Sound on Sound recently reviewed the new Audix A131 & A133 studio condenser mics. Reviewer Matty Moon was “instantly impressed” after testing them on various sources during a typical recording session, including miking drums, acoustic guitars and vocals.

Moon writes, “These microphones produced a detailed yet very smooth sound, effortlessly”. Moon also highlights how these mics fare for voiceover and podcasting work, writing, “I found there was very minimal handling noise whilst adjusting the mic, and it was not overly sensitive to plosives or sibilance. The roll‑off once again suited a male voice, achieving a very natural and usable sound.”

Ultimately, Moon concludes, “if you’re looking for a great‑sounding, no fuss, durable workhorse condenser that is reasonably priced, it would be well worth checking these out.”

Read the full review here.