Interchangeable cartridges let you change its pickup pattern.
The Shure MX185 is a wired Lavalier electret condenser microphone designed for speech and vocal pickup, general purpose sound reinforcement, recording, and remote monitoring applications. It can be clipped to neckties, lapels, and other articles of clothing. The MX185 Lavalier microphone features a cardioid microphone cartridge and provides good rejection of ambient noise. Includes belt-clip preamp, rotatable tie clip, dual tie clip, and snap-fit windscreen.