AKG C1000S by Sim
I've literally review this mic just to let people know how terrible it is.
The sound- the mic sound how sounds that bad it's like it has a mp3 quality adc built it to it it's awful. The high end is fizzy and mussy with no really definition. The mids sound blurry and the low sounds bloated and fake. The fact that it takes battery makes huge as it it's not and inch wide already so good getting some where tight. I thing I'll give is it robust and i haven't seen a broken one yet. The some how turns transients in mush like a horrible cheap tube pre amp or something. I've never used the hyper cardiode adapter you can get for them but hey you can't polish a turd. Plus why put an led on a microphone that's not gonna used in studio unless it's used to nail and picture up or knock some sense into an assistant. So you use it live and the led is like a really bright that you can spot it a mile off...nice one.
Akg make and made some great mics but this really hurts their rep they should just get rid off mic all together. I had this mic as my first stereo pair i don't the tolerance in the manufacturing is good enough to be acceptable as a stereo pair but hey. Sorry AKG
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Low budget mics have come a long way since the c1000 and since the review in 2003 there's to much competition that offer far better results. Andy hong uses it as a guitar mic as he likes it he doesn't once say it' a good mic. I had this mic for 5 years and used it on anything and everything I had no other mics and it just sounded awful always. When you first start and you have 2-3 mics in the cupboard the last thing you want is a mic that only might sound good on guitar if you like maybe. c'mon