If you're looking to setup your first studio, or just want a good quality entry level microphone to record singing, speech etc this is a great choice. Audio Technica are a respected name in the industry so don't let the price fool you, this microphone can do the job.
A lot of cheap mics leave you with buzzy, feedback ridden signal that doesn't give you the best reproduction of your voice. The MB3K is designed to be a solid piece with great sound and because Audio Technica work in bulk they can do all that at a lower cost.
Here's what Audio Technica have to say about this mic
The Midnight Blues Series standout performance microphone, the MB 3k dynamic vocal microphone has an extended frequency response specifically developed to capture lead, backup, and choral vocals. Truly a standout in its class, the MB 3k is tuned to make an impact: high volumes come through without distortion - and even subtle nuances are clean and precise. Its Hi-ENERGY® neodymium magnet structure provides improved output and extremely fast transient response. Other features include Audio-Technica's MagnaLock silent switch, soft-touch finish, and gold-plated XLRM connector.
- Standout performance microphone for lead, back-up and choral vocals
- Extended frequency response for optimal vocal reproduction
- Unidirectional dynamic element design
- Rugged all-metal construction
- Hi-ENERGY® neodymium magnet for improved output and transient response
- Soft-touch finish for a secure, comfortable grip
- Silent on-off operation thanks to MagnaLock™ switch design
- Corrosion-resistant gold-plated XLRM-type connector
- Element: Neodymium Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
- Frequency Response: 60-14,000 Hz
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: -54 dB (1.9 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
- Impedance: 600 ohms
- Switch: MagnaLock™ on/off
- Weight: 12.1 oz (343 g)
- Dimensions: 7.56" (192 mm) long, 2.12" (53.8 mm) head diameter
- Output Connector: Integral 3-pin gold-plated XLRM-type
- Accessories: AT8470 Quiet-Flex® stand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; 5/8"-27 to 3/8"-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch