From the same family as the legendary C800G, The Sony C-80 is an affordable cardioid large diaphragm condenser microphone.
The Sony C-80 capsule uses a dual-diaphragm configuration to ensure a more consistent recording with virtually no proximity effect. Furthermore, it features the same “noise Elimination construction” found initially in the C-800G and C-100 to prevent acoustic vibration, ensuring pristine sound and low noise. The C-80 is genuinely comparable to the Sony C-800G, as we discovered when we ran a mic shootout with the C-800G, C-100 and C-80 in 2022. If you're looking for that punchy Sony mic sound but don't have £15k spare, then the Sony C-80 is the perfect choice for you.