Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Audio Technica AT2020 USB Microphone
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Audio Technica AT2020 USB Microphone

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey guys. I'm planning on getting the AT2020 USB mic for my PC (for around 100 bucks). The deal is excellent in terms of money because I already have a stand and a pop filter so I won't need any of those.

I've read a lot of reviews and watched several testing videos about the AT2020 so my mind is almost made up but still I feel like I need the opinion of my fellow buddies from OCN biggrin.gif.

How good the audio quality that it delivers is? I'm going to use it for my tutorials on YT and possibly for my future LP's (if they are ever made xD).

I'd like to get the opinion of EVERYONE if possible thumb.gif

That's it.
My Console Killer
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K EVGA P67 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 G-Skill Ripjaws+ 4GB + Trubulence II Fan 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
G. Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits Samsung 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Microsoft Keyboard OCZ 750W Modular Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Wireless Microsoft Mouse 
Audio
Creative SB Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
My Console Killer
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K EVGA P67 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 G-Skill Ripjaws+ 4GB + Trubulence II Fan 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
G. Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits Samsung 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Microsoft Keyboard OCZ 750W Modular Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Wireless Microsoft Mouse 
Audio
Creative SB Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
yep the AT2020 is a decent mic. you'll love it. the non-usb version is better though.
A-600
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.5GHz (1.28v) ASUS P8Z77-V Palit GTX 770 Jetstream @ 1320/2000MHz 8GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB WDC Blue, 500GB Hitachi Lite-On iHAS124 Sony VRDVC20 Thermaltake Contac 29 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP Pro x86 BenQ GW2450, XL2420T Ducky Zero DK2108S Cherry MX Brown NZXT HALE82 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Six Hundred SE Logitech G400 V2 SteelSeries QcK Audio Gearz 
  hide details  
Reply
A-600
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.5GHz (1.28v) ASUS P8Z77-V Palit GTX 770 Jetstream @ 1320/2000MHz 8GB Kingston HyperX Fury Black 1866MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB WDC Blue, 500GB Hitachi Lite-On iHAS124 Sony VRDVC20 Thermaltake Contac 29 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP Pro x86 BenQ GW2450, XL2420T Ducky Zero DK2108S Cherry MX Brown NZXT HALE82 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Six Hundred SE Logitech G400 V2 SteelSeries QcK Audio Gearz 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
I have it and love it. Although I tend to not use it as much anymore.
Game Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700k @ 5Ghz  ASUS P8Z68-v Gen 3 GTX 1070 X 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 128GB Asus DVD drive H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Ducky Shine (MX brown) AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T SE White Logitech mx518 Steelseries QCK+ ASUS Xonar DX 
Audio
BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
Game Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2700k @ 5Ghz  ASUS P8Z68-v Gen 3 GTX 1070 X 16GB Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Crucial M4 128GB Asus DVD drive H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 professional Samsung 27" LCD 1080p Ducky Shine (MX brown) AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 600T SE White Logitech mx518 Steelseries QCK+ ASUS Xonar DX 
Audio
BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 ohm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
A revision is coming out eventually with a headphone jack on the physical microphone so you can monitor your sound without delay, as plugging in headphones to your computer to hear yourself there will be a delay.

Edit: can;t find the source but I read it somewhere.
350D RIVG 3930K
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930k @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage IV Gene MSI GTX 680 Lightning Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 480GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Corsair H100i Windows 8 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PB287Q, BenQ XL2420T,LG 29EA93V Samsung PN59D550 59" 3D TV Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja Cherry MX Black Switch... Corsair AX 760i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 350D Steelseries Rival + Razer Mosue Bunge Steelseries QCK+ EG Genelec 6010 SurroundPak Nearfield 5.1 Speaker ... 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser PC G4ME Zero AKG K712 Asus Xonar Essence One ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT 990 600Ω Sennheiser PC 360 Herman Miller Embody + Envelop Lamptron FC5V2 
  hide details  
Reply
350D RIVG 3930K
(25 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930k @ 4.3 GHz Asus Rampage IV Gene MSI GTX 680 Lightning Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 480GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Corsair H100i Windows 8 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PB287Q, BenQ XL2420T,LG 29EA93V Samsung PN59D550 59" 3D TV Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja Cherry MX Black Switch... Corsair AX 760i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 350D Steelseries Rival + Razer Mosue Bunge Steelseries QCK+ EG Genelec 6010 SurroundPak Nearfield 5.1 Speaker ... 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser PC G4ME Zero AKG K712 Asus Xonar Essence One ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT 990 600Ω Sennheiser PC 360 Herman Miller Embody + Envelop Lamptron FC5V2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellish View Post

A revision is coming out eventually with a headphone jack on the physical microphone so you can monitor your sound without delay, as plugging in headphones to your computer to hear yourself there will be a delay.
Edit: can;t find the source but I read it somewhere.

I don't really care about that version as for me it's not a necessity and which is going to add some juice to the price of the mic, removing some of it's elegance (let's face it: The price of it is what caught your attention at first glance xD).
Quote:
Originally Posted by croy View Post

yep the AT2020 is a decent mic. you'll love it. the non-usb version is better though.

Yeah but not by that much. Let's not forget that the XLR version requires a phantom amplifier which can cost even more than the mic itself. It may deliver more audio quality, but the setup phantom amp + xlr version of the at2020 costs more than just the usb version.
My Console Killer
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K EVGA P67 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 G-Skill Ripjaws+ 4GB + Trubulence II Fan 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
G. Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits Samsung 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Microsoft Keyboard OCZ 750W Modular Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Wireless Microsoft Mouse 
Audio
Creative SB Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
My Console Killer
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K EVGA P67 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 G-Skill Ripjaws+ 4GB + Trubulence II Fan 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
G. Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits Samsung 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Microsoft Keyboard OCZ 750W Modular Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Wireless Microsoft Mouse 
Audio
Creative SB Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
I have it and love it. Be wary of positioning and the dynamics of that specific microphone. For example, if it is on your desk it will pick up a lot of things you wouldn't expect it to, it likes loud clicks, clacks and clangs, so expect your typing, setting down of soda cans and dropping of things on your desk to be picked up by the microphone as well as your voice. If you get a suspension system for it it does help a bit on what it picks up, and so do filters. I find that having the mic positioned above and in front of me seems to work the best for negating unwanted noise (much like you see in a typical radio station studio, the microphone is on an arm, positioned in front and above or to the side of the person talking.)
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 4.2ghz HT (1.3625v) Asus R3E 2xGTX 460 (non SLi, no overclock) 6x2gb G.skill @ 6-8-6-24-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD-VR 300GBx1, 2xWD 1tb,2x60gb Agility Some crappy combo burner... Arch x64 3xDell U2410f rev A02 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
X-Armor U9BL TT Toughpower 1200w (NTB more efficient) Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24 CYO Roccat Kone (R.I.P. A4Tech x7) 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad Experience I-1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 4.2ghz HT (1.3625v) Asus R3E 2xGTX 460 (non SLi, no overclock) 6x2gb G.skill @ 6-8-6-24-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD-VR 300GBx1, 2xWD 1tb,2x60gb Agility Some crappy combo burner... Arch x64 3xDell U2410f rev A02 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
X-Armor U9BL TT Toughpower 1200w (NTB more efficient) Mountain Mods Pinnacle 24 CYO Roccat Kone (R.I.P. A4Tech x7) 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad Experience I-1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xaero252 View Post

I have it and love it. Be wary of positioning and the dynamics of that specific microphone. For example, if it is on your desk it will pick up a lot of things you wouldn't expect it to, it likes loud clicks, clacks and clangs, so expect your typing, setting down of soda cans and dropping of things on your desk to be picked up by the microphone as well as your voice. If you get a suspension system for it it does help a bit on what it picks up, and so do filters. I find that having the mic positioned above and in front of me seems to work the best for negating unwanted noise (much like you see in a typical radio station studio, the microphone is on an arm, positioned in front and above or to the side of the person talking.)

Yeah I know what you're saying. I'm going to use a tall tripod that I use to mount my video camera that is also compatible with the mic.
My Console Killer
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K EVGA P67 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 G-Skill Ripjaws+ 4GB + Trubulence II Fan 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
G. Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits Samsung 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Microsoft Keyboard OCZ 750W Modular Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Wireless Microsoft Mouse 
Audio
Creative SB Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
My Console Killer
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K EVGA P67 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 G-Skill Ripjaws+ 4GB + Trubulence II Fan 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
G. Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits Samsung 17' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Wireless Microsoft Keyboard OCZ 750W Modular Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Wireless Microsoft Mouse 
Audio
Creative SB Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Audio Technica AT2020 USB Microphone