Perhaps a "Perception" series?
There's no way to tell without seeing the front of the mic. It's either a Perception 120, 220, or 420. They all use the same housing. The 400 is a slightly darker color. Either way, it's a relatively well designed cheap Chinese mic. The three models use very slightly different versions of the AKG logo, so if you can see the front, you can tell them apart.
I want you to try something. The link below is for the Clipalator. It has a butt load of samples for all kinds of gear including mics that are done in a consistent way so comparisons between them can be made. At the very top of the mic list is an AKG C414 BULS which is used as a control mic to which others are compared. Take a listen to the "m-voc" sample of the C414 BULS (discontinued) and then try a Neumann U87 ($3600) and then a AudioTechnica AT2020 ($100) and finally a Shure SM57 ($100). See if you can perceive the differences in in each one. Use a good set of headphones. Since all the "m-voc" samples are the same, this takes out of the picture the artist on a particular mic which you may have a tendency to like the sound of rather than really judging the performance of the mic. I've linked the video below that I think you got the AKG mic pics from. My own opinion is that in that Youtube video he may have been able to use just about any decent mic and gotten similar results.
Clipalator: Audio and Video | Studio Gear Shootouts @ ZenProAudio.com
J-REYEZ - Stolen Dreams - YouTube
An AKG PERCEPTION 420 was actually a mic I had been looking at for its multi-pattern capability. Haven't yet decided if I want up my budget or not.
Definitely an AKG Perception of some sort. I actually very highly recommend one. I have the Perception 220 and it's cheap, but it sounds so open and beautiful that I'm debating whether I ever will even need a really high end microphone because the sound is professional. If you're getting really picky about it, it can have a bit of a grainy texture (or what some might describe as brittle I guess, but I wouldn't) but other than that, you can get a great, high quality sound out of it. I gotta say, my mixes sound really professional right now, and a big part of it is this mic. Definitely look into it, because you can probably afford it and it sounds great!
Gotta chime in here .....
I have a few AKG perception 200's and to tell you the truth they out shined a few AKG 414's on a few vocal tracks at separate sessions.
I was really taken back by this considering the history of both microphones and the price difference.
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Any mic you buy will be perfectly suited to your needs, until you use it long enough to learn that it's not.
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