Neumann KM 184
Neumann KM 184

KM 184, Small diaphragm condenser microphone from Neumann in the KM 184 series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 16 reviews )
 9 reviews56 %
 5 reviews31 %
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earz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann KM 184
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It is a good microphone to do anything that proves Excellent live if there is a good preamp behind. It is solid. It may seem a bit expensive but no need to fiddle with the eq in every sense to make out something which is never the case of micro cheaper claiming to have the same quality. Bump that may Assembly shrill and disagreeable on some instrument or certainnes conditions but provides a record over and Excellent for perc. I have for 10 years, personally I much prefer the scheops (but 2X more expensive) but if it were to do again because I think I could still solid, practical, universal and therefore meter rapid implementation. RAS

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

Neumann KM 184
For acoustic instruments is a good part (violin, piano and even in the over head drum).


I use it since its release on scne in the studio.
Relatively neutral (despite its small bump) curve is the manufacturer practitioner.
On the other micro me spend 18 years in the hands of mtier, but I keep in my favorites (qualitprix report).

U-FLYstudio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann KM 184
Small capsule cardioid condenser microphone has
it generates an output level of a huge and extremely low self noise
non-modular micro derived from KM80 and KM100 series
capsule derived from the famous line KK64 and AK40
Released in 1994 with a concern for democracy (just after the TLM 193)

Neumann announces a dynamic top 24 dB compared to the KM84, (like what, it's not the numbers that make the emotion !!!!)
24 dB dynamic range and more, only 16 dB-A to 142 dB sound pressure eligible! inevitably there is more output transformer!,

* So in fact we live in a world where everything is super close to registry renewal with levels of horse and where one does not want to blast a fart and not pay his microphone too expensive, no wonder the sound is him also lowered!


It is a microphone that generates a sound rich in proximity, and a feeling of truth, of course like many capsules it is extremely modern ("too much") spawn at the top of the spectrum that can quickly turn into a deceptive flattery! .)

We also often hear criticism of this model compared to the heat that characterized his ancestors (KM lamp 64, KM 74 and KM 84 or 86 that are almost right in the treble and a more beautiful detail of the medium, D Moreover or spend most of the music!! ...)

This is a full reference quality (and default) even if the products very modern and very cheap as the Shure KSM 137 seem to have less default, just as many qualities, now a couple of KM is still a great value if With care because they are quite fragile.

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

Neumann KM 184
Small cardioid condenser microphone basic. (No pad or low cut) Construction serious as always with Neumann.


It is a general micro suitable for many applications either stereo pair is in continuance of instrument.
Sumptuous on the flutes and strings, it is much less effective on the piano.
It can be used in the Over Head on a battery, for against, I am not in favor of its use on toms because of its tendency to blithely resume cymbals for that, and if one insists on using static, there are specialists like the Shure SM98.
on the other hand, in contrast to a previous opinion, I got excellent results on mid-sized organs.
It sounds a little flattering but it's a great value. I find it a bit too expensive (700-800 euros) especially since we do not find his chiseled large membranes of the brand.

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

Neumann KM 184
Used on any acoustic instrument (except organ makes it o not at all), and also the voice (often apprci radio).


I use a pair of KM184 for many years. This mic works well in overhead (even if I know better on this point, not bad when even), it is engaged trs sound good in everything. No breath, sound ism, restitution spaces and nuances ... a true micro pro. The price is affordable, especially when one knows the DLIR (financial) of the brand. The cardboard box is lousy, but hey, we achte not to let a microphone in a box. A micro home anywhere, with a real professional quality.