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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

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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.

Features
  • Supercardioid electret condenser mic
  • Redesigned with a thicker shank for hand-held comfort
  • Break-resistant swivel adapter
  • Low-frequency roll-off
  • 3-stage pop filter
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One year warranty on wireless mics, mixers, and circuitry products.
2 year warranty on wired mics.
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ShureBeta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic
 
5.0

(based on 19 reviews)

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5.0

You can be Sure if it's a SHURE!

By Larry K.

from Coral Springs, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

    Have been using Shure Vocal Microphones since the 1970's still have my original SM58 in Working order, also own Beta58, recently moved up to this Beta87a and so far, so good..

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    5.0

    perfect companion to LD System vertical array

    By kencasino

    from Hereford, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

      This mic had the lowest feedback reaction with the vertical array L Systems Maui28. tested against 5 other mics

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      5.0

      Best mic I have ever used

      By Midiexpert

      from Boston, MA

      Pros

      • Clarity
      • Excellent Power
      • Great tone
      • High Gain Before Feedback

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stage Mic

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        Just picked this up today, after reading many positive reviews. This is by far the best vocal mic I have ever used. Singing into this cuts through the mix beautifully, and the clarity and power of the mic really improves my vocals. No worries about placement, etc., just sing into it and you will sound better than ever before, I guarantee it. Wish I could afford two of them! I was able to push this so it cut through the mix with zero feedback! It rejected the ambient sounds around it, and this is just in my home studio, where the speaker system is close by. I expect this to perform wonderfully on stage at my next gig.

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        5.0

        best mic for the price

        By Joshua

        from Akron, Ohio

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        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

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        5.0

        Shure microphones

        By Joe Haynes

        from oklahoma city

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        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.

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        5.0

        great mic

        By Joe Haynes

        from oklahoma city

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        easily worth the extra money - this is a real microphone. I have used shure mics for many years - always great especially this one.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent mic!

        By adam neil

        from Hesperia, CA

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        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.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth Every Penny

        By Jill

        from hauppauge, new york

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        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.

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        5.0

        Great Mic!

        By Kates

        from Mountain View, CA

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        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!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Shure Beta 57 A

        By Jim

        from Jersey

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        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!

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