Vocal microphone combines the vintage design of the 55 with an audio upgrade and an integrated swivel stand mount. It features a super cardioid pattern, tailored frequency response for speech, off-axis rejection, and a shock-mounted cartridge.

Main Features

  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Iconic chrome-plated design with vibrant blue color additions
  • Tailored frequency response for natural vocals and speech
  • High gain-before-feedback and excellent off-axis rejection
  • Shock-mounted cartridge minimizes handling noise and ensures quiet operation
  • Rugged die cast casing for reliability under rigorous conditions
  • Self-tensioning swivel mount, permits tilting through 45 degrees forward and 80 degrees backward


What is the Super 55 best suited to?

The Super 55 is suited specifically to vocal applications. Therefore, typically live performance, public address as well as for broadcasting, recording, and sound applications where a stand-mounted microphone with a classic look is desirable.

How is this microphone different from the 55SH series II?

There are 2 main differences:

  1. The Super 55 features a superior cartridge and is super-cardioid
  2. The vibrant blue colour mesh

Furnished Accessories

Amount Part Title
1 5/8" to 3/8" Thread Adapter Part 95A2050

Available Variants

Super 55-X

RRP from* £ 209.00
* Recommended Retail Price from


Technical specifications

656 g
Height x Width x Depth:
188.0 × 55.6 × 88.9 mm
Frequency Response:
60 Hz – 17 kHz
Frequency Response:
-53.00 dBV/Pa – 2.20 mV/Pa
Transducer Type:
Polar Pattern:
Switchable low cut:
3 Pin XLR
Interchangeable Capsule:
Main Functionality:
Headphone Output:
Frequency Response Curve Image:
Shure Deluxe Vocal Microphone      Frequency Response Curve Image


Comparable products

Optional accessories


Does it have a switch?

No, the 55SH comes with a switch.

How does it differ to the 55SH?

The Super55 uses a different capsule and doesn´t offer an on / off switch.

Is this mic more sensitive to feedback than the SM58?

It very much depends on the positioning of loudspeakers. SM58 uses a cardioid polar pattern and the Super55 uses a supercardioid polar pattern.

What kind of capsule is part of this mic?

The Super55 uses a modified version of the Beta58A cartridge.
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