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8.1 out of 10

Shure SM86 Vocal Microphone

The Shure SM86 is a unidirectional (cardioid) condenser vocal mi Read more

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Shure SM86 Microphone

Pro Audio Review
9 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Just as the Beta 87 is the articulate sister to the Beta 58A, the Shure SM86 is a more detailed companion to the SM58 with a less aggressive sound and lower price tag than the Beta mics..
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Overall 8
8.0

Kierkes

Audiofanzine
21 July 2011
  • Excerpt: The Shure SM86 is a decent entry into the world of stage condenser microphones, but I feel as if, having used the top tier ones, there is something not quite there. However, the Shure SM86 will knock the socks off of any $100 dynamic microphone, with one exception: the Electro-Voice N/D767a. I actually owned that one, so that review is particula...
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Overall 5
5.0

" Strongly believes that not" - kezaco

Audiofanzine
21 June 2010
  • Excerpt: I made the comparison between micro-and beta 58 A I use commonly, I am a singer in a Pop Rock band and I need a good mic for my lyrics are in French. The SM86 is slightly thinner than the beta, just under medium but also careful, this microphone is very sensitive to feedback and avoid scenes of small or local recurrence. For my part, I cherish m...
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Overall 9
9.0

moosers

Audiofanzine
8 November 2009
  • Excerpt: I've used the Shure SM86 condenser microphone a number of times for live shows and it definitely has an impressive sound quality for a microphone like this.  Pretty much any condenser mic is going to have a more detailed sound than a dynamic one, but usually you don't see a condenser microphone being used for live shows because they are simply t...
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Overall 9
9.0

GuillaumeF

Audiofanzine
16 May 2004
  • Excerpt: I use it for the female voices on stage. This microphone produces a very fine, very precise, very clear. It is therefore ideal for crystal clear female vocals. It produces relatively little feedback - subject position as always. I use SM58 for other voices, but I like less compared to the SM86 - well except for a voice Rock. I'm v...
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Overall 9
9.0

Cedriko

Audiofanzine
1 August 2003
  • Excerpt: Used for 1 week. I never really tried other models, but given the record, I'm sure he is good this microphone! Precise voice with good proximity effect without exaggeration. Value for money rather good for me. (198euros, www.thomann.de) A little less: the anti-pop passes pretty pops ... tanpis to live, and ...
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