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Shure Beta 54 Headworn Vocal Mic

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The Shure Beta 54TM is a subminiature electret condenser headset microphone. It provides uncompromising sound quality and reliability with minimal vi...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-15-2018

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Light in weight, great in sound!

The Shure Beta 54TM is a subminiature electret condenser headset microphone. It provides uncompromising sound quality and reliability with minimal visibility for applications such as broadcast, theater, and touring. Despite its small size, the condenser element delivers full, clear, and natural reproduction of speech and vocals. The Beta 54 microphone features a durable, low-profile wire frame headband that is fully adjustable for stability and comfort. A plastic carrying case protects the microphone and its accessories.
Requires phantom power.

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Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at:

  • Supercardioid polar pattern provides maximum gain-before-feedback and ambient sound rejection
  • Extended frequency response tailored for vocal performances
  • Able to handle extremely high sound pressure levels
  • Snap-fit foam windscreen stays in place during intensive movement

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ShureBeta 54 Headworn Vocal Mic

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Singing drummer's choice

By Rexinator

from Reno, NV

Comments about Shure Beta 54 Headworn Vocal Mic:

In my quest for the optimal headset mic for an energic R & R drummer, I have learned that there are slim pickings on good ones and that none are perfect. I have tried and owned several, including a couple of AKG models and the popular Crown unit, and, while some of these have performed reasonably well, they all suffer from some design flaw or performance characteristic (or two) that makes for some disappointment and leaves me wondering why no one can get it quite right. I purchased the Crown model, but sent it back after a week of trying to adapt. The mic itself sounds very good, although perhaps a little too bright, and the rejection of extraneous noise was as good as they claim. But the unit is relatively bulky compared to others, and the boom is a large U-shaped structure that is somewhat heavier than on other headset mics and tends to wobble quite a bit when you're really whacking on your skins. Also, the lock screw that hold the boom in place is susceptible to loosening during a performance, and I found I had to frequently check the tightness and make adjustments. I won't go on about the other mics I tried or scoped out, but they all have some features that left me wanting. Ultimately, the Shure Beta 54 won out. It is a light weight unit with a tight fit that hold it firmly in place, and the mic really sounds great. The boom pivots and swivels with ease, and so far, after several months of use), there has been no slippage in the boom clasp or other signs of wear. The ear loops fit snuggly and are made of apparently inperverious wire that looks like it will hold up for years to come. Placement of the mic takes some getting used to, due to it's smaller size and tight fit, but I've come to appreciate that this is truly a desirable feature. However, like I said, there are no perfect models for the energic drummer, and this one is no exception. First, it requires phantom power (not a problem if that is readily available), and it doesn't have an on/off switch. The latter is such an obviously desirable feature, I find myself pondering why the designers left that out, but I can get around this problem simply by pushing or rotating the boom to move the mic away from my mouth. Despite that, when you go on break during a gig, it sits there on your set as a live mic, and makes all sorts of crackling noise when putting it back on your head. Also, the foam ball (windscreen) clicks in and out of position quite easily, but a little too easily, such that it is vunerable to being knocked off and rolling under your set. A little glue will fix this problem as well, but it just seems like such an obvious defect. On the other hand, droping the ball has made for a couple of good jokes at gigs, but I'm sure this will get old after awhile. Overall, its the best I've found.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Beta 54 Headworn Vocal Mic


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Comments about Shure Beta 54 Headworn Vocal Mic:

The brand speaks for its self tehy werent born yesterday.
graet powerful little mic for a drummer for backing vocals cant be beat
I give this 4 stars cause it is a little uncomfortable.
I think it meets its expectations for the money

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Shure Beta 54

By Brooke

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Shure Beta 54 Headworn Vocal Mic:

A tiny change in position of the mic alters the volume more than it does with the handhelds, so you need to be able to hear the monitor mix if you're blending with other singers. We've never had the headset come loose during a show.

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