The Audio Technica AT2020USB+ is the USB version of the hugely popular best selling analog version (The AT2020 XLR ). This is a pro-quality cardioid condenser USB microphone with direct monitoring capability.
You can read our detailed review below, and also compare this USB mic to other best selling USB microphones in our ultimate guide.
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AT2020USB+ Mic Features
Mic: Audio Technica AT2020USB Plus Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Pickup Pattern: Cardioid
Dual Format: No
Headphone Port: Yes with volume control
Accessories: Tripod Desktop Stand with swivel mount, zip pouch
Recording Resolution: 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Additional Features: Monitor/Mix variable control
Pros: Superb recording quality; low noise level; neat and portable; excellent pedigree – USB version of very popular studio microphone
Cons: Some may find the dial controls a little fiddly
Buy: Audio Technica AT2020USB Plus Cardioid Condenser Microphone
AT2020USB+ Video Review – See it in Action
Hear the AT2020USB+ in this Hi-Res Recording
Value For Money: The Audio Technica AT2020USB+ is not the cheapest USB microphone available. But it is more cost effective than purchasing the XLR version of the mic and a separate audio interface. So if you want to do professional voiceovers or record acoustic instruments this may be an excellent and reasonably-priced solution.
Recording Quality: The large diaphragm condenser is suited to a wide range of recording purposes. It has an excellent signal to noise ratio for a USB microphone. If you compare the recording quality of this USB mic with others you will hear it is, in our opinion, one of the best performers.
Podasting and Video Conferencing: The Audio Technica AT2020USB+ makes an excellent podcasting microphone. It is also ideal for using with Zoom and Skype. Easy to use, and the voice recordings and broadcasts will sound professional compared to your computer’s built in microphone.
How To Use And Install: The Audio Technica AT2020USB+ is a condenser microphone, so it will make a very fair job of recording guitar and other acoustic instruments as well as vocals and spoken voice. Setup is very simple, as the microphone just plugs and plays.
Platform: We have tested this mic on iPad, Mac and PC, it works well on all of them. On PC and Mac you simply connect to an existing USB port (or USB adapter). On iPad you will need a On iPad you will need a camera connection kit and then you will find it is automatically recognised.
On The Road: The nice thing about this mic is it is very portable. You don’t need lots of additional equipment, the stand folds away and the mic and stand fit neatly in a zip case. Easy to slip in your bag for pro quality recording, Zooming, Skyping and live streaming on the go.
Buy: Follow this link to buy the AT2020 USB Plus Mic at Amazon.