MXL Trio

The Trio USB condenser microphone is the latest to the huge range of microphones from MXL and comes supplied with a handy tripod.

This gives the unit a compelling professional feel and it's easy to set up; just plug the mic into the nearest USB 2.0 socket, choose it as the input source on your computer and you're ready for work.

The Trio includes a headphone socket on the rear, but in our tests with several headphones we couldn't achieve a signal level that was truly useful. Results were reasonable for spoken voice and acoustic guitar and certainly much better than the built-in mic on a MacBook Pro.

MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars

Easy operation and quality feel.


Headphone signal issues.


If you're looking for a quick and easy microphone for podcasts, web-chats and demos the Trio is certainly worth considering.

Frequency Range

40Hz - 18kHz


-47 dB re 1 V/Pa

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