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DPA 4088F - Beige Reviews

5.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • from Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, Texas March 9, 2017Music Background:
    Gospel singer/songwriter performing for ten years

    Perfection.

    I play keyboards and sing. Using a wireless Shure SM58 for years, I was always happy with the sound, but I wanted the freedom to move. Keeping your head over middle C is restrictive to both playing and singing. I tried Shure, Countryman, Sennheiser, and Audio Technica headset mics, before I found the DPA.

    Pricey, but what a beautiful sound, and I hardly notice I have it on. I can move all over the room and not get feedback. I have a big voice, and always had to pull off the Shure on the big notes. Not the DPA. It's great to have a piece of equipment exceed your expectations.

    All that being said, I have only had it for a few weeks, so I don't know about its durability. Judging from the design features that obviously protect each vulnerable connection, I'm expecting the best.

  • from Seattle July 25, 2016Music Background:
    Singer-dancer

    1st headworn mic our sound engineer likes

    We've used Shure Beta 54s for the last 14 years, and they're really good, but sound engineers always groused about them. They much prefer the sound of handheld microphones. HOWEVER, I took a deep breath and paid the bigger bucks when it came time to replace one of the old ones, and our sound engineer is ecstatic. He said the highs are suddenly much clearer. Singing seems much more effortless and I'm finding it easier to use more color and styling since the subtleties are now more audible to me. Based on an earlier review, I contacted Sweetwater rep Lindsey Becker, who uses this microphone personally, and she answered every question.

    We have some serious choreography in our show band, with head snaps and head tosses, and this doesn't move. It's not quite as convenient as the Shure 54's for eating and drinking since the microphone isn't on a swivel joint, but it also doesn't drop out of place when we're jumping. It's much more comfortable, and ladies, I can once again wear earrings during shows. (With Shure 54s dangly earrings hit the metal microphone boom and add quite a bit of unintended percussion, bringing glares from the sound engineer and immediate jewelry removal.)

    It's more money, but depending on what you do, worth it!

  • from MN June 23, 2016

    Over the top.

    As far as headset mic's go, this one is top of the line. Virtually no eq necessary, and it sounds incredible. Our recordings are now far better, as well.

  • from Austin Texas October 10, 2014Music Background:
    Pro Musician

    If you need a headworn microphone this one beats them all

    Ok folks I had never heard of DPA microphones before Lindsey Becker (our Sweetwater sales associate) introduced me to it. I don't normally try a brand I'm not familiar with and in the past we've always used Shure, AKG and Line 6 headworn microphones. Well I can tell you the DPA is a killer mic for tonal quality and feedback rejection. Our keyboard player's voice now stands out front where it should be and the tonal quality and presence of the DPA 4088F truly made a difference. You need to try one and you'll understand. Lindsey is at extension 1674 and you won't be disappointed with her knowledge and experience with all types of musical gear. Oh by the way, she's a musician and knows her stuff.

  • from Loudonville, Ohio December 10, 2011Music Background:
    Touring Musician

    Love the sound!

    Very intensely beautiful sound. Have to be used with some care and savvy, the sound guys may give you grief but once you learn how these babies work they are a one-of-a-kind-pure-sound. Love them!

  • from Pensacola, Fl November 1, 2007Music Background:
    Pro musician

    Great Mic! Blows Countryman away!

    We've used the countryman in a church environment for several years. We had a lot of EQ issues. To get a feedback free sound we were taking out a lot of frequencies on the countryman - so it sounded thin and weak. Anytime the congregation got loud our pastor would grab a handheld.

    Since we've had the DPA he hasn't gone to the handheld once! The vocal quality is fuller and punchier - and louder! It's more natural sounding and stays in place better than the countryman for sure! And we are almost running the mic flat now with the help of the cartoid pick-up pattern.

    It's worth the extra money for sure.

    I took of 1/2 a star because if the mic is worn to loose around the back of the neck it can rub on a shirt collar creating extra noise. But - with a simple understanding of how to wear it we haven't had the problem in several weeks!

    Great mic. Best I've seen by far.

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