10 Best Cardioid Microphones

Last Updated July 2020 Based on 2766 Reviews
1 Best of the Best!
Shure SM58-CN Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Cable
Shure Shure SM58-CN Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Cable
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9.6 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass roll off. Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise.
  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise. Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter.
  • Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees. Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability.
  • Connectivity: Wired
  • Integrated spherical filter minimizes wind and breath pop noise
  • Cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source, while minimizing unwanted background noise
  • Ruggedly constructed with steel mesh grille
  • Pneumatic shock system
  • Frequency response - 50Hz to 15kHz
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Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
Shure Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
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9.2 Greet
Product Highlights
  • Flat, wide-range frequency response for exceptionally clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech
  • Bass rolloff and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls with graphic display of response setting
  • Improved rejection of electromagnetic hum, optimized for shielding against broadband interference emitted by computer monitors
  • Internal "air suspension" shock isolation virtually eliminates mechanical noise transmission
  • Highly effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds, even for close-up vocals or narration
  • Now shipping with the A7WS detachable windscreen, designed to reduce plosive sounds and gives a warmer tone for close-talk vocals
  • Yoke mounting with captive stand nut for easy mounting and dismounting provides precise control of microphone position
  • Classic cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetrical about axis, to provide maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sound
  • Rugged construction and excellent cartridge protection for outstanding reliability
  • Replacement cartridge: RPM106
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Blue Snowball iCE USB Mic for Recording and Streaming on PC and Mac, Cardioid Condenser Capsule, Adjustable Stand, Plug and Play - White
Blue Blue Snowball iCE USB Mic for Recording and Streaming on PC and Mac, Cardioid Condenser Capsule, Adjustable Stand, Plug and Play - White
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8.9 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Custom condenser capsule offers crystal clear audio for Skype, Messages and FaceTime
  • Record vocals, create podcasts, and add narration to your home movies
  • Add crystal clear audio to recordings for YouTube; Frequency Response: 40 -18 kHz
  • Easy plug and play directly to your Mac or PC-no drivers to install
  • Snowball iCE is a USB 2.0 device (USB 3.0 compatible as per USB 3.0 backward compatibility specification)
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MXL Mics 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
MXL Mics MXL Mics 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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8.8 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Multi-purpose condenser microphone
  • Excellent for vocals, pianos, stringed instruments, and percussion
  • Balanced bass response with high end clarity
  • Low frequency roll-off to reduce unwanted rumble
  • Low noise FET preamp with balanced, transformerless output
  • Patented design
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Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Rode Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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8.4 Very good
Product Highlights
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  • High quality studio microphone with the convenience of USB connectivity
  • Pop shield, Tripod desk stand, ring mount, storage pouch and 6m (20') USB cable included
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring
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Behringer Ultravoice Xm8500 Dynamic Vocal Microphone, Cardioid
Behringer Behringer Ultravoice Xm8500 Dynamic Vocal Microphone, Cardioid
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8 Very good
Product Highlights
  • Cardioid characteristic with excellent feedback suppression
  • Shock mount system reduces handling noise
  • Two-stage pop filter minimizes breath and pop noises
  • 50 Hz to 15 kHz frequency response
  • Sturdy, reliable metal construction and electromagnetic shielding.Sensitivity: -70dB
  • Note : This product does not come with a cord .
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Shure ULX2/58 with SM58 Cardioid Microphone, J1
Shure Shure ULX2/58 with SM58 Cardioid Microphone, J1
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7.6 Good
Product Highlights
  • For this wireless system component to work, please make sure your transmitter and receiver match in frequency range (style)
  • ULX2 transmitter8-9 Hour Battery Life Power: On/Off Switch.
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Shure PGA48-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Shure Shure PGA48-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone
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7.5 Good
Product Highlights
  • Tailored microphone cartridge design specifically for clarity in the standard frequency range of speech
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
  • Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille featuring classic silver ball grille
  • Three available options: (1) with 15-foot XLR-XLR cable, (2) with 15-foot XLR-QTR cable, and (3) without cable
  • On/Off switch for discrete control of microphone operation
  • Stand adapter for mounting to a microphone stand
  • Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
  • Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments
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Sennheiser MMD 835-1 - Dynamic Cardioid Microphone Module for G3 or 2000 Series SKM Transmitters - Black
Sennheiser Pro Audio Sennheiser MMD 835-1 - Dynamic Cardioid Microphone Module for G3 or 2000 Series SKM Transmitters - Black
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7.1 Good
Product Highlights
  • The MMD 835-1 capsule is easily installed, includes a metal grille and replaces faulty or damaged capsules on the Sennheiser SKM835, G3 or SKM 2000 series handheld wireless transmitters.
  • Uniform on-axis and off-axis response
  • Add the MMD 835-1 to the SKM2000 wireless handheld system for quality Sound.
  • Can be installed in seconds without tools.
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Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
Audio-Technica Audio-Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
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6.7 Good
Product Highlights
  • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output
  • USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound system's conventional microphone input for use in live performance
  • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use
  • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone
  • Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone

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