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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Mic if you're a good singer

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...Read complete review

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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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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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic if you're a good singer

By AJDEADTREEDUO

from Austin, TX

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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.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT!!!

By Oboogie80

from Erie, Pa

About Me Professional Musician

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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.....

(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.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best mic I've ever used.

By DOTD

from Montreal

Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

Okay let's not deny it, we all want this mic for the looks. But this mic is more than that. It has an amazing sound too. Lots of gain and a warm tone. Really sturdy too. Not as heavy as i thought it would be (it is less than 2 pounds).Yes it is a little expensive. But it is versatile and looks amazing. Great product, it is worth every penny.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Clear For Vocals

By Gracenote66

from Oregon

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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!

(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

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally Shure has done Vintage right!

By ChiantiM

from Rhode Island

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Comments about Shure Super 55 Dynamic Microphone:

Think Howlin' Wolf grabbing the mic in stand and shifting it into gear for his characteristic baritone growl. This microphone delivers! I've been waiting for Shure to begin production on a high-gain version of the historical 55. Earlier version (noticeable by the on/off switch) was low in gain, so there were many 3rd parties upgrading these microphones. Now Shure has produced a Super 55 thereby providing the gain lacking in the first re-issue,I've used this mic for an International church event where it covered singers of every genre and ethnic background. African shouters, Hmong melodies, North American Blues - it delivers and does so with style.Seems stylish microphones that perform are back in vogue. Between the Super 55 and the newest Blue mics ... you can now have your cake and eat it to. Stage presence and performance. Highly recommended!

(9 of 14 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

(8 of 8 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*.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed

By Congaman

from Southeast USA

About Me Professional Musician

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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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