yoTrakkz 10/30/2011

Neumann KM 184 : yoTrakkz's user review

"Basic mic great for beginner "
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I used the Neumann KM 184 one time to record some vocals. It was just alright. It just gave a dead sound. For the price though, it is a great buy. The quality is definitely as good as something of that price will get. What I really like though, is that normally when buying a mic, you have to get the shockmount and/or case separately which can be a pain and cost more money. This packages contains both of these things with an incredibly low price. This mic is definitely worth it if you just want a mic sitting in your studio for practicing if you don't want to use your good mics to do so. It can also serve very well as a multi-purpose mic. Good for adding quick vocals or even to mic drums if you just need a simple guide track to lay down. Not a serious choice, ok quality, but for the price, it's the best you'll get... Also, a shockmount would normally cost another 20 bucks, and a case would be another 10 bucks at least. All included. The MXL 990 gets a huge thumbs up for the price. It isn't a great mic though, by any standards, it's not even close


OVERALL OPINION

The Neumann KM 184 mic can work with anything. We use one of these and one dynamic mic and we can produce a full well recorded album. Its great for recording amps and cabs as well as vocals and acoustic instruments. We also use this and one dynamic mic to record our drums cause we have no drum mic kit and it sounds amazing, only downside is you can not tweak each drum when using 2 mics. It's also durable, i dropped it on concrete from 4 feet high and just a minor dent in the grill and that’s it.