Shure 588SDX Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone


Dual-impedance cardioid vocal microphone provides excellent voice reproduction. Features include a spherical grille for effective pop filtering, controlled low-frequency response with a smooth high-frequency rise, and a shock-mounted cartridge.



  • Controlled low-frequency response combined with a smooth high-frequency rise for clear and intelligible voice pickup

  • Symmetrical cardioid pickup pattern minimizes feedback

  • Spherical grille provides effective filtering out of breath noise and popping when used for closeup vocals, and of wind noise when used outdoors

  • Neodymium magnet for high signal-to-noise ratio

  • Shock-mounted cartridge for quiet operation and low stand/ handling noise

  • Lockable ON/OFF switch

  • Dual impedance selectable by internal socket

  • Break-resistant, slip-in swivel adapter for stand-mounted use

  • Three-pin professional audio (XLR) connector

  • Tough, steel-mesh grille resists wear from constant use and handling; die-cast handle

  • Field serviceable and backed by the Shure 2-year warranty



This microphone is highly suited for speech or music pickup in schools, churches, and meeting rooms. Its unidirectional polar pattern greatly reduces feedback problems, permitting operation closer than usual to loudspeakers without the annoying squeal or howl caused by feedback. The microphone is equipped with a lockable ON/OFF switch and an internal impedance selection socket located on the XLR connector for switching between high and low impedance. A slip-in swivel adapter is supplied for the convenience of stand-mounted use.



  • 588SDX Cardioid Dynamic Speech Microphone

  • Break-Resistant Swivel Adapter

Shure 588SDX Cardioid Dynamic Vocal/Speech Microphone

  • Weight: 315 g

    Height x Width x Depth: 160.0 × 52.0 × 52.0 mm

    Frequency Response: 80 Hz – 15 kHz

    Frequency Response: Tailored

    Transducer Type: Dynamic

    Polar Pattern: Cardioid

    Switchable low cut: No

    Connectors: 3 Pin XLR

    Attenuator: No

    Interchangeable Capsule: No

    Main Functionality: Performance

    Headphone Output: No

    Cartridge: Fixed


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