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Audix VX5 Microphone ReviewThe power of the Audix VX5 mic totally surprised me and it has a unique “high tech” look. This microphone brings out brighter aspects of the voice which can make it feel easier to sing. If you have any tendency to push for power, the VX5 may reduce that inclination. It resonates well for quiet vocals as well as for a full voice sound. 

Due to the VX5’s design and sensitivity, you can be freer with your mic technique — meaning the vocalist can vary mouth-to-mic proximity without losing a well-balanced vocal presentation. As a result, if you have good mic technique this microphone will enhance your vocal performance.

Best Uses: This Audix mic works well with a variety of voice types and particularly supports voices that are a bit higher-pitched by providing a less tinny and fuller sound quality. The VX5 is especially appropriate for acoustic rock, folk or singer-songwriters and is compatible to male or female voices.

Technical Details:  This is a condenser mic which means it’s much more sensitive to your voice and is a type of mic used in the recording studio for detailed sound reproduction. There are two settings to choose from which allow the VX5 to accommodate a wider range of voice types.

If you have a really powerful voice, one of the settings will help normalize the levels and minimize distortion. You can hold this mic further from your mouth without loss of fidelity because it has a less noticeable proximity effect.

Note: Since this is a condenser mic, it requires phantom power.

Comments

  1. david on February 25, 2015 at 5:28 PM said:
    Can anyone supply performance comparisons with the Schure Microphone SM58 Series. ? Also the even better SM58 Beta. I can get the prices. Many thanks. DP
  2. Jeannie Deva on February 27, 2015 at 2:51 PM said:
    The SM58 Beta has a crisp clean sound and supplies many singers with adequate power. I have tended to find them better for certain male voices and do not prefer them for female as there is not enough warmth to my audio taste. Ultimately it takes you singing on a mic to see how it works for your voice and audio preferences. The written reviews can help guide you to ones you might put on your list of possibilities, but you won't truly know until you try one. See if you can test one at a Guitar Center or some such music store.
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