Should the logo on my microphone be silver or gold?
I ordered the ATR6550 from an authorized seller. While testing, I noticed a lot of background noise so I went back to the reviews for suggestions. Several commenters shared that they may have been given a counterfeit product. According to them and the official picture, the logo and other print on the microphone should be gold and the included battery a Maxell. The product I, and several others received had silver details painted on and it included a Chinese brand battery (mine was Kendal). My microphone also said “China” on the bottom of the jack. Those who have compared the silver and gold “versions” say that the gold version is superior in quality. I just want to make sure I got the genuine Audio-Technica I ordered.