A better microphone is needed if you’re a musician or podcaster who is never pleased with the sound quality of their mics, and if you’re fed up with damaged cords (preferably USB).
We hope you’ll find this AKG Lyra USB Microphone review useful because it addresses many of the issues we’ve discussed here.
Based on our extensive testing and analysis, here is what we can say about the microphone.
It is a fact that the AKG Lyra USB Microphone is so well-designed that it brings back memories of the 1960s and the present day at the same time.
In reality, the description offered by the producers – modern design with historical appeal – accurately describes the appearance of this microphone.
Headphones have a volume control knob and an easy-to-use mute button. There are four LEDs to show what mode the device is in (if you decide to connect the Lyra with your headphones).
In addition, the mic’s pick-up pattern and other recording qualities can be tweaked with two dials.
If this knob had been placed on the microphone’s front, it would have been far more convenient for the user to adjust the volume. If you’re trying to find the right tone to convey, you have to do it from the back seat as well.
Everything else is fine, and the Lyra is a breeze to set up once you get it out of the box.
It comes with a desktop stand, but you can also attach it to a boom mic stand if you like. While not the best stand we’ve seen, this one isn’t terrible either.
The shock mount, which lowers vibrations, is further testament to the strong construction of the machine.
But what really matters is how it sounds, so these are only some of the more eye-catching (and less eye-catching) features.
In keeping with the AKG norm, the Lyra records the sound exactly as it is. An audio signal with a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz and a resolution of 24-bit/192 kH will sound natural when played back with this device.
But in all seriousness, the sound quality and clarity it produces will wow even casual listeners.
Additionally, you can use the 3.mm jack standard output to monitor what’s being recorded in real time with headphones connected.
Because of the wide range of frequencies, you’ll need to fiddle with the settings to avoid picking up unwanted noises. Even though we’ve done this a million times before, we still had to spend a bit more time with this microphone to get it right.
For the four-capsule AKG Adaptive Array, “playing with the settings” means picking one of the four pre-set modes that picks up sounds from all four sides equally. Each pattern is tailored to a certain context and purpose.
To record a monologue, “Front” mode is used; “Front and Back” is used for several voices; “Tight Stereo” is used for instruments; and “Wide Stereo” is used for vocals (for more than one instrument).
A built-in sound diffuser on this AKG microphone further improves sound quality by automatically reducing unwanted noise.
Value For Money
It always comes down to whether or not the product’s quality is commensurate with its cost.
Allows people to enjoy the best of both worlds without making significant trade-offs.
So, if you’re a YouTuber, podcaster, streamer, or musician, it’s reasonable to say that its pricing totally justifies its performance.
It is possible to find cheaper options on the market if you don’t need a microphone that picks up every sound you make.
As previously mentioned, the Lyra USB Microphone comes equipped with the majority of the features you’d expect to find in a semi-pro microphone.
With this microphone, you’ll find yourself having as much fun recording as the listener will have listening to your music.
It is highly recommended that you get this microphone if you frequently use a microphone.
Having said that, if you don’t use it frequently, you may find that its sensitivity irritates you because you will have to adjust it frequently in order to stop picking up anything except your voice.