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Overview

  • Supercardioid polar pattern
  • Iconic chrome-plated design with vibrant blue color additions
  • Tailored frequency response for natural vocals and speech
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      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.

       

      Super 55 Dynamic Microphone Specifications:

      • 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
       
      4.3

      (based on 13 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Durable (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (4)

        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

         

        broke after 2 months ><

        the mic has great sound and great everything. BUT.... i just wish it had the endurance that all the other shure mics have... i was really sad that my mic went...Read complete review

        the mic has great sound and great everything. BUT.... i just wish it had the endurance that all the other shure mics have... i was really sad that my mic went out on me during a show... buy the extended coverage. i wish i had done so

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        (4 of 4 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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        5.0

        Super Mic

        By MCPU-Man

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Experienced

        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!

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        (4 of 5 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.

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          (5 of 6 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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            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT!!!

            By Oboogie80

            from Erie, Pa

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

                  I 'm an acoustic solo artist. I do quite a bit of the older country (Cash, Jennings, Jones....) and yes, I bought this mic for that "classic" look. I saw a fella in Nashville using one and i loved the look and clarity in his vocals. I normally use a SM58. I hooked this up last night for a rehersal and was completely blown away. What a difference!! So far, I love this thing.....

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                  (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  broke after 2 months ><

                  By bud verissimo

                  from washington

                  Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

                  the mic has great sound and great everything. BUT.... i just wish it had the endurance that all the other shure mics have... i was really sad that my mic went out on me during a show... buy the extended coverage. i wish i had done so

                  Comment on this review

                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphones

                  By Gary Fowler

                  from Germany

                  Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

                  The mic's are a little pricey But well worth the money.
                  I have always like the Shure sm 58, The Beta 58's and 57's.
                  I first got the Super 58's for the retro look, But once I used them I am hooked big time. The sound is so rich and clear. They seem to be better than the Beta 58 and 57. Another great feature is there has been no feedback problems so far. I have really cranked up the volume, using four powered Mackie's speakers all aimed to the center of the room, And again have no problem with feedback.
                  All the best.

                  Gary Fowler

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                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Cool old school with new sounds!

                  By Bill Coleman

                  from Northwest U.S.

                  Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

                  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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Is just ok

                  Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

                  Cool look with an ok sound (very bright). It will feedback in a small club or rehearsal space. Make sure you have a back up when playing out.

                  Comment on this review

                  (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Clear For Vocals

                  By Gracenote66

                  from Oregon

                  Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

                  I am a professional church musician specializing in traditional christian music (and I help out the contemporary guys once in a while too). This being the case, I am a bit embarrased of how "over the top" this microphone's appearance is. However, I have begun to use it all the time--my beta 58 is in back-up duty now. Slightly warm, high output, very clear. I have never had a mic work this well. Great job, Shure!

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