Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone
The Audix VX-5 is a condenser mic that features a tighter supercardioid polar pattern, and smoother frequency response. This makes the mic viable for live vocal performances, studio recording and even broadcasting.
Being a condenser mic, it can also double as an all-around mic for acoustic drums, wind instruments, acoustic guitars and more.
- Type: Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- Frequency Response: 40Hz-16.5kHz
- Impedance: 150 ohms
- Maximum SPL: 140 dB (with -10 pad)
- Applications: Live and recorded vocals and acoustic instruments
- Power Requirements: 48V phantom power
Users have plenty of good things to be said about the Audix VX5, specifically regarding its clarity and sound quality. Proximity is also commendable, with many reporting that they don't have to get too close to the mic to get good sounds. Finally, a good number of users appreciate the VX5's versatility in terms of handling different sound sources.
There aren't any notable complaints about the mic, save for a few that prefer the price to be a bit lower. Sound on Sound gives a nice rebuttal to those concerned about the price: "Though they cost rather more than typical dynamic models, these mics will repay you with greater clarity and a more natural sound."
If you're looking for a multi-purpose studio ready condenser mic that can handle stage vocal duties, then check out the Audix VX5.
At the time of publication the Audix VX5 was on our recommended list of Condenser Mics between $200 and $300.
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