Top 10 Vocal Condenser Mics
for July 2022

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Shure BETA 87A Supercardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

Shure BETA 87A Supercardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

by Shure Incorporated
What We like

Highly consistent super cardioid polar pattern provides superior gain before feedback

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Product Features

  • Built in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds
  • Electronic low-frequency roll off compensates for proximity effect
  • Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise
  • Wide dynamic range (117 dB) and low distortion characteristics

Electronic low-frequency roll off compensates for proximity effect Smooth frequency response with gradual presence rise Wide dynamic range (117 db) and low distortion characteristics Built in pop filter reduces undesirable wind and breath sounds

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MXL 990 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Vocals and Acoustic Guitar Recording (Black) Bundle with Blucoil Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter, and 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable

MXL 990 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Vocals and Acoustic Guitar Recording (Black) Bundle with Blucoil Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter

and 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable

by MXL
What We like

INCLUDES - MXL 990 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black); Shockmount; Adapter for Mic Stand; Rugged Carry Case. Blucoil All-in-One Microphone Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter. Blucoil 10-Foot Balanced XLR Cable - Premium Series 3-Pin Cable for Microphones, Speakers, and Pro Devices (Male-to-Female).

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Product Features

  • OFFERS LOW-NOISE OPERATION - The cardioid microphone captures the audio source in front of the mic capsule and isolates background noise from the sides and rear. The included shockmount further reduce mechanical vibration pickup.
  • PROVIDES HIGH-QUALITY RECORDING - The MXL 990 microphone offers a low 20dB self-noise and high 130dB SPL handling. You can clearly record vocals or acoustics without worrying about distortion. *NOTE: Requires +48V phantom power to operate.
  • MAKES VOCALS AND GUITAR SOUND MORE DYNAMIC - The MXL 990 is equipped with a 22mm condenser capsule, low-noise FET preamp, and balanced output. It produces silky sweet high-end while retaining the tight lows, and mid-range.
  • YIELDS FULL-BODIED SOUND - The condenser mic enhances your voice or acoustic guitar as it provides a neutral sound reproduction with a full, rich tone. You can use it for music recording and podcasting.

Offers low-noise operation - the cardioid microphone captures the audio source in front of the mic capsule and isolates background noise from the sides and rear. the included shockmount further reduce mechanical vibration pickup. Makes vocals and guitar sound more dynamic - the MXL 990 is equipped with a 22mm condenser capsule, low-noise fet preamp, and balanced output. it produces silky sweet high-end while retaining the tight lows, and mid-range. Provides high-quality recording - the MXL 990 microphone offers a low 20db self-noise and high 130db spl handling. you can clearly record vocals or acoustics without worrying about distortion. *note: requires +48v phantom power to operate. Yields full-bodied sound - the condenser mic enhances your voice or acoustic guitar as it provides a neutral sound reproduction with a full, rich tone. you can use it for music recording and podcasting.

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Shure SM86-LC Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

Shure SM86-LC Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

by Shure Incorporated
What We like

An internal windscreen reduces noise caused by wind and breath sounds.

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Product Features

  • Condenser elements are more sensitive resulting in greater output level, frequency response and dynamics.
  • The Cardioid pattern reduces off-axis signal resulting in greater performance around stage monitors, loud instruments etc.
  • 11 to 52 Vdc Phantom Power is required. (Phantom power needs to be used in order for this microphone to operate properly.)

The cardioid pattern reduces off-axis signal resulting in greater performance around stage monitors, loud instruments etc. 11 to 52 vdc phantom power is required. (phantom power needs to be used in order for this microphone to operate properly.) Condenser elements are more sensitive resulting in greater output level, frequency response and dynamics.

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Rode NT1A Anniversary Vocal Condenser Microphone Bundle with Knox Headphones (2 Items)

Rode NT1A Anniversary Vocal Condenser Microphone Bundle with Knox Headphones (2 Items)

by Rode Microphones
What We like

Ideal Use: Packaged in the 'Complete Vocal Recording Solution', the NT1-A includes everything you need to get a truly professional vocal recording and is ideal for home studio recording

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Product Features

  • Versatility: It includes a removable pop shield with two axes of adjustment and a telescopic arm for ultimate application versatility
  • Worlds Quietest Studio Microphone: With a self-noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognized as one the world's quietest studio microphones
  • Highly Stable: The supplied SM6 is a high-quality suspension shockmount that provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone
  • Bundle Includes: Rode NT1A Complete Vocal Recording Microphone Package with Knox Gear TX-100 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones

Worlds quietest studio microphone: with a self-noise level of only 5dba it is widely recognized as one the world's quietest studio microphones Highly stable: the supplied sm6 is a high-quality suspension shockmount that provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone Bundle includes: rode nt1a complete vocal recording microphone package with knox gear tx-100 closed-back studio monitor headphones Versatility: it includes a removable pop shield with two axes of adjustment and a telescopic arm for ultimate application versatility

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Rode NT1-A Anniversary Vocal Cardioid Condenser Microphone Package

Rode NT1-A Anniversary Vocal Cardioid Condenser Microphone Package

by Rode
What We like

Internal capsule shock mounting

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Product Features

  • Ultra-low noise, self-noise of only 5dB (A)
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Includes Rode SM6 shock mount, pop filter and dust cover
  • Large diaphragm 1 gold-sputtered capsule

Ultra-low noise, self-noise of only 5db (a) Cardioid polar pattern Includes Rode sm6 shock mount, pop filter and dust cover Large diaphragm 1 gold-sputtered capsule

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XLR Condenser Microphone Kit, COMICA STM01 Professional Large Diaphragm Cardioid Recording Microphone with Shock Mount, Pop Filter, Vocal Recording Mic for Tiktok YouTube Studio Sing,Live Stream

comica XLR Condenser Microphone Kit

COMICA STM01 Professional Large Diaphragm Cardioid Recording Microphone with Shock Mount, Pop Filter, Vocal Recording Mic for Tiktok YouTube Studio Sing, Live Stream

by comica
What We like

Professional Large Diaphragm MicFeaturing with 34mm gold-plating large diaphragm, this professional xlr condenser microphone can provide you with better studio recording effect. Also, the cardioid mic can filter the noise of surrounding environment effectively, recording more clear and accurate sound

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Product Features

  • Support 24V/48V Phantom PowerSTM01 plug and play studio microphone supplys 24V/48V phantom power, which comes with wide and flat frequent response, high output and great transient response
  • Super Low Self-noise & DistortionThe vocal microphone adopts coupled electrolytic capacitors, provide high-frequency signal channels, super low self-noise and low distortion, bringing you great using experience
  • High-quality Recording Microphone Detachable Pop-Shield Design can filter the airflow effeciently. Special Shock Mount can eliminate the vibration noise while working, ensuring excellent recordings for you
  • Special Designed for XLR InterfaceCOMICA STM01 recording microphone is special used for Nikon, Canon Cameras and Camcorders with XLR Interface. Perfect for Youtube, Podcast Video Studio Vocal Recording, Gaming, Livestreaming and etc The product package does not contain XLR audio cables, you need to prepare them by yourself

Special designed for xlr interfacecomica stm01 recording microphone is special used for nikon, canon cameras and camcorders with xlr interface. perfect for youtube, podcast video studio vocal recording, gaming, livestreaming and etc the product package does not contain xlr audio cables, you need to prepare them by yourself Support 24v/48v phantom powerstm01 plug and play studio microphone supplys 24v/48v phantom power, which comes with wide and flat frequent response, high output and great transient response Super low self-noise & distortionthe vocal microphone adopts coupled electrolytic capacitors, provide high-frequency signal channels, super low self-noise and low distortion, bringing you great using experience High-quality recording microphone detachable pop-shield design can filter the airflow effeciently. special shock mount can eliminate the vibration noise while working, ensuring excellent recordings for you

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AKG P220 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone for Vocal Recording Bundle with Blucoil Pop Filter Windscreen, and 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable

AKG P220 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone for Vocal Recording Bundle with Blucoil Pop Filter Windscreen

and 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable

by blucoil
What We like

INCLUDES - AKG P220 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone. Blucoil 10-Ft Balanced XLR Cable - Premium Series 3-Pin Cable for Microphones, Speakers and Pro Devices. Blucoil Microphone Pop Filter Double Layer Mask Shield for Studio Recording and Broadcasting with Stand Clip Stabilization Arm, Swivel Mount.

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Product Features

  • HANDLES HIGH SPL APPLICATIONS - The P220 microphone can handle up to 155dB of high sound pressure level (SPL), making it a versatile mic for studio recording and live performance.
  • PROVIDES DISTORTION-FREE RECORDING - You can find the bass cut filter and preattenuation pad switches in front of the AKG P220 microphone. The preattenuation pad increases your headroom by 20dB, preventing overloading. The bass cult filter further minimizes the proximity effect of close-in miking and the low-end distortion caused by wind noise.
  • OFFERS WARM AND CLEAR SOUNDS - The AKG P220 True Condenser Microphone provides a warm and clear sound for lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, and woodwind instruments.
  • WITHSTANDS DAY-TO-DAY USAGE - Thanks to its robust all-metal body, the P220 efficiently rejects RF interference. The sturdy front grill also protects the mic from any tough handling.

Handles high spl applications - the p220 microphone can handle up to 155db of high sound pressure level (spl), making it a versatile mic for studio recording and live performance. Offers warm and clear sounds - the akg p220 true condenser microphone provides a warm and clear sound for lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, and woodwind instruments. Provides distortion-free recording - you can find the bass cut filter and preattenuation pad switches in front of the akg p220 microphone. the preattenuation pad increases your headroom by 20db, preventing overloading. the bass cult filter further minimizes the proximity effect of close-in miking and the low-end distortion caused by wind noise. Withstands day-to-day usage - thanks to its robust all-metal body, the p220 efficiently rejects rf interference. the sturdy front grill also protects the mic from any tough handling.

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AKG Pro Audio P220 Vocal Condenser Microphone, Black

AKG Pro Audio P220 Vocal Condenser Microphone

Black

by AKG
What We like

Country of Origin : United States

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Product Features

  • Package Weight: 1.859 kilograms
  • Package Dimensions: 24.6 H x 13.2 L x 23.0 W (centimetres)
  • Audio Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Package weight: 1.859 kilograms Package dimensions: 24.6 h x 13.2 l x 23.0 w (centimetres) Audio frequency response: 20hz to 20khz

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BOYA Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Studio Sound Recording Microphone for Vocal Recording Singer Podcaster Home Audio YouTube Video

BOYA Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Studio Sound Recording Microphone for Vocal Recording Singer Podcaster Home Audio YouTube Video

by BOYA
What We like

Professional Recording Studio Equipment---BOYA BY-M800 is a large cardioid diaphragm condenser microphone with a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response, it's perfect for vocal and general instrument capturing in project and professional studio environments.

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Product Features

  • A-10 dB pad switch: A-10 db pad switch provides more headroom when capturing transient signals that may otherwise cause peak distortion.
  • High-pass Filter: A low-cut filter at 150 Hz allows you to eliminate low frequency hum and other low-frequency noises.
  • Appliations -- Suits for capturing instruments and vocals in project and professional recording applications, such as singer, songwriters, podcasters, voiceover artists, field recorders, and home audio recordings.

a-10 db pad switch: a-10 db pad switch provides more headroom when capturing transient signals that may otherwise cause peak distortion. appliations -- suits for capturing instruments and vocals in project and professional recording applications, such as singer, songwriters, podcasters, voiceover artists, field recorders, and home audio recordings. high-pass filter: a low-cut filter at 150 hz allows you to eliminate low frequency hum and other low-frequency noises.

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AKG P220 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Vocals, Pianos, Horns, Woodwind and String Instruments Bundle with Blucoil 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable, and Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter

AKG P220 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Vocals

Pianos, Horns, Woodwind and String Instruments Bundle with Blucoil 10-FT Balanced XLR Cable, and Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter

by AKG
What We like

OFFERS VERSATILE PERFORMANCE - The AKG P220 is a multipurpose condenser microphone that produces warm and clear sound ideal for lead vocals, acoustic guitars, pianos, and brass instruments.

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Product Features

  • CAN HANDLE LOUD SOUND SOURCES - This mic has a maximum of 155dB SPL. You can use P220 in front of an amplifier without worries. Activate the 20dB attenuation pad to prevent overloading and distortion when using loud sources.
  • INCLUDES - AKG P220 Cardioid Condenser Microphone. Spider Shock Mount. Metal Carrying Case. Blucoil 10-Foot Balanced XLR Cable - Premium Series 3-Pin Cable for Microphones, Speakers, and Pro Devices (Male-to-Female). Blucoil All-in-One Microphone Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter.
  • REPRODUCES SOUNDS WITH HIGH FIDELITY - P220 is a true condenser microphone with a large 1" diaphragm. It accurately captures the nuances of your voice or musical instrument.
  • ELIMINATES UNWANTED NOISES - Its cardioid polar pattern captures a sound source in front and blocks ambient noise. The 300Hz bass-cut filter reduces the proximity effect of close-in miking and remove the low-end distortion.

Can handle loud sound sources - this mic has a maximum of 155db spl. you can use p220 in front of an amplifier without worries. activate the 20db attenuation pad to prevent overloading and distortion when using loud sources. Reproduces sounds with high fidelity - p220 is a true condenser microphone with a large 1" diaphragm. it accurately captures the nuances of your voice or musical instrument. Includes - AKG p220 cardioid condenser microphone. spider shock mount. metal carrying case. blucoil 10-foot balanced xlr cable - premium series 3-pin cable for microphones, speakers, and pro devices (male-to-female). blucoil all-in-one microphone boom arm plus pop filter. Eliminates unwanted noises - its cardioid polar pattern captures a sound source in front and blocks ambient noise. the 300hz bass-cut filter reduces the proximity effect of close-in miking and remove the low-end distortion.

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