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AKG Podcaster Essentials Lyra USB Microphone and AKG K371 Headphones

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AKG Podcaster Essentials Lyra USB Microphone and AKG K371 Headphones
Key Features
  • Extensive Package for Content Creators
  • Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Mic
  • High-Definition 24-Bit / 192 kHz Audio
  • K371 Over-Ear, Closed-Back Headphones
Perfect for podcasters, game streamers, or YouTube content creators, the AKG Podcaster Essentials offers all the tools you need to produce polished sound for your projects. It includes the Lyra multipattern USB condenser mic, a pair of K371 headphones, a dual-headphone adapter, Ableton Live 10 Lite DAW software, and a four-part recording course at Berklee Online. All you need to supply is your own computer or compatible mobile device.
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AKG 5122010-00 Overview

Perfect for podcasters, game streamers, or YouTube content creators, the AKG Podcaster Essentials offers all the tools you need to produce polished sound for your projects. It includes the Lyra multipattern USB condenser mic, a pair of K371 headphones, a dual-headphone adapter, Ableton Live 10 Lite DAW software, and a four-part recording course at Berklee Online. All you need to supply is your own computer or compatible mobile device.

Whether you're working on solo podcasts, recording shows with a guest, or streaming game play, the Podcaster Essentials bundle ensures that you can get set up and rolling in no time. There's no need to bother with driver installation or a separate audio interface; the Lyra provides simple plug-and-play compatibility with Mac/Windows computers and iOS/Android mobile devices. It also offers a 3.5mm headphone jack and headphone volume knob, so you can plug your new, comfortable AKG K371 headphones right into the microphone for real-time monitoring.

AKG Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone

For those who want a high-quality experience out of their USB microphone, the AKG Lyra offers high-definition audio, powerful versatility, and superb simplicity, all while providing a stylish on-screen appearance. Whether you're creating online content, podcasting, vlogging, live-streaming, producing music, or fashioning ASMR content, the Lyra can come in handy.

The Lyra fulfills the needs of those looking for both a studio-quality sound and an effortless setup that avoids mixers, preamps, audio interfaces, and things of that ilk. As such, the mic offers 24-bit / 192 kHz conversion, a built-in shockmount, and internal diffusion to yield pristine sonic quality for your recordings. Take advantage of the integrated desktop stand and its built-in cable management to place the Lyra on a table, or remove the desktop stand, and you can mount the Lyra on your favorite boom arm or mic stand.

Versatile Applications
Whether you're recording a podcast interview, a YouTube video voice-over, or your next Spotify single, Lyra's innovative AKG Adaptive Capsule Array adapts to your performance to record pristine audio. The Lyra can handle anything from traditional voice/instrument recording to vlogging, live streaming, field recording, stereo ASMR, and web conferencing.
Plug-and-Play Universal Compatibility
Plug-and-play setup for Mac/Windows computers and iOS/Android devices ensures easy operation; no assembly and no messing with software settings. Simply connect the Lyra to your device with the supplied USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable, a separately available Apple Camera Connection Kit (for Lightning devices), or an optional OTG adapter cable to use it with popular audio and video production software, live streaming, and conferencing applications.
Headphone Monitoring with Zero Latency
When you're speaking, singing, or playing an instrument in the studio, you need to hear yourself and your backing tracks at the same time in order to perform your best. That's why Lyra is equipped with a "zero-latency" 3.5mm headphone jack to eliminate the short delay between when you perform into the microphone and when you hear yourself in the headphones, so you can stay focused on your performance.
Adaptive Four-Capsule Array
The Lyra's proprietary Adaptive Capsule Array utilizes four condenser capsules to offer four user-friendly capture modes (polar patterns)—front, front and back, tight stereo, and wide stereo—to accommodate a variety of performances and applications. LED indicators display the capture mode at a glance.

  • Front: Isolates the target source from distracting background noise by rejecting unwanted sounds at the microphone back and sides—ideal for spoken word, vocals, and close-miked instruments.
  • Front and Back: Captures and blends together sound equally on all sides—ideal for face-to-face interviews and duets.
  • Tight Stereo: Captures audio in true stereo, providing discrete left and right audio for great sound separation—ideal for recording side-by-side interviews, panel discussions, drums, or piano.
  • Wide Stereo: Captures audio with greater stereo separation, room ambience, and depth—ideal for situations where you want to capture sounds all around the mic, such as documentaries, field recordings, or spontaneous jam sessions.
Ultra-HD Audio Quality
The Lyra's advanced circuitry delivers acoustically transparent, 24-bit / 192 kHz audio resolution to meet the standards of 4K Ultra-HD projects. An internal self-adjusting shockmount mitigates vibrations from reaching the capsules, and the proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention and built-in sound diffuser work together to automatically reduce noise, eliminate pops, and improve signal levels.
Styled with Vintage Appeal
Inspired by classic studio microphones like the legendary AKG C414, Lyra's sleek design is sure to spark your creativity. Every function you need—capture modes, mic gain, headphone volume, and mute—is ergonomically positioned and easily accessed right on the mic so you can stay in the moment while always being in control. An integrated, removable, perma-tilt desktop stand with built-in cable management makes it easy to position the mic on your desktop. The Lyra can also be mounted to a traditional mic stand or microphone boom arm for more flexibility in the studio.
Powerful Bundled Software
The Lyra works seamlessly with all major audio and video production software and online platforms, and it includes Ableton Live Lite recording software so you can create content right away.
UPC: 885038040804
AKG K371 Over-Ear Oval Closed-Back Studio Headphones

The K371 Over-Ear Oval Closed-Back Studio Headphones from AKG are designed to strike the perfect balance between studio-quality sound, plush comfort, and a sleek, sturdy design that stands up to your mobile lifestyle. They can be used by musicians, artists, engineers, podcasters, or beat makers to reproduce natural, balanced audio on-the-go or in mixing and editing applications.

The K371s are precision-engineered to match AKG's Reference Response acoustic target to reproduce natural, balanced audio in detail. The frequency response is 5 Hz to 40 kHz. The plush, ergonomic earcups cradle your ears in comfort and once you hear the sound, you won't ever want to take them off. In addition, the K371 include a carrying pouch and a set of 3 x detachable cables: a 9.8' coiled cable, a 3.9' straight cable, and a 9.8' straight cable; also included is a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter.

Closed-back, oval over-ear design offers superior isolation, improved low-frequency response, and ergonomic fit
Engineered to match AKG's reference response curve acoustic target for accurate and neutral sound
50mm transducers with pure OFC voice coils
Updated sensitivity (114 dB SPL/V @ 1 kHz) and impedance (32 Ohms) for use with professional and consumer devices
Best-in-class frequency response: 5 Hz to 40 kHz
Calibrated headbands with slow-retention oval foam pads offer precise fit and superior comfort
Fully foldable design for compact storage with 90 degree swivel earcups for single-ear monitoring
Lightweight at 8.9 oz
Robust-build quality with metal reinforcement for extra durability
Mini-XLR connection
UPC: 885038040712

AKG Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone Specs

Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Podcast, Web-Streaming, Audio for Video
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Acoustic Guitar
Sound FieldMono, Stereo
Stereo/Surround ConfigurationA/B (Adjustable Stereo Width)
Capsule4 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable on Mic)
OrientationSide Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentYes
IndicatorsSingle LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, Mic Mute, Polar Pattern
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL129 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Output Connectors (Analog)None
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-C
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length6.6' / 2.01 m
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate192 kHz
Operating System SupportAndroid, Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
OS CompatibilityAndroid
*As of September, 2019: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Available PortUSB 2.0
Bus PowerUSB
Operating Voltage5 V
Operating Current Consumption75 mA
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Desktop Stand (Included)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female
Dimensionsø: 6 x L: 97.44" / ø: 152.5 x L: 2475 mm
Weight2.03 lb / 0.92 kg (with Mount)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.855 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 8.9 x 6.6"

AKG K371 Over-Ear Oval Closed-Back Studio Headphones Specs

Earpiece DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural), Closed-Back
Earpiece Connection / Wearing StyleWired
Driver TypeDynamic
Driver Size1.97" / 50 mm
Impedance32 Ohms (Passive)
Active Noise CancellationNo
Frequency Response5 Hz to 40 kHz
Sensitivity114 dB
Wired Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Adapter (Included)1/4" TRS
Cable DesignSingle-Sided
Audio Connector to Earpiece1 x Mini XLR 3-Pin
Cable Length9.8' / 2.99 m
3.9' / 1.19 m
9.8' / 2.99 m
Cable ColorBlack
Cable Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper
Material of ConstructionABS
Weight8.9 oz / 252.3 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 8.9 x 4.4"

AKG 5122010-00 Reviews

Classic AKG Audio in a USB Mic

By jwblount1
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-01

Love this mic and headphone combo. Used it on a Facebook live & YouTube live streams last week and the audio was crisp and clear. Also use this on Zoom and WebEx calls with the headphones for background noise free meetings.

Terrific addition to a home studio

By Wilferd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-13

Bought this handy bundle in hopes that the microphone has better dynamic presence, especially when sitting across the table from other speakers. I'm delighted that it has front/back mics, and that the gain is easily accessible on the mic. The headphones are a real bonus and the fact that AKG had the forethought to provide a splitter cable to accommodate two sets of headphone was spot-on.

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Is this okay for musical vocal recording?

Is this okay for musical vocal recording?
Asked by: Leo
Yes, the AKG Lyra Multipattern USB Condenser Microphone is a good quality mic that can be used for recording vocals and making music, and the AKG K371 Over-Ear Oval Closed-Back Studio Headphones are designed for monitoring audio while recording and mixing.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-07-25
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