View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Senior Member Join Date Jul 2009 Posts 2,060. The Audio Technica AT-875R is the … What should I get, AT897 AT875r or the Rode NTG-2? I plan on using for low budget audio … Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone Bundle with SR350 Over-Ear Closed-Back Headphones, Blucoil 2-Pack of 10-FT Balanced XLR Cables, and 5-Pack of Reusable Cable Ties … Well suited for indie films, nature recording, and documentary projects, the Audio-Technica AT897 shotgun microphone features smooth on-axis tone and great off-axis sound rejection while its housing … I know for a fact that I don't want to go cheap on the mic but stay in the mid range. So I am getting into field recording. Audio-Technica 875R is a short shotgun mic, which is only 7 inches long, also having a smaller diameter. I don't have much experience in boom mics at all. ROCKMORE. For a compact model, it has some good directional characteristics, effectively rejecting sounds … I've done mostly studio work with youtube. NTG-2 or AT897 or AT875r #1.