Audio-Technica AT875R Line/Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone

(10 customer reviews)


  • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition
  • Extremely short length (under 7 inch ) ideal for use with compact digital cameras
  • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long distance sound pickup
  • Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic
  • Tailored response minimizes camera and handling noise
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Audio-Technica’ s AT875R is designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition. Audio-Technica’ s shortest shotgun microphone, it mounts conveniently on a DV camcorder without adding noticeable heft, and is ideal for use with compact digital cameras. This high-performance microphone offers a narrow acceptance angle of line + gradient design. It also features smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality and excellent off-axis rejection of sound arriving from the sides and rear of mic.

From the manufacturer


Designed for broadcast & video production

Rugged, dependable performance.

Extremely short length (under 7″)

Ideal for use with compact digital cameras.

Narrow acceptance angle

Desirable for long-distance sound pickup.

Minimal camera and handling noise

Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic & tailored response.

Professional design

Operates on phantom power only; 11-52V DC, 2 mA typical.

Smooth on-axis audio quality with excellent off-axis rejection

For a smooth, natural sound and rejection from the sides and rear of mic.

Additional information

Weight 12.7 kg
Dimensions 9.5 × 5 × 2.75 cm
Item Weight

12.7 ounces

Product Dimensions

9.5 x 5 x 2.75 inches

Country of Origin




Item model number


Date First Available

April 10, 2018

Color Name


Connector Type

3-pin XLR


9.5 x 5 x 2.75 inches

Hardware Platform




10 reviews for Audio-Technica AT875R Line/Gradient Shotgun Condenser Microphone

  1. Mike Sellers

    Great Shotgun micWe use these at our church to mic testimony time/prayer request. In the past the viewers online couldn’t hear the congregation during this time. I installed these mics on our stage pointed at the congregation. The last pew back is probably 100′ away and I can easily pick up folks. Highly recommended.Note: in my set up the mics are not tied into our main house sound system only the live stream system. If using for your main house sound system be sure and place them in an area away from speakers to prevent feedback.

  2. Joe E

    High Quality for Dialogue RecordingI chose this microphone as an entry-level dialogue recording mic for shooting film-style content. Very happy with my choice. The sound is faithful and the off-axis noise cancellation is superb.

  3. Amazon Customer

    Excellent for the moneyI e already used this on two Doc shoots. For the price the mic is crisp and clear in a pretty small package. If you need a good boom or run and gun shotgun, this is probably your best bang for your buck

  4. Chris Gray

    Audio Technica Shotgun Mic AT875R Review & ComparisonThe media could not be loaded.

     I use many different mics for my video and podcast studio. It was no surprise to find another great Audio Technica mic. This company consistently blows my mind with there quality mics. The AT875R shotgun mic is no exception, this microphone does a fantastic job for picking up audio.This microphone is a condenser mic and needs to use 48V phantom power. It also has a narrow audio pick up beam, which does a great job picking up the subject you point at rather than all the background sounds.I have compared this mic to some of the favorite mics I use almost every day like the Heil PR40, the Audio Technica ATR 2100 and my Audio Technica Pro 70 lapel mic.Using the Shotgun mic is pretty easy, you plug into a mixer or a device that can supply phantom power the mic, you point the mic at your subject and hit record or broadcast. Don’t have phantom power? You can always buy an adaptor, which I will be revising soon.The sound quality is very solid and crisp if you need a quality pro-grade shotgun mic that’s a little less than 7 inches and is under 200 dollars, then this is the shotgun mic for you. The Audio Technica AT875R comes with a carrying bag, pop filter and a mic stand with a adaptor. I would toss the mic stand and grab a shock mount, I should have a review of one that fits multiple stand types very soon.I can totally recommend this mic and will be using it for my YouTube videos moving forward. I wish I would have had this mic from get go. I will not be using this mic for podcasting. You can use it for that but I prefer a dynamic mic for podcasting. Thank you for watching my video and/or reading my review. This has to be one of the best shotgun mics for this price point, easily being worth twice the current price.

  5. Andre

    High quality audio at a great valueThis is my first “true” shotgun microphone. For those of you that may be wondering if there is really a difference between this mic and some of the less expensive alternatives (Vidpro, Boya, Neewer), there is a DRAMATIC difference. This is not to say that you cannot shoot good video/decent audio with the less expensive alternatives – you can. For me – I discovered that my interviews and talking head videos did not have that rich vocal sound, and I had to do a lot of post processing to remove hiss & noise. This mic SOLVED that. This is the mic for frugal filmmakers & videographers who were stuck in the world of sub $100 microphones, and are looking to level up. Caution – this mic is NOT an alternative to the infamous Sennheiser MKH 416 although many people are attempted to compare – the 416 is in a class all by itself.This microphone is a short XLR with no extras – no low cut or db boost, no normal/tele mode. The mic is also not battery operated so you will need a good preamp to provide phantom power – either through a field recorder such as a zoom, or what I chose, a Saramonic PAX1 preamp connected directly to my primary camera.I use this primarily as a boom mic. Hanging this mic just out of camera over my subject creates for a nice rich sound. The microphone does an OK job of rejecting higher side noises, but it is not so precise that I have to toil with aiming the mic. The mic is a line+gradient polar pattern, but it seems similar to a cardioid pattern.This is a recommend. Know what you are getting into though – you will need more “supporting” equipment around this mic – preamps, XLR cables, a good shock mount.

  6. Saint Shane

    I love this MicI love this Mic. For its price, I cannot think of anything that would detract from my recommending it. I was able to use this with a boom, a shock mount, and a Tascam DR-40 to capture sound for video project. This raised the level of my production considerably, and I was thrilled by the results. No feedback, no ambient noise, it just plucked to voices that I was trying to capture out of a regular office building that had all sorts of noises that I did not want showing up in my production. Audio-Technica creates outstanding mics, but I wasn’t sure if their entry level products would be anywhere near the level of the mid-range or pro-sumer products, and although I did not test them head to head with their other higher end products I doubt the differences will be much more than differences of degree. You get a lot for your money with this.Be aware that this is not a big, long 14-inch or so shotgun mic. You are getting exactly what the is described a short 6.5″ shotgun XLR condenser mic. You will likely get a little more residual side ambient sound than you would with a longer mic, and you will probably get a little less pick up sound with more feedback if you gain it up considerably, but like I said for the money you are getting a quality mic for amateur products. I was quite impressed with the clean sound I was able to start in post production with absolutely no regrets. I will continue to use this mic in the future, and have no thought to upgrade at this point.

  7. Jorge Jurado

    Great Value. Complete accesories.I love this mic. Performance, real features descripción, range.

  8. David

    Excellent VersatilityThis thing has become such a workhorse for me. I rarely unplug it from my audio interface in my little home studio.It’s clarity and sparkle aren’t up to what I get from my significantly more expensive Blue, Sennheiser, or Røde mics but it’s such a good all-arounder it’s streamlined several of the things I do.It’s now my go-to podcast mic as it’s good at not picking up my mouse or keyboard (which is why I bought a shotgun mic). It can do audiobook narration quite well for my voice (I’m a bass, can’t guarantee it’ll be great with all voice types).It even does well on many instruments. I particularly like it for mellower timbre instruments like cello, nylon string guitar, c ukulele, so on. I don’t like it as much for brighter or more shimmery instruments like violin, steel string guitar, mandolin…This mic doesn’t have the sparkling clarity of my more expensive Blue or Røde mics, but as my first shotgun mic I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s huge versatility has streamlined several of the things I do because I’m not switching mics around all the time.

  9. Doug

    Items worked great! Really like these microphones, very detailed in their sound pickupI used these microphones for several high school graduations in June on a JVC streaming camera. This microphone picked up conversations from across a 100 yard football field no problem. When I hooked up headphones through the camera I was able to track users while they walked and talked and the pinpoint focus of the microphone on the user was amazing in its audio clarity. I would suggest the use of the “Dead Cat” filter with this microphone to improve its clarity when using in high winds to help eliminate any muffling.Otherwise a great buy with the 12″ XLR cables from Audio 2000’s (Part # ADC203MX4) 4-PACK OF XLR CABLES. Good quality cables with nice solid connectors.

  10. David Patton

    Great for V.O. and boomingThe media could not be loaded.

     I use this primarily for a V.O. microphone, some as a boom mic, and occasionally for recording foley. The AT875R has a great response, giving a clean, rich tone to the audio and doing a decent job of off-axis rejection. It is a line-and-gradient pick up pattern, as opposed to a lobar, meaning it doesn’t completely reject off-axis sound but rather has a varying frequency response to make the off-axis sound that does get picked up sound more natural. For the price, it does an amazing job of that.This isn’t going to replace the Sennheiser HKM416 as the industry standard, but it is one of the best you can get for under $300. The biggest issue I have had is that when I’m not careful with monitor volume, it will pick up the sound from my headphones while I monitor my recording (for V.O. work), but that has more to do with my headphones not being fully closed-back than anything wrong with the mic.Overall, I would highly recommend this microphone to anyone looking for a quality shotgun mic without the budget for a Sennheiser or DPA. It is good enough for most professional work, and the low cost will help you save for one of the industry standard mics down the road.

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