Beyerdynamic M 201 TG Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone


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Beyerdynamic M 201 TG Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone

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Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 275+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

At first glance, it's easy to mistake the M 201 TG for a small-diaphragm condenser microphone.

It is, in fact, a compact dynamic microphone with hum-cancelling coils.

Its size means it can be easily placed around a drumkit with little compromise on sound quality.

Aside from hum-cancelling, it was also designed to pick up as much sound from in front of the capsule while rejecting bleed from the back.


  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz-18kHz
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Applications: Live and recorded guitars, guitar amps, vocals, drums & more


The M 201 TG is noted to be an excellent snare mic by several users. Its compact size and bleed rejection gives more leeway for turning snare drums higher up in in the mix. Some engineers report great sound on guitar cabs as well.


A bit pricey for some.


If budget allows, the M 201 TG is one of the best Snare Mics on the market today. It's a community favorite, highly regarded in forums and groups, and definitely makes a fine addition to any studio.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Dynamic Microphones.

Beyerdynamic M 201 TG Frequency Response Chart:

Beyerdynamic M 201 TG Frequency Response Chart

Beyerdynamic M 201 TG Polar Pattern Chart:

Beyerdynamic M 201 TG Polar Pattern Chart

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