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Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection

B&H # AUAT2020USB Mfr # AT2020 USB
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Product Highlights
  • USB Connection for Windows and Mac
  • Crystal-clear, Sound for Podcasting
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern

The Audio-Technica AT2020USB is a cost effective condenser microphone with a USB connector for direct integration with Windows and Mac computers. Podcasting, studio recording and other computer recording applications are achieved with superb results, low noise and crystal-clear quality. The capsule features a 16mm low-mass, side-address diaphragm with a cardioid polar pattern.

The cardioid pattern is effective in rejecting ambiance and noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone capsule. A linear frequency response of 20Hz to 16kHz enables the flexibility to accurately reproduce signals from any source. High SPL handling and wide dynamic range allow the AT2020USB to capture loud signals with minimal noise and distortion. The microphone includes a pivoting, threaded stand mount for accurate positioning.

USB Connection
The USB connector provides direct integration with Windows and Mac computers. Podcasting, studio recording and other computer recording applications are achieved with superb results, low noise and crystal-clear quality.
Cardioid Condenser Element
The 16mm low-mass diaphragm features a cardioid polar pattern. The cardioid pattern effectively minimizes ambient room noise, noise from adjacent instruments or vocalists and minimizes feed-back caused by monitors.
Wide Frequency Response
The wide frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz allows accurate signal reproduction from any source.
Wide Dynamic Range & Transient Response
The AT2020USB boasts a wide dynamic range of 124dB (typical). The capsule reproduces loud signals and transients with minimal noise and peak distortion.
Transducer Fixed-charge back plate permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz - 16kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 124dB, 1 kHz @ Max SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 74dB, 1kHz @ 1 Pa
Maximum Input Sound Level 144dB SPL, 1kHz @ Max SPL
Power Requirements USB Power (5V DC)
Output Impedance Not Specified By Manufacturer
Output Connectors USB
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions 6.38" x 2.05" (162 x 52mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 13.2 oz (374 g)
Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection
  • Pivoting Stand Mount 5/8" - 27 threaded
  • Soft Protective Pouch
  • 10 Foot (3.1m) USB Cable
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaAT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection
     
    4.7

    (based on 130 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (91)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (112)
    • Good audio (96)
    • Compact (61)
    • Lightweight (43)
    • Versatile (42)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (7)
    • Limited functions (7)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (76)
    • Home studio (75)
    • Professional recording (29)
    • Upgrade (11)
    • Performances (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (56), Novice (38), Quality oriented (14), Professional musician (9), Budget shopper (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (14), Business (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "One of The Best Microphones out there"

    This microphone is great because you take it out of the box plug it in and that is it, you are ready to record in seconds! I would definitely recommend getting a shock mount...Read complete review

    This microphone is great because you take it out of the box plug it in and that is it, you are ready to record in seconds! I would definitely recommend getting a shock mount for sure, a pop filter, and some type of stand. This microphone pics up any noise that is why i would definitely get a shock mount if you cant get anything else because if the microphone moves you will here it that is the only bad thing about it which is not even that bad. When you are recording make sure you are in a quite place as well.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    "A mic among usb mics!"

    Perfect for anyone just breaking into the professional voice over world, as I am. The AT2020USB Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica came highly recommended as a cut above lower end usb connection mics because of...Read complete review

    Perfect for anyone just breaking into the professional voice over world, as I am. The AT2020USB Condenser Microphone from Audio-Technica came highly recommended as a cut above lower end usb connection mics because of its absence of electronic distortion. I sound crystal clear. I approve!

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    4.0

    Affordable, Versatile Podcasting Mic

    By AR

    from NY, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

      Great mic. I use it to record animation VO and podcasts with my friends. Works great for VO auditions as well. We have two and, at least with Macs, you can use them both simultaneously sans a mixer after messing around in Audio MIDI Setup in your utilities folder.

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      4.0

      AT2020USB and Voice Recognition

      By Salmon the fish;

      from Anacortes, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Voice Recognition

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

        I use the AT2020USB with Voice Recognition. I am disabled and need a dependable microphone to email, chat and to control some aspects of the computer. I use a arm assembly to hold the microphone to position the AT2020 or swing it out of the way when not in use. The AT2020USB provides plenty of gain though the voice recognition software adjusts the gain to accommodate the voice recognition software. I seldom listen to the true sound of the AT2020USB. I dislike the bright blue lite that signifies the AT2020USB is plugged in and connected to the computer. The bright blue light is directly in view when you dictate and is a distraction.

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        5.0

        Great for VO submissions

        By Mouse via Mouse House Productions

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

          I picked this up to submit VO auditions. For that purpose it is fantastic. It is easy to use and compact. The company I submit to regularly said it sounds great.

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          5.0

          I love this microphone!

          By Project Woman

          from Arizona

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

            I wanted to set up a home recording studio for voice work and audiobook recording. I had heard that USB microphones were low quality, so I was looking at others, but then someone I trusted (with experience in audiobook production) told me the AT2020USB was absolutely THE best mic I could buy. After searching online, I found that B&H had it for $[$]less than anybody else!! When my mic arrived, I opened it and plugged it into my computer and VOILA! I was in business. It was so easy, and the quality is EXCELLENT. I am thrilled with the AT2020USB and recommend it to anybody who wants to get high quality without spending a bundle.

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            5.0

            A Perfect Micrphone

            By JBay

            from Chesapeake, VA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

              For making simple recordings and narrations. This microphone is perfect in both value and functionality.

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              2.0

              WASN'T IMPRESSED

              By VoiceOverGal

              from Syracuse, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                Used for voice over work. Was not overly impressed. It is very bulky and gets in the way of line of sight to copy. Looked nice and impressive but was only average.

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                4.0

                Solid Performance

                By Harold G.

                from Providence, RI

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                  I purchased this mic for voice over work. Still in processes of working out optimum setup and software. This mic has everything you need to digitally record and podcast. You can start recording with software like audacity which is free or higher end paid software with more capabilities. Just plug in the provided usb cable to your computer and go. If you need recording for great price this is it. Haven't found any cons for this product yet.

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                  5.0

                  Better than I thought it would be

                  By Jerry

                  from Backus Minnesota

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                    I'm a professional videographer/voiceover guy. I needed a good mic for my home studio so I took a chance on this and was pleasantly surprised. It works great for my work and I would recommend this to anyone in need of an above average mic at a below average price.

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                    4.0

                    great quality sound

                    By russell

                    from connecticut

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Doesnt Always Connect To
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                    the mike has amazing quality for a usb mike, and its not a bad price either. however the usb wiggles loose of my computer occasionally, and the first time i plugged it in my computer said "device hardware not installed correctly" and it can take some wiggling and plugging and unplugging to get the computer to recognize it. perfect mike for someone with a longer patience than me.

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                    4.0

                    Great USB Mic!

                    By TyFi

                    from Ithaca, New York

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Bulky/Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                    I use this to record vocals for independently produced albums and it sounds great. Crisp, clear, sturdy. Definitely surprised how much I love it given the low price!

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                    5.0

                    AT2020USB Mic.

                    By BG

                    from Nevada

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Language Instuction

                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                      The mic arrived on time and undamaged. It is the first professional quality mic that I have owned and I was very impressed with the ease of installment. The performance over my old mic was immediately noticeable. I do language instruction over the internet and clarity is critical. My students made favorable comments from the very first class meeting. The rest of the package was also of good quality and taking into account the price was $49 less than a competing vendor; I feel that I got what I paid for and more. This leaves the question how much better could the $600 mic be?

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                      4.0

                      Nice Mic!

                      By Oceanbill

                      from Washington, D.C.

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                          We're just getting into podcasting, and this AT2020USB is going to help make us "stars"!

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                          4.0

                          Awesome and slick

                          By Danielson216

                          from St. Pete, FL

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                            Was a great little mic for a good quality throughout the mids and bass. It's built tough. Has a very low recording levels in windows 8 but that may be my setup and the blue indicator like is annoying sometimes as well. Overall, worth the cost.

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                            5.0

                            THAT'S what I'm talkin' about

                            By Kit

                            from Dallas, Texas

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording

                              Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                              I had been using cheese ball microphones that came with headsets to make training videos for my clients. Since I didn't charge them for his value added service I didn't worry too much about the quality of the voice over. So now my training video production skills are enough for me to be able to charge for the service but the audio quality isn't near what it needed to be. I read some revews and finally settled on this product. i haven't looked back. What a great microphone for a non-pro like me. In addition, B&H was a wild card for me but I ordered from them anyway. I was very happy with the delivery time and the price.

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                              5.0

                              Wow!

                              By Frank

                              from NC

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Mobile DJ

                                Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                                This microphone was impressive. The clarity and ease of use was outstanding. I didn't like the design of the tripod. The microphone was a little too heavy and it tips over easily when setting everything up.

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                                4.0

                                Great mic for the home studio!

                                By Ryan B

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Bulky/Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                                I love this mic. Set it up in my bedroom on my desk and with nothing really soft around me, I still got great sound quality!! No background noise! Very easy to use and incredibly simple set up on any macbook.

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                                5.0

                                Easy to use and sounds incredible!

                                By Caseyc135

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                                  I was very impressed with the plug-n-play simplicity of getting this microphone to work with Final Cut Pro. The clarity is impressive for such an inexpensive mic - I do however recommend getting a pop-screen to help with the plosive words.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great value

                                  By T

                                  from Ft. Collins, CO

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                                    I love this mic. It's really sensitive, and has a good enough dynamic range for its intended use. Sometimes I wished it weren't as sensitive as it picks up so much, but that seems like exactly the kind of problem one wants in purchasing a microphone.

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                                    5.0

                                    Outstanding mic

                                    By Dave

                                    from Canton, Ohio

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                                        These are great mics.

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                                        5.0

                                        Amazing quality with a sleek design

                                        By DiabeticHawtDog

                                        from Indiana

                                        About Me Novice

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording

                                          Comments about Audio-Technica AT2020USB - Condenser Microphone with USB Connection:

                                          Coming from a Turtle Beach headset, the Audio-Technica AT2020 really stands out from any other microphone that I have used. I do Let's Plays and gaming commentaries on YouTube and was always looking for a more professional and reliable microphone than my Turtle Beaches. After doing some research I stumbled across this gem and the Blue Yeti, which were both the same price. After seeing this on sale I thought I would go with this and it is easily my most favored purchase and would buy another one for sure. What makes this so great is the quality! It comes through crystal clear and I don't need to be right up against the mic for it to register my voice. It also does a great job of blocking outside noises as well. One thing to note is that it is only cardoid, which means it only picks up sound coming from the front.

                                          Pros: Crystal clear sound, small, reliable, VERY easy to use and very sleek.

                                          Cons: None so far

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