Excerpt: We installed three of these in our simulation lab control room and they work perfectly. We use them in conjunction with the Shur X2u XLR to USB adapter. The ability to control the microphone in this manner virtually eliminates ambient noise which is extremely important to our organization.
Excerpt: I have used this same product for last eight years. I leave the mic attached to pulpit. Use with a limiter compressor so volume does not change as the speaker get closer or farther from mic while talking. This shure model is a rugged mic and should last for years and years.
Excerpt: I use this microphone for judges tables and podiums with fantastic results. The 18" neck gives a lot of room for adjustment while providing close micing when it's needed. The sound quality and reliability of this microphone surpass many other options.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: The micro flex is my go to podium mic for corporate shows and for judges tables at battle of the bands/has talent type shows. Great frequency response and even has a push to mute button on the desktop module. The 18" mic gives excellent flexibility as far as height and can work in many situations.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: We added this as a second mic on the pulpit in our church, to match the one that was already there. These mics are terrific and have great sound reproduction. The shock mount isolates the mic very well from the minister's contact with the surface.
Summary: The key feature on this microphone is get one with the WL-185 cardiod microphone element. The Shure WL-185 cardioid microphone element shows up in a number of Shure microphone models, including lapel style mics, conference style mics, and this MX418 goose neck style podium microphone.