ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
USB feature unreliable/broken
I bought three of the ATR2100-usb mics in March 2014 for light usage (podcast recording). When I use the XLR output and go through a mixing board, these mics work fine; great tone, noise free, etc.
The problem I have is when using the USB connection. For the first six months of very occasional use (twice monthly for up to 20 minutes), the mic worked fine. But no more.
First one mic became unusable on my Windows 7 laptop, displaying the error "usb device not recognized". The other mics worked fine, until today when mic #2 "broke".
(I subsequently tried the "broken" mics on my mac, same result.)
Now I'm left with only one of the original three mics able to be used via the USB connection to the laptop.
At this time I cannot recommend the ATR2100-USB.
October 25, 2014
Does not work on windows 8.1
Theres not much to say, other than it does not work on windows 8.1
September 22, 2014
Great Microphone and value
- Microphone has 3.5mm jack allowing you to monitor with 0 latency - great function
- Design is sleek, simple and made of metal, feels heavy and of quality
- Sound quality is great, the range may not be that wide (50-15 000 Hz) but is ample at an amateur / hobby level
- Overall great value, comes with a stand, zero latency is great function, price is good.
- Some cheapo carrying pouch / case would have been nice
- Have heard of quality issues with the USB / Headphone jack such as breaking. Could be resolved if you minimise the number of unnecessary insertion / removal of USB / headphone cable
- Amateur / hobby singers recording covers
- Podcaster / Youtube / Voice over
- Value for money
- Upgrade from cheapo PC mic / inbuilt microphones
September 21, 2013