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Thread Which mic is better for studio quality vocal recording?

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1 Which mic is better for studio quality vocal recording?
AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2020~ $150.00



Element: Condenser

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz

Open Circuit Sensitivity: -37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa

Impedance: 100 ohms

Maximum Input Sound Level: 144 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.

Signal to Noise Ratio: 74 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa

Dynamic Range (Typical): 124 dB, 1 kHz at Max. SPL

Phantom Power Requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical

Noise: 20 dB SPL

MXL 008~ $140.00



Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Sampling rate: 44.1kHz and 48kHz

Bus powered

USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible

Three position analog gain control

16-bit delta sigma A/D converter with THD+N = 0.01%

I can get them at the prices next to the model name, which one's the better deal?
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I would go for the Audio Technica and a good quality separate preamp/interface. The MXL one has a built in preamp, which is okay but for better results and the extra functionality get a mic and preamp separately.