Shure Beta 87C Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
Absolutely outstanding! We replaced our high-end condenser vocal mics with four of the Shure Beta 87C mics and the change in clarity was remarkable. I was instantly using less EQ and blending the vocals much quicker. The vocalists also noticed right away and could hear each other through the monitors better. This made everything easier by focusing on the house mix and not the monitor mix. The Beta 87C is my new benchmark for quality in live vocal microphones!
Donald F. Van Selus
from Temecula CA
April 23, 2013Music Background:
Live/Studio Sound Engineer
Excellent MicAn excellent microphone for studio and live vocal use. Great upper mid range response and presence without thinning out vocals.
from Ann Arbor, MI USA
October 22, 2008Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Folk Rock Musician, and Student
Smooth and Honest!I purchased this mic through Sweetwater over a year ago and since then I've played about 20 shows with this mic. I LOVE IT! I've been really pleased with how natural it sounds. It sounds great on my voice and it doesn't sound too harsh when I mic my harmonica with it. This microphone allows me to bring studio quality sound to a live gig, which makes me very happy. It's been worth every penny. The only downside to this mic is that it will feedback if you have a loud drum set behind your vocalist, but if you're a solo artist like me, or if you play a quieter style of music, than this mic is perfect.
I've also used this mic in my home studio with wonderful results. I'd recommend this mic to anyone who is looking to give their live sound that "intimate sound," or "Studio Magic." It's a great microphone and I hope you'll be able to enjoy it just as much as I have!
scott g solly
from bright indiana
April 1, 2008Music Background:
great in house micI've been using this mic for over a year now and i can say that this mic really sounds great, from all the soft spoken to the screaming and everything in between. I recorded my vocals in my bedroom with street noise yelling kids and a furnace running and it didn't pick any of that up, just my vocal so i would recomend this for those who need to isolate outside noise in the house. My only issue it that i had to by a foam cover for extra protection against the pops because the internal foam only does so much.
well built all metal construction.
from Central Oregon
November 7, 2012Music Background:
High quality vocal micAppreciate the excellent recommendation by Sweetwater of the Shure Beta 87C mic. It gives crisp, clear sound without distortion. Perfect for the contemporary worship services at church. Very reasonable price for the product.
from Monrovia CA, USA
December 21, 2011Music Background:
Shure Beta 87CGood, clear, and pure sound, allows smooth transitoin to upper voice.
from West TN
September 19, 2011Music Background:
church sound engineer, bass player
Always reliableI love the Beta 87 series of mics. The tone quality and eq is very easy to work with. I prefer the 87A to the 87C in general, but when working with stand mics and guitar players, the 87C works better because it's not as tight a cardiod pattern. There is too much drop off in the 87A when a singer moves their head with keeping the mic directly in front. The 87C handles the head swing much better. Can't run the monitors as loud with the C, but I'm in a confined space and don't need them loud .
Affordable and higher quality sound than the SM58 (have never tried the Beta 58).
February 22, 2009Music Background:
Smooth and WarmI use this mic live. I would classify it's sound as even/smooth. Slight proximity effect when within an 1-2 inches, but in no way unpleasant. Presesnce boost is slight ( My ears tell me at around 3-7 khz). I find that the Neumann KSM 105 and the Beta 87C are very similar in response. The only differences I find between them is that the 87C sounds a bit more defused, or a tad less focused, especially on the top in comparison. Where as the KSM 105 has a very focused top and a fatter sound when "eating" the mic" Note: The 87C sounds nothing like the Beta 87A. I find the "A" version mic to have a shrill sound with no warmth. This is an all around great mic.