June 22, 2024

MIC WARS | USB Condenser vs. XLR Condenser Microphone

MIC WARS | MXL .006 USB vs. MXL 2008 XLR

mxl 006 and 2008

MIC WARS! The MXL USB .006 condenser microphone vs. the MXL 2008 large diaphragm condenser microphone.

The MXL USB .006 is a medium diaphragm condenser microphone with a 22mm diaphragm. It has a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz. It is a USB microphone that plugs directly into your computer. 

The MXL 2008 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone with a frequency response of 30Hz-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 MXL USB .006 is a cardioid condenser USB microphone.
22mm diaphragm and a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz
This is a USB microphone NOT XLR
MXL USB 006 w stand cord
mxl usb 006 red light
mxl usb 006 pro tools
mxl usb 006 specs
mxl usb 006 all

The MXL 2008 is a lot of microphone for your money!

It has a frequency response of 30Hz-20KHz

mxl 2008 in mount pro tools back
mxl 2008 on desk w mount
mxl 2008 in case
mxl 2008 mount pro tools

Which of these microphones sound better to you?

USB condenser vs large diaphragm XLR condenser… Let’s start… 


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