Audio-Technica AT2005 USB XLR Microphone cover

PROS

  • Dual outputs
  • Amazing value to price ratio
  • High-quality design and build
  • Very convenient for live use
  • Perfect for studio digital recordings
  • Custom tripod stand

CONS

  • The sound can sometimes be soft on some Windows systems, and it requires some adjustment

VERDICT

At first, I couldn’t even believe the price point Audio-Technica AT2005 has. It’s packed with a lot of quality parts and is built in such way that it’s suitable for both live and studio recordings.

The sound quality is brilliant and it can be easily compared with some 2 or even 3 x expensive models. If you don’t require the most professional microphone out there, Audio-Technica AT2005 will definitely do the job for you and I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

Looking for the true professional microphone which will give you more than one connection type ability? Audio-Technica AT2005 is a microphone that will allow you to connect it to both digital and analog output. It’s pretty versatile and is made for people who always use their microphone with different setups and devices.

Design and Build Quality

Audio-Technica AT2005 features the simplest microphone design which has its own perks and benefits. It looks exactly what most people imagine when they hear microphone. It’s made from hard plastic and aluminum in combination and it features a black color which gives it a really solid and sleek look.

There is one LED light and ON/OFF button at the front which can be used as a mute button. Other than that, it’s pretty minimalistic. At the bottom, you will find one XLR jack, one USB, and one 3.5 mm headphone jack. There is also headphone volume button. It’s very convenient microphone for live use thanks to the XLR analog output, while at the same time it’s perfect for digital recordings through the USB port.

While the connections happen through the cable, the ports are very well placed at the bottom. It gives a tangle-free experience even during live performances. And the best thing is that it doesn’t require a single driver installation.

Audio and Quality Features

Audio-Technica AT2005 has a superb audio quality thanks to the high-quality A/D converter which uses 16-bit sound depth and 44.1 / 48 kHz sampling rate. The sound is crystal clear and it offers very smooth frequency response which can be directly monitored from the microphone itself. It’s a condenser microphone type which uses cardioid pickup pattern which is made to work with both XLR and USB outputs.

Since it’s suitable for live performance, the microphone is very good at eliminating the surrounding noise and sounds. Therefore, it can be easily used on stage, and it’s perfect for studios too.

Audio-Technica AT2005 is a wired microphone which uses either USB or XLR output to maintain a stable connection. It also gets the necessary power from these two connections. Therefore, there are no batteries or charging necessary.

What Is In the Box?

When you order and receive Audio-Technica AT2005, in the packaging you will receive the USB microphone, 2-piece tripod desk stand for the microphone, USB cable (2 m), and XLR cable (3 m). There is also the user’s manual for usage instructions.