mic at first seeing the cheap price tag attached to it. I did a bit of reasearch and noticed that this mic goes for more in other places, so I decided to take my chances and Buy two of these instead of buying a single mic. Id have to say that I do not regret the decision. Individually, this mic goes toe to toe with the v88. It isnt made out of the sturdiest material, but It provides a super crisp vocal tone that just can not be beaten for its price. I run them in stereo and a whole new world of mixing possibilites opens up to me. They also do an AMAZING job as overheads on drums. If

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome Mic

                      By HappyProgFan

                      from MS

                      See all my reviews

                      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                      I plug it in, I hit "record", and it sounds awesome. I can't complain. If you catch it on sale like I did, it's the best deal you'll find on an awesome mic.
                      It has a hole on the bottom that I stick this little plug into and it makes it work.
                      It sounds great, feels solid, and handles vocals, acoustic instruments, and overdriven guitar amps well. No static or pops so far.
                      It's my first studio mic, and I got it on sale for $50, so I'll defer to the people who paid full price for opinions on value.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Mic, Great Price!

                      By jason schufletowski

                      from Fargo, ND

                      See all my reviews

                      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                      Great mic, great price, not much more i can really say!
                      Works great for vocals picking up the highs and lows well. Also great for pianos and acoustic guitars. I even put it in front of a cab and it worked great. A versatile mic.
                      Solid construction, dropped it a few times due to my clumsiness, still works great
                      this mic for this price may have you skeptical, but this is a great mic for the price. I would go to this mic in any recording situation

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      MXL V250 CONDENSER MIC

                      By big,M

                      from north carolina

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound

                      Cons

                      • no cons with this mic.
                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about MXL V250 Condenser Microphone:

                      one of the best mic's i have tried and i have tried a lot. i have paid four times more for mic's that were no better than this one.

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