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All user reviews of 4/5 for the RODE NT2

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 24 reviews )
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tarrtime's review"Decent quality, emphasized high frequencies"

The Rode NT2 is a cardiod condenser microphone. It is primarily designed for studio use, but it might have a few applications for live sound like Overheads for drums or for a string section. This microphone requires phantom power, so make sure your mixer/interface can supply phantom power before you purchase the microphone. The microphone outputs to a standard XLR cable. The microphone comes with a custom shock mount holder that is really easy to use. Getting the microphone setup is as simple as plug-and-play.


The Rode NT2 is an inexpensive microphone. It cannot compare to anything in the $1000+ price range. But compared to microphones in the $100-$500 price range, it has a lot to offer. This microphone definitely emphasizes the high frequencies that is picks up. If you have a problem with your recordings sounding dull and dark, this microphone will give your recordings some extra top end. The microphone is definitely clear, crisp, and even possibly too sharp in the high frequencies. Basically you get what you pay for: you could buy a $200 microphone that sounds dull, or you could buy a $200 microphone that sounds sharp.
This microphone is great for project/apartment/bedroom studios. Unless you have an acoustically treated environment to record, buying a $2000 U87 would be a waste of money. Every studio, from amateur to professional needs a solid large diaphragm condenser microphone. The NT2 is the perfect microphone if you are just getting started in recording. I recommend buying a pair of them because there are a lot of situations when stereo micing is necessary.
I have owned two of these microphones for over 5 years. They are very reliable, always work and I have never had to worry about them breaking. I take pretty good care of them, but I use them almost every day. I can say if you use them how they are supposed to be used, they will last a long time.

stompboxjon's review"keep it home"

The Rode NT2 is a condenser mic that I have used for years off and on now for some vocals from home. I still do own this mic but I take it around with me more. It has become more of my traveling mic since I have other mics at home that I wont take around with me. One good thing that I got with it was a case, I am not sure if they all come with cases because I purchased mine used and the person I got it from had a small carrying case for it which makes it easy to take around and keeps it safe from scratches and or getting damaged which can happen very easily with mics.


There are some small issues with the mics performance which to the naked ear (the person who doesn’t know a lot about recording and mastering songs) others wont hear. But I feel my ear is pretty good and I can tell when something isn’t right with recording. It seems like maybe the pre amp isn’t very good and it will present some issue’s with this mic. Don’t expects to get top notch high quality studio masters when using this mic. You wont see this mic in any major studio’s , it is more for the home recording musician who is laying down demo’s. It will give you a good enough quality that you can play it back and be satisfied or let some of your pals and family hear what you recorded but I wouldn’t take it much farther then that. I wouldn’t send out demo’s to record labels or anything with this quality. It just isn’t good enough for that. But for home its perfect, or it music is just a fun hobby you enjoy and you don’t need an expensive condenser mic, then this will be perfect for you.

blancjs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I still love it ..."

Static condenser microphone.
Needs a phantom power.
Cardio / omni
Low cut or not to choose 10db


I still can not understand why it is a much-maligned, his famous nasty bump etc ...
It was compared to the neuman at its output! Some have short memories ...

Personally, I love it, a couple well placed on my battery or on female voices overhead. It is certain that for the muscular rap it does not. But hey, a D112, it does not work on a flute traversiere either, each has its use micro!

The elastic suspension are a monitor, the original ones are very means to replace quickly the beefy!

On occasion, to € 150 is unbeatable!

I keep and not resell.
Zéro db03/08/2012

Zéro db's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good Micro Voice Guitar - a little metal."

Large diaphragm condenser microphone.

An attenuator pad.
Directional patterns: cardioid or omni.
Cutting down.
The main microphone.
In phantom power of course.

I use it to record vocals and acoustic guitars.


Been used for several years without prolèmes.

Compared to other microphones I think it sounds a bit metallic, but nothing nasty.
Good results on vocals and guitars made electroacoustic.
A good price / quality ratio.
I had the mic with the suspension.

I would do this by selecting the choice today NT2A who replaces him.

AlexPalmito's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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I found this very micro way, even with some really nice preamp (Focusrite low end), but since I ART MPA GOLD I rediscovered the NT2!
While it is true that it is not very versatile and it will not AT ALL with all preamps, but frankly I think it's a good little microphone. I have for a long time and I've never had a problem. If it is associated with the services of a warm and sweet treble preamp (not forcment overpriced, for the case of Gold Mpa) it makes the downright!
After this is not a U87, we agree, but compared to a TLM103, for example, I think the price difference is really not justified! (I do not like the TLM103!)
I'm looking for a second in good condition, pasque on the piano with the MPA is the killer! for the price!

Mass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)



I use it for 5 years I think.
I like it on vocals, yum. The guitars also. on the other hand, fearful of a piano.
I have tried any other models.
Rapporot qualitprix ok, a bit expensive for the sound but its strength justifies its price. It is twice dj tomb of 1.50m tall, he never flinched. Luck or manufacture bttn?
With exprience, I will ask to test the microphones before buying one.

Krisskano's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

It is a condenser microphone and large capsule. I use it in many cases:
Voices, string intruments, brass, percussions, bass ...
It is very much in the register of severe mid and high with a peak between the midrange and treble.


I use the microphone since 1999, he did not flinch from what is a guarantee of quality workmanship. Nevertheless I put back in its box after use ...
It is excellent for the male voice in the lower midrange, as against by the female voice you'll save a little EQ work will be needed in the area of ​​4 to 8 kHz.
I think it's a good mic, and many musicians and artists have gone to the studio apreciated.
To this day I toured the possibilities and I must say that I leveled a bit.
My advice is to pair it with a Presonus Blue Tube, I took the test .... it's amazing, I'm on the verge of selling my voice master pro shot!
Very good value at the time. If I had to redo the choice to date, I will turn to copies made in china as Neuman Superlux ...

Maax's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Micro East studio and home studio .... ddi insruments voice and broad spectrum with a sound pressure not too high.
It is a condenser microphone (capsule pulvris fine gold!) That a number attnuateur directivity (20 dB) and a low cut ....


I used 2 years.
Microphone and made an exellent incredible claret.
It is rather clear and cold (cooler than its little brother the NT1).
The quality rapprot price is not bad at all, and it comes with elastic suspension (MANDATORY) and his briefcase in mtal (almost indispensable).
Frankly having a microphone for studio and studio homes.
Mike Crophone05/01/2002

Mike Crophone's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Condenser microphone transformerless output.
Diameter of the capsule: One inch (25.4 mm) gold-plated finish.
Cardioid or omnidirectional.
Switch to low-frequency attenuation and attenuator-10db.
(Oddly on the same switch ... not practical)
Comes with suspension, windscreen and aluminum case. Very well finished and solid.

Microphone for vocal and acoustic instruments (plucked or struck in particular)


I use this mic for about two years coupled tube preamp ART.
I was attracted by its excellent value for money and comfort in reading journal articles on Anglo-Saxon the net.
It's a microphone that is relatively neutral with a pretty strong presence at the top of the spectrum although the response curve does not show it.
The signal to noise ratio is excellent ANSI that the sensitivity (station saturation stage preamp tables mix).
On the singing voices are clear, a little hollow in the lower midrange and a little whistling (for female voices) in the upper spectrum. A small correction in the lower midrange and a de-esser restore everything.
It is a very good mic for acoustic guitar making. The decision is clear and realistic string attacks ... What natural ...
I also use it in recovery charl battery or it excels in the rendering of harmonics.

In summary, this is a good mic for the studio, quite versatile and relatively neutral.
Some years ago I owned an Audio Technica AT-4033, the microphones are close enough in terms of sound reproduction.
A friend lent me now Neuman TLM 103 for vocals. This is the class!
The big sound immediately without any correction. A good size above the NT2 but also more than twice as expensive ...