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Audio-Technica MB3K/C Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone with XLR Cable (15-Foot)

You Pay: $41.95

From the Audio-Technica Midnight Blues series, the MB3K is a cost effective, versatile handheld microphone designed for reproducing vocals in sound reinforcement and recording applications. The MB3K features an optimized, extended frequency and sensitivity response suitable for accurately capturing lead, background and choral vocals. The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing noise and audio at the off-axis sections of the capsule. The result reduces unwanted audio and feedback from nearby monitor speakers. The MB3K features a power switch for added user control. The rugged construction ensures years of rigorous use on the road.

Optimized for Vocal Reproduction
The MB3K features a wide frequency response, optimized for accurate reproduction of lead, background and choral vocals.
Microphone Cable
This package includes a 15-foot XLR microphone cable.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing noise and ambient audio at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule.
Power Switch
The MB3K features a power switch for added user control.
Rugged Construction
The durable construction is capable of withstanding long-term, rigorous use.
Transducer Neodymium Dynamic
Polar Pattern Unidirectional
Frequency Response 60-14,000 Hz
Dynamic Range (Typical) not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements Dynamic Element - No External Power Required
Output Impedance 600 ohms
Output Connectors Integral 3-pin gold-plated XLRM-type
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions 7.56 x 2.12" (192 x 53.8mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 12.1 oz (343 g)
Audio-Technica MB3K/C Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone with XLR Cable (15-Foot)
  • AT8470 Quiet-Flex Stand Clamp
  • XLR Microphone Cable (15-Foot)
  • 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 Thread Adapter
  • Soft Protective Pouch
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaMB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Durable (4)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
      • Amateur recording (6)
      • Home studio (6)
      • Outdoor events / games (6)
      • Performances (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best bang for the buck entry mic.

      By Jojo A.

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

          I got this since I'm usually at the local karaoke where the house mics are dirty & sounds horrible. First thing I noticed was it was metal, light & sounds fantastic! It has a "Taiwan" sticker at the male connector. It comes with it's own pouch, cable & stand holder. This mic will give you true outputs & is great voice training mic for inspiring or weekend singers! The MB4K is another good choice but it uses batteries & the ATR1200 but it doesn't have a removable cable. I will buy this again if the need calls for it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Quality for the price

          By Jake

          from Austin, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Sensitive To Touch

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Mobile DJ
          • Videoconference

          Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

          I bought 3 of these microphones while building our company's video conference system. They sit on small desktop stands, and I use one microphone per person. They are connected to a small Behringer mixer, and fed out (via USB) to a laptop. I did not have the budget for expensive room microphones or wireless microphones, and could not use lapel microphones for this application.

          For what I paid, I could not be happier with the quality. They are clear, warm, and not too susceptible to the popping consonants. They are weighted well, and do a good job at blocking out extraneous sounds.

          For the most part this microphone is great, but I have found one negative characteristic. When the microphone is touched, regardless of how light, the "thump" can be heard in the signal. For my application, this isn't a huge problem as the microphone is rarely touched, but I thought it was probably worth mentioning for the sake of others.

          For this purpose, and with a tight budget, I would recommend these microphones to anyone. They look great, sound good (for the price), and seem to be very durable.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality Mic

          By lvl

          from New York

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

            Used in performance and a bit of PA stuff (noisier, less well set up environment). Mic was clean, no distortion, no problems with frequency range.
            The field is fine (No feedback and don't have to swallow it to pick up voice either). The switch is great, unobtrusive, soft and positive action. Mic feels solid, with a nice matte coating. The cable is good for the price. The pouch it comes with is a basic neoprene type. A tougher Cordura would have been nicer but I have that for my much more expensive (EV) mic.

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            4.0

            I love it for this proce

            By Nick

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Audio

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • DJ / Mixing
              • Entertainment
              • Larger Rooms
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

              Great mic for people looking for something to do the job - nothing fancy but sturdy nice product

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bought one, and im gonna buy another

              By Cloak & Scythe

              from taunton, Ma

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

              Im just getting into video production and needed a good mic for a video for work. But i also needed it to be used when i film live rock shows. Paired it up with my Zoom H4n and it was great. Sounded good even when the boss didnt hold it correctly. Great budget mic. Also going to be used as a spare vocal mic for a rock band that im a roadie for. Must but if you need a good mic but dont want to spend alot.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazed With This Mic

              By Rig Runner

              from Sumpter Township, Michigan

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Pro Feel
              • Sturdy Build

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

              This Mic is great!!! Very heavy and professional feeling with a comfortable grip. The Sound is very good and clear. The switch makes very little sound when switched on and off and the cable that comes with it is good quality. For the price this mic performs great... Get one for yourself and see...

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great mic for the price

              By The Chief

              from Johnston, IA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

                I purchased these mics to replace my Shure SM58s that were damaged. I didn't have the money to replace both Shure SM58s and read the reviews on the AT MB3K/C and bought two for the price of one SM58. They are great mics and sound great. Great response and clear. I will be buying more in the future.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I buy again...

                By Edmilson Saraiva

                from São Paulo, Brasil

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

                  Recently acquired the microphone from Audio-techinc MB3K / C UNIDIRECTIONL DYNAMIC VOCAL MIC and was very pleased with its performance. It is certainly a professional microphone, very good for grave voices.
                  I also emphasize the care of B & H, and sending the product to Brazil: excellent.
                  Edmilson Saraiva.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  "Gonna go back in time..."

                  By DJ Demos

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky/Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

                  I am a professional DJ - bedeviled by iPhones, Blackberries, cell phones, etc. Bedeviled? Yes - it seems that these devices have begun to interfere with the wireless micropones! So this is a nice new wired mic - perfect!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Cheap & Good!

                  By Little Joe

                  from Montezuma, GA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Audio-Technica MB3K/C Handheld Vocal Microphone:

                    I use this for recording audio for CD's & voice over for short films, it works great no complants.

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