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Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone   

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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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (14)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5), 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great mic for the price.

By Dennis Harmison

from Ravenswood,WV

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Sounds Like A 58
  • Versatile

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

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

Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

I can't tell the difference between this mic and a 58.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Close enough to a 58 for gigging

By -jim

from NY & Nashville

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Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

I bought 2 of these when they were the stupid deal and cheap enough to take a chance. In a quick comparison to a 58 I couldn't hear any difference, I'm sure something is different but they are good enough for gigging.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome low budget vocal microphone

By Amy S. Wong

from Plano, TX

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic 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. 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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Impressive

    By ZitoQ

    from Cliffwood Beach, NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

      I needed practice mikes for my band but didn't want to spend a lot... I liked using my SM58 but too pricy to get a few more... I had a SM48 years ago and when I saw the white cases I was hooked... I know Shure would not disappoint me and ordered 2... When I received it, I was blown away by the looks and impressed by the sound... I did increase the mid range as I read someone suggested.... I can see my SM48s to be used in live performances.... I ordered 1 more..... Thank you Shure for a great product!!!

       
      4.0

      Best at Its Price

      By Steve B

      from Graceville Fl

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        As I said in the headline, the best at its price. Assuming it is on sale, as it often is---but even at the normal retail price, it is a pretty good deal. I really have only one negative thing to say about the 48 and that is that it is a rather low output microphone, so a decent high-gain preamp is needed to get the most out of it. All of this family of Shure dynamics (S and SM) are this way to some degree, but the lack of a transformer in the SM48 makes it more so! But it sounds good. I prefer it to the 58, honestly, though the sound is fairly similar. Incidentally, the 48 uses the element of the 55 -- the 'Elvis' mike -- not the one found in the 57/58 (but they all are closely related).

        Okay, it is not going to give you the hi-fi sound of some microphones out there. If that's what you want, look elsewhere. It does give you a decent sound, a 'classic' sound, with little fuss. The SM48 is my personal performance mike when I do live shows (boosted with a Fet Head) and I have several more for the band. It's completely serviceable for recording too, when that sort of sound is called for, and easy to get right.

         
        5.0

        Excelen mic and deal

        By Tetormetal

        from Calexico, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

        I buy this mic in the stupid deal of the day. This product is the limited edition white mic, it has a perfect sound and quality, i feel it's a little bit small than the original mic, but it's perfect for the show. I use it in my concerts and it has a great performance.

         
        5.0

        Expectation more than met with this Shure.

        By Mo

        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!

             
            5.0

            great deal

            By toulouse

            from hyannis

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Shure Microphone SM48

              By VinDC

              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...

               
              5.0

              Absolutely a Shure product

              By Warren

              from La Verne, CA

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              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 Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

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

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