In this shootout, we’ve rounded up 3 microphones from the Lauten Series Black and put them head to head on male vocals with a little help from pro audio specialist Marc Kuzio. The contenders include:  The LA-120 SDC, the LA-220 LDC, and the LA-320 LDC. These mics bring the quality and performance Lauten is known for, but at a budget-friendly price point.

The three mics chosen for this shootout are mics that have come through Sound Pure Studios that we feel really passionate about and feel we can recommend with no reservations, whether you’re just getting started with a home studio or adding to your recording studio collection.

For copies of the hi res files, shoot us an email at, or give us a call at (919) 682-5552 (you can also reach out to us on Facebook). Also, every mic in this shootout is available for our Try Before You Buy demo program, so you can do some testing for yourself with no obligation to purchase.

The Contenders

LA-120 SDC

LA-220 LDC

LA-320 LDC

We hope you request the hi res files, because YouTube compression affects the audio considerably. And, last but not least, we want to help you purchase the right gear for your exact needs and setup. This is a shootout on one specific recording application, and it can give you some great info, but the devil is in the details! We specialize in the details and are here to assist you with your choice.