Dynamic microphones

Dynamic microphones

Dynamic microphones use electromagnetism to convert sound into analog signal. There's 2 types of dynamic microphones: moving coil and ribbon microphones. When people talk about dynamic microphones, they usually mean moving coil microphones, which are also the most common dynamic microphones.

Moving coil microphones find a lot of use on stage and in live situation for they are much sturdier than their studio counterparts and don't require phantom power to be usable. Studios world wide usually go for condenser microphones, because of their ability to capture much better quality audio.

On this page we only list dynamic microphones, we personally would recommend. All items featured are sold on Amazon.


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Dynamic microphones under $100

Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone


Designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Highly effective, built-in spherical filter minimizes wind and breath "pop" noise

Shure PG58-XLR Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone with XLR-to-XLR Cable

Dynamic microphones tuned specifically for vocal applications.

Shure SM-57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

An industry standard for performance and recording. Handheld or mountable microphone for guitars, vocals, and other instruments in live sound and recording applications.

Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone

For vocals, speech, home recording, studios, stage sound, rehearsal room, and house of worship. Tailored to capture clear and detailed sound with low handling noise and high feedback rejection.


Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR

For live performance, podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use. Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor your microphone output without audible delay.

Dynamic microphones $100 – 500

Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid

Dynamic microphones with clean and natural reproduction of both music and speech in all professional audio applications. Highly effective pop filter eliminates need for any add-on protection against explosive breath sounds

Electro Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone

Professional-quality dynamic cardioid studio microphone. Heavy-duty internal pop filter reduces proximity effects. Blast and wind filters cover each acoustic opening.

Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Professional broadcast quality for voice applications in the broadcast environment. Internal pop-filter to reduce plosives.

Sennheiser MD 421 II Cardioid Dynamic Mic

Optimal for recording drums, guitars, almost any instrument and back up vocals. Excellent sound qualities enable it to cope with the most diverse recording conditions and broadcasting applications.