AKG C214

Professional large diaphragm microphone

  • 1" Large diaphragm microphone
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 20 mV / Pa
  • Preattenuation pad: 20 dB
  • Required phantom power: 12 - 52V
  • Connection: 3-pin XLR connector
  • Dimensions: 160 x Ø 55 mm
  • Weight: 280 g
  • Incl. Elastic spider suspensions, metal case and shaped windshield
  • Suitable microphone mount: Article Nr. 124593 (not included)
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Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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Great Mic for its Price!
Eray Polat, 23.04.2018
I use this mic in my studio to track vocals and electric guitar amp mostly. AKG C214 is very similar to C414; at the first look the difference is polar pattern selector. C214 does not have this feature. You can only use Cardiod pattern. But, it's not a big deal if you're using it in a small studio or your home studio works. Cause if you don't have a very well acoustically designed room, Cardiod should be enough. Another difference from C414 is that C214 has about 1 db more mid range response. That makes it more usable for electric guitar amp recordings. I've been recorded vocals with lots of different mics, this C214 does very good job with vocals. Really satisfying. If you want to buy C414 but it's too expensive for you, get this C214 for a lower price. The performance is almost the same! There is one point that i don't like about this mic is the high-ends. They should be controlled very well prior to recordings. This mic may get too bright, of course it depends what you record, but keep that in mind. To sum up, i love C214 and there is no need to pay lots of more money for little technical differences!
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One of best mics under 500$
12.09.2015
As its features;
It has a smart case, a windscreen, and a shockmount comes with. I personally didn't like the shockmount because it is made of plastic. But beside of it many can like it because it makes the total weight lighter. It has a pad 0 dB, -20 dB and it has HPF switch. These are good features for a 400? mic.
As its sound;
This is really a professional sounding microphone. Here is my recording chain: AKG c214---->True Systems P-Solo---->TC C300 gate/comp---->Creamware Scope---->Cubase.
And here is another recording chain in another professional studio:
Audio Technica AT4050---->GreatRiver ME1NV---->ProTools. The same singer sang. And both were listened with an AKG K240MK-II headphone and Genelec 8030a speakers. The result is C214 has a more detailed sound, much higher ends ( but nice ) and very air than of the AT4050 has. My friends also liked C214's sound. It has a very nice proximity effect also.
As its quality;
Very nice expect shouckmount.
If you have 500$ to pay for a good mic put this one into the higher places in terms of your choices. It will worth for every penny.
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For recording - very good!
in4r, 03.05.2019
I use microphone AKG C214 at home studio for recording vocals, acoustic instruments and percussion.
It has very clear sound and high sensitivity.
As it takes sounds from longer distances as well any reflections it needs to use headphones with no speakers while recording to avoid acoustic feedback. With it you'll get good starting material for your project.
From short/normal distance it gives full frequency range to the sound. Smooth lower frequencies are better than with any dynamic mic.
For cons can I say only it isn't shockproof and also You can't use it for Live (with speakers). Overall, I recommend it for studio recordings.
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Great Go-to Microphone
RaJr, 30.05.2018
I recently purchased the AKG c214 to use it my go-to mic when recording individual elements, it has a fixed cardioid polar pattern (unlike it's big brother the AKG c414 featuring switchable polar patterns). I found the C214 to be particularly good on Male vocals, percussions, saxophone and string instruments; it gives a nice well shaped bottom end to the recordings with detailed and smooth high ends.
The microphone looks and feels nice, has a rigid body and seems to be solid and comes with an easy to use / steady shock-mount and a hard protective case with AKG's logo on it.
Very good quality for the money, an affordable alternative to the classic AKG c414 .
It's also nice that they come in matched pairs.
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