It feels really solid and durable in your hand, and is super easy to set up. The sound coming out of this puppy is impressive, especially for the price.
One thing I really appreciated is that it rejects background and ambient noise quite well. My room currently does not have any Acoustic Sound Treatment, but I could only imagine how much better it would sound with some bass traps and wall panels.
I did end up recording under a blanket for you to see how it sounds when the environment is completely dead. More on that a bit later!
Crisp sound and good sound quality for such an inexpensive piece. It has a very flat and neutral response, and does well with EQ.
Durable and quite heavy. Feels built to last like Duralast 😛
Comes with a nice carrying pouch.
Versatile piece. Does well with pretty much anything you throw at it. Just don’t throw anything at it because it gets sad. 🙁
Storage bag is a bit flimsy and doesn’t have any padding. Some disagree, for example, the guy in the video below 😛
Doesn’t come with XLR cables or shock-mount.
Video Review + Mic Shootout
Comparing the C01, AT2020, and Blue Yeti! Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe to my growing channel. Any support is much appreciated! 🙂
Does well with darker sources, as well as deep, husky male voices.
A versatile mic with a frequency response that does well with EQ, but also sounds crisp and even without it. Durable and heavy. Really does a phenomenal job of blocking out background noise, even without room treatment.
If you’re looking for an entry level option at this price range, I would wholeheartedly recommend starting out with the AT2020. You can always upgrade or try out different mics later, and it’s a great investment for a musician or vocalist starting out.
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