AKG D5 Supercardioid Vocal Dynamic Handheld Microphone


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AKG D5 Vocal Dynamic Microphone

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Gearank Recommendation

The AKG D5 was on our recommended list for Live Vocal Mics Under $100 from April 2020 until August 2021 when it was removed due to a price increase.


The D5 as a mic "designed to cut through the mix" while offering maximum feedback and handling noise suppression.

The Laminated Varimotion diaphragm, coupled with a dual internal shock mount, ensures the mic stays silent on stage even with lots of movement.

If you're looking for pristine vocals with a strong but controlled low end, excellent handling and feedback suppression for singers that don't cup mic globes, the AKG D5 is a reasonably priced pick.


  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Response:70Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 600 ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 147/156dB SPL (for 1% / 3% THD)
This was on our recommended list for live vocal mics under $100 but was removed due to a price increase. You can see our highly rated recommendations in our guides to Live Vocal Mics and Dynamic Mics.

AKG D5 Frequency Response and Polar Pattern Chart

AKG D5 frequency response and polar pattern chart


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