April 17, 2024

MIC WARS | Audio-Technica AT2020 vs. SHURE SM7B

MIC WARS | Audio-Technica AT2020 vs. SHURE SM7B

The Audio-Technica AT2020 condenser vs. the Shure SM7B dynamic microphone

In this corner is the legendary Audio-Technica AT2020. This is one of the most popular microphones used for YouTube videos. It is a medium diaphragm condenser microphone and therefore requires phantom power. The AT2020 has a frequency response of 20Hz to 20Khz and has a price tag of $99.

And in this corner, the legendary Shure SM7B. You have seen and heard this mic on countless podcasts, radio shows, voice overs, hit songs and more. It is a dynamic microphone and therefore does not require phantom power. The SM7B requires a minimum of 60db of gain! So make sure you have a proper pre-amp in your studio. We will be using a Cloudlifter CL-2. The SHURE SM7B has a frequency response of 50Hz to 20KHz and a price tag of $399.

Which of these Titans will destroy their foe! Condenser vs dynamic, budget friendly vs. moderately expensive, who will prevail?

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