Neumann KMS 105
moosers 01/29/2009

Neumann KMS 105 : moosers's user review


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The Neumann KMS 105 is a condenser microphone typically used in a live setting, but also sounds good in the studio. I believe it is designed for on stage use and built for touring, however it also works really well in a studio setting, especially for people recording live in a room together who want a mic that has the sound quality of a Neumann and the flexibility to block out outside noise when a singer puts their mouth right up on the mic. It also comes in either a nice silver color or straight black, both of which look pretty cool with the Neumann logo on it.


I first used the Neumann KMS 105 about 2 years ago. I have only used it in the studio for recording sessions where the band was all playing live in a single room. It is good at blocking out other noise and has a rich tone to it. It is well built and has the Neumann seal so you know you're going to get a nice microphone. I have seen it used mostly on stage for live performances for those who want to bring the Neumann sound to the stage. Since it is built for the stage, it can probably withstand the trials of bringing it on the road and using it ever night. It is nice to have a Neumann built microphone that is in such a sturdy case and can be brought around. It is a bit pricey for those just looking for a microphone to bring to gigs, and I would honestly rather get the 5 SM58s that I could get for the same price. While these are reliable, sound good and are well made, for the price there are other mics I would rather spend my money on - both in the live and the recording realm.