AKG C520 Headworn Vocal Microphone


Headset condenser microphone with maximum dynamic range for perfect vocal sound. Its cardioid polar pattern effectively rejects unwanted ambient noise. An ideal choice for frontmen, singing keyboardists, drummers, guitarists, and dancers. The microphone arm mounts either on the left or right side of the headband as desired. The C 520 provides the perfect solution for any performer needing a handsfree microphone. 

A transducer shock mount reduces handling noise to a minimum. The moisture shield prevents perspiration from penetrating into the transducer element, ensuring a high degree of humidity protection for the microphone. 

Requires phantom power.


Consumer Alert:

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at: www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.


  • Head-worn microphone with continuously adjustable behind-the-neck headband 
  • External shock mount for high mechanical-noise rejection 
  • Miniature gooseneck for precise positioning near the user's mouth 
  • Microphone arm provides choice of left or right-hand use 
  • Phantom powered 

If you're an energetic performer, a headworn condenser is the way to go. 


C 520 Headworn Condenser Microphone

  • Polar pattern: cardioid 
  • Frequency response: 60-20 kHz 
  • Sensitivity: 5 mV/Pa (46 db) 
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 130/132 dB SPL, (for 1%/3% THD) 
  • Equivalent noise level: 31 dB-A 
  • Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted): 63 dB 
  • Impedance: <=200 ohms 
  • Recommended load impedence: >=2000 ohms 
  • Power requirement: 9 to 52 V phantom power to DIN 45596 
  • Current consumption: approx. 2 mA 
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR 
  • Cable length: 10 ft. (3 m) 
  • Finish: matte black 
  • Dimensions (length x diameter): 7.7" x 5.3" (microphone only), 179.1 mm x 51 mm (microphone only) 
  • Net weight: 0.9 oz, (26 g) 
  • Standard accessories: W44 windscreen

Collections: Pro Audio

Category: AKG, Pro Audio, Vocal Microphone

Type: Microphone