Audio or video recording performances of various magnetic tapes including Co-modified γ-Fe2O3, metal and Fe4N tapes having their coercivity range of 600-700 Oe were investigated. The tapes were prepared by the conventional method using the above magnetic pigments which were prepared to give their coercivity range of 600-800 Oe. The electromagnetic characteristics of the tapes were discussed in comparison with the commercial reference tape. The metal tapes were superior to the other two tapes on Sensitivity (S), Frequency Properties (F), Maximum Output Level (MOL) and Dynamic Range (D.R.) The Fe4N tape has an excellent property on Distortion (THD).