Rode S1 Supercardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

87 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank Recommendation

The Rode S1 was on our recommended list for Live Vocal Mics from November 2018 until April 2020 when it was replaced by mics with higher ratings.

Although the S1 does have good ratings, there are even more highly rated mics which you can see in our guide to The Best Live Vocal Mics.


Rode is well known for the quality of their condenser mics, and this same quality is present in handheld form within the Rode S1.

This mic features Rode’s well loved condenser capsule in a handheld vocal microphone with supercardioid polar pattern and an internal pop filter that blocks plosives.

The mesh head is heat treated for improved strength and reliability, matching its all metal construction and satin nickel finish.

If you’re familiar with the quality of Rode condenser mics, and you want that same quality in a handheld vocal mic, then do check this one out.


  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Sensitivity: -46.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (5.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Applications: Live vocals
  • Power Requirements: +48V

Rode S1 Frequency Response Chart:

Shure Super 55 Deluxe frequency response chart

Rode S1 Deluxe Polar Pattern Chart:

Shure Super 55 Deluxe polar pattern chart

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