Electro-Voice ND96 Supercardioid Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone


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Electro-Voice ND96 Supercardioid Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone

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Our rating of 96/100 is based on analysis of 100+ 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.

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.

Electro-Voice ND96 Frequency Response Chart:

Electro-Voice ND96 Frequency Response Chart

Electro-Voice ND96 Polar Pattern Chart:

Electro-Voice ND96 Polar Pattern Chart

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An audio engineer of 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.