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Review: Telefunken M80

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Submitted On May 21, 2013 by Contributor:
M80-with-Cable

Rating

Sound
80%


Build Quality
100%


Ease of Use
100%


Versatility
83%


Overall Value
80%


Total Score
89%

89/ 100

Review Details

Price: 249-399
 
 

Positives:

Awesome live mic. Perhaps more useful than the sm58 57 killer. Great value. A huge choice of colors and coats to match the variety in performers! Also, there are many songs that will track vocals better with this than anything else, a la sm7b used on MJ's thriller.
 

Negatives:

None
 
My Review

Really couldn’t believe how well this captures vocals. Clearly not the level of detail that you would expect out of an LDC, but, given the right application, this mic, like the Shure SM7b might be THE ticket. This mic is an SM58 killer for live applications.

Recommend to a friend

About The Contributor

Josh Lewis



One Review


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    "What a surprise. I first purchased this mic on the tip that it was great on snare. Oh yes it is! It lives on snare for me paired with an API 512. All the midrange of a 57 but with more body and a silkier top. On snare it gives you a much fatter true to life sound.
    Next I tried it on guitar cabs. Yep. Sounds great and I prefer it even to my MD421 most of the time. Pair this mic on cabs with a good ribbon and you are good to go.
    What I wasnt prepared for was vocals. Now I know in a live setting this mic is a no brainer. I havent used it like that yet but I am sure its great. But in the studio I have it available just to throw on a stand and capture ideas. But upon playback it sounds like a good studio mic much like the SM7B. It is worth keeping in the back of your mind in case you cant find the right mic for someone. You never know.
    On top of all that the mic looks and feels amazing. People always comment on the bling factor."

    "Built well, sounds awesome, looks even better."

    "Pricey for a handheld dynamic"

    "$249"

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