The OM series vocal mics from Audix have become standards in the professional audio industry. Although each of the models have been developed at different times, they fall into 3 distinct categories. But, this review today will just discuss on one of them yet about OM2 and OM3. We know that The OM2 and OM3 are cost effective all-purpose microphones with professional performance. But, there must be differences, right? All you can see as the following below provided for you.
The Audix OM2 is suitable for live vocal work and especially when you add 5db smooth lift between 2kHz until 8 kHz, dropping a little bit above that which conveniently reduces breath noises. If you want to do recording studio, you will get some interesting uses out of these microphones. An all-around great mic for vocals and a wide range of instruments, the OM2 handheld dynamic mic features a VLM type-B capsule which gives you warmth in the lower mid-bass and a slight boost in the midrange. Features a proprietary anti-feedback design for great handling, and it is built to last. Try one on guitar amp for that searing lead guitar solo. And surprisingly, try one on kick drum, then you will see the low end has a nice emphasis as well that can sound really effective in the right mix with the right kit. We know that this time, the review explained more in the performance while the previous Audix OM2 vs Sennheiser E835 was discussing more on the features. (See also : Audix OM2 Vs Shure SM58 Comparison)
|Audix Om2||Audix OM3|
|- Transducer Type : Dynamic||- Type : Dynamic|
|- Frequency Response : 50 Hz – 16kHz||- Polar Pattern : Hypercardioid|
|- Polar Pattern : Hypercardioiod||- Frequency Response : 50 Hz - 18 kHz|
|- Output Impedance : 250 ohms||- Impedance : 290|
|- Sensitivity : 1.7 mV / Pascal @ 1k||- Sensitivity : 1.6 mV / Pa @ 1k|
The Audix OM3 is used especially for dynamic vocal microphone for eample in live, studio, and broadcast applications. The sound are clear and accurate on reproduction resistance to feedback, and ability to handle a high sound pressure levels. The display is a tight and uniformly controlled hypercardioid polar pattern, and it can help you to isolate vocals from the rest of the instruments on stage. The frequency range is about 50kHz until 18 kHz with a very low mass diaphgram for a clean and natural sound with an exceptional transient response. The durable from this mic is well-balanced and also comfortable to hold because it is made by high standards and tight tolerances. Last, with a precision die-cast zinc alloy body and black e-coat finish, this mic seems like an amazing one for changing the old and adult mic.
Audix OM2 Vs OM3
The OM2 is optimized to sound great on a small to medium size PA. It has many of the characteristics of the OM3, however the OM2 is given a bit of a bass boost in the lower midrange and has a bit more bass proximity than the OM3. The OM3 has lower handling noise than the OM2 and is noticeably better sounding when you get to larger PA systems. If we must recommend you one, then the decision will be fell on the OM3.