Shure 55SH Series II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

Shure 55SH Series II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

Every singer loves the "Elvis mic!" Get the look of 1939's Unidyne II plus Shure's modern frequency response -- great for live vocals, broadcast VO and more.

Overall User Ratings (based on 79 ratings)
Overall:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Sound:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ease of Use:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Quality:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Value:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Manufacturer Support:
5 out of 5 stars
The Wow Factor:
5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted January 24, 2015 by Noel M in Harrisburg, PA
" A Super Strong Modern Mic"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I Order this mic from zzounds got fast service , got the Mic hooked it up and sang...the sound of this Mic can be warm for crooners...light Or hard for ROCK...it has all inbetween, I rate this Mic as I have used the Older Version, this NEW 55 is super great for the Money...sounds like a 1,000 bucks...I rate it 5 star all the way as well as zZounds...great job !!!!
Musical Background:
I played in many Bands in my younger years, now i sing karaoke Gigs.
Musical Style:
Country , Bluegrass, Southern Rock.
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Submitted December 14, 2015 by Mike Leuer in Austin, TX
"Awesome mic!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Sounds fantastic, looks cool. People comment on its classy look and how balanced out the sound is (crisp, good lows, great response). Amazingly good at reducing on-stage bleed through.
Musical Background:
25 year player, steady gigging musician
Musical Style:
Rock, TX country
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Submitted May 16, 2022 by Ray M in Thermopolis, WY
"Great sounding and looking mic"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I bought it for the "look" mostly, but had read numerous reviews to get an idea of how it sounded and held up. It does sound really nice with *my* voice (gravelly-growly Billy Gibbons blues-rock baritone), definitely an improvement over the inexpensive stray budget mics I've been using for years. The tilt-hinged feature is nice, as it allows it to be pointed towards me even with weird crowded stage stand placement. The only issue is as others have described with the XLR connection being too close to the threaded mount hole, which is a problem if you use a locking collar nut (every one I tried overlapped the XLR hole). My solution was to tighten one snug against the bottom, mark where the XLR connection was, then file off a flat where I marked. Clears perfectly now.I recommend this mic, for it's sound, price and looks.
Musical Background:
Picking Guit 44 years; Dobro, lap steel, bass, blow harp
Musical Style:
Blues, old and outlaw country, southern rock, bluegrass, gospel.
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Submitted September 21, 2005 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Always wanted one..."
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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This microphone is timeless. I've always wanted one since I was a wee little one watching the movie Streets Of Fire. Diane Lane looked so hot using this microphone as a kidnapped singer/rock star in that movie!
Sound
Good sound! SHURE microphones in general hold the highest quality in sound. Not only is this microphone the super model chick of microphone hottness it sounds amazing and clear. Everyone can be a rock star with this mic.
Features
Of course it's fricken beautiful! The only thing I can do without is the on/off switch on the front. It is easy when performing on stage to move your hands/fingers and accidently turn it off when in the moment and getting crazy.
Quality
Very durable!
Value
a little expensive to me but I'm cheap & starving...
Manufacturer Support
I <3 SHURE
The Wow Factor
I want to marry it and have a thousand of it's babies!
Musical Background:
active musician, singer/songwriter
Musical Style:
indie, rock, experimental
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Submitted March 28, 2011 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Looks Better Than It Sounds"
Overall: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Sound
After recording vocals with this microphone, I adjust the EQ gain knobs, and the middle-high band consistently has a "tin can" sound, and the gain on that band has to be lowered. The band between low and middle also becomes muddled and loses clarity if you increase the EQ gain, less so if you decrease the gain. If you are looking to get one decent vocal microphone, I'd definitely recommend getting a $100 condenser mic over this; I've had no such problems with a condenser mic. For use in performance, the mic doesn't have much presence, you really have to lean in up close to it, which is tough if you're strumming an acoustic guitar.
Features
The features I wish it had would be more presence, and no "tin can" sound.
The Wow Factor
You've probably seen models posing with this mic in countless ads over the last couple of years, which is kind of lame, because now if you have it, then it looks like you're just posing too. And unfortunately it looks better than it sounds.
Musical Background:
Singer-songwriter
Musical Style:
Pop, Rock, Folk, Hip-Hop
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Submitted November 15, 2005
"awesome sounding mic"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
would replace if lost or stolen
Sound
clear as glass, s's and t's are awesome and clear as glass
Features
nice has no feedback problems,could do without the on off switch
Quality
built road tough, all steel head
Value
nice mic to me a little pricey,but after you own it you will know why i would buy it again if lost or stolen no doubt!
Manufacturer Support
always good support
The Wow Factor
looks good and sounds good
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Submitted October 30, 2005
"you will love this mic"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
if i lost it or it got stolen i would buy it again
Sound
the sound of this mic is awesome, clear as glass,s's and t's so clear!!
Features
less is more to me
Quality
rock solid. shock asorber built in so you do not get stand noise
Value
good value for the money,built road tough
Manufacturer Support
have not had to use support
The Wow Factor
nice looking, looks good on stage
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