Product Comparison: Rode M2 vs Rode M3

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General Specifications
About the Product
The RODE M2 is a rugged live-performance condenser microphone designed to provide a full frequency response and premium performance on stage. The M2 provides a high quality alternative to dynamic microphones for live performance.
The RODE M3 is a highly versatile end-address condenser microphone, designed to be completely at home in the studio, on stage or on location. It is equally suitable as an instrument microphone for guitars, drums and percussion or even vocals.
Key Specs
Microphone Type
Polar Pattern
Minimum Frequency Response
35 Hz
40 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Rode M2 Condenser Microphone
  • The M2 looks great and seems well made and comparable to other professional mics.
  • This microphone is superb, a real treat for all singers especially for this amazing price!
  • Lively, rich and full sound with great clarity.
  • Excellent build quality and a great feel in the hand.
  • Super mic, great build, fine quality sound and a great price.
Rode M3 Condenser Microphone
  • It gives good clear crisp vocals.
  • Nicely balanced sound with good sensitivity and low noise.
  • Excellent quality microphone at a reasonable price.
  • Nice mic on acoustic instruments. Pretty decent on vocals.
  • The microphone is well built, robust and functional.
Size & Weight
7.36 in.
8.85 in.
1.85 in.
1.3 in.
1.85 in.
1.3 in.
0.68 lbs.
0.86 lbs.
Equivalent Noise Level
23 dBA
21 dBA
Maximum SPL
141 dB SPL
142 dB SPL
Output Impedance
50 Ω
200 Ω
Microphone Sensitivity
Power Options
+24V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface, +48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface
+24V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface, +48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface, 9V battery
Lockable on/off switch, All Metal Construction, High level of RF rejection, Low handling noise
All Metal Construction, Internal capsule shock mounting, High level of RF rejection, Battery status indicator
What customers say about "Features"
Rode M2 Condenser Microphone
  • It is heavy, robust and the switch can be locked.
  • It produces excellent sound on vocals, acoustic guitar and piano, and used on cymbals.
  • Feedback rejection is excellent for a live condenser, very rugged and really consistent tone.
  • It works great and produces excellent audio.
  • Lovely mic, sounds great. Good construction.
Rode M3 Condenser Microphone
  • It was a small diaphragm condenser, with a very sensitive a bright sound.
  • Its body is heavy and solid. Very well made and well presented.
  • Solid built and nice feel to it.
  • Love the clean crisp sound. The mic is build quality is very high.
  • The sound is well balanced and crisp.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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