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Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic  

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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 23 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
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(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Clear Tone

By Siby Varghese

from Huntingdon Valley, PA

Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

I bought this mic a couple of months ago from GC and I was a bit hesitant because of the price...and the SM58 was much cheaper and sounds pretty good. But I'm very very pleased that I went with this mic instead The clarity that comes through is amazing. Everywhere I've used this mic so far..people come up to me with rave reviews about how pure and clean the sound was on the mic. It's also excellent for recording purposes..especially live!

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very fine vocal mike

By rmyAddison

from Texas

Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

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.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best vocal mic in its price range

By jacqueslilavois

from Duarte, CA

Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

The Shure Beta 87 is a standard for live vocals. The headroom and sound on this mic is what you need to cut through the mix. Compared to a Shure SM58, there is a huge difference in response. You can sing easier because you don't have to work as hard. This vocal mic comes as close to a Nuemann KMS105 as you can get without spending more than twice as much. I've used this mic for years and it is by far the best bang for the buck when it comes to live vocals.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super mic!!!!

By cdpromusic

from Phoenix, Arizona

Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

I have used a lot of microphones (Shure SM58 Beta58, Shenshizer E835)These are just a few of them.These are very good mic's But when it cames about 87A I don't want to look back to those other mics. It has the most natural sound for my voice.I will recomand this Shure 87A to everyone who is looking for natural sound.I don't have any problems with it.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mic... but beware of tight spaces.

By wppts

from Greensboro, NC

Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

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.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beta 87A

By Rob Estes

from Chi town

Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

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!!

(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.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!

By betaman

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

I was most pleased with the clarity of this mic. I have never heard myself speak so clearly, and as I am speaking, even I the speaker feel as though I am the audience. This mic is that good. I would recommend it for live performances as well as recording. If you want to sound good, you need the Shure Beta87A!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Super Clear Tone

    By Siby Varghese

    from Huntingdon Valley, PA

    Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

    I bought Beta 87A a couple of months ago from GC and I was a bit hesitant because of the price, and the SM58 was much cheaper and sounds pretty good. But I'm very very pleased that I went with this mic instead. The clarity that comes through is amazing. Everywhere I've used this mic so far, people come up to me with rave reviews about how pure and clean the sound was on the mic. Whether you're screaming or whispering, this mic will amplify the sound very well. It's also excellent for recording purposes..especially live! The built-in shockmount is also a huge plus and reduces unwanted interference.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A must for live vocalists

    By Sixpin

    from Lockport, NY

    Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

    I live by this thing! It sounds amazing, low occurance of feedback. Super clarity, reasonable price for what you're getting. The only problem that I've had is that the guts come out with the XLR sometimes. It's all in one piece, and you can reconnect pretty easily, but it's a pain. No other mic sounds as good, though.

    (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!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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!

    (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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

     
    5.0

    Tested 5 mics. This was the best by far!

    By Tim

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

    Our church bought 5 mics to try them out head to head and everyone in the room agreed that this was their favorite mic, both on male and female vocals. The other mics we tested were the Shure Beta58a (this was the overall 2nd favorite mic), Shure SM58, Shure KSM9, Senheisser e935, Senheisser e835. I have been a die-hard beta58a user for many, many years. This mic has the same great fullness to it that the SM58 & Beta58a have. But the clarity in the high range and the attention to detail is on another level. A very clean, clear and crisp vocal. You can tell that it is a "condenser" mic. It picks up the little details that most mics miss. You will notice that you can hear more of the singers technique. You can hear where they take breaths and all the little nuinces.

     
    5.0

    AllI could ask for in a Mic

    By Jordan River Ministries LLC

    from Lexington, S.C.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

      We sing Southern Gospel Music and have traditionally always used the SM58. A few years ago we went with the Audio Technica 3000 series wireless. While the A.T.'s did well for us, batteries and frequency issues caused us to go back to corded mics. Harmony is a BIG part of our music and we found that the Beta 87a mics are crystal clear.They are easy to mix individually and clean. Audiences frequently tell us that every word can be heard and understood. We credit a very good sound tech for that but the mics are definitely a huge part of it as well. We bought 3, and have recently added a bass singer. He wants his own Beta 87 and i'm ordering one for him as soon as I finish this review.... which is right now!

       
      4.0

      Excellence, Clarity, Sensitivity.... definitely for pros

      By Jordan

      from TN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        Great choice if you can't afford the Neumann KMS105. I have found the only other mic that satisfies my need for pro sound is the Audio Technica AE6100.... A bit cheaper and doesn't require phantom power. But if you're looking for crystal clear sound and unmatched sensitivity, the Beta 87a is yours for the taking.

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Jc

        from Brownsville Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

          We use this mic for church as well as lI've performances. Love the clear projection.

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