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Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone  White 

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The SM48 unidirectional dynamic microphone is a great performance microphone. It maintains a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range, en...Read More

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Rugged, affordable and clear.

The SM48 unidirectional dynamic microphone is a great performance microphone. It maintains a true cardioid pattern throughout its frequency range, ensuring high gain before feedback and rejection of off-axis sound.

The tailored frequency response is ideal for lead vocals, backup vocals, and spoken word applications. A presence rise brightens mid-range performance, and a low frequency roll off controls proximity effect.

The SM48 includes a shock-mounted cartridge, a steel mesh grille, and an integral "pop" filter.

FEATURES
  • Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound and provides superior gain before feedback
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened mid-range and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
  • Shock-mounted cartridge for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise
  • Built-in "pop" filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise
  • Supplied stand adapter and carrying/storage bag
  • Lockable On/Off switch (Model SM48S only)
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness

Order today and make sure your voice is heard.

SPECIFICATIONS

SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Frequency Response: 55 to 14,000Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional)-rotationally symmetrical about microphone axis, uniform with frequency
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ShureSM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome low budget vocal microphone

Shure SM48 is such an affordable microphone. I ordered the white version and I just love the way it looks. The sound quality is decent(clear and crisp) for vocal consider the price....Read complete review

Shure SM48 is such an affordable microphone. I ordered the white version and I just love the way it looks. The sound quality is decent(clear and crisp) for vocal consider the price. I would recommend this mic to anybody who is in a tight budget. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is because I wish this mic is a bit longer, because most of the Shure microphone is 1 - 2" longer.

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Sm48 mic

For a stage mic that cost me very minimal amount. It's a great mic for back up vocals or to have just as a back up. Good price,decent quality over all a good...Read complete review

For a stage mic that cost me very minimal amount. It's a great mic for back up vocals or to have just as a back up. Good price,decent quality over all a good buy.

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5.0

Expectation more than met with this Shure.

By 

from San Diego North County

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      Music is a hobby for me, but I do play a lot with friends and in local venues. It's not my day job but I take it seriously enough to want good quality at a reasonable price. This mike is of great quality, and doesn't break the bank. As a matter of fact, if I had known it was this good I would've paid more to get it. Great for two or more at a time as it is not directional and really picks up well without overboosting background noise. Seems durable, time will tell!

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      5.0

      great deal

      By 

      from MA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        shure quality.............

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        4.0

        Shure Microphone SM48

        By 

        from Washington DC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No on off switch

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        Nice upgrade from what I had...

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        5.0

        Absolutely a Shure product

        By 

        from Los Angeles, CA

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        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 SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

          Looks and sounds great - all that you would expect from Shure. No disappointments here.

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          5.0

          A Mic of a different color

          By 

          from Olympia WA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

            I bought this because of the low price and I love the way it sounds.

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            5.0

            Great for the price

            By 

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Economical
            • Good sound quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

              I've been playing in bands for over 20 years now, and used to also work in the recording industry. I love my Shure 58 for main vocals, but have recently formed a band where I'm providing most of the equipment and didn't want to pay for buying 4 new 58s if I could avoid it. So I picked up a 48 (the spec sheet looked similar) and have been very happy. The sound is crisp and clear. I have been very happy with the purchase.

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              3.0

              Sm48 mic

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              from Rochester,NY

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              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

              For a stage mic that cost me very minimal amount. It's a great mic for back up vocals or to have just as a back up. Good price,decent quality over all a good buy.

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              4.0

              SM48 AS GOOD AS AN SM58?

              By 

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Vocals

              Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

              I already own an SM48 and love it...so I wanted another one...it compares to the SM58 in my opinion. Don't know the specs or the technical aspects of the differences between the two, but soundwise I cannot tell them apart. The price was fantastic for twenty seven dineros on SDOTD, and I couldn't pass it up to add another great mic to my growing microphone arsenal. Plus it's white and thought how cool would that be to get nicotine and beer stains all over it...give it some character...LOL

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              4.0

              Great vocal mics! Great price!

              By 

              from TEXAS

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Functions
              • No onoff switch

              Best Uses

              • Live Background Vocals
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

              Great value on these Shure mics! I got the Special Edition in white. They look great and most importantly they sound great. Not a mic I'd use as my main vocal mic but, for the price, they are an excellent background vocals mic.
              They are also good instrument mics, for recording front of an amp, depending on the sound you're looking for. I wasn't aware that these did not have the on/off switch, but that is on me for not thoroughly reading the description. It hasn't been a problem. In fact, if that is not an issue for you it will save you a little bit to buy the model without the switch. Get them!

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              5.0

              great for small events

              By 

              from Beaver Dams, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

                great for small events

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