Audio-Technica AT2020 USB

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB

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AT2020 USB, USB microphone from Audio-Technica.

7 user reviews
Prices starting at $134 Average price: $134

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Audio-Technica
  • Model: AT2020 USB
  • Category: USB microphones
  • Added in our database on: 01/18/2008

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Audio-Technica AT2020 USB user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
 4 reviews57 %
 3 reviews43 %

DorMar's review

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB
Audio-Technica AT2020 is a recording mic that its based around a condenser technology.


What I like most about Audio-Technica AT2020 is the fact that it has a USB connectivity which is extremely helpful if you're traveling a lot or just to save some space on your work station.
Another detail that is relevant to this product is the frequency response which is way out of league's price , the material is solid , it's well build and the noise that you usually encounter in cheap mics isn't present.

I like the high CPL handling and the texture that this mic provides when recording vocals either instrumentals , you have a decent low end and a very powerful mid range.

My opinion about the value for the price is outstanding , this microphone offers a high quality response yet the price is extremely low , this product's price goes around 100 $ .

Precision and quality of the sound isn't the best , you can't compare this mic with the Neumann or AKG mics which cost a lot more , need a lot more audio equipment and preparations , however this mic gets the job done in no time , without a doubt a very powerful tool for home studios or some live broadcasting.

I've tried several models of microphones , some cheaper , some more expensive , having said that , this is a decent microphone that has a very decent price and still provides quality way beyond other types of microphones that have similar price and features.

Knowing what I know , I would suggest buying this microphone if you need something for a home studio, you have some amateur or semi-pro clients that need something easy to setup and to use , if the budget doesn't allow something more expensive , this is without a doubt the greatest choice.

JimboSpins's review"Nice USB Microphone for Vocals and other"

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB
Audio-Technica AT2020 is a USB condenser microphone. This microphone has very low noise and has never let me down. It has a Cardioid polar pattern that will reduce the amount of sounds that it picks up from behind the microphone or from the sides of it. The sound quality really surprised me with it being a USB microphone because I have used other USB microphones in the past that just sound horrible and sound like a cheap karaoke microphone. You will not get radio quality with this microphone but you will be able to record some pretty decent demo quality stuff or in my case some sample sets that I give out to friends and family so they can check out my mixes. The Audio-Technica AT2020 is very affordable you can purchase it for 150 dollars and I have been using this microphone since the spring of 2011. It has held up very well for that price and I have used it over a hundred times.


You can use this microphone for a lot more than just vocals, I have seen it used for acoustic guitar and even bass. When you purchase it , it will come with a USB cable and a small tripod that will hold the microphone for like if you put it on a desk. It will also come with a small pouch to carry it in.

Sometimes less is more in some situations, and in stead of spending a lot of money on a microphone and a mixer for your home set up, you can just purchase the Audio-Technica AT2020 and get almost the same quality and it will work for you (if you only are tying to record 1 track at a time). There really isn’t a need to spend a lot of money on all those other things when you can just get a USB microphone. Don’t think that you can just get any USB microphone though, some of them are really trash! Get the AT2020 by Audio-Technica.

BeyondR's review

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB
Audio Technica Cardoid Condenser Studio Microphone w/USB AT2020USB is a microphone used for recording and live podcasting.
It has a condenser technology that provides a great tonal quality.


What I like most about it, its the studio quality provided by it and how easy is to setup and use this mic, it has an usb connection that is compatible for MAC OS X , Windows 7, Vista, and of course Windows Xp.
I really do like also the low-mass diaphragm that increases frequency ranges and the result from it that is a clear, very powerful yet without and noise response that you can find in some very Pro mics.
It has a nice cardioid polar pattern that captures the tone very well, also a fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser, and the greatest features of this product is the usb connectivity and also the tripod desk stand.

My opinion about the value of price is quite great, you can buy this mic on amazon or ebay for only about 150$, however it provides a great sound recording that can be also used for acoustic guitar, pianos, and one of its greater features is that you just plug and play and still get a great sound without and additional noise.

Another great thing about this mic is that is a condesner type of mic, that captures exactly the sounds and it doesn't mutate them like dynamic type of mic do.
You can record some drums or an electric guitar and still get a great studio quality of sounds, if you're searching for something more universal, you can choose this mic because you can use it for many many musical instruments.

Knowing that I know and getting to know the musical market, I suggest buying this mic if you don't want to buy something very fancy and don't waste tons of money and still get a pretty sound, than this is the right choice.

vsavagellc's review"BEST USB MIC EVER"

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB
1. The AT2020 powered via USB which makes it a a perfect go to mic for projects, especially if you're working with a mobile setup. The thing about regular condenser mics (non usb) is you have to carry a lot of extra equipment such as:

Phantom Power
Mic Preamp

This mic only comes in 1 color (from what I've seen) black which is fine with me it also comes with a small bag (carrying bag) and a small desktop mic stand. I would suggest using it with a universal shock mount for best results.

Last, the AT2020 USB is a the USB version of the AT2020, which was a popular low budget but good quality condenser.


What I like most about the mic is fact that it connects USB

1.This is very convenient because if you're a novice or someone like me you're not going to want to lug around about of cables and units. They are simple to install, plug in play is what I call it. You plug one end of the usb cord into your mic and the other end into the computer. Your computer will automatically install the drivers needed for the microphone.

2. The mic is cost very affordable, most of the professional mics out there run anywhere from $100-$10,000. $10k is the most I've seen I'm sure there are others that cost more. Honestly, if you laying down ideas or doing voice overs etc (even pod casting) you don't need a $300 mic, that's over kill in my opinion.

3. Sound Quality – I will admit I was surprised at how clear and full the AT 2020 was. I mean I expected it to sound “good” because it Audio Technica but just not that good. I use this mic for many things from sound designing to vocal recording. One thing I do suggest is setting up a decent recording area because the Mic is very sensitive and pics up nearly everything.

I didn't test out any other mics personally before choosing the AT2020USB but I did a lot of research and heard a lot of projects recorded with different usb mics from


I wasn't too impressed with what I heard although I didn't test every mic those lines had to offer but then again i didn't feel as if i needed too either.

If I had to purchase a new USB mic (for whatever reason) my choice would still be the AT 2020 USB


Audio-Technica AT2020 USB news

AT2020USB Paired with UVI Workstation

AT2020USB Paired with UVI Workstation

Published on 10/11/10
Audio-Technica has announced its co-operation with French software company Ultimate Sound Bank to offer free sample player and soundbank software with purchases of its popular AT2020 USB microphone.

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