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Perfect for all vocal applications.

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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ShureBeta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic
 
4.8

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best live mic I've used in 40 years.

I have used many mics in my 40 years of pro playing. After trying many mics over the years I always reverted back to my original trusty Shure SM 58 that never let me...Read complete review

I have used many mics in my 40 years of pro playing. After trying many mics over the years I always reverted back to my original trusty Shure SM 58 that never let me down. I have several SM 58's including the first one I bought in 1974 and even with years of hard road use it still works great (I have replaced the ball/grill at least 3-4 times)so I have nothing but praise for the SM 58. I had the opportunity about a year ago to get a pair of Shure 87A mics from a friend who was getting out of the business and selling his entire (large) PA system. I had the chance to buy 6 of them at an extremely low bargain price and wish I had taken all of them.
The first night my partner and I plugged in the two 87a mics (the in place of our SM 58) we were amazed. I had the 58s standing by for a quick swap if needed but after two songs we both looked at each other with very positve nods. The difference in the upper mids was dramatic. The 87A was so much clearer than the 58. There was also a real difference in how the 87A worked with our in line vocal harmonizers. We use two Digitech Vocal harmonizers that we plug the mics directly into and then out to the PA mixer (Mackie). The 87A mics picked up and delivered a much more detailed and clearer vocal to the harmonizer thus making the vocals cut thru much better and gave the digitally created harmonies a much cleaner and more realistic sound overall.
We are extremely pleased in every way with the Shure 87A mics. If the 87A's went missing today I would order another pair immediately (or as soon as I could afford it).

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Reviewing the Shure Beta 87A

I have a CAD C-195, and it beats the beta 87A hands down!!! The Cad is much clearer(highs & lows)and hotter than the beta 87a, at less than...Read complete review

I have a CAD C-195, and it beats the beta 87A hands down!!! The Cad is much clearer(highs & lows)and hotter than the beta 87a, at less than half the price. I was totally disappointed. Don't waste your money on this mic, it does not live up to its promises!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'll Never Go Back

By Jorge from Boxcar the Band

from San Diego

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

    Wow, this microphone really distinguishes itself. I have been singing with a Shure SM58 for years and now will never go back. I even bought my own phantom power supply so I can use it in venues that have older sound boards with no 48V supply. Now the SM58 is a great mic, but the 87A is an amazing mic. One of my favorite things about the 87A is the clarity. I'm in a acoustic rock band and people say (and from listening to our live recordings) that you can really hear the words a lot better than with the 87A. When I have a good monitor I can hear this clarity myself and it is beautiful. You can hear for yourself on our facebook page with the song "I Been Thinking About You" (granted it is a compressed file), just use /boxcartheband to check it out. If you are a singer who cares about how you sound do yourself a favor and get this mic, it make you sound better with more clarity to the audience, there is no excuse (besides extreme poverty, but come on this is an investment!) not to be using this mic if you are a singer.

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    5.0

    This is condenser

    By Pierre

    from La Mesa, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

      Great vocal mic for precision and articulation. My wife sings Armenian/Persian and I do traditional smooth James Taylor and French music. It picks-up all of nuances on both voices and they aren't even KSMs! KMS would be the only next logical jump. Yes, vocal quality leads, but this one made her say,why didn't you tell me about this one? It's great on funk vocals too, because you can isolate the voice while the music is moving and then launch into Cat Stevens and other delicate stuff.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent !

      By Aleksander Tub

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent

      Cons

      • Excellent
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Excellent
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

      Excellent !

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      5.0

      High quality!

      By volunteer4

      from Randolph, WI

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

        If you volunteer to do the sound at your church, do yourself a favor and get this thing. Make sure the phatom power is on and I didn't have to do any equalizing with this mic and it sounded great! If anyone knows of a wireless system that has the same quality in sound please post!

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Beta 58a is much better. loud plosives

        By Rusty Todd

        from SC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Light Weight Heavy Duty

        Cons

        • Beta 58a Is Much Better
        • Can Hear Plosives And Pop

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

          This mic has very audible plosives and pops compared to shure beta 58a. I'd recommend a beta 58a any day over the beta 87a. This mic sounds thin.

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          5.0

          Gresat Mic for Sax

          By saxman

          from Ruston, La.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

            I have always used Shure Mics. including the wireless for Tenor Sax, but when I used the Beta 87A, it is the VERY BEST EVER. It is the cleanest sounding mic possible for the Sax at full volumes.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent stage or recording mic!!

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            By rosesonfire15

            from Groveton, New Hampshire

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

              This mic is just great. It's like singing with no mic, it sounds as your real natural voice. This mic is just excellent, I love it. I am using it to perform live and also to record.

              I am also a lead guitar and I could concentrate more on my playing because I could be away from the mic when I sing.

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best live mic I've used in 40 years.

              By Rick H.

              from New Jersey

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

                  I have used many mics in my 40 years of pro playing. After trying many mics over the years I always reverted back to my original trusty Shure SM 58 that never let me down. I have several SM 58's including the first one I bought in 1974 and even with years of hard road use it still works great (I have replaced the ball/grill at least 3-4 times)so I have nothing but praise for the SM 58. I had the opportunity about a year ago to get a pair of Shure 87A mics from a friend who was getting out of the business and selling his entire (large) PA system. I had the chance to buy 6 of them at an extremely low bargain price and wish I had taken all of them.
                  The first night my partner and I plugged in the two 87a mics (the in place of our SM 58) we were amazed. I had the 58s standing by for a quick swap if needed but after two songs we both looked at each other with very positve nods. The difference in the upper mids was dramatic. The 87A was so much clearer than the 58. There was also a real difference in how the 87A worked with our in line vocal harmonizers. We use two Digitech Vocal harmonizers that we plug the mics directly into and then out to the PA mixer (Mackie). The 87A mics picked up and delivered a much more detailed and clearer vocal to the harmonizer thus making the vocals cut thru much better and gave the digitally created harmonies a much cleaner and more realistic sound overall.
                  We are extremely pleased in every way with the Shure 87A mics. If the 87A's went missing today I would order another pair immediately (or as soon as I could afford it).

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                  5.0

                  Great mic

                  By tallen

                  from Divide CO

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

                    Sweet mic! I love the beta 87 for live shows. Lets me cut through the mix.

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                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great company

                    By upc

                    from texas

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Shure Beta 87A Supercardioid Condenser Mic:

                    I have purchased from this company more than one tome and will do so again.

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