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Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free   

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The Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 is the perfect microphone choice for vocalists who want hassle-free sound”a mic that performs in high volume situations without feedback. The Cobalt Co7 mic is built to the same standards as EV's N/DYM microphones.

EV Cobalt microphones offer roadworthy performance, affordability, and ergonomics to satisfy all the microphone needs of the music market. The Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 is a microphone that provides versatility and exemplary sound.

Ideal in critical audio settings.

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Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free

  • Element: Dynamic
    Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    Impedance, Low-Z balanced: 600 Ohms
    Connector Type: 3-pin XLR
    Open Circuit Voltage: 3.2 mV/Pascal
    Audio Frequency Response: 50 - 18,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
    Mic Type: Handheld
    Wired/Wireless: Wired
    Finish: Cobalt
    Case Material: Die cast zinc
    Weight Net: 11.71 oz. (332 g)
    Dimensions (Height X Max Diameter): 6.69" x 2.09" (170 x 53 mm)
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Electro-VoiceCobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid performance mic

I've been using these mics for live vocals for a couple of years, now. Nice response on all types of singers, especially "delicate" female voices that tend to get swamped...Read complete review

I've been using these mics for live vocals for a couple of years, now. Nice response on all types of singers, especially "delicate" female voices that tend to get swamped in the mix. The proximity effect is smooth and measured. Output is quite strong and similar to EV's more expensive N/D mics but without the narrow polar pattern that misses the mark when singers get a bit off axis. Handles strong vocals without overload. I've even mic'd guitar cabs and snare drums with no problem. Haven't noticed handling noise that others have mentioned but I can attest to the excellent wind noise rejection as we regularly use these mics outdoors in windy situations that make other mics like SM57's impossible. Bigger, wider sounding than the SM58's that a lot of our clients ask for (and we love our 58's). Very little channel EQ needed to get a great sound. I don't know why this mic cost's so little but I'm not complaining. Never had one fail and they all sound identical. You won't find that with many other "budget mics".

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent, not great

Decent mics, maybe the best in this price class with the Buy-one-get-one. Compared to a Sure 58 or Sennheiser E-835, this mic is noticeably worse though.

The output is...Read complete review

Decent mics, maybe the best in this price class with the Buy-one-get-one. Compared to a Sure 58 or Sennheiser E-835, this mic is noticeably worse though.

The output is nice and hot, in my A/B/C tests the gain needed to be dialed back a bit to match the Sure and Sennheiser, so there's something to be said for their Cobalt magnet. The SNR was very good as a result, and is part of the reason these mics reject feedback well.

Overall the sound is okay, but to me it sounded a bit more "treble" and as a result gave the impression of clarity, but was definitely not as clear in the all important mids as the others I tested.

This mic is a very directional mic, at first it was feeding back a lot but once I matched the levels to the other two mics it was similar if not slightly better at rejecting feedback. Combined with the hot output and good SNR, the directional pattern keeps feedback down very well.

The biggest down-side to this mic is the handling noise, which is fairly high. I didn't take it apart but I'm guessing it's not an isolated capsule inside based on how noisy it is. This is the main reason I won't ever use this mic live. Even strapped in a mic stand it picks up noise when the mic stand is contacted (i.e. need a new pick or move / adjust it slightly).

Overall for the price, basically 35 bones for the buy-one get-one deal, it's about the best there is. It's not a performance quality mic unfortunately though, due to handling noise.

The build quality is acceptable but not impressive.

Overall, if you need a couple of backup or practice mics and understand the downsides explained above, it's worth the $$. But as a main performance mic I'd say pass and save up for something a bit more reputable. In a back-up situation, you'd have to re-set the gain for this mic as it's definitely hotter than other popular stage mic's.

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5.0

Exceptional for live vocals

By pwbryant

from Decatur, GA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • High Handling Noise

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

Deal or no deal, this is an exceptional dynamic microphone for vocal performance. I have six of these and four SM58s in my kit. When I mix a show, I'll throw 58s out there for the average Joe Singer. But if a group is based around solid vocals, I pull out the CO7s. They are my go to mikes for clear articulation and rich tonality across a wide vocal range, and especially for bands that use a lot of harmony and need good blend. Singers tell me all the time they're blown away by how good they sound in the mix. I let them think I'm a genius, but I know it's just the mikes. Of course I use them when I play out, and people always say they can't believe how great the vocals sound.

The caveat is, you pretty much gotta put them on a stand and leave them alone. If the singer wants to do a lot of walking around with the mike and knocking it on things, use something else, because these will transmit a lot of rumble through the housing if you're kicking the stand or knocking the mike against your watch. OTOH, my wife adjusts her stand every two or three songs and it's not really noticeable, so a lot depends on how ham-handed your singer is :-)

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5.0

Perfect choice for the cash poor musicia

By Bucky Duster

from Baltimore Maryland

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 2 For 1 Deal Great Price
  • Clear Sound
  • Performs Like Sm58

Cons

  • DON'T KNOW YET

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

This 2 for 1 deal makes available SM58 like mic performance at a price any musician can afford

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5.0

GREAT Vocal Mic

By Hot lips

from Montross, va.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Price For A Good Mic
  • I Bought For Quality
  • Lightweight
  • My Second Time Buying
  • Versatile

Cons

  • no Problems

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events
  • Performances

Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

I have had two of these 3 years now. never had one minutes of trouble.One thing I will advise, use all the same kind of mics. I mixed SM58 with Cobalt 7. The Cobalt blew away the 58's. That's why I'm getting two more. You will be happy with the Cobat7. Some people in our Band need hoter Mics. I use the Cobalt 7 for them.

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4.0

Great Value!

By Starasylum

from WI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Priced At A Steal
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Good Quality For Price

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

This Mic is a very well balanced and strong sounding dynamic EV mic that is very very well priced at two for one! I would very easily price just one of these mics at a much higher amount for the quality you get. I hear no handling noise whatsoever , and the mic feel's well in your hand! I love EV mic's, and for EV to put a great mic out like this at this price is almost too good to be true. Buy it!!!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT DEAL !!

By Bad Monkey Tee

from florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Performances
  • Replaced Sm 58s

Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

Did not expect these to sound as good as My beta 58s / Great look and sound with little feedback

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4.0

Good general use mic for the money

By GMoore

from Riverside, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Price

Cons

  • Good But Not Great Sound

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances

Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

We keep a bag of these microphones for general use in our church. If they get lost or broken, the low price makes them easy on the sound budget to replace and they work well. However, these are not Beta 58s. Sound quality is good but not great.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SM-who???

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By Eric K.

from Abingdon, MD

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances
    • Rehearsal

    Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

    I bought these with the intentions of using them as a stopgap before finally buying more expensive, recognizable mics. With band rehearsal happening in a fairly modest space, feedback rejection was a top priority. This mic excelled, in fact, it has yet to feedback in any application. It has provided a crisp, clear output thru an inexpensive tube preamp and delivers articulate, flat response. I have also used one in a pinch to record vocals on a quick demo, and it blended right into the mix without needing any processing whatsoever.
    I was planning on "upgrading" to SM-58s, but until I have an issue with these mics, I'm holding my ground. Outstanding value!

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    3.0

    Decent, not great

    By Salty Donkey

    from Grand Rapids, MI

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Handling noise

    Best Uses

      Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

      Decent mics, maybe the best in this price class with the Buy-one-get-one. Compared to a Sure 58 or Sennheiser E-835, this mic is noticeably worse though.

      The output is nice and hot, in my A/B/C tests the gain needed to be dialed back a bit to match the Sure and Sennheiser, so there's something to be said for their Cobalt magnet. The SNR was very good as a result, and is part of the reason these mics reject feedback well.

      Overall the sound is okay, but to me it sounded a bit more "treble" and as a result gave the impression of clarity, but was definitely not as clear in the all important mids as the others I tested.

      This mic is a very directional mic, at first it was feeding back a lot but once I matched the levels to the other two mics it was similar if not slightly better at rejecting feedback. Combined with the hot output and good SNR, the directional pattern keeps feedback down very well.

      The biggest down-side to this mic is the handling noise, which is fairly high. I didn't take it apart but I'm guessing it's not an isolated capsule inside based on how noisy it is. This is the main reason I won't ever use this mic live. Even strapped in a mic stand it picks up noise when the mic stand is contacted (i.e. need a new pick or move / adjust it slightly).

      Overall for the price, basically 35 bones for the buy-one get-one deal, it's about the best there is. It's not a performance quality mic unfortunately though, due to handling noise.

      The build quality is acceptable but not impressive.

      Overall, if you need a couple of backup or practice mics and understand the downsides explained above, it's worth the $$. But as a main performance mic I'd say pass and save up for something a bit more reputable. In a back-up situation, you'd have to re-set the gain for this mic as it's definitely hotter than other popular stage mic's.

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      5.0

      Great Deal

      By stack it up

      from kzoo, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

          great mic for working musicians. Comparable to sm-58's with a bit crisper mid and highs

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          4.0

          Attractive, dependable set of MICs.

          By Wild Willie

          from Spokane, WA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Electro-Voice Cobalt Co7 Premium Vocal Mic - Buy 1, Get 1 Free:

          I used these mics as part of my karaoke show. They worked fine with two 250's and a 150W self powered amps. Only downfall was the lack of off/on switches. That allows them to pick up audience noises, which can interfere womewhat with singers' performances.

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