The Best Microphone under $100 ??
The last microphone we discussed in our article for Microphones under $200 was the Audio Technica 4040. Today, I want to review a studio condenser microphone under $100! There are very few microphones at this price worth mentioning, but I want to give you a great option if you have a low budget and want to record good quality vocals.
The MXL 2006 is a great option for a quality condenser microphone at a price under $100 (ranges from $75-$110 at most stores online). The MXL 2006 has many advantages for the price:
1) It comes from a trusted company: MXL has very affordable microphones, yet, they also have very expensive microphones of higher quality. MXL is known for their microphone production over any other products that they sell
2) Great sound/No air- The MXL captures a great sound from your vocal, eliminating any air and background noise. It captures the dynamics of your voice and limits any hiss or muffling sound. Ideally, a mic for singers or rappers.
3) Large diaphragm & appealing- not only does it have a large diaphragm, is quite sensitive, and creates a great sound….but it looks great in the studio! The gold plated mic looks and feels like any of the mid-high range micrphones, and much better than it’s under $100 counterparts!
Designed with a large, highly sensitive 32 mm condenser capsule and fixed cardioid pattern, the MXL 2006 captures the details and nuances of vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar cabinets, and even percussion.
- Class A circuitry
- Gold-sputtered, low-distortion 32 mm large diaphragm
- FET preamp with balanced transformerless output
- Fixed cardioid pickup pattern
- Includes shock mount and deluxe carrying case
To summarize, the MXL 2006 microphone is by far the best studio microphone under $100! In comparison to the Audio Technica, it is not as “crisp” of a vocal sound, with a lower frequency & db range. The AudioTechnica definitely has a brighter sound, but in some mixes that isn’t what I’m looking for. The MXL 2006 is actually a great compliment to the 4040.
So if you are putting together a home studio and need a microphone under $100, I suggest you try the MXL 2006 mic for your music studio!
The Mic pt.1: Audio Technica 4040
Blue Microphones SPARKDIGITAL Studio Condenser Mic USB iPad (Google Affiliate Ad)
Vocal Recording Tips [VIDEO]
Good Vocals? New Justin Timberlake: [Suit & Tie]
Subscribe To our Newsletter & Get a Free Samples & Loops Pack!!