Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

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$249
Audix VX5 Handheld Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

Specifications

  • 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

Gearank Recommendation

The VX5 appeared on our recommended list for Condenser Mics from October 2018 until March 2020.

We also recommended it on our list for Live Vocal Mics from August 2017 until November 2018 when it was out-ranked by other mics.

Overview

The Audix VX-5 is a condenser mic that features a tighter supercardioid polar pattern, and smoother frequency response. Its capsule is specially tweaked for vocals, this makes the mic viable for live vocal performances, studio recording and even broadcasting.

But it's not just about vocals, the VX-5 is also quite capable of handling acoustic guitars and other instruments that share their sonic characteristics with the human voice.

If you're looking for a studio ready condenser mic that can handle stage vocal duties, then check out the Audix VX5.

The Audix VX5 is not currently on our recommended list - see The Best Live Vocal Mics for our current recommendations.

Audix VX5 Frequency Response Chart:

Audix VX5 frequency response chart

Audix VX5 Polar Pattern Chart:

Audix VX5 polar pattern chart