Shure Beta 54 Headset Condenser Microphone

This headset microphone from Shure features snap-fit windscreens that stay in place during intensive movement.

The Shure BETA 54 is a subminiature, electret condenser headworn microphone. It provides uncompromised sound quality and reliability with minimal visibility in applications such as broadcast, theater, and touring. Despite the small size, the condenser element delivers full, clear, and natural reproduction of speech and vocals.

The microphone features a durable, low-profile wire frame headband which is fully adjustable for stability and comfort. A plastic carrying case protects the microphone and its accessories.


- Supercardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and ambient rejection
- Extended frequency response tailored for vocal performances
- Able to handle extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL)
- Snap-fit foam windscreens stay in place during intensive movement
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- Type: Condenser (electret bias)
- Frequency Response: 50Hz to 20KHz
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- Output Noise (equivalent dBSPL, A-weighted) : 39.0 dB typical; 42.0 dB maximum
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 55.0 dB at 94 dB SPL
- Recommended Minimum Input Impedance: >1 kilohm
- Preamp Output Impedance: 136 ohms
- Output Level, open circuit, ref. 1v/Pa at 1 kHz: -52.0 +/- 3.0dB 2.51mV
- Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 149 dBSPL at 1% THD/1 kilohm load
- Dynamic Range: 110 dB (max. SPL with 1k load, minus typical A-wt. noise)
- Current Drain: 4.6 mA (preamp and microphone)
- Output Polarity:
- Positive pressure on the diaphragm produces a positive voltage at: Pin 2 relative to pin 3 at the output connector of the preamp
- Power Requirements: Phantom power; 11 to 52 Vdc positive on pins 2 and 3, return on pin 1 (ground)
- Net Weight: 135.35 g (4.75 oz.) microphone and in-line preamp
- Cable: 1.5 m (5 ft.), small-diameter, shielded, with mini 4-pin connector (TA4F)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black, with TA4F Connector
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): WBH54B
Tan, with TA4F Connector
Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): WBH54T

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 516-2525

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted December 3, 2012 by tom l in Tampa Bay , FL
"Great quality"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I use EV ND67A wired mic for vocals and this has similar response. Comfortable enough and stable. Have to use compression to equalize volume.
Musical Background:
25 years / hobby / solo act
Musical Style:
acoustic cover songs
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Black, with TA4F Connector

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