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Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone  

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  • Concert vocal mic
  • Dynamic supercardioid pattern
  • Optimized for live vocal performance
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      Highest gain-before-feedback concert vocal mic.

      The Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone has a dynamic supercardioid pattern optimized for live vocal performance. It features the highest gain-before-feedback of any concert vocal mic and has excellent uniform supercardioid rejection with only 27% ambient noise pick-up. EV's exclusive Personality frequency shaping switch is not a typical high pass filter, this switch changes the response curve by reducing some low mid content, thus giving the mic more cut through without having to increase high frequencies (which would lead to more potential for feedback). The unique internal micro grill breaks up plosives—those unwanted "B" and "P" pops. The flat top capsule gets you closer to the capsule, which alone gives you 3-5 dB more gain.

      The N/D 967 has a removable front grille and pop filter, multistage shockmount, Warm Grip handle, and 50Hz-13kHz frequency response. Feedback reduction during live performance and superior signal-to-noise make the Electro-Voice N/D967 Microphone great for digital recording and sampling. Includes 3-year warranty.

      Best applications:
      • Vocals in a heavy metal band

      • Vocals in clubs where the acoustics are awful (sound bouncing everywhere)

      • Drummer/vocalists, guitar player/ vocalists who sing a lot (chances are their amps are pointed at their singing position)

      • Production houses (or bands with no sound guys) who would like to leave the background vocal channels up all of the time, but don't want all of the stage muck that comes through those channels and through the mix with typical mics

      • Can also be used as a tonal match when a vocalist wants to round out their voice a bit

      Features
      • Concert vocal mic
      • Dynamic supercardioid pattern
      • Optimized for live vocal performance
      • Highest gain-before-feedback of live vocal mic
      • Minimal transfer noise
      • Internal Micro grill reduces "pops"
      • Personality switch
      • Removable front grille and pop filter
      • Multistage shockmount
      • Warm Grip handle
      • 50Hz-13kHz frequency response
      • Low signal-to-noise ratio

      Order today and take your live performances to the outer limits!

       
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      Electro-VoiceN/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone
       
      4.4

      (based on 27 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (20)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      63%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances (7)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        The new standard!

        I am a drummer and have been playing in bands for over 30 years. Any time that it became necessary to purchase new mics, it was always a no brainer; Shure SM58's...Read complete review

        I am a drummer and have been playing in bands for over 30 years. Any time that it became necessary to purchase new mics, it was always a no brainer; Shure SM58's for vocals, and SM57's for the instruments. At this point of my life, I am constantly upgrading my equipment, trying to get the best sound possible. So, this time around, I decided to do some research.

        I read reviews, went over specs, and tested every mic that had been suggested to me. After weeks of driving myself crazy, I decided to give this N/D967 a try. The results were so impressive, that everyone else in the band immediately bought their own and it became standard equipment. In fact, when we have occasions where others will perform with us, I am immediately asked to get out one of my spares for them, because whatever mic they have, it just doesn't measure up.

        Now we do take extremely good care of our equipment, so I can't attest to any dropping or abuse stories, but I can say that we have been using these for over two years now and have not had a single problem or failure.

        I don't know if there's a better mic out there at any price...

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Nice Mic, But Durability Issues...

        I own a couple of these, and a couple N/D767s, as well as EV speakers. I've always liked EV products, but the 967 has disappointed me greatly. I did get about...Read complete review

        I own a couple of these, and a couple N/D767s, as well as EV speakers. I've always liked EV products, but the 967 has disappointed me greatly. I did get about five years of use, but I have older mics as well, that just keep working.

        I take excellent care of all my equipment, and this is the first mic I've owned that just stopped working. It may have fallen to the floor one time, not from the stand, but from a table a few feet off a carpeted stage, but I guess that was all it took. Cause I went to use it the next night, and nothing, no sound at all.

        A friend who does some electronic work opened it up but said the problem must be deeper into it than he wanted to go. I tried contacting EV, to see how much it might cost if they repaired it, but they never even responded, which itself is quite disappointing...

        I'll probably have to just toss it, as a repair place would probably charge nearly what's it's worth, just to fix it; and who knows how much longer it would last? So, I suppose if you make sure to avoid any bump or knock whatsoever, I'd recommend it, but I'm not going to buy another...

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        5.0

        Great mic in tight setups.

        By Marschall Van Doren

        from Palm City, Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

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              Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

              Bought this mic for my female vocalist. We are a keyboard vocalist duo. We both sing. I am using an old schure beta 58. We sing through a Bose system set up directly behind us due to space constraints at the restaurant we play at. There is no feedback and the harmonies are crisp and clean over the keyboard. Despite being right on top of our audience, the sound is not overpowering. I also give the Bose system some credit, but that's another review. Like most musicians if it ain't broke we can't afford to fix it. That being said, when my Schure finally dies, I will replace it with an N/D 967. Both good, but I like the EV better.

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              2.0

              N/D 967 handle falls apart

              By DJ

              from Independence, Mo

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Excelent Sound Quality
              • Greatly Reduces Feedback
              • Monitor Can Be Very Loud
              • Reduce Unwanted Noise

              Cons

              • Housing Falls Apart

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Performances

              Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

              I too have physical problems with the E/V N/D 967 microphones. I bought 6 of these several years ago. 4 have fallen apart. The rubber/plastic housing brakes away. Evidently E/V has been sold to Bosch out of Germany. I have emailed them and await their response. Otherwise these are very good microphones. The SuperHyperCardiod design does allow more volume through the mains and monitors. But the singer must get used to singing much closer to the microphone. I have used them for live recording and on stage with great success. They have huge rejection of all other noises except the singer. I would highly reccomend them if they didn't fall apart in a few years.

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              5.0

              great mic for loud bands

              By IanT

              from Largo, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Feedback rejection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

                I am a guitarist that sings. My voice is a baritone and can often get lost in the mix if the band is loud. This is my mic of choice for loud gigs where feedback rejection and ability to cut through is a challenge.

                The mic has a switch which makes it like two mics in one. I use the switch that gives the presence bump. With the switch in this pattern, the pickup field is very compact. This makes it so you have to basically keep your lips on the screen. If you stray even a couple of inches your voice starts cutting out. But the upside of the super tight field is that the feedback rejection is excellent. So I can run the PA hotter, which allows me to be heard.

                Also, there isn't much proximity bass boost when I touch my lips to the mic. When I use an SM58, the more pronounced bass boost can make my voice a little muddy when I get rigup on on it. And having to stay vigilant about having my lips on the screen has improved my mic technique, as I used to wander around and would get too far from the mic sometimes. Now I just stay on this thing and my tone is more consistent. The key is finding the right angle to place the mic so that you can steal a glance at the fretboard without having to take lips away from screen, or feel handicapped from looking, either.

                With the switch in the normal setting, the pickup field is much larger and feels more similar to an SM58. I don't use that setting.

                I dig the unique flat screen. It gives a nice target to feel with my lips and keeps me on axis. When I touch my lips against a round screen, it's a little more ambiguous as to where the target is so I can wander off axis.

                I own an SM58, SM57, Sennheiser 935, AKG C535eb (condenser), and have used Sennheiser 835 a bit. I also have some old EV mics that I've used in low volume situations, including RE50, 635 and RE55. This mic has far and away the best feedback rejection, so I'm very happy with it. If I am at low stage volume with good monitoring and phantom power than I'd prefer the AKGc535eb, but the difference isn't all that much.

                The mic feels solid. I own several vintage EV mics and they were all built to last. This one feels no different.

                As far as the tone goes, I like it. The Sennheiser 835 and 935 are a little too tinny sounding for my voice. The SM58 can be a little too muddy when I get right up on it. But really, that is cork sniffing. It's important to remember a mic won't make you sing better. Great singers sound great in any mic and nobody knows the difference. I would recommend not getting too caught up in selecting one mic's tone over another as all new mics are hi-fi sounding and get the job done, even the entry level mics like the PG48. The differences in tone are not really what the audience will appreciate about your perfomance. But they do need to hear you.

                So if you are having feedback issues that are keeping you from running your mic hot enough to be heard, this mic might be just what you need. I'm very happy with it and has ended my quest for a better live mic than the SM58.

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                3.0

                Nothing special

                By drummer1

                from Key West, FL

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

                  I'm a singing drummer and I thought I would like the noise reduction around the sides and back, but after using it for a few gigs, I returned it and confirmed that the Shure Beta 58a Is better (to my ears) out front and in the monitors.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Best mic ever, with one "caveat emptor"

                  By MCPitch

                  from Ocala, FL

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Best Vocal Mic I've Used
                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Rubber Cover Falls Apart

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Live performance
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

                  I thought the mic looked strange when I first saw a fellow musician using one, but the sound won me over! I won't use any other vocal mic, and I have been singing in groups since 1965 (no misprint!) & have used all the other major manufacturers' mics. Of course, for recording, I use condenser mics, but for live performances, to me nothing beats the sound quality and feedback rejection of the ND967.

                  The only drawback is that the rubber/plastic body cover on my original mic that I got 7-8 years ago had deteriorated to the point of falling apart. I called Electro-Voice about it, but the person I talked with about my problem was rather vague, and suggested that I find a "dealer near me" to replace the grip. I am very disappointed in their response to the only problem I have encountered with an otherwise stellar product.

                  As far as reliability goes, I compared my new mic to the old one (that I now leave set up in my home for rehearsal purposes) and I could not detect any difference in the sound quality between the two AT ALL. As stated earlier, my original is at least 6 or 7 years old, and has performed flawlessly the entire time. I do keep it in the padded case when not in use, and occasionally unscrew the top screen for cleaning purposes, but no other maintenance has been necessary. I highly recommend the EV ND967 to any vocalist for superior audio fidelity, and could probably be used for miking instruments as well, although less expensive alternatives generally serve those uses.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GREAT MIKE

                  By D.

                  from Grand Forks BC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

                    I bought a previous version of the same mike many years ago. It has always been reliable and still works just fine. A very good mike, I prefer it over the Sure 58 for voice reproduction and clarity.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Goodby to feedback!

                    By Bob

                    from New Hampshire

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

                      I have operated as a one-man band playing classic rock dance music for a number of years. For the first time, I can crank my guitar, drum machine and other effects up LOUD during the third set and still have my vocals clearly heard. This mic is amazing!

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                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Nice Mic, But Durability Issues...

                      By SaxnFlutman

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Breaks Easily
                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

                      I own a couple of these, and a couple N/D767s, as well as EV speakers. I've always liked EV products, but the 967 has disappointed me greatly. I did get about five years of use, but I have older mics as well, that just keep working.

                      I take excellent care of all my equipment, and this is the first mic I've owned that just stopped working. It may have fallen to the floor one time, not from the stand, but from a table a few feet off a carpeted stage, but I guess that was all it took. Cause I went to use it the next night, and nothing, no sound at all.

                      A friend who does some electronic work opened it up but said the problem must be deeper into it than he wanted to go. I tried contacting EV, to see how much it might cost if they repaired it, but they never even responded, which itself is quite disappointing...

                      I'll probably have to just toss it, as a repair place would probably charge nearly what's it's worth, just to fix it; and who knows how much longer it would last? So, I suppose if you make sure to avoid any bump or knock whatsoever, I'd recommend it, but I'm not going to buy another...

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wow

                      By phillip smith

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

                      Owned it for 1yr, many gigs, put it through some tough stuff.....

                      I've been a lead vocalist for 20+ years. This mic rocks. I've tried every Shure out there and still love them, but this EV is the bomb. Its so hot and I never strain. At the end of shows, I'm still strong because this mic does the work for you. Feedback is a thing of the past. You'll love it! Don't buy something else for a little less money. Get yourself one of these and you'll never look back.....Be aware that it's a different type of mic, so there's a short learning curve on mouth to mic position. You'll get used to it quickly. Good luck. Keep rockin!

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This mic puts every other in its place.

                      By Bassman Josh

                      from Fargo, ND

                      Comments about Electro-Voice N/D967 Supercardioid Concert Vocal Microphone:

                      Over the last 14 years, my live performance experience has lead me to become a proponent of high quality equipment. But it right, and buy it once. Obviously this theory has its limitations, after gigging hard with equipment for 14 years, even the best shows its age. My EV N/D167 is a great example, because it still works great but is absolutely nasty. When it came time to replace it, there was no other brand for consideration, it's going to be an EV.

                      Why EV? When you own a relatively inexpensive microphone and it owns every other brand you've played with in spades, it says something. Not only has it delt with the abuse of the road without a case, but I have converted all of the bands I've played with over the years to EV.

                      After purchasing this a year ago, it sounds substantially better than my 167. You cannot find a better sound at any price. The quality is top notch -- like I expected, and once again my bandmates all bought one shortly after. Nobody wants to sound second best, especially when it comes to vocals. Do yourself a favor and buy one, nothing other than practice will make you sound better.

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