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Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic  

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Gives singing drummers and keyboard players new freedom!

The Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic is a close-talk design that provides excellent isolation and maximizes gain-before-feedback. A durable, lightweight, fully adjustable headband and mic boom let you tailor the headset for total comfort. Cardioid dynamic. Frequency response: 50Hz to 15kHz.


 
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ShureSM10A-CN Headset Mic
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great addition to your mic collection

    excellent mic, well built. gives lots of movement freedom for guitarists-even works well for piano-keyboard players. I own 2 and have used them for many years without any problems. I use a 20...Read complete review

    excellent mic, well built. gives lots of movement freedom for guitarists-even works well for piano-keyboard players. I own 2 and have used them for many years without any problems. I use a 20 ft. xlr cable with an on-off switch that is built in to the cord to connect to the mixer. Since you cannot get away from the mic to clear your throat, you need to be able to shut it down quickly. The mic picks up exceptionally well but only within about 3 inches of the source so back feed is very minimal. I you need to be hands-free, limited room for mic placement, or in need of movement freedom, this is a great mic and at a good price for the quality.

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    Drummers beware

    This headset picked up far too much of the sound of my snare and ride cymbals (not for drummers!). Otherwise, very good vocal quality, easy to adjust, and stayed on my...Read complete review

    This headset picked up far too much of the sound of my snare and ride cymbals (not for drummers!). Otherwise, very good vocal quality, easy to adjust, and stayed on my head nicely. A nice feature would be an on/off switch We will purchase the Crown CM311A.

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    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Does Not Work!!!!

    By Garbo

    from WI

    About Me Novice

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          Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

          When I tap on the mic rod, it picks up and sounds like it is on. However, the mic does NOT pick up. How do I return it????

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great mic

          By derrick H

          from Lawton OK

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Sm 58 Sound

          Cons

          • No off switch

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

            This mic is exceptional. Sounds like the sm58, which is good. Stays put when I play drums, adjusts well, cannot comment on durability yet.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very good but with one downside?

            By Yankee Clipper

            from Lake Wales

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Excellent quality sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • No onoff switch

            Best Uses

            • One Man Keyboard Player
            • Performances

            Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

            As a keyboard player and vocalist the headset allows hands free operation with excellent quality clear sound through a PA. However, an on/off switch is really required for unwanted broadcasts e.g. coughing, talking etc.. One solution is to link to a BOSS A/B footswitch which is of excellent quality for a reasonable price.But you then lose the XLR connections.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great addition to your mic collection

            By 12stringer

            from North Dakota

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Hands Free Applications
              • Performances

              Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

              excellent mic, well built. gives lots of movement freedom for guitarists-even works well for piano-keyboard players. I own 2 and have used them for many years without any problems. I use a 20 ft. xlr cable with an on-off switch that is built in to the cord to connect to the mixer. Since you cannot get away from the mic to clear your throat, you need to be able to shut it down quickly. The mic picks up exceptionally well but only within about 3 inches of the source so back feed is very minimal. I you need to be hands-free, limited room for mic placement, or in need of movement freedom, this is a great mic and at a good price for the quality.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect Freedom

              By Lamont Jones

              from Oxford, MI

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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

                Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

                Very nice,typical of Shure products. I was surprised that it came with a permanent case and not just some temporary shipping thing.I love the freedom I now have to sing !!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Review of SM10A-CN Headset Mic

                By mike cantrell

                from Florida

                Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

                Recently bought the headset to use when I perform with guitar in solo gigs. Allows alot more freedom for; head movement while playing without losing proximity to mike. It worked flawlessly. Head set plugged in directly into my amp without the need for any preamp and I didn't have an; problem with feedback or clarity. The adjustment is easy to use. With Shure products I can always be sure of the output quality. The plastic box it came in works well to protect the mic. Some fitted foam I put in helps even more. An on/off switch would be a big plus, but use a foot switched floor outlet box and plug in power to the amp and effects box I can turn the whole system off at the same time from my performing location. All in all this mic is a great product for the price.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not bad, but could be better

                Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

                I'm a drummer that sings lead vox on most of my two band's songs. I usually use a boom mic, as I often play harmonica while drumming, too. Obviously, that cannot be done with a headset mic, but for just vox and drums, this was a very affordable unit.First, the good points- its has a pretty clear sound, and is lightweight. It has a very secure fit on the cranium, and the boom adjustability is awesome. It rarely (if ever) feedsback, even when the gain gets bumped up. The price range is absolutely KILLER!The bad points- having to run a 1/8-to-1/4-to-XLR adapters on the cable is burdensome. Even though the cable had enough length to allow the "clump" of adapters to sit on the floor behind me, it's inevitable that it will get stepped on, etc.The way the frame sits on your head makes it impossible to put on and take off reading or sunglasses without removing the mic each time. As others have noted, it does not come with any type of protective case or box, so I had to fabricate one, but not a big deal.Overall, I'd say it's VERY well worth the cost, and a good unit.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                SM-12a, too

                By T-Roy-Q8oo6

                from Grand Junction, CO

                Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

                I am a singing drummer and have used this monitor equipped version for years. I contacted Shure about proper use and one of their sound engineers advised me it eqs just like a SM58 but boost the low end. It is very adjustable. If the "boom" is spinning on you, right where it comes through the body of the mic is a flat tightening apparatus with the Shure logo on it. Tighten that and you are ok. I use it behind a regular kit and when playing congas and have had very little feedback problems. The "in ear" monitor send is great, too. I would like an on/off switch on it, too, though.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic

                By Wildun

                from Marion, NC

                Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

                I use this mic daily as a dj on RadioNC Online. It performs perfectly in this application. This mic was designed as low a impedence mic so you use it very close to your mouth. If you do not use a sound mixer this may not be the mic for you as a mixer allows you raise and lower the gain to increase mic input volume. You can't plug it into an amplifier socket and expect it to be loud or function properly. This is a common mistake made by many. Shure does make an inline amplifier to preamp the mic so it can be used without a sound mixer board.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                a decent headset mic

                By Debbie-bFSHp

                from galveston, TX

                Comments about Shure SM10A-CN Headset Mic:

                I just got this and wanted it to free me from having to stand in front of the mic stand. Very good quality, secure fit, very adjustable. It sounded pretty good. I compared it with my sm58 and it sounded very similar, maybe 1/3 to 1/4 weaker. The only draw back (a plus for drummers) is that you have to have it very near your mouth, I got the best results when it was barely touching the corner of my lip. On the plus side it can handle the mixer at full strength without feed back and doesn't pick-up surrounding noise. Hope this helps.

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