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Audio-TechnicaPro-24CM - Stereo Microphone
 
3.9

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (89)
  • Easy to use (64)
  • Great sound quality (63)
  • Durable (43)
  • Simple use (32)

Cons

  • Noisy (17)
  • Unreliable (4)
  • Unstable (4)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Slight hiss (3)

Best Uses

  • Presentations (28)
  • Professional (28)
  • Productivity (16)
  • Den (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (67), Gearhead (25), Technically challenged (8), Photographer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (78), Business (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent microphone for the money

I needed a good microphone for my JVC GR-DV500US. After really taking a look at the videos I've shot over the years on it, I came to realize just how awful the on-board mic...Read complete review

I needed a good microphone for my JVC GR-DV500US. After really taking a look at the videos I've shot over the years on it, I came to realize just how awful the on-board mic is on the camcorder. It has a mic input which is a godsend on any camcorder, so I figured I might as well finally put it to good use. The problem was deciding which kind of mic I needed. I decided to go with a stereo mic since I found out shotguns were mono sound. I am by no means a pro, just an enthusiast looking to shoot good video. Price was another problem. I got some serious sticker shock seeing how much camcorder mics go for.

After months of research, I finally came across this particular mic. It didn't seem too large, it had a metal body, and the price was more than reasonable. But how was the sound? I wound up finding an electronics test site that had a video review of the mic and I was impressed by the sound quality and the reduction of background noise in the review. I decided to run over to B&H and grab the mic. I also got a Bescor VB-50 bracket so I had setup for the mic and my video light. I shot some footage in midtown Manhattan after Sunday mass on Easter along Park Avenue and in a little park across the street from Macy's. The sound was a major step up to say the least. Depsite the usual hustle and bustle of NYC streets, the sounds were a lot clearer and the annoying background noise was greatly reduced. Overall, this is a very good microphone if you want to improve the sound in your videos.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not great on the 5D Mark II

This mic is small and fits the 5D Mark II perfectly; but the audio leaves something to be desired. While the stereo sound quality is superior to the built-in mono mic, this mic...Read complete review

This mic is small and fits the 5D Mark II perfectly; but the audio leaves something to be desired. While the stereo sound quality is superior to the built-in mono mic, this mic forces the 5D to record sound at a very high gain level - thus there is a constant 'hiss' in the audio. Without the ability to control levels in the 5D, I'm not sure this is the best choise.

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5.0

Audio Technica perfect stereo mic

By JJ 4 Color

from Lancaster CA

About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional

    Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

    This is an awesome stereo condenser mic, especially at this price. I'm using it atop my Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera and it greatly enhances the audio experience.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Pro-24CM stereo microphone

    By Zadie

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Presentations

      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

      I used the microphone to record a concert in a small venue. It did great! Not too much background noise came in and the audio quality on the video is very good.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      2.0

      Don't Buy This - - Really.

      By JJohnson

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Noisy
      • Unreliable
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

        I bought this as a supplemental microphone to attach to a GoPro and my iPhone. The audio quality is usable but the pickup pattern is so tight it only captures audio at very close range. Which means adding gain to the audio in post which increases the ever present buzz of the mic.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Solid Microphone for the price

        By Brian

        from Dayton, OH

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

            I've been using this the Audio-Technica microphone for a few weeks. It replaced my Azden SMX-10 shotgun mic that developed a static sound after after ~ 2 years of use. The A-T mic does a solid job of recording outdoors with little or no post processing required. I'm quite pleased with the performance thus far with my Panasonic video camera. The soft sided pouch is a nice extra too.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Excellent product

            By EEP

            from Dallas, Tx

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Productivity

              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

              Wonderful product and easy to use

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Inexpensive, but Quality System

              By Dad with College student

              from Chicago Il.

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Productivity
                • Professional

                Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                Not a professional studio Mic setup, but for someone on a budget and wanting a good quality Mic setup, it is great.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                3.0

                Great background audio

                By Olmsted VIP

                from Brookline, MA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Limited Functionality
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Bands
                • Nature Audio

                Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                Perfect for outdoor music concerts with a solid sound system. Great for picking up natural sounds at close range, (wind in trees and a small stream/waterfall).

                Does not pick up voices/conversations well when more than 4-5 feet away.

                My difficulty with this piece of equipment is that you have no idea how long the battery will last, there was no indicator for me whether or not the equipment was working - had to wait to see it in production (why I though unreliable). Also, changing the battery is difficult - I needed pin nose pliers to change the battery.

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                • Business

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                4.0

                Worth the money, don't expect too much

                By Bry

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Noisy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                  I'm happy enough with the quality from this microphone. It works and it sounds more professional than the on camera mic. The battery seems like it will last a long time and the cord is easy enough to keep out of the way. (I wrap it around the front of the shoe mount to keep it off my screen). I would only use this as a replacement for the on board mic for quick audio. To get better results, get the mic closer to your speaker/talent. If you've got $ to spend, don't get a rode - buy a external recorder and this for your quick and dirty work and as a backup.

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                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Decent microphone

                  By Martin

                  from Western New York

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                      Haven't owned the mic long enough to fully review. Bought this mic to use on a DSLR for video/audio capture. Microphone works well, good stereo seperation. Helps to focus audio capture to subject up to 5 feet away. Much better than built in mic on camera.

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                      • Business

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                      1.0

                      Worst than built in mic

                      By Sasa

                      from Canada

                      Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                      Total garbage. Built in mic on d7100 much much much better. Worst spent $ ever

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                      5.0

                      Expanding into DSLR video

                      By Catvet

                      from Washougal, WA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                          My husband and I are going on safari this fall and the versatility of taking video as well as still photos looks like a natural avenue to explore for us.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By BLee

                          from Naples Florida

                          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                          This little microphone packs a big punch. I'm coming from a mono shotgun mic and I needed stereo sound and this little microphone does the job. Great pick up great price and great sound quality easy-to-use. I would highly recommend it if your looking for a quality stereo mic in this price point. B&H always delivers the best quality service and ease of ordering.

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                          3.0

                          Cheap, gets the job done.

                          By JT

                          from Crested Butte, CO

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Noisy

                          Best Uses

                          • Productivity

                          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                          Used mainly for outdoor shooting on a job site. Captures much of the surroundings, decent for quick voice bites. Does have a buzzing sound, but can be tweaked slightly in post production. A good option for getting started.

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                          • Personal

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                          4.0

                          Better than nothing!

                          By Nico

                          from Reno, NV

                          Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                          This on-camera shotgun mic is ideal for non-professionals that simply want better sound on their camcorders and the low budget professionals just starting out. Decent quality sound for the price.

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                          4.0

                          Good performance for the price

                          By Mike Grayhair

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Presentations

                            Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                            I used it with my digital camera to record about 90 minutes of video at a noisy fish fry and outdoor car show, and it did a much better job than the built-in camera mike would have done. It will be a permanent item in my camera bag. Only complaint: There should be an LED to remind you that it's on, so you don't accidentally leave it on and run the batteries down.

                            Also, it should come with a plug adapter for equipment that has micro-sized inserts.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Great Mic for DSLR camera sound

                            By Bill

                            from Staatsburg, NY

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home videos
                              • Productivity
                              • Professional

                              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                              I use this mic on my Canon 5D Mark III and it attaches easily & provides great sound on videos.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              I will buy more product in the near futu

                              By boofer

                              from Denver colorado

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Unstable

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional

                              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                              camcorder, lt weight,fair price,great product for the money! Dealing with B&H has been a pleasure. detailed, curtious, and on time!

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Clean and Directional Audio

                              By M3films

                              from Denver, CO

                              Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                              The audio from this microphone is a vast improvement over the onboard microphone on my Nikon D800. The audio comes thru cleaner and more directional. I use it primarily when I'm capturing b-roll to get nice ambient sound. For interviews I use a separate Sony Wireless lavaliere. The price to quality beats out most other microphones costing twice as much. If audio is important to you this little gem is sure to be a nice, affordable upgrade.

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                              1.0

                              no good

                              By frank the tank

                              from new york city

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy
                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                                  this mic is total garbage..i bought it because of the low price tag.save your money people.unless ur in a 100% noise free enviroment and you take the mic off the shoe and put it to your lips.then youll get good audio.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  3.0

                                  Good for the price

                                  By George

                                  from Washington, DC

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Noisy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Presentations

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone:

                                  Based on the reviews I read of all the sub-$ DSLR compatible mics, none are perfect and all have drawbacks. As I didn't want to pay extra for less than ideal, I settled on this one and was quite surprised. Certainly not as bad as some reviews suggested. Yes, it is noisy but that's quite easy to correct even with very basic software. A good entry level mic. or for those on a budget.

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                                  • Business

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