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Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone  

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The Super 55 Deluxe Vocal Microphone features a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing, supercardioid polar pattern, vibrant blue foam behind ...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Classic looking mic with supercardioid polar pattern and tailored frequency response for vocals.

      The Super 55 Deluxe Vocal Microphone features a signature satin chrome-plated die-cast casing, supercardioid polar pattern, vibrant blue foam behind the grille, and tailored frequency response for natural vocals and speech. An integrated, swivel stand mount is included.

      The combination of updates make the Super 55 the ideal choice when looking for a dramatic-yet affordable-improvement in sound quality with an unmistakable vintage design. It's great for stage, studio recording, podcasting, and other sound applications where a stand-mounted microphone with a classic look is desired.

      FEATURES
      • Supercardioid polar pattern
      • Iconic chrome-plated design with vibrant blue color additions
      • Tailored frequency response for natural vocals and speech
      • High gain-before-feedback and excellent off-axis rejection
      • Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes handling noise and ensures quiet operation
      • Rugged die-cast casing for reliability under rigorous conditions

      Order this ultra-stylish mic today. It'll make your vocals sound as cool as it looks.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      Super 55 Dynamic Microphone

      • Type: Dynamic
      • Frequency response: 60 to 17,000Hz
      • Polar pattern: Supercardioid
      • Impedance: Microphone rating impedance is 150 Ohms (290 Ohms actual)
      • Sensitivity (at 1,000Hz): Open Circuit Voltage: -53.0 dBV/Pa, 1 Pascal=94 dB SPL
      • Polarity: positive pressure on the diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3 of the output connector
      • Construction: chrome-plated die casting
      • Dimensions:
      • Height (mic): 115cm, (stand) 73cm
      • Width (mic): 55.6, (stand): 23.8
      • Depth: (mic): 77.8cm, (stand): 42.1cm
      • Net weight: 0.656kg (1.45lb.)
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      ShureSuper 55 Dynamic Microphone
       
      4.4

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      90%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (8)
      • Durable (5)
      • Compact (3)
      • Easy to use (3)
      • Versatile (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances (9)
        • Home studio (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Cool old school with new sounds!

        The visual impact of this mic on stage cannot be measured. It really ads to the vintage ambiance of the music that I perform. This would be fine if the mic sounded half...Read complete review

        The visual impact of this mic on stage cannot be measured. It really ads to the vintage ambiance of the music that I perform. This would be fine if the mic sounded half as good, but the "Super 55" is truly a fine vocal microphone. At our last live performance I could turn the "55" way up without experiencing feedback, and was able to adjust the tone by simply choosing the distance I stood from the mic itself. It went from deep, mellow lows close up to light highs when standing back. No "pop" worries because of the built in pop filter. I highly recommend this mic if you're looking for great sound with vintage looks at an affordable price.
        It looks and feels like a vintage Shure mic with some of the best sounds I've experienced.
        You can drive nails with this thing.
        A little pricey for the vintage look, but the sound makes up for the cost.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Disappointed

        Had high hopes for this mic. Our lead singer is a female with a powerful voice that must be out front. Been using an EV RE410 and like it a lot, but wanted...Read complete review

        Had high hopes for this mic. Our lead singer is a female with a powerful voice that must be out front. Been using an EV RE410 and like it a lot, but wanted more warmth. The Super 55 has a great warm sound, but the "plosives" from it nearly knocked us out of the room. "P's" and "B's" were overpowering, even singing diagonally across the mic rather than straight into it. No amount of eq could bring it under control.

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        4.0

        Beautiful and functional

        By Shifafah

        from Ithaca, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Clear Sound
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy
        • Very Unidirectional

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

        I wanted one of these for a long time, and I finally thought "what am I waiting for?" I'm a jazz singer and this is great for my era of music. It isn't right for all gigs - sometimes a hand-held is called for - but when I'm standing there looking retro and singing songs from the 40s, it's perfect. It does take some getting used to; although it's big, there is a small spot in the center that you have to sing into, or else it won't catch the fullness of your voice. I love that it looks retro but internally is updated - quality is the same as an SM58.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Super 55 Dynamic Microphone

        By Bluto

        from WNY

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

          A fine mic.
          Very well made. Bought for home studio use.
          Will right more later, just got it.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Mic if you're a good singer

          By AJDEADTREEDUO

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Great looking
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Will Expose A Bad Singer

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Rehearsal

          Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

          I got this mic on a whim to use with a new Bose L1 Model II PA system. Aesthetically, this may be the sexiest microphone ever. Most people are very impressed with the style of this mic.

          In use, proper vocal and mic technique is a must. This microphone is 'plosive', but also allows you to create wonderful phrasing with the proper head location and movement. It is super clear, with a tinge of warmth. If you eat this mic, you wan't to be controlled, it sounds clear, seductive, and quite professional.

          I love the super cardiod pattern. It's very interesting how different it feels from the standard cardiod ala SM 58s. Comparatively, this mic is far clearer then an SM 58. If you are not a singer who sings "pretty", or uses a controlled vocal technique, this mic may not be the right fit (the trusty SM 58 will likely be a good place to start).

          I would recommend this mic for anyone not wanting a condenser vocal mic on stage who utilizes an array of vocal techniques. I would not suggest it for rough singers, as it may accentuate undesirable sound in the mix.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Mic

          By Bobg

          from Hernando, Miss

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

            We got this for our lead singer, mainly for the looks but it sounds great

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Mic I've Ever Owned

            By Bill From Always A Nightmare

            from Washingtonville, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Not wireless

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

            This mic is the best mic I've ever owned. I was always hear complaints about volume and tone with other mic's (including Shure's) and that all changed with the Super55.

            The mic acents the lows and controls the highs, it's warm sound works from sining softly to METAL SCREAMS! I refuse to do a gig with out it. The sound quality is out of this world, it has 100% upped my game.

            Lastly, the look is one that is remembered, especially in the classic rock\cover world. The mic gives you style and performance. I will use nothing else ever again.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Looks and Good Clear Sound

            By Wayne's World Karaoke

            from Arvada, Colorado

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Looks Good
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mobile KJ

              Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

              I am a Karaoke Jock. I have only used it once so far and everyone liked the way it made them sound. My only complaint so far is the connection part. It doesn't lock in as it should. I tried several cords and all had the same problem. I had to tape it in place against the mike stand, but it worked well after that. Hope Shure comes up with a fix as needed.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beautiful mic with only one caveat

              By francosuave

              from Salt Lake City, UT

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

              • A Little "plosive"

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

              I want to address two points made by several other reviewers.

              1- The Super 55 Deluxe sounds just like the Shure SM-58. This is definitely NOT true. I bought the mic on the chance that it could be the case because I love my 58 and have used it exclusively for a long, long time. The 55 has a really good, full-spectrum sound, and if you have a nice EQ unit and know how to use it you could probably get it to sound similar to the SM-58, but to be clear, this is an entirely different instrument from the 58. Don't get me wrong—it's a very well built unit with a fine sound, just not like the SM-58.

              2- The Super 55 Deluxe is way too sensitive to "plosives". This point is kind of true...sort of. It took me about an hour of practice to revise my diction and mic technique, but I was able to eliminate the problem. Side-by-side comparison with the SM-58 shows this mic significantly louder on the *pop* of hard consonant sounds. You'll have to learn to soften your P's.

              Summary: This mic is GORGEOUS!!! I croon the jazz standards and love having a mic I can hold like a woman I'm kissing. The sound is a very good, clean, full-range, accurate reproduction of whatever you put into it. If you can learn to manage your "plosives" with a mic that doesn't manage them for you, I'm sure you will love this beautiful instrument!

              I penalized one star for the *pop*.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Super Mic

              By MCPU-Man

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Crisp and clean
              • Nostalgic Flair
              • Ultimate

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording
              • Solo Act

              Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

              Best microphone yet! Have SM58's and Sennheiser 835's but the sound out of this mic is like no other. Fantastic!

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Disappointed

              By Congoman

              from Southeast U.S.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

                Had high hopes for this mic. Our lead singer is a female with a powerful voice that must be out front. Been using an EV RE410 and like it a lot, but wanted more warmth. The Super 55 has a great warm sound, but the "plosives" from it nearly knocked us out of the room. "P's" and "B's" were overpowering, even singing diagonally across the mic rather than straight into it. No amount of eq could bring it under control.

                Comment on this review

                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Mic I've Ever Owned

                By Brandoncunning

                from Memphis,TN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

                  I've always used a Shure SM58 but wanted to get something vintage since I have a Rockabilly band. The mic came yesterday and used it in last night's gig and it was the clearest mic I've ever used. The clarity is unbelievable. You can stand 2 feet away and it picks up your vocals. If you are thinking of buying this mic go ahead and grab it and you won't be disappointed.

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