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(based on 18 reviews)

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:

Voiceover/dialog (8), Podcast (10), Ambience (4), Guitar (4), Vocals (12), Piano (4), Film/video Production (4)

What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Intermediate (7)

How long have you used this product?:

Over A Year (5), Up To A Year (3)

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Studio (3)

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Easy to use with superior quality!

By Triple3 from Ohio, USA on 03/12/2015


Pros:

Ambience, Vocals, Piano, Voiceover/dialog, Podcast

Until I began using the AT2020 USB I used basic basic computer microphones for recording voiceover or music. I knew I was missing something so I explored options for better quality products. A fan of Audio-Technica products I consulted with an audio expert and this mic was recommended. I have not been disappointed. From its included mini tripod set up and ease of use on all my USB enabled products, to the exceptional audio quality on all of the various recordings I do, I found this microphone to be everything I had hoped for. In reproducing piano music, singing, and voiceover recordings the AT2020 performs at a very high-level. The highs, the lows, and the mid ranges produce professional studio quality sound with a very sensitive response. It allows me to hear nuances in all areas of my recording needs that do not get picked up with basic recording equipment. I consider this a very high value for the price and recommend it highly.


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Easy to use with superior quality!

By Triple3 from Ohio, USA on 03/12/2015


What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Intermediate

How long have you used this product?:

Over A Year

Pros:

Voiceover/dialog, Piano, Podcast, Vocals, Ambience

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Musician

Until I began using the AT2020 USB I used basic basic computer microphones for recording voiceover or music. I knew I was missing something so I explored options for better quality products. A fan of Audio-Technica products I consulted with an audio expert and this mic was recommended. I have not been disappointed. From its included mini tripod set up and ease of use on all my USB enabled products, to the exceptional audio quality on all of the various recordings I do, I found this microphone to be everything I had hoped for. In reproducing piano music, singing, and voiceover recordings the AT2020 performs at a very high-level. The highs, the lows, and the mid ranges produce professional studio quality sound with a very sensitive response. It allows me to hear nuances in all areas of my recording needs that do not get picked up with basic recording equipment. I consider this a very high value for the price and recommend it highly.


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The mic is easy to use, and great features

By SomeRandomInternetGuy from Lexington, NC, USA on 06/20/2014


Pros:

Film/video Production, Strings, Podcast, Vocals

The microphone has been great! I purchased around a year ago, and I love it. It worked right out of the box. No hard installs just plug it in and it works! Although recently the cord has started acting up, and I need a new one... :( Other than that It works great!


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The mic is easy to use, and great features

By SomeRandomInternetGuy from Lexington, NC, USA on 06/20/2014


What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Intermediate

How long have you used this product?:

Up To A Year

Pros:

Strings, Podcast, Film/video Production, Vocals

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Computer

The microphone has been great! I purchased around a year ago, and I love it. It worked right out of the box. No hard installs just plug it in and it works! Although recently the cord has started acting up, and I need a new one... :( Other than that It works great!


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Poor choice for Windows 7/Audacity

By homevoiceoverguy from Michigan on 04/14/2014


Pros:

Vocals

Cons:

Works Poorly With Windows 7

Mic is extremely fussy with Audacity on a Windows 7 laptop. Mic works with other applications on the computer, but is almost impossible to use on a Windows 7 machine with audacity. Three of us fiddled with it for hours yesterday and eventually got it to work with the software. Couldn't replicate it again today; after several frustrating hours, it still won't work with Audacity. OTOH, I downloaded Audacity onto a desktop machine with XP and it worked flawlessly. The box says the microphone works with Windows 7, but the manual included with the microphone makes no reference to the setup and use of the microphone on a Windows 7 machine. I am very disappointed.


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Poor choice for Windows 7/Audacity

By homevoiceoverguy from Michigan on 04/14/2014


Cons:

Works Poorly With Windows 7

What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Intermediate

How long have you used this product?:

Less Than A Month

Pros:

Vocals

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Studio

Mic is extremely fussy with Audacity on a Windows 7 laptop. Mic works with other applications on the computer, but is almost impossible to use on a Windows 7 machine with audacity. Three of us fiddled with it for hours yesterday and eventually got it to work with the software. Couldn't replicate it again today; after several frustrating hours, it still won't work with Audacity. OTOH, I downloaded Audacity onto a desktop machine with XP and it worked flawlessly. The box says the microphone works with Windows 7, but the manual included with the microphone makes no reference to the setup and use of the microphone on a Windows 7 machine. I am very disappointed.


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Love the AT2020 USB on a Mac Computer or Windows XP !!!

By profrmiles from Washington, D.C., DC, USA on 09/06/2013


Pros:

Podcast

This microphone WORKS extremely well with any Mac Machine and Windows XP. With following a few simple rules on recording audio the results are excellent! I had problems with the AT2020 USB on a PC with windows 7 professional (device not recognized) but when used on a MAC or a machine with Windows XP it is recognized immediately and works flawlessly.


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Love the AT2020 USB on a Mac Computer or Windows XP !!!

By profrmiles from Washington, D.C., DC, USA on 09/06/2013


What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Intermediate

How long have you used this product?:

Over A Year

Pros:

Podcast

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Other

This microphone WORKS extremely well with any Mac Machine and Windows XP. With following a few simple rules on recording audio the results are excellent! I had problems with the AT2020 USB on a PC with windows 7 professional (device not recognized) but when used on a MAC or a machine with Windows XP it is recognized immediately and works flawlessly.


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Love it

By Steel from Undisclosed on 01/27/2012


Pros:

Ambience, Guitar Amp, Guitar, Vocals, Piano

Cons:

Codecs

Bought this microphone a few years ago and I love it. Only problem I'm having is that for some reason my codec splits it into two inputs, and the stereo input is considerably louder on the left channel than it is on the right. For Mono recording it's perfect. It has only done this on my Windows Vista system, all other system it works fine. Sound is phenomenal, though the tripod it comes with is cheaply made and will break if the microphone falls.


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Love it

By Steel from Undisclosed on 01/27/2012


Cons:

Codecs

What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Expert

How long have you used this product?:

Over A Year

Pros:

Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Ambience, Guitar Amp

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Studio

Bought this microphone a few years ago and I love it. Only problem I'm having is that for some reason my codec splits it into two inputs, and the stereo input is considerably louder on the left channel than it is on the right. For Mono recording it's perfect. It has only done this on my Windows Vista system, all other system it works fine. Sound is phenomenal, though the tripod it comes with is cheaply made and will break if the microphone falls.


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Great mic, easy to use

By Anonymous from McComb, MS on 11/26/2011


Pros:

Vocals, Voiceover/dialog, Film/video Production

I purchased a used AT2020 USB, to set up a home studio. I record vocals and voice overs, and wanted a quality mic. I am totally impressed with the recordings I've made with this mic! Not only is it easy to set up and use, but the sound quality is excellent. Highly recommended!


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Great mic, easy to use

By Christbearer from McComb, MS on 11/26/2011


What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Intermediate

How long have you used this product?:

Up To A Year

Pros:

Vocals, Film/video Production, Voiceover/dialog

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Studio

I purchased a used AT2020 USB, to set up a home studio. I record vocals and voice overs, and wanted a quality mic. I am totally impressed with the recordings I've made with this mic! Not only is it easy to set up and use, but the sound quality is excellent. Highly recommended!


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Great mic for podcasts

By MediaManLA from Los Angeles, CA, USA on 10/20/2011


Pros:

Voiceover/dialog, Podcast

I use this mic for recording podcasts and voice-overs for software demonstrations. The sound is clear and accurate for the human voice and the built-in USB connection eliminates the need for and external mixer or analog-to-digital converter.


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Insanely simple, Outstanding quality.

By Gocamels from Charlotte, NC on 10/20/2011


Pros:

Guitar, Vocals

I plugged the mic into a USB port, the computer immediately recognized it. Integration into Audacity is seamless and the sound reproduction is everything you'd expect from a good condensor mic. This is a great little mic for home studios with computer control.


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Polished Professional Sound

By Wyatt from Euless, TX, USA on 10/20/2011


Pros:

Voiceover/dialog, Podcast, Field Recording

I see videos everyday on the Internet that are from big name companies that sound like they were recorded from the bottom of a barrel. This microphone gives you clear sound with a minimum of fuss. My main experience has been with voice and it picks up voice very well. Crystal clear results.


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Insanely simple, Outstanding quality.

By Gocamels from Charlotte, NC on 10/20/2011


What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Intermediate

How long have you used this product?:

Over A Year

Pros:

Guitar, Vocals

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Computer

I plugged the mic into a USB port, the computer immediately recognized it. Integration into Audacity is seamless and the sound reproduction is everything you'd expect from a good condensor mic. This is a great little mic for home studios with computer control.


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Great mic for podcasts

By MediaManLA from Los Angeles, CA, USA on 10/20/2011


What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Intermediate

How long have you used this product?:

Over A Year

Pros:

Podcast, Voiceover/dialog

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Other

I use this mic for recording podcasts and voice-overs for software demonstrations. The sound is clear and accurate for the human voice and the built-in USB connection eliminates the need for and external mixer or analog-to-digital converter.


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Polished Professional Sound

By Wyatt from Euless, TX, USA on 10/20/2011


What best describes the environment the product was used in?:

Expert

How long have you used this product?:

Up To A Year

Pros:

Field Recording, Voiceover/dialog, Podcast

What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:

Live Sound

I see videos everyday on the Internet that are from big name companies that sound like they were recorded from the bottom of a barrel. This microphone gives you clear sound with a minimum of fuss. My main experience has been with voice and it picks up voice very well. Crystal clear results.


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