AKG Lyra

Ultra HD USB Microphone

  • 4 Selectable characteristics
  • Specially tailored to the needs of podcasters and content creators
  • Plug n 'play on PC and Mac using class drivers
  • Plug n 'play on iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad with Apple Camera Kit and external power supply (not included)
  • Plug n 'play on Android devices from Android V9.x or higher in connection with OTG adapter (not included in delivery)
  • Built-in headphone output for latency-free monitoring
  • Polar pattern: 4 switchable capture modes - front, front & back, tight stereo, wide stereo
  • Resolution: 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level: 129 dB SPL (0.5% THD)
  • Headphone output with 16 ohms nominal impedance, output power (RMS) of 43 mW and a frequency response of 20 - 22000 Hz
  • Signal to noise ratio: 98 dB
  • THD: <0.9%
  • USB 2.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Current consumption: 75 mA via USB
  • Weight: 1 kg
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Desktop Microphone Yes
Phones Output Yes

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Great for voice & guitar not so great for saxophone
D.F., 09.05.2021
I use this for home recording - with a view to trying to improve my playing - mostly sax but also a bit of guitar and mandolin. It makes voice and guitar sound very good but it is very, very difficult to set it up to capture a loud instrument well.

Two big issues - the lack of a dial or read out on the gain is just plain careless and would be easy and cheap to sort out. I suspect it owes more to the visual product design aesthetic than any acoustic idea. This is not a cheap USB microphone and it seems a bit cheapskate to skimp like this on something small but so important. To be clear there will be many situations where a change of gain settings is necessary and where it would be far more convenient to look at the mic than check input levels on the computer - not least because the knob is on the back of the mic and easily moved by accident.

The second problem is something I can hear clearly but have not got the technical vocabulary to express clearly - to my ear it seems to make the sound, particularly of tenor sax, somehow bland and not assertive enough. I guess that that might be desirable for speech and many styles of singing but it takes a lot of the fun out of the sax. It also makes it hard to get a feeling for developing good tone.I think that this is because it is difficult to set the gain at a point that allows for loudness through all the overtones without clipping. This seems strange to me, given that the Lyra is supposed to have an SPL of 129dB - which is a lot louder than an unamplified sax will normally get near.

So while it's probably great for podcasts and singer songwriters it's a questionable buy for loud instruments
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Does the job I wanted beautifully
Cassidy, 25.08.2020
I've worked as a film maker for many years so I know my way around audio solutions without being an audio expert. I wanted a USB plug and play solution for my MacBook Pro 16 that would do voiceovers and podcasts without the hassle of an audio interface. The AKG Lyra seemed the best fit for my needs after a bit of research, and I was pleased to find out that this was the case. The microphone is robust, nicely designed and has simple, useful features. It has a USB C input on the mic so that can go to the older USB formats or directly to the USB C input on my MacBook. There is also a headphone socket under the mic so, using it with Audacity, for example, I can set the software to both input from and output to the mic unit. The sound quality, as you'd expect from a well trusted brand such as AKG, is super. For me, a good purchase with nothing negative to report.
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BogdanO, 20.12.2020
sounds very nice and it is very sensitive. But you need a very quiet room to not have unwanted noises
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Maciek Cz., 30.06.2021
I use it mainly for homerecording and for quick demos made on ipad.
I like the sound, its big pro that it records in stereo.
It's very solid and well built.
Only minus is localisation of USB socket because when the mic is in vertical position the cable is bent severely.
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