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MXL V250 Condenser Microphone 

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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, 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 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
  • 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 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (105)
  • Easy to use (78)
  • Lightweight (63)
  • Versatile (53)
  • Durable (38)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home studio (93)
  • Amateur recording (65)
  • Professional recording (45)
  • Performances (31)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (63), Professional musician (43), 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

 

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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(11 of 13 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).

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A bargain mic with impressive sound

By Rick H.

from New Jersey

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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.

    (8 of 8 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.

    (7 of 7 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.

      (7 of 87 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.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Decent for the Price

      By BarbecueEverything

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      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.

      (6 of 7 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.

        (6 of 8 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.

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        GOOD mic

        By Cory Landry

        from louisiana

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        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.

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