Vocal Microphones: Find the right vocal microphone for you

Vocal Microphones, microphones for vocalists

Shure vocal microphones are the industry standard. For either live vocal performances on stage or recording voice in the studio, Shure mics offer legendary sound quality and reliability. Whether you are a beginner or a professional vocalist, this site was created to help you find the right vocal microphone.

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The most popular vocal microphones

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  • USB & iOS
  • Choir
  • Headsets
  • Lavalier
Professional quality microphone ideal for lead and backup vocal performance.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Wireless options

Dynamic
Cardioid
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This industry-standard vocal mic, delivers warm and clear vocal reproduction. First choice for performances worldwide

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Digital
Wireless options

Dynamic
Cardioid
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Dynamic vocal microphone, a tailored frequency response accentuates vocals, supercardioid pattern isolates from other sound sources

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Digital
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Dynamic
Supercardioid
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Modern take on vintage design. Supercardioid Vocal microphone.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Dynamic
Supercardioid
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Condenser vocal microphone has supercardioid polar pattern and a smooth, tailored response for warm, accurate sound.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Digital
Analog
Wireless options

Condenser
Supercardioid
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Premium vocal condenser microphone that has a dual diaphragm design and switchable polar patterns.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Condenser
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Vocal mic with smooth, tailored response for a warm, natural sound. Ideal fo ruse with in ear monitors

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Analog
Wireless options

Condenser
Cardioid
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The KSM8 Dualdyne Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone is the first-ever dual-diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone for high-end vocal reproduction and sound-reinforcement control.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Digital
Analog
Wireless options

Dynamic
Cardioid
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Rugged cardioid condenser microphone with an extended high frequency response, constructed to withstand the rigors of touring.

Best suited to:
Vocal, Speech

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Digital
Analog
Wireless options

Condenser
Cardioid
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Vocal microphone featuring a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing for pure vintage look and feel.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Dynamic
Cardioid
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Selectable frequency response cardioid microphone that delivers warm and smooth audio reproduction in close-proximity studio and vocal applications

Best suited to:
Speech, Vocal

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Bass, Snare, Toms, Bass Drum

Dynamic
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Rugged, supercardioid condenser microphone with superior rejection for clear reproduction of warm and accurate lead vocals in noisy environments.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Condenser
Supercardioid
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Professional quality microphone ideal for lead and backup vocal performance.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Analog
Wireless options

Dynamic
Cardioid
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This industry-standard vocal mic, delivers warm and clear vocal reproduction. First choice for performances worldwide

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Wireless_icon Available Wireless:

Analog
Digital
Wireless options

Dynamic
Cardioid
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Dynamic vocal microphone, a tailored frequency response accentuates vocals, supercardioid pattern isolates from other sound sources

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Analog
Digital
Wireless options

Dynamic
Supercardioid
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Rugged cardioid condenser microphone with an extended high frequency response, constructed to withstand the rigors of touring.

Best suited to:
Vocal, Speech

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Digital
Analog
Wireless options

Condenser
Cardioid
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Condenser vocal microphone has supercardioid polar pattern and a smooth, tailored response for warm, accurate sound.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Digital
Analog
Wireless options

Condenser
Supercardioid
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KSM_9_2_cols
Premium vocal condenser microphone that has a dual diaphragm design and switchable polar patterns.

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

Condenser
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Cardioid Large diaphragm side-address condenser microphone for vocal and instrument recording.

Best suited to:
Speech, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass

Also great for:
Vocal, Hihat, Overhead, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
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Rugged and versatile large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid condenser microphone, with premium components for stage and studio

Best suited to:
Vocal, Brass

Also great for:
Bass Drum, Electric Guitar, Bass

Condenser
Cardioid
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KSM32SL Condenser Microphone champagne
Premium condenser mic featuring an extremely flat, extended frequency response to provide a perfectly transparent or neutral reproduction

Best suited to:
Vocal, Brass, Hihat, Overhead

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Strings

Condenser
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Stand-mountable digital large-diaphragm condenser microphone featuring studio-quality audio with touch panel control for home recording and video conferencing via iOS, Android, Mac and PC devices.

Best suited to:
Vocal, Digital Recording

Also great for:
Speech

Condenser
Cardioid
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Portable digital condenser microphone with desktop stand and 3 preset modes for studio-quality home recording, podcasting via iOS, Android, Mac and PC devices

Best suited to:
Podcast/Voiceover, Digital Recording

Also great for:
Video/Broadcast, Vocal, Speech

Condenser
Cardioid
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Digital stereo condenser microphone for mobile high-fidelity recording of live performance, interviews and home recording via Apple devices with Lightning connectors.

Best suited to:
Video/Broadcast

Also great for:
Digital Recording

Condenser
Cardioid
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Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone for use with mobile phones and tablets for clear audio in close-mic digital speech recording applications.

Best suited to:
Digital Recording

Also great for:
Video/Broadcast

Condenser
Omnidirectional
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Professional quality microphone ideal for acoustic instrument performance and recording.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass

Also great for:
Choir & Orchestra, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
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Rugged, battery-powered, flat-response microphone for live performance and remote recording applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Piano

Also great for:
Choir & Orchestra, Brass, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
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Legendary industry-standard, flat-response cardioid condenser microphone, featuring a wide frequency response and low self-noise.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
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SM137 Instrument Microphone
Versatile, flat-response cardioid probe mic with an ultra-thin diaphragm for natural sound reproduction in acoustic and high volume applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Strings, Choir & Orchestra, Piano, Brass

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
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KSM141 Instrument Microphone
Premium Condenser microphone with switchable polar pattern, optimized for acoustic instrments

Best suited to:
Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
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Premium condenser mic with a cardioid pattern for acoustic instruments, detailed and extremely precise sound in the studio and live performance

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Acoustic Guitar

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
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A nearly invisible ultra-thin, fully adjustable design

Best suited to:
Speech

Also great for:
Vocal

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Analog
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Condenser
Omnidirectional
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For a warm, natural sound - supercardioid design

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Analog
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Condenser
Supercardioid
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Wireless headset microphone for general use

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Condenser
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A lightweight headset microphone - ideal for aerobics instructors

Best suited to:
Vocal

Also great for:
Speech

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Dynamic
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SM2
A comfortable, self-adjusting headset with enclosed ear receivers and a broadcast-quality boom-mounted mic

Best suited to:
Speech

Dynamic
Cardioid
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SM93 Lavalier Microphone WL93 Wireless Lavalier Microphone
Omnidirectional miniature lavalier condenser microphone providing a full clear sound.

Best suited to:
Speech

Also great for:
Vocal

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Analog
Wireless options

Condenser
Omnidirectional
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wl183_2_cols
Premium omnidirectional lavalier microphone

Best suited to:
Speech

Also great for:
Vocal

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Analog
Wireless options

Condenser
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wl184_2_cols
Premium supercardioid lavalier microphone

Best suited to:
Speech

Also great for:
Vocal

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Analog
Wireless options

Condenser
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wl185_2_cols
Premium cardioid lavalier microphone

Best suited to:
Speech

Also great for:
Vocal

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Analog
Digital
Wireless options

Condenser
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Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone for use with mobile phones and tablets for clear audio in close-mic digital speech recording applications.

Best suited to:
Digital Recording

Also great for:
Video/Broadcast

Condenser
Omnidirectional
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