June 30, 2022

MIC WARS | Audio-Technica AT2020 vs. Behringer B-2 Pro

MIC WARS | Audio-Technica AT2020 vs. Behringer B-2 Pro

MIC WARS! The Audio-Technica AT2020 vs the Behringer B2 Pro!

The Audio-Technica AT2020 is a side-address condenser microphone. It is a 16mm medium diaphragm condenser microphone. It has a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz. It uses an XLR cable and requires phantom power. 

The Behringer B-2 Pro is a large diaphragm condenser microphone with a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz. It is an XLR microphone, and requires phantom power.  

We will test these microphones on voice for applications such as podcasts, voice-over, YouTube videos, etc… 

You will hear several samples from different distances. There are raw samples and processed samples. The processed samples use iZotope Nectar 2. 

The AT2020 has a 16mm diaphragm, so it’s not technically a large diaphragm condenser.
The proximity effect won’t be as exaggerated as with a large (1″) diaphragm. This can be good or bad depending on what you need and prefer. 
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The Behringer B-2 Pro is a true large diaphragm condenser microphone, meaning you can really take advantage of the proximity effect to make your voice sound large and powerful. 

The Behringer B-2 Pro has a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz

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Which of these microphones sound better to you?

Medium diaphragm condenser vs large diaphragm condenser… Let’s begin… 

The MIC WAR! 

More about the AT2020

More about the Behringer B-2 Pro