ATR2500-USB Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone
I bought this device only to find out it's not going to work with my PC. I use a different microphone from another brand and it works properly on my computer. This seemed to be the only thing that gives me the error of "USB Device Not Recognized" When I've seen this equipment work it is amazing but only when you can get it to work. I will never buy from this manufacturer again.
August 28, 2014
Terrible background noise!
I've had this mic for a while now. Probably 6-8 months, and all of the sudden it's starting to be all weird with my fan in the back ground.
*Note I bought a pair of studio headphones for my computer and it might be the headphones, but i'm not sure.
The first few months i've had the mic I could have my fan on all day on the highest setting and you could barely hear it, that was using my default apple headphones that came with the iPhone.
Now that I bought Behringer HPS 3000's the audio on the mic picks up my fan over me. Even on the lowest setting. And even with it off you can hear the noise my computer makes. I don't under stand what I did or what happened to make the mic pick so much noise up!
So I might as well ask for support or something to help me fix this issue.
Other than the mic picking up things it really never had or should be, in my opinion, it's great. Very easy to use HOWEVER, the initial tri-pod desk stand that comes with it is very flimsy and falls over if shake your desk or something. So I bought a 'On Stage Stands' microphone stand which works great.
July 30, 2014
I just got this microphone and when I went to plug it in my audio coming through my headphones stopped working. I tried rebooting, changing headphones, unplugging the mic but still no sound except for skype. I have windows 8 and I noticed that there was no setup info for windows 8. Overall it is a good mic if you have anything but windows 8
July 16, 2014
I doesn't even work with my computer! I tried everything. Overall, this was a complete waste of my time and I am better off buying a new microphone.
July 6, 2014
Sleek and Effective.
This microphone is a great way to get started with a majority of projects. I personally use it for Voice Acting and Vocals. I have received several compliments on having professional sound quality. I highly recommend purchasing this microphone!
January 29, 2014
unrecognizable by windows
Hi. I love this mic... for the first day until I turned off my computer. Then I turned it on and plugged in the microphone. There was a notification saying, "The last usb device that you plugged in is not recognized by windows." I looked all around the internet and nothing. I even looked here. I have windows 8 and I updated it today. After that it was unrecognizable. I'm frustrated! Please help me I need help. Thank you.
December 30, 2013
great mic. stand not great
Bought the mic over a year ago but didn't use it until earlier this summer for voiceover and other recording. The mic is easy to use and is easily recognizable by my Mac. The headphone connection is very helpful. I love it.
The stand, though, is not good. The thread stripped far too easily and I'm trying to find a way to replace it. I don't love it. At all.
This would have been a five star review if the stand hadn't failed.
(apologies. review was mistakenly posted by me as a comment)
November 12, 2013
assembling the device a metal ring fell out of the base and no explanation for how to re-attach it. the base won't screw back together without it. somehow managed to get it to work but why it couldn't just be a regular screw on base would be the way to go.
looks beautiful, with the blue LED too. pressing the up/down arrows adjust the computer OUTPUT volume not the mic gain, which seemed odd to me.
mac settings were easy to find just as in the manual, but nothing recording even though VU meters showed signal when i tapped the mic. useless toy.
tried recording audio via quicktime and garageband. no audio input. waste of time and money plus now i have to go back, return it, and find another USB mic that will actually work for our office needs.
November 9, 2013