Audix i5

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by tripnek, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Has anyone used this mic yet. Sounds interesting, but I really don't have the $100 to waste if it's not all it's cracked up to be.
  2. bobbo

    bobbo Active Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    re i5

    I am curious too, I've held the mic in my hands and it seems to be built like a tank, but I've not hear anything go through it. I was considering getting one of those but I decided on a md421.

  3. fireham

    fireham Guest

    got one of the mic's

    I've got one Audix i5, (only mic I have), using it currently for recording my bagpipe band. I'm sure it's not the end all of mic's but, for me, right now, it's doing the job. Should have an MP3 or two up on a website in the near future for reference.
  4. nak

    nak Guest

    the reviewer of the audix i5 in tapeop believed it sounded better than the sm57.
    so naturaly i'm planning on picking one up soon cuz i got a ton of 57 which are great but if theres something out there thats the same cost but sounds better then, of course, so much the better
  5. KungFuLio

    KungFuLio Guest

    DISCLAIMER: Audix is trying to woo me and they're winning.

    That said, the i5 is replacing many tasks for me that were occupied by the 57. Snr top and bottom, gtr amps, funky vocal track etc. A good all purpose dynamic mic!

    While speaking of Audix, reason they're winning me over is the SCX-25 condensor mic. Love it, love it, love it, love it, love it, love it, for drum overheads. Did I say I love it? I'm fortunate enough to have a lot of "better" mics at my disposal too.

    Let's just say I'm happy they're trying to woo me and IMHO they are making a few of the most underated micsw right now.
  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Wow....nice to have you here 'kungfulio'....Audix mics are very good...I've been trying to borrow one from a couple of our local dealers to get a real take on how they sound.I've heard great things about the i5 and only hushed whispers on the none wants anybody to find about its 'airiness'(is that a word??)Anyway....Rick Mc tells me when we start our new project that I'll get one for a demo...looking forward to it...and again welcome in....Hope you can share with our folks here some of your expertise.
  7. I've bought two i5's in the past month for general purpose use, and I have been fairly impressed. I'm going to slowly start replacing my 57's with em. I am fairly sure Audix designed them to directly compete with the 57's, as they are virtually the same size and they have a metal ring around the metal mesh whereas the 57 was plastic. I have also come to find that the i5 needs much less gain to sound appropriate to each situation. All in all, I think Audix has simply built a better mousetrap

  8. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    Has anyone else had any experience with this mic. I'm thinking about buying one or two...
  9. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Hey Guys!

    Just for the record - the i5 is a friggin sweet mic. Many of you know that, in general, I'm not a fan of the SM57. (Save the flame, it's all been done before.)

    The i5 is cleaner and more natural sounding, just as rugged and in general, a bit more versatile thanks to a much more tame response.

    As for the SCX25 - you would be hard pressed to find a mic in this price range that does what it can do. It is VERY sensitive to the most minute of sounds, has a very clean extended upper register and works so beautifully on percussion (including the most difficult of mallet percussion), piano, and many types of voice.

    Dave - if you're still having trouble with borrowing the Audix - give me a hollar - I might have a solution for you in the near term.

  10. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    I think getting one won't do any harm. Not for the price anyway :)

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