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Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone

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Dynamic vocal mic features high SPL handling without distortion.

Need a mic thats versatile enough to go with you from the studio on to the stage? The Audix f55 is designed for a wide range of applications. With its warm, natural sound reproduction, the f55 resist feedback and is able to handle very high sound pressure levels without distortion. This multipurpose dynamic vocal microphone is characterized by its tight and uniformly controlled cardioid polar pattern, which helps to isolate the vocals from the rest of the instruments on stage.

The f55 is designed to sound clear and full-bodied with a wide frequency range of 50Hz “ 16kHz. The f55 is well-balanced, comfortable to hold, durable and manufactured with very high standards and tight tolerances. Roadworthy construction includes a precision cast zinc alloy, black e-coat finish, steel mesh grille, gold-plated XLR connector and heavy-duty ABS clip.

FEATURES
Audio
Frequency response: 50Hz to 16KhZ
Max SPL: 138 dB
Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and type
Capsule: Dynamic
Pattern: Cardioid
Type: Handheld
Applications: Studio, stage
Phantom power required: No
Size and weight
Width: Not applicable
Height: 6.7"
Depth: Not applicable
Weight: .69 lb.
Included accessories
Case: Pouch
Clip: Plastic
Power supply: No

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Audixf55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone
 
4.2

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great price, good mic.

This is not a 58. Sounds good, looks good, and works great but it is a little weak for lead vocals in a rock band. Used two to mic our guitar amps this...Read complete review

This is not a 58. Sounds good, looks good, and works great but it is a little weak for lead vocals in a rock band. Used two to mic our guitar amps this last weekend and they sounded good; a little to bright for me maybe, but we were short a couple of 57's and these worked good. Great for back-up vocals though and at the stupid price who cares you can never have too many good mics around.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comparable to SM58 but mic clip doesn't fit

Using these mics for back-up vocals. Sound reproduction seems at least equal to the SM58. Happy with the mics; not happy with the mic clip which doesn't fit the mic. Go figure!...Read complete review

Using these mics for back-up vocals. Sound reproduction seems at least equal to the SM58. Happy with the mics; not happy with the mic clip which doesn't fit the mic. Go figure! Got this on a 'stupid deal of the day' so I'm not complaining.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great price, good mic.

By thebigempire

from Hot

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Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

This is not a 58. Sounds good, looks good, and works great but it is a little weak for lead vocals in a rock band. Used two to mic our guitar amps this last weekend and they sounded good; a little to bright for me maybe, but we were short a couple of 57's and these worked good. Great for back-up vocals though and at the stupid price who cares you can never have too many good mics around.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great all-around mic!

By Layton E.

from Des Moines, IA

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Clarity
  • Great vocal frequency range
  • Incredible mic for $$$
  • Warm tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Stage
    • Studio
    • Venue of any size

    Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

    As someone who uses Audix proudly, we used this mic for the vocals in our worship team at church, compared to the other brands we had this one definitely left the competition in the dust. With the cardioid pattern, it does an incredible job at basically rejecting bleed from other things around the instrument or vocals the mic is on. We use stage wedge floor monitors and we always had feedback issues with our mics, not with this one! Incredible feedback protection (my words for it). The sleek black design looks simply elegant on the stage too!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superior to other mics

    By Tunning Man

    from Queens, New York

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

      Crisp, clean and rich sound. Unidirectional. It does not pick up ambient sound from other musicians on stage. Value is unbeatable.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Would recomend

      By EagleOneProductions

      from Cincinnati

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

      Good range. Built rugged. No on off

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A good buy.

      By Mark

      from Maryland

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Decent mic for the price.

      Cons

      • Came with the wrong mic clip.

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

        Mic came with a clip that didn't fit at all. Had to purchase one from my local music store.
        Overall though, this seems like a good mic for the price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best quality and clarity I've found at this price.

        By Allen

        from Albany, Ga

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Singing

          Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

          I bought this mic to use in a metal band, but didn't like the way it overly enhanced the highs and didn't pick up the low end well. Put it on a stand for our singer/guitarist to use and it sounded beautiful.

          Nothing on the product. This is meant for singing not gutturals, and for singing, it's great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great mic for the price

          By Tjdunes

          from West michigan

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

          Used in live band setting

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great value mic for the price

          By Seljoy

          from Hightstown NJ

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Nice build quality
          • nice clarity

          Cons

          • mic handling noise is moderate

          Best Uses

          • Live

          Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

          I bought it on sale at a very good price on musician's friend. Hard to pass that up. I hope this continues to be a sale item. It's well worth it. Great clarity and great build quality for the price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Sam I Am

          from USA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

            Pretty smooth sounding mic. I have a few nice vocal mics and this one (in my opinion) sounds very good.

             
            5.0

            I would certainly buy another.

            By tobias

            from Lynn, MA

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Performances

              Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

              It is more comparable than my Shure Beta 58A.

               
              3.0

              Comparable to SM58 but mic clip doesn't fit

              By Clair

              from Lancaster, PA

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Mic clip doesn't filt mic

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

              Using these mics for back-up vocals. Sound reproduction seems at least equal to the SM58. Happy with the mics; not happy with the mic clip which doesn't fit the mic. Go figure! Got this on a 'stupid deal of the day' so I'm not complaining.

               
              4.0

              Great quality and price

              By Dwight

              from Oregon

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                I was getting feedback with my old mic and my pedals. I bought this on a friends recommendation and have had no issues. Seems quite durable. Just wished it had an on/off switch but for price can't complain.

                 
                5.0

                Great mic for the money

                By Blue Rooster

                from Ludlow MA

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                  I am using this primarily for vocals in a well-established band that performs live frequently and records periodically in our studio. I have found this mic to be as reliable and responsive as a 58. It may have a slightly boosted higher frequency response when compared to a 58. This is helpful when playing with a full band, as it allows the vocals to cut through the mix just enough without having make too many adjustments on the board. My go-to mic for vocals is a Shure Super 55, but i will use this as a backup mic and will periodically switch it out with the super 55. Also I purchase this ona DOTD for 29 - if I had know better, I would have purchased 2 more.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Microphone

                  By Randy

                  from Stuart's Draft, VA.

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  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 Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                    The Audio f55 is a great Microphone that is suitable for many applications. I highly recommend this Mic to anyone.

                     
                    5.0

                    Why oh why didn't I buy another?

                    By Boney Tony

                    from Savannah, Ga

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                      Home, studio, stage

                       
                      5.0

                      Solid & Practical at an Incredibly Reasonable Price

                      By Caesar Agustus Gloop

                      from Arizona

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Rehearsal Space

                        Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                        An excellent vocal microphone for a rehearsal space or gigging. I've had a stable of Shure SM58's for years, and bought this on the Stupid Deal of the Day sale just to try it out. Noticeably brighter and very slightly hotter gain-wise than the 58, it works well to cut through a cluttered mix or bring out darker vocal ranges. It may need some treble EQ work in a live setting to be sure it doesn't cut to the point of being harsh.

                        You can't expect much more than this in the SDOTD price range. If it's on sale and you're on the fence, go for it.

                         
                        5.0

                        Would buy and have bought again...

                        By Kenny

                        from Nashville, Tn

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                          Bought the first as a SDOTD. Figured if it wasn't good as a vocal mic, I would as only out a few dineros. Well, the reality it that I prefer it over Shure 58s. Have bought a couple more at regular price and just got another as another Stupid Deal Of The Day. Great product!

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Mic , Great value

                          By Daveb335

                          from Arnold Mo.

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                            Bought for vocals in my practice room. Great sound . I am not a professional singer but for the price , it was all I could ask for.

                             
                            3.0

                            really BAD mic clip

                            By blackie

                            from cape may, NJ

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                              its a better than ok mic....but why would a respected company like this include a worthless mic clip???...it really makes them look foolish.

                               
                              3.0

                              Good mic

                              By Nicholas

                              from undisclosed

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Audix f55 Cardioid Vocal Microphone:

                              I like the middle response it gives for the price

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