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BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone

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A studio-grade dynamic microphone at an incredibly affordable price.

The Blue enCORE 100 Dynamic Live Vocal Microphone showcases everything Blue learned building some of the world's best studio recording mics. A studio-grade handheld dynamic microphone, the enCORE 100 delivers exceptional all-around performance, no matter what your audio application.

The enCORE 100 mic's proprietary dynamic capsule is specially tuned by Blue's engineers to deliver natural vocals, balanced highs, and amazing detail and clarity. Its an incredibly versatile microphone for live performance as well as studio and broadcasting applications.

The unique, durable finishes and high-quality craftsmanship, guarantee your Blue enCORE 100 dynamic mic delivers the performance of a lifetime, for a lifetime of performances.

FEATURES
Proprietary dynamic capsule
Cardioid polar pattern High SPL handling
Blue's proprietary capsule mount for minimal handling noise without pads or filters
Stage-ready construction with heavy-gauge barrel

Includes soft-grip microphone clip and soft-lined storage pouch

Why pay more for quality sound when you don't have to? Order this Blue mic today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Transducer: Dynamic Moving Coil
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency response: 50Hz-15kHz
Maximum SPL: 147dB SPL
Output Impedance: 250 ohms
Sensitivity: 1.55 mV/Pa
Dimensions”Length: 185 mm/7.3"
Dimensions”Diameter: 28 mm(50 mm max.)/1.10" (1.97" max.)
Weight: 0.88 lb./0.4 kg
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BLUEenCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (11)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding Mic

What a great mic! I also own a Baby Bottle by Blue, which prompted me to take a chance on the Encore. Love the look, but also love the way it sounds....Read complete review

What a great mic! I also own a Baby Bottle by Blue, which prompted me to take a chance on the Encore. Love the look, but also love the way it sounds. I purchased the 100 and have been using it for about a year for live performance. Our band has a full complement of SM58's, like most folks. The Blue gives my vocals a more rounded bottom end, and at the same time,a more lively overall sound than the SM58's. It has a very open top end and is quite smooth, but detailed. It performs very well live and have had no problems with feedback or other anomalies. I have let others use it, when doing sound for small gigs, and everyone liked the way it made them sound. It is offered at a great price point and competes easily with the SM58, if you are looking for a more lively articulate sound. I generally leave it on a stand, so cannot comment on handling noise. The construction is very sturdy. Its built like an old Buick, but looks like a Corvette. It has a truly been a joy using it and based on experience over a year, I'm considering adding an Encore 300 in the future.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The best of mics the worst of mics

Really a lovely mic with exceptional clarity and detail except on one major point. The output of this mic is a little weak to work with a loud band or in noisy surroundings. That...Read complete review

Really a lovely mic with exceptional clarity and detail except on one major point. The output of this mic is a little weak to work with a loud band or in noisy surroundings. That means you have to crank the gain on your board which puts you at risk for feedback. I'm going to get a encore 200. The phantom power solves the problem. If you don't have phantom power, you should be able to use a stand-alone mic-pre. Some of the cheap ones have tubes which may be a plus for some. This mic is so responsive and detailed you could use it for a home studio if you don't expect too much.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Mic

By Gary-

from California

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    What a great mic! I also own a Baby Bottle by Blue, which prompted me to take a chance on the Encore. Love the look, but also love the way it sounds. I purchased the 100 and have been using it for about a year for live performance. Our band has a full complement of SM58's, like most folks. The Blue gives my vocals a more rounded bottom end, and at the same time,a more lively overall sound than the SM58's. It has a very open top end and is quite smooth, but detailed. It performs very well live and have had no problems with feedback or other anomalies. I have let others use it, when doing sound for small gigs, and everyone liked the way it made them sound. It is offered at a great price point and competes easily with the SM58, if you are looking for a more lively articulate sound. I generally leave it on a stand, so cannot comment on handling noise. The construction is very sturdy. Its built like an old Buick, but looks like a Corvette. It has a truly been a joy using it and based on experience over a year, I'm considering adding an Encore 300 in the future.

    (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    The best of mics the worst of mics

    By gtunes

    from Southwest USA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Amazing Detail
    • Clear Sound
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Low Output

    Best Uses

    • Small Quiet Rooms

    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    Really a lovely mic with exceptional clarity and detail except on one major point. The output of this mic is a little weak to work with a loud band or in noisy surroundings. That means you have to crank the gain on your board which puts you at risk for feedback. I'm going to get a encore 200. The phantom power solves the problem. If you don't have phantom power, you should be able to use a stand-alone mic-pre. Some of the cheap ones have tubes which may be a plus for some. This mic is so responsive and detailed you could use it for a home studio if you don't expect too much.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Mic

    By vin vee

    from Detroit, MI

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    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    This mic blows away two different sennheiser mics live and is a great value. The only thing missing is an on-off switch. For the price I can understand it, I just wish it had one. This is not a condenser mic and is not the powered dynamic that blue also sells. Don't expect it to sound like either one. For the price, you can afford to try it.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best mike

    By Big C-0Wy-V

    from North Hampton,NH

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    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    I have always wanted to try this mike,and when I did, it was unbelievable. The comments coming from musician friends were positive, that a lot of my friends said they would go out and get one. I already purchased another one. If something happens to my first one, I don't want to use another brand. The Encore 100 is by far the best mike I have ever bought.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unmatched performance and value

    By beloved33

    from Atlanta, GA

    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    I can't say enough about this mic. I've used it on vocals and guitar so far. It would undoubtedly do well on drums and bass amp. On vocals it is warm, defined, and clear. Good feedback rejection. On a guitar amp when you a-b it with a SM57 and a e609s it has a warmer, less harsh, dark but well defined, smooth tone. Similar to a Royer I suppose because of the natural bump in low end avoided in most vocal mics. This characteristic is why I think it would do well on toms, kick, and bass. I would prefer it over a Shure Beta 57a, Shure SM57 Sennheiser e935, Sennheiser e609s, or Audix OM-6 respectively. This is truly a versatile all purpose mic. Ridiculously solid construction. At 400 grams it is 115 grams heaver than a SM57, which is notorious for being indestructible. It looks and sounds 4x what it's worth. Blue makes the best mics out there. Don't think twice about this mic. It's worth every penny.

    (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    NOT FOR AGRESSIVE VOX!

    By Shawn MutherTruckin' Perry

    from Cleveland, OH

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    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    OK, let me first say I own a blueberry and use it in the studio and I SWEAR by that mic...which is why I bought one of these, it let me down HARD...it is insanely quiet...HALF as loud (volume not noise) as the Sennheiser 835 I normally use...I though the mic was broken so I sent it back and the second one had the same issue, I also a/b-ed it with EV's Shure and others... It is a clear sounding mic, but if you are using it as a live mic in any kind loud rock music situation you are not going to get the volume out of this you need before the low end bump mentioned in a previous review starts to feed back in a really annoying and unmusical way, that if you manage to EQ out makes the mic sound really hollow...probably works great for recording, we'll seeUn-Happy, and sad

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best mic in its price range by far !!!

    By robert jeffers III

    from maryland

    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    In a nutshell you will not be dissapointed. I'm singer of the band Forbidden Mission and we own both the shure sm-58 and now the blue enore 100 and I can tell you i havent touched the sm 58 since purchasing the encore !!! It offers a clear and pristine sound quality and an appearance like no other.


    Bobby W

    Forbidden Mission
    very sturdy construction actually a little bit heavy when you first hold it. Huge grill thats beautifully designed and produces smooth, crystal clear sound.
    Best in its price range by a long shot.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid Performer

    By Tod Moses

    from Barre, VT

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Great For Handheld
    • Nice Build
    • Pictures Don't Do Justice

    Cons

    • Fell Out Of Holder

    Best Uses

    • Handheld
    • Performances

    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    I was tempted to only give this four stars but ultimately decided on 5 because the price and sound quality. Very nicely ballanced sound. A real step up from an SM58 for the exact same price. The carying bag is a bit of a joke. Durable enough but hard to get the mic in and out of. Really, we couldn't spring for a zipper or some velcro? The holder came with a loose pivot screw and the mic fell out first time out of the gate and hit my foot. That's when I knew I had a heavy hitter. Dang, that hurt. But it also pointed out another potential flaw. Don't you DARE try and put this thing in the holder at anything less than 90%, because the clip holds it loosely. On the other hand that makes it perfect for the lead singer who doesn't play an instrument and wants to remove it from the holder and put it back in on the fly. And the pictures don't do it justice. This thing is really pretty. Nice chrome basket. Love it, you just have to be aware of those couple of things. I thin I will eventually put one of these on the other two singers in the band. I can't wait to try this out on a snare drum or guitar cab in the studio. Super clarity for a hundred buck mic. And I proved right out of the box that it will take a beating. Wish I could say the same for my foot.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dynamic clarity

    By Anthony Johnson Jr

    from Sylvester, GA

    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

    Overall: To quote "Toy Story"....If you dont have one. GET ONE.
    I bought this as an upgrade to my Shure PG58's that I use in coffeeshop gigs. I use a Shure SM58 at church during worship, but this mic blows it away. I have a deeper and throaty voice than most, so this responds PERFECTLY well with a engineer and sound guy that really knows how to tune it to someone's voice. The case that came with it is just exquisite! I use a BLUE Bluebird in my studio and I knew staying with BLUE that I would NEVER be disappointed.
    The quality in my opinion outshines that of any Shure SM58. The beauty and weight of this thing just blows my mind.
    There's no better value on the planet...

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sold on Blue!

    By Jake

    from Marion, Iowa

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    Pros

    • Construction
    • Curb appeal
    • Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

        Love this mic. Had a SM58 for 25 years - can't complain - but this Blue has superior sound definition and is built like a tank. It looks cool, too!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Blue enCORE vs. the SM58

        By Rich Hoynes - GreatJerseyMusic.com

        from New Jersey

        Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

        I purchased the Blue enCore 100 when I went to the store to buy another Shure SM58. I have both microphones. I love my SM58 and the new Blue is a great addition. The Blue is brighter and sharper than the SM58. You get the same soft tone against the male voice with added sensitivity and clarity. It feels solid and durable. I like the look. I love the new Blue.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent Value

        By Data-Bank-A

        from Lowell, MA

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

          This is a good buy for the money.
          The sound is clean, low self noise, low handling noise.
          Frequency response is perfect for vocals, with a strong proximity effect.
          It actually sounds better than the Encore 200 model - which is more expensive.
          Construction is very solid and durable.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great ham radio microphone

          By Kj4ecx

          from Orlando Florida

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

              I bought this as a microphone for my ham radio which will accept a studio mic this thing is fantastic, the sound is cleaner than any microphone I have bought that was made for a ham radio buy this microphone put it on a ham radio that will accept a studio microphone but you have to buy a cable to make it work or make your own and you will not be disappointed.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Couldn't Be Happier

              By Wardman

              from Charleston SC

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                I like the way my voice sounds using this microphone better than any other microphone I've used before. Excellent value. Built like a tank, looks awesome.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Live Vocal Mic

                By Bob F.

                from New Mexico

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                Pros

                • Clear Low Range Presence
                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Tight Xlr Connection

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                This enCORE 100 is comparable to the SM58, and XM8500. One definitely plus that has it standing out among these competitor mics is a greater vocal presence in the lower (baritone / bass) range. Built like a rock to withstand abuse.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Mic! Excellent Deal!

                By L. A. E.

                from Bernardston, MA

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable

                Cons

                • Handling noise

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                I bought these because I had read reviews that said they were both adequate and great. Plus they were 2 for 1 so I figure even if they weren't great, paying half price for a decent vocal mic is still a steal. A couple of weeks before, I bought the EnCore 100i instrument mics. These were pretty good. Brighter and hotter than an SM57, but not very well shock mounted. The EnCorr 100 is about the same as the 100i with the exception of the finish being glossier, and the output being a little less, so you will need more gain at the mixer.

                I A/B'ed it with my Sennheiser E838 and it was similar in the air qualities, but again, a little more handling noise. IF Blue did a little better job with isolating the capsule, these mics would be stand outs.

                But, for my purposes of micing up rock cover bands, I think they will work out just fine. Others have said they like the soft bag it comes with, but I don't like the design as it is just a flap that you have to squish the mic and adapter through. It's kind of a PITA! But overall I would recommend this mic to anyone looking for an alternative to the Sennheisers or the venerable SM58.

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                a little disappointed

                By gtunes

                from Southwest USA

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Quiet And Very Detailed

                Cons

                • Low Output

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                Very detailed and quiet. Would be a great mic for comparatively quiet applications. I found it problematic in noisy rooms. Not enough output and when I pushed the gain it was likely to feedback compared to the Sure 58s, Senn e835s and AKG C3000. I also didn't seem to get the dynamic response I would have liked. The mic has great attributes but not for me. I gave it to a friend.

                 
                5.0

                So good i bought 4 more!

                By gtrsinger

                from Houston, TX

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                  I purchased a couple of these mics for my church. We all loved them so much we got a few more! they are just great!

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Microphone

                  By Uncle Easy

                  from Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about BLUE enCORE 100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone:

                    I have been back and forth between choosing this or a good ol' SM58. Well, when this went on sale, AND I realized I could get it for beans with my Backstage Pass points, it was a no brainer. Shipped quick in perfect condition. Sounds gorgeous, even with a hack like me with less than perfect technique. Very clear sound, almost no proximity effect. It basically gets louder when you get up on it, without the crazy low end boost that other mics give back when you get close. Very smooth and controllable. Handling noise is a *bit* more than the other guys, but I use a stand anyway so it's moot. Very rugged, build is top notch. Some prefer less flash, but I love it, and even my non-musician wife calls it "pretty." If you're on the fence about purchasing one of these, just do it. It's a great mic. Worth full price anyday.

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