After the first test with this microphone, I knew one thing: The 58 from my microphone case must give way.
For a few weeks now, I mix exclusively with the D5 on the vocals and am still thrilled.
Features: Satisfied! Not really innovative changes, but why too. A normal supernading microphone that works. A bit funny was only that I bought now 3 mics and got 2 different micro bags. In addition, there is no screw for the clamp which you can simply pull. If this is loosely, it is useless.
Sound: very satisfied! I love it. Especially in the lower frequency range. I am very much with Metalbands on the road and with them I appreciate the D5 particularly. To describe the sound of a microphone is notoriously hard, so I say only: It works for me!
Processing: very satisfied! A basic microphone that can also fall on the ground. If you put it in the hand, then you notice very quickly that you have a top microphone here.
All in all, I must say: Testing is mandatory Buy is taste
I had the following microphones against each other: - Shure SM85 LC - AKG Perception Live P5 - Rode M1 - Sennheiser E 840 - AKG D-5 - T.Bone Beta 58
After several hours of the test operation, the AKG D-5 and the Sennheiser E 840 remained as equal contestants. Because of the scope of delivery and the design I decided ultimately for the AKG and would buy it at any time again. On the third place the Rode M1 landed. With him, the voice was also very detailed and clear. By own test of the three mentioned winners, everyone should actually find his suitable microphone.
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