Electro-Voice ND96 Supercardioid Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone
While Electro-Voice isn't as much of a household name as Shure or Sennheiser, they have been designing and manufacturing microphones since the 1930s.
They designed microphones for use in wartime bombers and tanks; mics that could cancel out the loud background noise.
Since then, they have been known to produce microphones with excellent noise suppression.
The ND96 is a modern microphone that offers great background noise and feedback suppression for live vocal use.
Designed with a large diaphragm element, presence switch and humbucking voice coils with an internal shockmount, the ND96s was built for lively singers and loud stages.
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- Frequency Response: 140Hz-15kHz
- Impedance: 350 ohms
- Applications: Live vocals, some instruments.
"No feedback" is what most reviews mention first. Its design enables surprisingly high input gain without feedback from monitors. The modern EQ curve also sets it apart from the usual SM58 and according to some users, fits better with modern production.
No consistent negatives were reported.
With stellar overall reviews and comments, the ND96 is a great pick for loud and energetic performances that demand absolute feedback suppression.
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.