AKG C535 EB Handheld Condenser Stage Microphone (Discontinued)

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The AKG C535 EB appeared on our recommended list for Live Vocal Mics from March 2016 until August 2017 when it had to be removed due to no longer being available.


An interesting characteristic of the AKG C535 EB is that is has a mainly flat response over the mids and then a 2dB gain from 7kHz to 12kHz that helps your vocals cut through the mix.

It also has a 4 position switch for controlling the amount of bass roll-off you want.

This mic is particularly popular with male singers with a low register due to it’s brightness on the high-end and the level of control it gives you on the low-end, but it is highly regarded by singers of all types.

The AKG C535 EB has been discontinued so this information will mainly appeal to those buying it second hand, but if you’re looking for a new microphone then look at our guide to The Best Live Vocal Mics.


  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 200 Ohms – Recommended load: 600 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 137 dB
  • Applications: Live vocals and recording, many also use it as a snare / hi-hat mic.
  • Power Requirements: 9v to 52v phantom power

AKG C535 EB Frequency Response Chart

AKG C535 EB frequency response chart
The colors above are the same as in the legend for the polar pattern chart below.

AKG C535 EB Polar Pattern Chart

AKG C535 EB polar pattern chart

Unfortunately this has been discontinued however you will find excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Live Vocal Mics.

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