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Disappointed in AKG414 xls (vs AT2020) for VO
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Disappointed in AKG414 xls (vs AT2020) for VO

So, few months ago I created few topics to get opinions and finally select my dream mic. I know, I know, you should always try mics before buying them or buy/return them from shops, but it's not an option where I live. So...I decided then to buy Shure KSM32. But there were no Christmas discount for it and I settled for more expensive AKG c414 xls (because they are both neutral and c414 is even more praised) stretching my budget beyond my wildest dreams.

So, to thank everyone who helped me I created my comparison for AKG c414 xls vs AT2020. Maybe someone will benefit from it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiS0WhEol_E

VO recorded at the required distance in both instances in a sound booth.
Audio interface: Scarlett Solo (2d Gen), preamp set at 70-75%
No pop-filter/windscreen installed.
Old 1 week ago
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414 so much better! I already knew how bright the 2020 is but your demo really highlights it. Maybe EQ the 2020 and see if you can reign it in?
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Originally Posted by Oli_W View Post
414 so much better! I already knew how bright the 2020 is but your demo really highlights it. Maybe EQ the 2020 and see if you can reign it in?
Thank you for your reply. Very interesting!
It's much better for singing, that's for sure. But for VO...
I've given this comparison to at least 4 people and they couldn't hear any difference or preferred AT2020 (like me).

One of them is a musician with very good ears and he listened to both mics with good headphones.

So...I'm really curious to know what you're hearing
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