Shure PGA48 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

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91 out of 100. Incorporating 900+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$39
Shure PGA48-XLR

Gearank Recommended

The PGA48 appeared in our first edition of Microphones Under $50 in February 2018 until October 2020.

Then in September 2021 the PGA48 had high enough ratings to go back on our recommended list where it remains today.

Overview

There is no denying Shure's reputation when it comes to quality microphones, and they make their presence known in the entry level market with the PGA48.

First thing you'll notice about this mic is its premium look, with its black metallic finish and classic silver ball grille.

It sports a dynamic transducer with cardioid polar pattern, a combination based on the iconic Shure SM58.

Other features of this mic include a frequency response of 70Hz-15kHz and an on/off switch.

If you're looking for a budget mic with on/off switch and Shure's brand of reliability and quality, then check out the PGA48.

Specifications

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 70Hz-15KHz
  • Impedance: 600 ohms
  • Applications: Live and recorded vocals or speech
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you will find in our guide to The Best Microphones Under $50.