All user reviews for the AKG D5
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JimboSpins's review"EQ boosting"
My favorite part of the D5 is for the songs or vocals that are not punchy and are more mellow, it will still bring your voice out very clear (with a little EQ boost). But like I said it does need some work on a male voice that is deeper, you will have to do some cutting of the low frequencies in order for it to be clean. The value of this microphone is great for the price which is less than 100 dollars now. I have used a ton of microphones that are use for voice and this one does not stand out, but it doesn’t sound bad either. It is ok, if you only have about 100 dollars to spend for a vocal microphone for your home set up. This one should do the trick with no problems.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Anonymous 's review
The AKG D 5 ended up sounding quite different from the venerable Shure SM58, and its tone was a bit less crunchy, despite its air. It does not endeavor to smooth anything out, though, which makes the D 5 a bit more suited to certain smaller venues than the SM58 and softer music as well. The SM58 cuts more than this microphone, but often, I find it too aggressive, and that is where the D 5 shines.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Audiofanzine FR's review
What kind of mic? (for vocals, instruments, both...)
Great-looking, sturdy and well-finished mic for vocals
The technology? (electret, condenser...)
Dynamic microphone. See specs on the AKG website
Which feature do you like best?
Its warm presence in the low mids, which is quite surprising for a dynamic mic in this price range!
Its response through the whole frequency range is not bad at all.
Which feature do you like least?
1) You need and EQ in the low mids to control the sound.
2) Handling noise requires a low cut (like many other mics with a similar price tag)
Did you try any of other models before buying this one?
For people who want to emphasize low mids on the vocals on stage, it's better than a SM58!!!
How would you rate its value for money?
Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?
Live, but i guess you could use it for recording too...i mean people use SM58's for recording, and this is much better than that...
- What technology? (electret, condenser...)
It's a standard dynamic mic with an on-off switch.
Feels very sturdy...quite heavy...looks nice & pro.
- For how long have you been using it?
I've had it a few months, used it for a rehearsal and a live gig.
- What thing do you like most/least about it?
It's cheaper than an SM58, looks better, feels better and sounds MUCH better. What more could you ask for? Oh: it's better at feedback rejection.
- Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I've owned a Shure SM58 (sold cos it was rubbish) and a Sennheiser BF812 (wasn't much good either so i sold that too). I've tried others too and this was the best.
- What is your opinion about the value for the price?
I paid 90 €, ie less than for an inferior Shure SM58.
- Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?...
Of course i would. This is probably the best dynamic hand-held mic in this lower end of the market. I think you'd have to spend a loooooot more to get better. Who said KMS 105 ?
1 people found this review helpful
pasclor007's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent vocal microphone"
Directivity: super cardioid
Frequency Response: 70 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance: 600 Ohm
Max SPL: 156 dB
I use it in a home studio for over a month.
I would say it rivals the Shure SM 58 and one gets the same warm sound with the Beyer M88, and much cheaper!
The feature I like the most? Round and warm sound, sensitivity ...
It's solid, well finished, delivered with forceps. This is a super-cardioid, so no need to stick your chin out to the microphone sound. He agrees perfectly my cries as the sweetest melodies, even whispers.
The sound spectrum is very well balanced and EQ flat, treble not invade the space is very round, I find I like. Especially, especially! The sound is warm, much less metal than most microphones! Larsen: not too much, okay, it's okay. I love the look.
In my opinion, an unbeatable price for an equivalent quality. This is an excellent microphone that I recommend.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
nathjac83's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good microphone for singing"
used for 1 year. I've used sm58, m88, and static This is my favorite wired dynamic (8)
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
yoyo70's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good alternative"
I use it for 3 years, it is better suited to my voice the SM58, I voice a little "nose" and from this point of view then, the D5 is more flattering than the Shure.
I tried the SM58, the Beta58A, opus 89, but the D5 is easier to manage for my voice.
What I love most: the price of course, but also its good resistance to feedback and the fact that I like my voice
The least: not much ...
I have it and I keep it, if it again I will buy again!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
guilhem001's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Purchased on the advice of the dealer
I'm not disappointed
rather a beautiful sound and a lot better than SM58 yet more expensive!
Excellent price / quality ratio
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
sinclar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
September 16, 2009, small precision: over time, switch the microphone a bit and DCON s'avre fragile, AKG vrifier should have!
I use it for 4 months ... Trs good battery life and beautiful design. In addition, this product is rcent and we pay for, compared to the SM58, which is a good mic but totally Exceeds .
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Lonewolf's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Relatively light, more than a Sennheiser or Shure (SM58 or E835), and the handling can be improved compared to the competitors mentioned above.
This micro tempted me for a while on paper it was very attractive, in reality I am currently a little more mixed.
The record is clear, less than 58 colorful, less "synthetic" than E835, at least those who say that its tone is closer to the 58 would do well to invest quickly in a stock of cotton buds .. . if I had to approach a competitor that would be the E935 Senn, but definitely not a Shure (at least not an MS).
The bass response is very clean, and absolutely no mud and put forward as a 58 and is less flattering than a male voice on the E835, You need a good preamp in the ass to add a little roundness.
The famous rejection of the Larsens is not monstrous, it is certainly much better than 58 (but at the same time it is not too hard), but not transcendent vis a vis a Sennheiser.
For the field against it captures, it captures almost too well, I had to put the pad of my preamp to avoid capturing the noise floor and other things that do not have a pass into the mic. This sensitivity is also the proximity effect is much harder to deal with a Sennheiser (a Shure must work to draw something).
In short, I rather like the sound from the microphone that fits with my voice (singing thrash / death metal, I have a low-pitched), but the taming of the microphone much less natural to me with my E835 who responded immediately to my expectations.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful