The Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic is a new take on an old classic. The Beta 87 was consistently a top choice of performers and audio technicians due to its accuracy, detail, and rich voca... Read More
The Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic is a new take on an old classic. The Beta 87 was consistently a top choice of performers and audio technicians due to its accuracy, detail, and rich vocal production. Now this longstanding favorite has been redesigned as the Shure Beta 87A. It has a thicker handle that gives a more comfortable feel when hand-held. It also includes a new break-resistant swivel adapter and low-frequency roll-off to compensate for proximity effect and to prevent boominess. The supercardioid pattern provides high gain-before-feedback, and its 3-stage pop filter minimizes breath pop and noise. Frequency response: 50Hz-18kHz.
Requires phantom power.
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Reviewed by 16 customers
I've been performing my own gigs for about 5 years now, and I also have been leading worship for my church for around 6 years. I had always sworn by the SM58's (extreemly durable, great sound) and thought that I would never switch from using them. however, no matter how well they performed it always seemed like something was missing from my vocals. This all changed when I bought my first beta 87a. Ever detali and inflection in my voice could be heard. Many people who had regularly heard me sing commented on how much better the sound quality was when I first used it! I have never had such detailed and clear sounding vocals in a live setting. I even started using this mic to record in my studio. It is top quality for a very reasonable price! If you have never used a condensor to perform live I highly reccomend it and reccomend this product! You won't regret buying this and may even want to buy more as a back up! I'll keep my SM58's but they will only gather dust as I continue to use this fine piece of equipment
Been using shure mikes for 2,487 years. Never had a problem with shure mics. BOught two other brands - had problems with both of them. Use shure mics/don't have problems. This mic is excellent for all purposes.
easily worth the extra money - this is a real microphone. I have used shure mics for many years - always great especially this one.
I've been using this mic for the last six years as the worship leader at my church. It is terrific, I can easily hear the difference between this mic and even an SM58 (which is also a good mic, no dis intended) but the beta is much more rich and full. Also it is very durable and dependable (its been dropped a bunch of times but still works great) after six(plus)years it still rocks. Plus I gotta say it looks nice, which doesn't hurt.
My boyfriend bought me this for Christmas, and I was upset with how much it cost him, but I finally used it the other night at our gig, and it was the best sound Ive ever heard. Im in a rock band, so its very loud, and hard to hear my self, it was great, I loved every minute of it, I cannot wait to use it again.
I nervously bought this mic as an all purpose mic. I was concerned about how it would do with feedback being that our band of six is consistently crammed into small spaces. It has done wonderfully! We just recorded a "live" demo and the mic never gave us feedback. It picks up EVERYTHING and my voice has never sounded so clear yet warm!
Hmmm. Imagine a mic that gives a vocalist an edge. An ability to sear through and over loud instrumentation. This is THE microphone! I've used the industry standards, and the high-end studio mics. This is the microphone for projecting your voice through the mains in a live setting in a way that seems to contradict conventional experience. After the gig, you're not as hoarse because, you don't have to work as hard. You may actually find yourself changing up your breathing, adding inflection and pop scoops that you never would have thought of before. Give the SM 58 to the background vocalists. But for leads, buy this mic. You'll have no regrets!
I have used the beta 87a for a variety of situations. I specifically bought it for use on stage during my solo acoustic performances. i started playing with it in a small venue where i had my back basically in the corner of the room and a large crowd of people very close to me. the beta 87a was way too sensitive to all the noise bouncing off the walls behind me and cut out. other than that, it has been fantastic for recording vocals in my home studio. i have even used it to record some acoustic guitar and it has performed exceptionally well. i am a little hesitant to use it in smaller venues now, though.
I was a little scared to buy a condener mic for live use for fear of major feedback. When i first pluged it in i was amazed! Sounded Great!! then at a show just as amazing and didn't feed back at all. I am so happy with my purchase!!
I have been playing since the 70's, and used Beta 58's forever. The Beta 87A makes the 58's sound muddy and poorly defined, almost the difference between speaking with someone live versus over the phone. A wonderful stage mike and it doesn't get too boomy when you get close (proximity effect). Excellent feedback resistance also, highly recommended.
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