Shure SM48 Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Handheld Cardioid Dynamic Microphone with Built-in Pop Filter and Shockmounted Cartridge
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Shure Quality, Shure Sound, Amazing Value!

Here's a golden opportunity to put Shure's legendary microphone sound and performance in your hands - for an amazingly low price! The SM48 gives you the outstanding sound and durability that Shure mics are renowned for. Its cardioid pickup pattern helps keep outside sound sources at bay and fight off pesky feedback. Handling noise is not a problem, thanks to the SM48's shockmounted cartridge. You'll also appreciate the built-in pop filter. This mic is perfect for live vocals, but you'll also love how it sound on other sources. Plug in the SM48 and you won't believe what an astounding value you're getting!

Shure SM48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone Features:
  • Cardioid pickup pattern rejects off-axis sound, has superior gain before feedback
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened mid-range and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
  • Shockmounted cartridge for exceptional ruggedness and reduced handling noise
  • Built-in pop filter that reduces explosive breath sounds and wind noise
  • Supplied stand adapter and carrying/storage bag
  • Legendary Shure quality and ruggedness
  • Frequency response: 55Hz-14kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Connector: XLR Male
  • Net weight: 13.1 oz.
Shure's SM48 dynamic mic gives you legendary sound, road-ready reliability, and an amazingly low price!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 55Hz-14kHz
Output Impedance 150 ohms
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.82 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SM48-LC

Customer Reviews

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Very good mic

I couldn't believe the quality I get from this mic. I compared this to other mics that were four times as expensive in a recording session and this one was the best sounding. Don't let the low price fool you, you get a very clean and crisp signal that is great for capturing all the little inflection and details in vocals. After this experience I don't think I will be doing any crazy spending on new mics.
Music background: mixing artist

Good Quality!

These are great entry level mics. I have three of these, and I bought them originally because I needed more mics for a few bands I do sound for, and had a small budget. Most bands and audiences won't notice the difference between these and the SM58's, but I have been adding more Beta 58A's to my mic locker to replace these. So while I highly recommend the Beta's, if you need a quality mic on a budget, go with the SM48, you won't regret it!
Music background: Sound Engineer, Drummer


Got this for a backup to my SM58 and to tell the truth I can't tell the difference between them. Use it for vocals only. Might get another one for kickin' around the house.
Music background: 45+ years
See also: Dynamic Mics, Shure, Shure Dynamic Microphones, Shure Dynamic Microphones