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Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic

You Pay: $215.00

Mail-In Rebate available : -$ 20.00

Offer ends: JUL 31 '14
Price after rebate: $195.00

The SGM-2X is both an Omnidirectional and Supercardioid microphone in one which features two interchangeable barrels (an 8 1/8" omni and extension barrel - to make it a 15 3/4" supercardioid) with low impedance and XLR output. It's low self noise (of -50db), wide bandwidth, switchable low-cut and integrated shockmount make this mike an excellent value. 1 "AAA" battery gives you approximately 800 of operation time, so you can get the job done without the worry of additional power supplies!

2 barrels - an 8 1/8" omni and extension barrel - to make it a 15 3/4" supercardioid
Switchable low-cut filter
Integrated shockmount attaches to camera shoe or mic stand
Uses 1 "AAA" battery (lasts approx. 800 hours), eliminating the need for a phantom power supply
Use an XLRF "plug-in" transmitter to make a wireless shotgun mic
Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 40 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 85 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 110 dB
Power Requirements 1.5v DC (AAA Battery, Features Approximately 800 Hours of Use)
Output Impedance 680 Ohms, (@ 1 kHz)
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, (6 dB/Octave @ 200 Hz)
Applications Videography
Dimensions Long and Short Barrel: 16 x 0.83" (400 x 21mm) LxDiameter
Short Barrel: 8.4 x 0.83" (212.5 x 21mm) LxDiameter
Weight Short Barrel: 3.9 oz. (110 g)
Long and Short Barrel: 6.5 oz. (185 g)
Specialties 2 Polar Patterns in 1 Microphone: Omnidirectional and Supercardioid!
Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic
  • 2 Foam Windscreens
  • Integrated Shockmount (Attaches to Camera Shoe or Microphone Stand)
  • Zippered Carrying Pouch
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AzdenSGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic
     
    4.5

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Durable (14)
    • Reliable (13)
    • Quiet (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (12)
      • Home (11)
      • Everyday (10)
      • Studio (9)
      • Professional (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (10), Semi-professional (7), Enthusiast (5), Tech savvy (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3), Personal (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very Pleased

      I wanted better sound out of my consumer level camcorder (Sony DCR-DVD201), but didn't know if this microphone was going to be "too much". I did a lot of research...Read complete review

      I wanted better sound out of my consumer level camcorder (Sony DCR-DVD201), but didn't know if this microphone was going to be "too much". I did a lot of research on various shotgun microphones and finally settled on this model because of price, physical dimmensions, flexibility (long and short barrels), the reviews on this site, and that it would more than likely be compatible with any camcorder upgrades in my future.

      When I first plugged it into my camcorder and did some tests, there was a noticeble hiss (but not terrible). However, the overall sound quality it provided was so much better than the camcorder's built in microphone. I did some additional research and decided to compliment this microphone with an XLR adapter. My thought (based on my research) was that the XLR to mini-jack cable I was using may be a contributor to the hiss, and that the hiss had very little (or nothing) to do with the microphone. Upon receiving and testing the XLR adapter (BeachTek DXA-2s), my conclusion is that I now have the sound quality that I was hoping I'd have. The XLR adapter not only appears to have remedied the hiss, but also offers me audio level control (which my camcorder lacks).

      I like this microphone a lot, and would recommend it very highly. My only disclaimer is that my research consisted only of internet research (not physically testing different brands or models)... so I can't say it is better than Brand X or Brand Y.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      2 mics in one?

      What a great idea! Use the short mic as an omni. Then screw on the interference tube and use it as a shotgun.

      My finding: omni mic sounds...Read complete review

      What a great idea! Use the short mic as an omni. Then screw on the interference tube and use it as a shotgun.

      My finding: omni mic sounds good as a v/o mic when used up close, but not much "reach" at all when used on a boom pole. Then screw on the tube and try as a super cardiod: disappointing. Rejection from rear not good at all. Sound from mic behind almost as strong as when heard from the front. And in some respect, that's to be expected.

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      5.0

      my second one

      By BHW

      from Madison

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

        I bought a second because I loved it so much.

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        5.0

        Great Mic!

        By Mark

        from Louisville, KY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

        Very nice. Great on my Sony A77.

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        5.0

        Great mic

        By Bob

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

            I use this mic to put Actors on taper for auditions. I am totally satisfied with the sound quality and the surrounding noise canceling. I am using it with the Canon 7D. With the adaptor cord $ it easily plugs in and works great.

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            • No

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            2 mics in one?

            By Ken

            from Groveland, CA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Not good as a shotgun mic

            Best Uses

              Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

              What a great idea! Use the short mic as an omni. Then screw on the interference tube and use it as a shotgun.

              My finding: omni mic sounds good as a v/o mic when used up close, but not much "reach" at all when used on a boom pole. Then screw on the tube and try as a super cardiod: disappointing. Rejection from rear not good at all. Sound from mic behind almost as strong as when heard from the front. And in some respect, that's to be expected.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Purchase

              By Videoprof

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Traveling

                Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                I bought this mic and the Beachtek DXA-2T COMPACT DUAL XLR ADAPTER to use on my SONY FX-7. The sound quality from this mic is way better than the built in camera mic.
                The only minus with this mic is that it has no indicator light to let you know when the mic is turned on or low battery situation.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent shotgun mic

                By Pookrat

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                  I purchased this shotgun microphone to use with my HDC-TM900 because I wanted to have an external microphone for my videos. The onboard microphone is good, but for short movies and such, you will need an external microphone. The sgm-2x came with a bad battery that was causing that wouldn't turn let the microphone turn on. It sounds great, and I'm not even sure if I'm using it to its fullest. I don't have much experience in audio, but it seems pretty easy to use this microphone.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Quite a toy

                  By Rollo Navarro

                  from Guadalajara, Jalisco. México

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Interviews
                  • Outdoors
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                  Great for outdoor recordings

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very Good Product

                  By Blue Orange

                  from São Paulo, Brazil

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                    Very good deal.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    it is good product

                    By bisho202

                    from amman

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                        it is good

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great for Interviews

                        By Justin

                        from Richmond, VA

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Interviews

                          Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                          I use the SGM-2 X mic for interviews in video production. It's a great mic is you're on a budget and performs very well for interviews. I've used it as an on camera mic but it would probably serve best on a boom pole because it's long and a little heavy for a mounted camera mic. It's VERY directional so it picks up targeted sound very well while leaving everything else in the background.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I am very happy with this mic

                          By Simon

                          from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio

                            Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                            Used it several times for my projects.It comes with two heads, but no cable.I am very happy so far. The mic is high quality made, easy to use and professional sound quality.My web site is [@] , Vancouver web design and graphic design, we do video projects too.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Perfect for the Price!

                            By Creativemind

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                              I use it to shoot short comedy sketches for my website. It's easy to use and very light. The sound is great for the price.

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              this mic is the bomb

                              By blake

                              from mission viejo, ca

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Awesom
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Everything
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                                amazing

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best budget solution for a mic

                                By joeybwhoelse

                                from Long Island, NY

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                                      For the price this can't be beat.

                                      An omni and a 15" shotgun (hypercardiod) all in one.

                                      The sound is good, very good when you consider the cost.

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      EXCELLENT SHOTGUN MIC

                                      By Benjamin the traveler

                                      from Armonk, NY

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                                        I use this with HDSLR setup. Excellent sound quality, even in outdoor setting, indoor concerts, conversations, etc. Very lightweight.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Great for beginning filmmakers!

                                        By vbarden

                                        from Eugene, OR

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Direction
                                        • Great value
                                        • Low Noise

                                        Cons

                                        • Picks up low tones

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Independent Filmmaking
                                        • Videography

                                        Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                                        This microphone is great if you need a sturdy sound that doesn't pick up much noise. It's a little on the low side, meaning it picks up low tones, but overall, the sound quality is fantastic.
                                        Plus it comes with extras like a shock mount and wind covers.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Very Good Mic

                                        By Leake Studios

                                        from Newbern, Tennessee

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                        • Very Long

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                                        I use this mic on camera mostly and it is really good, it has good sound quality and is very easy to use. The only thing that I do not like about the mic is that if you are using the supercardioid mic, it is really long and since it is so long the weight makes it lean down and if you don't get it just right it will get into your wide angle shot.

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                                        4.0

                                        A solid performer

                                        By Sole Solution

                                        from Louisville, Ky.

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                                          We put this through interviews behind the main stage of a major concert and with a little tweaking came out with great clear audio in spite of the ambient noise.

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                                          5.0

                                          Good mic- needs a great windscreen!!

                                          By 5th Life Productions

                                          from Oak Harbor, WA

                                          About Me Semi-Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                                            I do interviews outdoors for my documentaries and I like to record specific animal sounds and ambient sound for my tracks. This mic is exceptional at "zooming" in on the sound or the voice, but it is so sensitive that just moving the camera through the air creates substantial wind noise even with the supplied foam windscreen on. The dual stage mic comes in handy, but, again, is so sensitive that the supplied windscreen is meaningless. Buy this mic and enjoy the reach and flexibility it provides, but if you are on the move or outdoors, get a substantial windscreen.

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                                            4.0

                                            Good Quality Low Price

                                            By Cheapographer

                                            from Orlando Fl

                                            About Me Getting Started

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Cheap

                                            Cons

                                            • Amatuer

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Low budget

                                            Comments about Azden SGM-2X - Omni/Supercardioid Mic:

                                            I'm a student that uses this for low budget productions. It gets the job done. I've used it as a boom and on camera and both work well. 5-15 ft seems to bring pretty good results, any further and you'll start picking up a lot more background noise.

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