As the price of the C3000 series drops the mics represent a good value for the cost. Again, AKG seems to be a little lacking in being proactive where competitions is a factor. I run a little project studio in Southern CA and have recorded sound for many projects: commercial release CDs, voice-overs, iOS/Android sound … Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2011. The C3000 high-performance, large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been a standard for live applications and studio recording for almost two decades. It is an excellent choice for vocals, electric … 5.0 out of 5 stars akg c-3000b. It doesn't have that hyped high-frequency sound like you know from many cheap chinese condensers (MXL, Studio Projects,etc. If AKG can work up a formula to … This is an exceptionally well-rounded microphone. ), so there should … It doesn’t really sound like that C3000… The earlier C3000 was a popular microphone but the C3000B shares very little technology with that model – AKG seems to have borrowed the name just to juice a few more sales out of it. The AKG C3000B is a good microphone in its price range.