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Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor  

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Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use, the Audio Technica ATR2500-USB plugs right into your computer’s USB ...Read More

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OVERVIEW

USB mic with quality audio, convenient features.

Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use, the Audio Technica ATR2500-USB plugs right into your computer’s USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. In the highly competitive market of USB microphones, the ATR-2500 distinguishes itself in terms of audio quality as well as innovative design features.

This large-diaphragm side-address condenser offers a USB output for recording to your computer, a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity, and a headphone output with level control for monitoring. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear.

FEATURES
  • Side-address condenser microphone with USB output for easy connection to your computer
  • Ideal for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use
  • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone
  • Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the front of the microphone
  • High-quality AD convertor with 16 bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source
  • Low self-noise – ideally suited for digital recording equipment
  • Pivoting, threaded stand mount attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand
  • Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use
  • Durable metal construction for long-lasting performance
  • USB cable included

Order today and improve your voice recording applications dramatically.

SPECIFICATIONS

ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor

  • Element: condenser
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency response: 30 – 15,000 hz
  • Power requirements: USB power (5v dc)
  • Bit depth: 16 bit
  • Sample rate: 44.1 khz/48 khz
  • Volume control: headphone volume controlled by up/down buttons
  • Weight: 366 g (12.9 oz)
  • Dimensions: 155.0 mm (6.10") long,
  • 50.0 mm (1.97") maximum body diameter
  • Output connector: USB-type
  • Headphone output power: 10 mw @ 16 ohms
  • Headphone jack: 3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
  • Accessories furnished: pivoting stand mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; tripod desk stand; 1.8 m (5.9') mini usb cable
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Audio-TechnicaATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (8)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Professional recording (3)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    The Best Vocal Recording Mic I've Had

    By LoKoBe

    from Taiwan

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor:

      Records beautifully. Headphone jack is great. Right price. The perfect mic for a recording gypsy.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great for work flow.

      By Bradley Vail Band

      from California

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • QUICK
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Needs EQ

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor:

      I bought this mic when it was the Stupid Deal of the Day. So glad I did.

      I'd never pull out this mic in real studio situations. This is about quick work flow.
      In the studio we always ull the BEST mic for the job, and the XLR signal chain is always hot and ready to make good art.

      In my home studio it's a different story. There are times where I'd rather plug in a USB mic and start... Like right NOW, while the idea is fresh. Also, in the home studio I do a lot of utility recordings... For teaching another musician...

      This mic sounds great for the price and ease of use. Quick. Great with a laptop. It has the large, side address configuration. It just works for what you'd think it should.

      Be ready to add a little high end eq. Once you get used to what it's missing, you'll go straight to it. You could even save a preset. This would probably work great with mic modeling software, since it give a good starting signal.

      Great value. Saves me time.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ease of use???

      By GrandeUSD

      from Sioux Falls, SD

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor:

      Right out of the box used it right away to do podcast recordings. After 3 hours of use the microphone started to malfunction. I went through all the trouble shooting, but it still doesn't work. I'm currently working with audio-technica, and they are sending me a new usb cord. So hopefully that works out. Besides the microphone not working properly at the moment, the sound quality on the podcasts are fantastic.

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      5.0

      Great Mic... Great price!

      By Kyle E

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Podcasting
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor:

        This microphone is a great piece of equipment! I have had this microphone for about 48 hours... dropped it twice... (on accident of course) and this thing never even jarred anything everything is still in place!

        The Audio Quality is Excellent and the Self Monitoring feature where you can plug in headphones right into the mic is the best idea they could put on a microphone!

        I could go on forever about this microphone but their arent enough characters for that!

        Basically if you are looking for a home studio microphone, podcasting, live broadcasting microphone DEFINITELY look into this microphone you wont be disappointed!

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        4.0

        Perfect for Novice or Pro recording

        By Creative Musician

        from Tallassee Alabama

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor:

          I am very impressed with this studio mic. I guess i wasn't sure what to expect. I was however very surprised by it's depth and quality of sound and the overall features. Worth every cent' Great for novice or Pro' Give it a try cause you won't be dissapointed'

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          5.0

          Excellent

          By Quiltingaggie

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Versatile
          • Very easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor:

            I purchased this for two very specific reasons.
            1. To record sound effects for our productions
            2. To record my lectures in my science classes and make them available to my students for review later.
            I have not used it for my lectures to date (only had it a week), but it worked great to record an emergency sound effect to Audacity. I look forward to using it more in the future.

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            5.0

            Excellent USB Mic.

            By HurstKing

            from Ellensburg, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor:

              Great USB mic. I have recorded amps, acoustics, and vocals and it performs brilliantly. Easy to use and a great price (I purchased it when it was the Stupid Deal of the Day). I would recommend this mic to any home studio enthusiast.

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              5.0

              Solid build, high quality

              By TomHammond

              from Doylestown OH

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB Side-Address USB Microphone w/ Headphone Monitor:

                This is a well built microphone that produces very good sound quality. The unit is heavy, indicating more metal than plastic inside. Since it connects via USB, it is easy to setup, too. I am quite pleased with this purchase.

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