MXL Instrument Condenser Microphone

MXL 990 is one of the most groundbreaking microphones for acoustic instruments. It is the first high-quality condenser microphone for musicians, giving FET preamp with balanced output. It is suitable and effective for professional sound quality in digital and analog recording in a studio and other platforms. MXL 990 condenser microphone is silky and midrange reproduction that is standard in audio and recording. It also served as a reliable tool in centric situations and provided performance expectations to the artists and musicians. Get an excellent Vintage body style with a champagne finish microphone at a reasonable and satisfying price. The MXL 990 is inexpensive and not heavy, and this microphone has a great warm tube amp sound that is very suitable for recording.

Connector TypeXLR Connector
Connectivity TechnologyXLR


MXL Instrument Condenser Microphone, Sound Recording Microphone made by MXL Sound Recording Instrument Manufacturing company. MXL set up its manufacturing company in the 1990s, and they are a well-known company for recording instrument manufacturing in general. Their microphones are a famous brand in the world today due to their high quality. We searched the official website of MXL Manufactory and tried to present a lot of information about them. Their products are presented on the MXL website, including different types of microphones. MXL provides a warranty guarantee service for each of its products.

They have various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. You can follow MXL on their social media platforms. You can also communicate with them through the MXL official website. MXL also regularly blogs on their website, where they post their updates. By observing all the information, we have come to know that MXL is a good quality manufacturing company.

What we liked

What we don't like


  • Incredible microphone to begin.
  • Well suited for vocals and studio recordings.
  • Sound quality is awesome and professional.
  • Highly recommended for beginners.
  • It’s cheap, cheap, not too heavy, and the quality is much better than the price.
  • This is another nice addition to the recording studio mic collection.
  • This MXL 990 mic has a great “Warm” tube amped sound on its recording.
  • Quality is not bad at all, but only how the recording is edited and mixed.
  • Maybe it did not come with a cable.
  • Sound is overly bright and harsh for some applications.

Product description

Provides Crystal Clear Vocal Reproduction: The MXL 990 Blizzard features a very good quality 6-micron gold-spotted diaphragm tube that easily captures midrange and lowers the tightness of the audio source. It even picks up sweet, silky high edges easily. 

Offers a cool glow feature: turn on the cool blue light of your desk MXL 990 and upgrade your computer set up. The 4 built-in LED bulbs automatically illuminate the inside of the mic grille nicely when you plug the mic into the preamp or the audio interface with it.

Reproduces clear sounds: clear acoustic guitar or MXL 990 Blizzard’s cardiovoid polar pattern easily picks up and confirms your voice. It rejects off-axis sound coming from the side and back.

Provides versatile use: MXL 990 Blizzard’s beautiful and smooth 30Hz – 20kHz frequency response makes it perfect and ideal for podcasting, voiceover, gaming, and home/studio recording.


It has included an MXL 990 adapter for a mic stand, a blizzard condenser microphone, and a blue LED light. It comes with a nice 4-blue well pack and 12-inch acoustic foam isolation panel adhesive tape. Blucoil 10-Foot Balanced XLR Cable – The beautiful and perfect premium series 3-pin cable (male-to-female) for Mics and Pro devices. Bluewell All-in-One Microphone Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter. Which are the Samson SR350 closed-back headphones. Blucoil Dual Suspension Headphone Hanger – 11-22 lbs weight capacity with headset and high-quality universal aluminum holder for cables.

Blue LED LED Lights Bundle with Blucoil 4x 12 “with MXL 990 Blizzard Condenser Microphone Acoustic Wedges, Samson SR350 Headphones, Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter, 10 ‘XLR Cable, and Aluminum Headphone Hook.


I bought the MXL-990 microphone 5 years ago on Amazon. It was my first microphone, which started my career in my first audio recording production. It was an incredible microphone for me. The quality was not bad but much better. I haven’t found any problems yet. I would recommend this microphone to newcomers. It’s a low-cost, far-fetched mic. It’s great for new songs, poems, and performances. The MXL-990 microphone produces sweet tunes that are ideal for acoustic guitar and vocal recording. It has a balanced output, a low-sounding FET primp, quality material inside a vintage-style body — a 6-micron, gold-perforated diaphragm. High-end XLR cables isolate any humming or hissing sound, creating a neutral and beautifully balanced sound. 

The MXL 990 is made of a cardiovoid polar pattern, rejects off-axis sound, and picks up audio in front of mic capsules. It requires a 48v Phantom Power to be used. This microphone has frequencies up to 30Hz-20kHz, maximum SPL 0.5% THD: 130dB and equivalent noise level: 20dB-A. I compared it with a lot of high-quality mics, but I didn’t find much difference. This is for recording a mic guitar remotely. I’ve got my hands on EQs. There’s nothing to change or improve.


It’s a fine acoustic guitar mic. I bought it because of its good price and frequency. At this price, the microphone has a good frequency and nice sound. I’ve used it on vocals, pianos, and other vocal instruments. The words were awesome. I got a good sound when I used 4 different large condensers and 3 different small condensers. I was inspired for making videos on YouTube with the MXL 990 microphone, and I couldn’t understand how good it would be if I didn’t have my other microphone. If you are looking for a low-priced and high-priced microphone, then you can pick it up. 

You’ll also find two cable organizers. It’s a 3/8″ to 5/8 “threading adapter. The stand can handle loads up to 11 pounds when the boom arm gives a maximum of 4.41 pounds. The MXL 990 produces full-bandwidth tones and a healthy output layer, and a simple dynamic microphone for simple dynamic microphones. Profit is required. I am very happy to get this microphone. The quality of the product is good enough. I will suggest this microphone for those new to me and who want to record.


Not necessarily, you will need some equipment, at least a Phantom power source, but these types of microphones are usually used for studio applications.

Yes, as long as you have 3/8 to 5/8 adapters, you will be able to attach any one of the mounts included to hold the mic.

There is no on / off switch. Phantom power is required to work.

Mount any mic stand wiz as long as you have a shock.

Of course, a separate pop filter is required. There is no foam inside the grill.

Yes, this mic needs phantom power, so it will work very well with your mixer.

Final description

 A large-diaphragm condenser mic styled by a home-based producer in a champagne finish, the MXL 990 is designed to provide an excellent, vintage-looking mic for vocalists and musicians that sounds good and sits comfortably under triple-digit prices. It has a space-saving stand adapter and has a vibration-absorbing shock mount, which allows the installation of a profession-like and flexible mic. Also, the supplied carrying case is designed to safely transport the mic and its accessories to a different recording location.

The vintage and style body has quality components inside – a 6-micron, a FET primp with a balanced output, and a gold perforated diaphragm. Allows giving mid, giving XML 990 a tight low feeling with sweet height. The mic’s directional feedback can help reduce background noise, plaguing many home recordings. You can.

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