Shure Beta 98A Miniature Condenser Microphone

Not enough room for a mic? Try this tiny cardioid condenser. It's the perfect fit on tight drum kits or inside pianos -- anywhere you need a low-profile mic.

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Overall User Ratings (based on 1 ratings)
  • Overall:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Sound:
    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 July 10, 2011 by a customer from

"Really great mic. Very convenient size/package."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I plan on buying several more of these mics. Thus far, the only thing keeping me from ordering another four of them is the fact that I can't afford to at the moment.
I really like this mic for snares. It has helped us get a sound that is much closer to what we are looking for. We were using the SM57. Our original reason for replacing the SM57 with the Beta98 was because of space issues. The size and mounting options for the Beta 98 make it much easier to mount when the drummer insists on setting up his drums in the most compact manner possible.
Manufacturer Support
Never had to make use of Shure support. In my opinion, support that never has to be used is the best support.

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Recording Engineer

Musical Style:

Rock/Metal, little-bit-of-everything
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