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M2, Small diaphragm condenser microphone from RODE.

3 user reviews
Prices starting at $179 Average price: $179

RODE M2 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: RODE
  • Model: M2
  • Category: Small diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 07/22/2008

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RODE M2 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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moosers's review

The Rode M2 is a hand held condenser microphone that has a hyper cardioid pick up pattern.  The mic is designed for use in broadcasting as well as for MCs and for live shows.  It has an on/off switch and has the standard XLR jack on it.  It also comes with the microphone clip that is shown in the picture above.


I've only used the Rode M2 a number of times for live shows, but I've been quite happy with it when I have used it.  It has a pretty good sound from a hand held microphone and it is nice that it is a condenser because it picks up way more detail than a dynamic microphone would.  I've never used this microphone for recording, but I wouldn't really suggest it for this use anyway as it isn't designed for that sort of use.  That being said, it will certainly work in the recording studio and definitely won't sound bad if you decide to use it for this, but there are other microphones in this price range made by Rode that will do a much better job in the studio because that it what they are designed for.  The mic has a pretty sturdy make up and should last a while if you treat it properly, which is a big feature when it comes to live microphones.  The price of the Rode M2 is pretty reasonable even if it is a bit more expensive than most hand held mics, which is only because it is a condenser rather than a dynamic mic.  If you are looking for a nice hand held condenser microphone that sounds great for live shows, the Rode M2 seems to be as good as any choice.  However, if you want a nice condenser microphone for the recording studio, I would stay away from this mic and look elsewhere at a mic like the Rode NT1A that is a similar price but will sound much better in the studio.  All in all, the Rode M2 is a great sounding microphone for use on the stage!


gratteurdebluesteel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good condenser microphone for live"

- What kind of microphone? (Song, sound, mixed ..)

I use it exclusively for singing

- What technology? (Electret condenser ...)

static condenser cardoide, freq 35 Hz - 20 kHz


- How long have you use it?

just one year. I use a pedal VoiceLive 2. The duo works very well, phantom by pedal power.

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I used a 85 T.Bone beta that I still keep in case. I tested the Shure PG58, SM58

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

I love the sound, dynamics (important for my kind of voice a little sweet for rock: D) and precision brought by the passage of dynamic static. I thought I had worries of feedback, especially with the effects of VoiceLive 2, but even after having tested with a lot of effects (reverb very present, delay, double, harmony) and back to the speakers, I just slightly early feedback when I shifted the microphone ...
I do not like the switch is a little cheap I think ... but hey I do not use so no risk of breakage :)

- How would you rate the quality / price?

Very good, I would rather take a Neumann KMS 105 but the price is not the same :)
I got to 66 € instead of 77 at Thomann in BSTOCK therefore nothing to say level price :)

- With experience, you do again this choice?

For this price range yes without a doubt!

zorglup's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Micro good, good alternative to beta"

Micro song available for 1 euro to buy another product Rode
Condenser microphone with on off button alas, this is really unnecessary especially when you pass the microphone is always a fool to turn it off, notice the cut or opening is no noise, we have a AKG C5, one audiotechnica 2010, Neumann KMS 104 for stage 58 and betas also


I have 4 years nothing to say it holds up, it is one of our micro singer, robust (micro not the singer)
It does not get too much feedback, in the average, more than 2010 audio technica less than C5 or akg neuman our 104 km,
It sounds quite natural, less strange than the AKG C5, hey it is not worth the neumann neumann but which?
It is well suited to all voices provided well set, it is insensitive to pop and hiss sheuu, making it a good companion scene, for the price it is really good (even for real price), plus at Rode they are really nice and respond to your email,
Better than beta, as well as audiotechnica with a more versatile, better than the AKG C5 that I find hotter but very stable, although less Neumann but it is not the same budget either. Voili Voilou

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Published on 07/22/08
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