It offers excellent clarity since the noise level is low. Both microphones come with three polar patterns. The mic weighs 815 grams and comes with a build quality that features a welded and heat-treated steel mesh head that is highly durable. YMMV. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. I think there is a Rode backlash from the serious over marketing, ok performance of the Rode NT1. It's good value too. Still not in love with k2.. You should check out at 4050 in that price range IMO. Although pricey, the products are of high quality. So if you already have a darker alternative then the K2 would be great. haha, so either one sucks or is bright or nasally or either one is wonderful and far superior to the other. The build quality is very good; it features a welded, heat-treated steel mesh head which is highly durable. Regardless of the difference between the two mics, Rode K2’s performance is impressive. Now let’s briefly look at the differences the two mics have. Both mics are quality products but they come with different features as explained in this article. It has a pressure-gradient transducer that comes with a dedicated membrane capsule. Big improvement! What’s more, the self noise level is as low as 10 decibels. I never had a chance to use a mic from Neumann or any other high-end stuff (can’t really afford a 2.5k mic, all my stuff is very low end…) so with this long introduction, here comes the question: It also comes with a high maximum SPL handling of 162 decibels. Rode K2 and it aint close, TLM sounds nasally to me! One man´s trash another ´s treasure. Hey there! Am Curtis and I spend most of my time with microphones. The microphone weighs 500 grams with a diameter of 56mm and a frequency range of 20Hz to 20 kHz. K2 is a well-built mic that, from the perspective of my modest home studio, produces great-sounding recordings which sit well in the mix without too much help. This adds versatility to the package. In it is a dedicated power supply source too. This comparison guide takes a detailed look at Rode K2 and Neumann U87. /mics especially/. Other than that, the microphone gives a classic style look coupled with modern technology sound. Its products are primarily used in studio and sound recording and live sound reinforcement. I'm currently interested in these two mics aswell. Additionally, microphoneauthority.com participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links. Several mics have been manufactured and Rode K2 is just one of the most prominent. These can influence your purchasing decision. When I compared my K2 to the u87ai it wasn't all that different. The mic’s output is accurate and detailed. This is pretty much the top of the range mic from Rode (minus the Rode Classic) vs the lowest budget mic from Neumann. Both mics have a high handling SPL of about 162 decibels by default. Founded in the 1980’s, Rode Microphones LLC is an Australian designer and manufacturer of microphones and audio software. The original Neummann was launched in 1967. There is therefore no need to worry about adjusting its phantom power. The weight is about 815 grams. It is suitable for different vocals and instruments. Unlike Rode K2, Neumann U87 comes with a balanced, accurate sound. Rode K2 has a dedicated power supply source. Required fields are marked *. Could it be said that if you own one, the other won't be a real step-up, but more a step sideways? No doubt. The company is best known for manufacturing condenser microphones for live performance and music. An Australian designer and manufacturer of microphones and audio software email, and.... You can see that both microphones fall in the same time, the microphone gives classic. 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