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Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone

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The TELEFUNKEN M80 features a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities, delivering a condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic desig...Click To Read More About This Product

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Live sound dynamic microphone with the performance of a studio condenser.

The TELEFUNKEN M80 features a wider frequency response and higher SPL capabilities, delivering a condenser-like performance in a rugged dynamic design. The M80 is a microphone equally suitable for voice, instruments or drums on both stage and in the studio. Due to its low mass capsule and super thin (yet surprisingly rugged) capsule membrane the M80 presents a wider range of emotion from a live vocal with an intimacy that has been traditionally reserved for studio quality condenser microphones.

The head and capsule assembly has been designed to reduce proximity effect to which nets added low end clarity for vocals, while still providing "strength" and "authority" and an "open," "airy" character without adding danger of upper midrange feedback or "honk." The M80 also features an American made custom wound impedance matching transformer which is where the magic really takes place.


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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Type Dynamic Moving Coil
  • Capsule N/A
  • Frequency Range 30Hz / 18kHz
  • Polar Pattern Cardioid
  • Impedance 200 ohms
  • Size 7.25" (184mm) length x 1.88" (48mm) diameter
  • Connector: 3-pin male XLR
  • Weight 13.1 oz (371g)
  • Extras mic clip, bag
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TelefunkenM80 Dynamic Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (4)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Microphone

By FC

from oregon

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

    THIS MIC IS AWESOME!!! I'm surprised to see only a couple of reviews about it. They advertise that this thing is "condenser like". I said the same thing you are saying "I doubt it". After using this mic in many different settings and putting it through the musical gauntlet, i would actually describe it as.... condenser like. Its really the closest dynamic I've heard to matching the clarity of a condenser but without all the problems and complications that come with a condenser. I've had a couple of condensers and they sound so clean but u cant ever get them to cut through the mix in a loud setting cause they pick up everything on stage. I have a deep voice and I bought the m80 for its 30-hz response. It's so easy to sing into the Telefunken and all the subtleties and nuances that it takes to the crowd are unreal. I got the Heil Sound pr35 with it cause you can't try out ether one of them in store. Then I tried all the others out in the store. The mics I've used live are the Blue 300 condenser, Audix om5, AT ae4100, AT m8000, AT ae5400 condenser, EV cobalt 7, Heil pr35 and of course the Sure sm58 and 57. I like every mic on this list more than the sm58. Still trying to figure out what's so great about the "industry standard". If you want your voice to sound sub-par and kind of cheesy then the sm58 is the mic for you.

    My favorite of the dynamics is the pr35 and the Telefunken. I really liked the pr35 but I sent it back and kept the Telefunken. That's right, I said it! I'll say it again, just in case I didn't make myself clear. The Telefunken m80 sounds better than the Heil Sound pr35. I really wanted the pr35 to be the better mic because I read so much about it. I put them though a side by side comparison on 4 different stages. After extensive EQ tweaking and 3 1/2 weeks later it was more than obvious which mic had a new home and which one would have to pack its tiny little bags. If you are looking for a mic that can handle a little more stage noise and adds body to a thin voice, go with the pr35. The m80 handles noise very well too but in all fairness, nothing handles noise like the pr35. The number one reason I chose the Telefunken can be summed up in 3 words; clarity, clarity and clarity... almost... condenser like.

    I firmly believe that there is a different mic for every voice. Try out the Telefunken. You will be doing yourself an injustice if u don't. 250$ is a small price to pay for something as impotent as vocals.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Mic Out There By Far

    By Union Driftwood

    from Denver

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

      All I can say is wow! I got the mic Saturday, had a gig Monday, and as soon as I sang into the mic it was like "where have you been all my life". I have tried all the other main brands, Shure Beta, Sennheiser, Audix, Audio Technica, and this mic blows them all out of the water by a long shot. It picks up all the little nuances in your voice and seems to allow me to be more soulful and sing softer when it counts but it is also responsive when I'm screaming the blues like no other. The back up singer in our band heard it and said" well, guess I'm getting that one for sure. Got a few compliments on how it sounded from other musicians and a few other of my musician friends were curious and now after hearing the praise from me, they will all want one too. Everyone I know will hear about how this is the absolute best mic you can use and I will be a big proponent of your brand for sure! My Beta is going on Craigslist and I will definitely use all Telefunken for everything from now on. I honestly couldn't believe the difference in the sound quality and can't believe I have gone this long with out it. It feels like a much more rugged and sturdy mic and looks beautiful. This mic is essential to any singer, professional or even amateur musician that wants the absolute best in vocal sound at a very reasonable price.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Telefunken M80

      By RocKHaven1

      from Merced Ca

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

        20 plus years playing and singing clubs, fairs casinos etc.
        Had a problem with the SM58 picking up low register notes without a drop in volume. The M80 is LOUD and Clear! Zero feedback issues compared to the SM58 as well. I'm a happy camper!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Live Vocal Microphone

        By Grant W.

        from Lafayette, LA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

        First off, I rely heavily on customer reviews before purchasing any product online. That being said, I did alot of research on vocal microphones before coming to this purchase. I currently own an SM58, Beta 58, Beta 87, Senn. 935, and an E/V 767a. I've been struggling recently to find a vocal microphone to fit my voice. I had settled on the Beta 58 for awhile, but still found that it sounded too muddy/boomy. Eventually, I had narrowed down my search to the Heil PR35 and the Tele M80. I almost bought the Heil but some reviews said that it was heavy on the bass end, which is what tipped the scale toward the M80. After plugging the M80 into my PA, all I can say is "wow!". It is exactly what I have been looking for in a vocal mic. Great clarity without being harsh or sibilant, and not boomy or muddy on the low end. Truly a fantastic vocal microphone.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Microphone Ive EVER had

        By seanerbeaner

        from wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

          I have been looking for a microphone that actually improves my vocals. This is it! I am 50 years old and have tried out dozens of microphones. Several others have worked out but none have the apparent magic that this one does. It truly highlights the good parts of my voice and improves the weakness. My problem areas include a need to add some lower end body while subtracting some of my upper range harshness. This mic does that. I don't know how but it is incredible. Over the years I have tried lots of Sennheisers, lots of Shures, Beyer, lots of audio technical etc. This is THE REAL DEAL!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awsome MIC

          By Marco

          from Baltimore

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

            This is a great sounding Dynamic MIC.Im not a vocalist im a guitarist and I mainly mic guitars for live sound or recording, so that's where my review is coming from, although this does sound great with Vocals in my opinion. As a matter of fact I have a 1967 or 68 SHURE Unisphere 1...that's a great MIC..Those MICS were on stage at Woodstock and were used everywhere else ..The M80 compares very favorably..The designs are similar. I highly recommend the Telefunken M80. The price is high compared to other Dynamic MICs but If you need a good MIC and you cant afford six hundred and up for a middle of the road Tube microphone or other powered type,this is a MUCH better option than buying a cheapy.Don't buy the cheap-o tube MIC buy one of these..trust me its a better deal.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best stage microphone I've ever owned!

            By BC

            from Eastern North Carolina

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

              The sound on this mic is incredible. It has less feedback than my Beta 58. It has an "airy" sound that sounds as if I was working in a studio. If Telefunken makes it, you know it will be top of the line.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              M80 TELEFUNKEN GOLD MIC

              By ANDY

              from ELK GROVE, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

                  I ordered this mic for my husband for Christmas this year, he is a pro musician. He was enamored Alan Thickes Gold Mic which I understand is about 3k or more. This M80 is every bit as impressive and a WOW factor as Alan Thickes, and when my husband opened the box, it's Awesome ! A sound engineer we know at a well known local music store here recommended it, and said it was an excellent, and one of the best mics around.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solid good sounding Mike

                  By Jetfamily

                  from Vancouver BC Canada

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

                    First impression was, solid, heavy, and feels good in your hand, tried at home compared with sure 58, it is at least twice better, can't wait to try it at live event,

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great sound

                    By Rockinbob

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

                      Impress your bandmates & your audience.
                      Great sounding microphone. Looks great. Who else has a gold or chrome plated mic? From Telefunken no less. Really bought these as an investment. Hoping they are somewhat of a limited edition, but they sound so great, I will use them live otr in the studio too.

                       
                      5.0

                      The rumors are true, it's incredible.

                      By MattyB

                      from NC, USA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

                        Why is it so expensive if it's just a 57 redesign? Because it sounds incredible, looks great, and is built like a tank. Awesome, just awesome detail for a dynamic. Amazing on vocals and snare drum. Everyone who's used it in my studio has loved it. I run it thru a tube preamp, and it's gorgeous.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great vocal mic

                        By Tim from Cheeseland

                        from Neenah, WI

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone:

                          I have been in bands and recording bands in recording studios for over 30 years, so I have a reasonable amount of experience. I also own two high-end $3K tube vocal mics, so I have a high end bar of comparison. The M80 is simply a GREAT vocal stage microphone with spectacular resolution and clarity, and also has very strong gain before feedback. Is it as good as a $3K tube mic? Of course not, but you wouldn't use those mics on a stage even if you were guaranteed they wouldn't be stolen or knocked over because they would feedback and bleed surrounding stage sounds in a live stage environment. But in comparison to other stage mic's, The M80 is crazy-good.

                          This mic is easily worth the extra money in my opinion. I compared it to Audix OM7's (still have 2 anyway that I use for backup vocals on stage due to their superior gain before feedback), SM57 (still have 1), SM58 (still have 1), Beta58 (returned 3 for Audix OM7's), Blue enCORE 300's (still have 2), Blue enCORE 200's (still have 2), Sennheiser 840 (still have 1). This mic is better than all of them for my purposes (male tenor).

                          The detailed resolution and being able to hear all of the nuances of your voice is well worth it. Yes, what they say is true, it is condenser-like, but with way better feedback rejection and far less stage-bleed. The Audix OM7 is the next closest from those listed above. The Blue 300's are very good, but the hassle of a condenser on stage was the trade-off (need phantom power, picks up too much other stage noise bleed/less gain before feedback).

                          The M80 is not cheap, but if you can afford it, you won't be sorry. I can't speak for the durability yet as I just got it, but I did have an Audix OM7 fail on me with absolutely no abuse, no drops, no dings, no dents, etc. This may have just been a freak occurrence, but I decided when I returned it (still in 45 day MF warranty) to try out the M80. I'm glad I did. It's my new favorite stage vocal mic after 30 years of searching.

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