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AMAZING Overheads! - Reviews Beyerdynamic MC 930

Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz
Max SPL: 125 dB (140 dB w/Pad)
Output Impedance: 180 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio: 71 dB
Self Noise: 16 dB
Low Cut Filter: 250 Hz
Pad: 15 dB
Includes case, shockmount and windscreen


This is the first Beyerdynamic microphone I've ever used. Having used their headphones before, and being impressed by the comfort, but not necessarily the sound (for mixing), I didn't have too high of hopes for these mics coming in.

Boy, was I wrong!

These mics sound absolutely GORGEOUS! Through a Universal Audio 2-610, these were, by far, the best sounding drum overheads I've heard in this price range (and significantly higher). The shimmering highs really bring out the character and glassiness of high end cymbals. Even in a completely untreated room, these mics made my Oktava MK012s sound like a Behringer mic into a $50 interface. The difference was THAT big.

An utterly stunning amount of clarity out of these mics. The detail it truly insane for the price. I had previously made up my mind on buying a pair of Neumann KM184s, but on recommendation from a friend, I tried these first. Glad I did, these things sound BETTER than the Neumanns, for significantly cheaper.

Truly a dark-horse in mics. I'm surprised these haven't gotten more attention, because they're simply fantastic! People have asked me before what I use for overheads and simply written them off, because they've never heard the name; then I show them the results, and they quickly become converts!